Copycat Files : Cream of Xxx Soup

Hello! It is starting to get a little cold(er) here, and I find myself wanting some comfort food.  The thing about being an expat is, I find myself craving foods we rarely ate but associate with ‘home’.  Searching for easy dishes with ingredients easily found also can be problematic. Recently...Read more

Paris Weekend, Day One

While recently planning for our Crocus Break, my husband mentioned a business trip to Paris during the same time, and asked if we wanted to tag along. Yes, please!! We had been to Paris before, but of course not with a small child. We have been doing more walking and...Read more


Some lovely: baking birthday cakes for daddy, with LB directing the grocery shopping and recipe order. holding hands on the walk to school, hearing “hold my hand TIGHT, mama”. Watching the ducks swim in the just-melted water.Read more

World of LB

So LB seems to love taking pictures, and has a decent eye. For awhile, there has been a kids digital camera on her wishlist.  On our last packing purge before we left, we found our old Canon digital Powershot, and felt pretty dumb! We charged it up and she loves...Read more

Morning walk

It was a little cold the last few days. Talking to a lady at the bakery (room broodje how I love you!!), Rotterdammers think it is colder than usual as well. Lucky us!! This is the singel near our flat. It is like a canal, but it ends on either...Read more