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Places

At work in Wellington, when I mentioned we were moving to Featherston, I sensed an undertone in people’s reactions that as a non-local I could not place. I even started…

Places

Emigration used to be forever. When my mother left the Netherlands in the late fifties, she was not expected to move back. When we did move back in the early…

Places

This is the last photo I took of Prince. He always waited for us on the windowsill. This particular day we had been to Tini’s birthday. Tini is Wim’s cousin.…

Cats

Max is our kitten. He’s been with us for two weeks, the last to go of Hans and Sjoukje’s double nest. Mother and daughter both had had their kittens on…

Cats

of Leeuwarden… Leeuwarden, Friesland in the north of the Netherlands is a great city for cycling. Leeuw is Dutch for lion. Creating one made out of bike parts makes sense.…

Places

Cats