A Cacophony in Dutch

We had an abnormally social weekend with parties. Now my brain is a wreckage and Romania is calling. How did your week start off?

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Happy Days of the Fading Summer

The time I can spend with the books at the river, its buoys and ducks and docs has been drastically reduced. It apparently is something that frequently happens around September. I am talking about the starting school season of course. And so, I have too, returned to school. I decided to take the advancing course…

Fears, Nightmares and Heatwave

We are having a heatwave here in Belgium. The mercury is climbing up to 33 degrees during the days. That is making my brain melt and I am starting to look like a piece of butter someone forgot on the sofa for a day; I droop. Good thing the computer is still functioning and keeps…

The first leg of learning Dutch

Yup, here we are, a little bit smarter. 80 hours of Dutch behind my back. Breakthrough module is now studied. I think I did good, well, the hell with it, I did great! I got 96% of the maximum score! Just some minor things to be corrected. Plus I made new friends, which is always…

Notions from along the week

  Never plan more than 4 things for a Saturday. Otherwise you’ll end up crossing the whole Belgium, twice. On the plus side, you’ll meet Louis Theroux.   Never leave map buying till the last evening. Otherwise you’ll end up cycling to Antwerp twice. Once for nothing. It is good training though.   A big…

Nederlands leren

It finally happened. One day I walked into a small office of Huis van het Nederlands and signed up for an intensive course of Dutch. My first week on that course is now over. I go to school for 4 mornings a week for a few hours. That has been keeping me busy for a moment…

Steps towards the goal

At one point here, I guess I blurted that I want to go back to school. Start the life of crazy parties and late nights again. Get a bit smarter in the process, if there is any hope left for my brain. Well, I just want to let you all know, that I have taken…

Sink or Swim

So many of these learning experiences in my life are related to horses. This particular one, has to do with the very first steps of owning one of those magnificent animals. I got her when I was 12. She was 12 too. I had 6 years of experiences about life among horses, mainly in riding schools…

Kite buggy session of frustration

Bwah. This was our last buggy session for this year. The weather, again, was doubtful. We were constantly threatened by rain, even though the temperature was warmer than often during summer! So there we were. Camping in a tent, in the middle of November, completely comfortably. Climate change is reality. We had planned to buggy…