Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer party at the zoo

O boy O boy. After all those delicious cookies, me had a real blast at the summer party at the Dolfinarium here in the Netherlands. Me have been chilling in a hammock… me have been dancing with cute Caribbean dancers… o and me even have seen Jack Sparrow. It was great. Me love the summer parties. Especially when there are so many beautiful sea creatures around to admire. O and the dancing ladies… that was so awesome. There was a Limbo & Fire dance, that was really something. Me felt totally relaxed and on vacation. Even if it was just for a day…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

International Tiger Day

Today, July 29th, is International Tiger Day. Me loves tigers, but me mostly have seen them at the zoo. Like these beautiful tigers at DierenPark Amersfoort. Did you know there are only 3200 tigers alive in the wild with all subspecies combined? That is not much. So today, let’s do something for the tigers. Check the WWF website and adopt an adorable tiger plushie. Me has one too!

Friday, July 25, 2014

K is for...

KOEKIE (cookie)! That good enough for me. Finally. Well… me is done with this letter. It is the best letter, cause K is like C in English. After koekje nothing else is important… Hey, me is not called Koekie Monster (Cookie Monster) for nothing…

O well. But only because me like me readers and there are more delicious Dutch words that start with the letter K. O boy me gonna have a field day with this letter!
(Koekie with a koekie)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Me ♥ Rhino's

You all know me love to visit the zoo right? Well tomorrow this will be me destination again. Me is very happy, because me can say hi again to my Rhino friend. And ofcourse me will tell all about it in some nice blogs. So... talk to you soon. Me will be dreaming of Rhino's (and other animals) tonight.

Friday, July 18, 2014

J is for…

…Jan Hagel! It is a delicious cookie with almond shavings on top and sometimes little pieces of candy sugar. Me loves it. It is crunchy and spicey and made with a special mix of cookie spices. It goes really well with cinnamon tea, a latte coffee or just a delicious big glass of cold milk. But that is not the only Dutch specialty starting with the letter J! (Jan Hagel cookies)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monkeying around

Remember, me told ya me would talk about the apes and monkeys that live in Ouwehands Dierenpark. They have a lot of cute ones, scary ones and gorgeous ones. They have some different kinds living at the zoo. Me loved that. Me like monkeys, so me went on a tour des apes with a cheeky bunch of Orang-Utans… still me is wondering if they had driver’s license or were just monkeying around. A well… let’s go!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cuddling Bears

One of me favourite past times is visiting the zoo. The Netherlands have a lot of zoos for such a small country. Every zoo has its own specialty, like Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen. They are specialized in taking care of bears. The bears live in their own forest. They all came from different places, like circuses and from bear-dog-fights. Most bears are rescued from horrible places. But these bears are very happy now. Living their lives in peace.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I is for...

… i is for… well the week is over and this letter is giving me headache! It is a tough cookie. There are ofcourse lots of Dutch words starting with the letter i, but me want fun words, not boring ones, like internet or infrastructuur (infrastructure)… Well, for starters ik (I or me) starts with the letter i. And although me loves to talk about me, it is not good enough for me Dutch alphabet.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday: World Cup 2010

Me is a bit sad. Me thought the Netherlands football team would beat Argentina and would proceed to the finals. Me thought they were much better than Argentina... 4 years ago me and my South African friend Beessie cheered for the Dutch too. Then we made it to the finals, sadly we lost from Spain. A well... Saturday the Dutch will play Brazil for the third place and me will cheer for them too! Because by far me thinks they played the best matches. Too bad yesterday they did not have any luck for scoring that goal...

Me and Beessie 4 years ago

Sunday, July 06, 2014

H is for…

…haring (herring)! A fat little fish the Dutch love to eat raw. Like sushi, but different. They take the tail between two fingers, tilt their head backwards and eat it right out of the air! A lot of people think it is gross to eat herring like that and just cut it in pieces to eat it with chopped onions and sliced pickles. Still it is a Dutch tradition to eat a herring that way. The Hollandse Nieuwe (Dutch new herring) is thought to be the most delicious. Me is not really into herring though…