Eva’s Birthday

With summer finally reasserting itself after a false start in April, we couldn’t ask for finer weather to celebrate the birthday of my sister-in-law-kind-of-beause-David-and-I-aren’t-married-but-whatever, Eva. Hosted by her father and his wife Judith (some of the finest hosts whose hospitality I’ve had the pleasure of exploiting) we enjoyed the sun in their garden, under the […]

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Saint Nicholas’ Day

Here’s how it is. Every year Saint Nicholas, also known as Sinterklaas, visits Holland to distribute presents to all the good children of the land. His birthday is on December 6, but on December 5 all the sweet Dutch kids eagerly await his visit and the presents that go along with it. It’s a national […]

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