I never know what I might see while walking around my neighborhood. It’s one of the many reasons I love Amsterdam.
I am an American and an immigrant. Over four years ago, I made a permanent move with my family from Oregon to the Netherlands. We came to the Netherlands for better healthcare, more options for my autistic son and higher education opportunities for my daughter. The Netherlands has a treaty with the US that allowed … Continue reading I Am An Immigrant
The Netherlands is experiencing its second major winter storm in the past 2 weeks. Wind gusts have been recorded at over 87 mph. I had to venture out to meet several deliveries at the new apartment. As I approached the tram, I saw red and white police tape blocking all traffic in both directions. NOS … Continue reading Wind!
I’ve been remiss in posting these past few months. This has been mostly due to a slow computer and to apartment hunting in Amsterdam. There is nothing quite like the housing market here. We finally found a place at the end of December. Although we hadn’t envisioned ourselves living in the centre of Amsterdam, it’s … Continue reading Moving in Amsterdam
This week we had an unusual amount of snow in Amsterdam. I ventured out for the first time on my bicycle in the ice and snow. It went better than expected. Amsterdam is even more beautiful covered in white.
Sid has gotten so big recently that he frightens the delivery and repair people who come to our house, and I injured my bicep just by picking him up. Luckily, he is a really sweet boy, but I do sometimes think to myself that he is capable of killing me in my sleep!