Friday, June 27, 2014

G is for…

…groen (green). According to Kermit it is not easy being green. But Oscar from Sesame Street does not matter that he is green. He kinda loves it. You know what else is green? Groente (vegetables)! Well not all are green, some vegetables have different colors, like orange and red and purple. But in Dutch it is called groente. Well… what else starts with the letter G? (Oscar is groen)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Enjoying Tom Jones

O boy O boy! Last Saturday me had a blast at the Ziggodome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Me went with the whole family to see Sir Tom Jones! O boy! Me was so excited. He is so good, me forgot to eat my cookie. No matter how old Sir Tom gets, his Voice is phenomenal. Me do not think he saw me, because we had seats at the back of the room, but me do not mind. Me loved it.

Friday, June 20, 2014

F is for...

…fietsen (riding a bike)! The Netherlands are a real bicycle country. All the students ride bikes, the moms, the dads, the kids, the grandparents, the office workers… almost everyone knows how to ride a bike. It is a great way of transportation in the city and on the countryside. It is cheap and it is great exercise. And it is safe, because there are special lanes for bikes to ride on. There are a lot of different bikes and sports with bikes. The Dutch even go on bicycle holidays! O boy, me can say the Dutch love their bikes! (fiets)

Friday, June 13, 2014

E is for...

…Ernie! You know he is such a good friend. Me can always stay over, especially when Bert is out of town. Ernie may not be typical Dutch, but hey, it is me Alphabet! And Ernie has a favourite toy, a rubber duckie. And duck, well, that starts with an e in Dutch: eend. Clever huh. But that is not all, me have more E-words for you. (Ernie and his eendje)

Monday, June 09, 2014

Hugging a tiger

Hello everybody. Today me celebrated the second day of Pentecost - yes in the Netherlands they use two days for it - so it feels a little bit like Sunday today. And what is the best way to celebrate Sunday? Yes! Me went to the zoo. And me is glad me came, because now me could hug this gorgeous tiger. Too bad there was a bit of glass in between us. Me bet he is very soft...

Friday, June 06, 2014

D is for...

dansen (dancing)! Me was cheering in the stands for my little friend Thomas last Sunday. He just turned 6 years old and he really has some great moves! It was so much fun, me wanted to dance me self. Me loves going to disco (also starts with D) to have a good time (as long as me don’t lose cookie) and dance. But there are also other Dutch words that starts with D. Me will share some with you. (picture above: Cookie dancing in the disco)

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Bye Beautiful Natasja

Me have been a little blue this week. Not me normally fuzzy and blue state, but me was blue emotionally. Especially when me heard that Walrus Natasje from Dolfinarium here in Harderwijk in the Netherlands has passed away in her sleep. She reached the very very high age of 40 (me learned a Walrus can reach the age of 16 to 30). She had a great life with her family. She was very smart and me loved her mustache which was very very big! Bigger than the male Walrus Igor had! Me loved her and me will miss her. Me is very happy me have this gorgeous picture my friend Berry took last year. Bye bye Natasja. Me will miss you.