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Top of the dune
Sunday, July 15, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday we went to the center of the island and had a picnic in the dunes. We climbed the top of the dune and had a great view all ways, seeing the North Sea one way and the Wadden Zee (between the island and the mainland) the other way. It wa... Read more
Old fashioned
Saturday, July 14, 2012      7 comments

My aunt's house still has quite a few old fashioned features, like the well in the garden and the pump in the scullery taking water from it. The well The sculle... Read more
Friday, July 13, 2012      5 comments

Three generations: Mom, DD and me The weather hasn't been as nice this week, a shame as we planned to do all sorts of things with DD here. We still managed a few thin... Read more
Time with family
Thursday, July 12, 2012      6 comments

It is great to have 3 generations together and spend time together. Yesterday we went into the village where they had the monthly market and church rummage sale. We wandered around the stalls in between rain showers and when it rained hard ... Read more
In my aunt's garden
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      6 comments

My aunt lives in my late grandmother's house, where we used to visit almost every school holiday as a child. She is an avid gardener and her garden is gorgeous With DD in auntie's garden ... Read more
She's here!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      4 comments

DD arrived on the 1:15 ferry yesterday - it was great to see her after all this time. We walked home, a had a nice lunch and caught up. So much better in person than on Skype! In the afternoon DH, DD and I went for a long walk while my mom ... Read more
Two days till DD gets here!
Saturday, July 07, 2012      6 comments

On Monday DD will come to the island and stay with my mom as well. I'm so excited to see her again! The last time we saw her was last September when she stayed with us in Colorado for 10 days. She lives in England and the time difference make... Read more
Harbour and village
Thursday, July 05, 2012      5 comments

We had a nice long walk around the outskirts of the village - harbour, the dunes behind with the bunkers from WW2 still in evidence. This week we have spring tide and the low tide was very low Harbour on the south side of the village ... Read more
Walk through the dunes
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      6 comments

My mom and I went for a walk through the dunes in the afternoon. It was a gorgeous warm afternoon (70F is warm for here) and the wind from the day before had blown itself out. View of the lighthouse and village from the dunes ... Read more
Meals for the day
Monday, July 02, 2012      5 comments

The food here is really good and I have been eating too much. Yesterday I made some better choices Breakfast: 2 Tbsp granola with turkish yoghurt, strawberries and kiwi ... Read more
Time at the beach
Sunday, July 01, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday was a beautiful warm day, very windy but sunny. We took my mom's car and went to the east end of the island. Got some shopping and then went to the beach at the east end access. ... Read more
Turkish yoghurt
Saturday, June 30, 2012      9 comments

The turkish yoghurt we found in the supermarket is wonderful! Thick, creamy and not sweet at all. This is my daily breakfast: a little granola and yoghurt topped with... Read more
Friday, June 29, 2012      5 comments

After the fog cleared yesterday it was a beautiful day and it got nice and warm. After getting the daily shopping in the village, DH and I got the bikes out and were off. No jackets needed but packed in the saddle bags just in case - this is ... Read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      6 comments

On our walk back from the horse event the other day we spotted a bike for sale at one of the many bike rental places. It was a little more than a 2 weeks' rental and it seemed in good condition. Yesterday morning we went for a quick test drive a... Read more
Horse race in the village
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday we went to the village in the middle of the island where they have their yearly "St. John's" horse and pony race. The main street of the village was covered with a layer of sand and the sides roped off for spectators. ... Read more

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