Kids and the Kingdom

A week ago, ahead of the arrival of our daughter and son-in-law and their two small children for an extended visit, I could be found busily cleaning the house, polishing every surface and making the place sparkle. I don't know why I bothered. Honestly.  How could I have forgotten, having had four of my own? … Continue reading Kids and the Kingdom


Low Sky

Holland is pretty low.  I'm talking sea level low.  The ground on which our apartment building is built is somewhere around 2 meters (6 feet) below sea level.  The airport, Schiphol, is also entirely below sea level, by about 3 meters - and before the land there was drained the location was once the site … Continue reading Low Sky