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Easter bonnet  Posted on 03/27/2015
I had to get creative again. In Belgium we go Easter egg hunting but we don't have the tradition of an Easter parade. When the teacher asked the children to come in their Easter bonnet I had to consult the internet. Last time I spent...
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Gym award  Posted on 03/26/2015
Our son recently received his gymnastics level 3 award. After less than three months of gym classes I'd say that is a lovely result. Parents are normally not allowed to be present during the lessons (the children get too distracted)...
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St Augustine's Abbey - Chilworth  Posted on 03/25/2015
The same group that organised the Sinterklaas party in December of last year now invited us to an early Easter family outing in the Surrey Hills. We gathered at St Augustine's Abbey in Chilworth and went for a walk in the surrounding...
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And so it begins (again)  Posted on 03/18/2015
With every new station (destination) my husband signs a new contract. That contract is usually only for a few years. When you are a newbie you patiently wait until the end of your contract and go to where head office sends you next. My...
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Visits  Posted on 03/13/2015
In a few months one of my husband's oldest and closest friends is coming to visit us for a weekend with his wife and two kids. When you get posted somewhere interesting (e.g. close to London) requests for visits usually increase. We...
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Stromae  Posted on 03/12/2015
With pictures of Paris fashion week all over the news I was delighted to see Stromae, one of my favourite Belgian artists, front row at the Valentino show. youtube.com/watch?v=nsxrzeyLBi0Stromae (a wordplay on "maestro") grew up...
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False alarm  Posted on 03/10/2015
My husband left for France Sunday afternoon. For three days he will be following a course there. Just before he kissed us goodbye he asked me to check his back for a rash. He had a terrible itch. At that time I could see a slight redness...
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Acknowledgements  Posted on 03/04/2015
There are two reasons why I write this blog. I mean it to be an account of our expat life for our son, who is still too young to remember his family's adventures abroad years from now. That is also why I do it anonymously. He will...
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Private schools  Posted on 02/27/2015
Our son is five and currently attending a private school. He is the oldest in his class, some of his classmates have yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. Coming from Belgium where children only start reading and writing age six, I'm...
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Easter and Summer Holiday plans  Posted on 02/26/2015
As I mentioned before we have been busy planning the upcoming holidays. In April we'll start out with some alone-time in the south-west of Spain: three days Seville, three days Cadiz and two days in a golf hotel near Marbella. It will...
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