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Stop The Presses! I Am Printing a Retraction!


Have you ever read my About Me page? If you have you’ve probably seen this… Ummm, yeah.  This is a lie.  Well, it wasn’t a lie when I first wrote it now but I can’t leave it on there without feeling like I’m telling a fib. A while back I wrote a post about how I felt that my being overweight affected my feeling of femininity, which was quite difficult for me to write because not only was it slightly embarrassing but it required a little bit of soul searching as well.  I always knew I didn’t feel feminine but ... Read More »

30 Days of Truth: Day 11


People seem to compliment me on this blog.  Some of the compliments I have are about the theme and layout, because they think it’s quite complicated and I must be a creative genius… when really it’s a theme that came ready-made and all I did was tweak it! Wait, it probably would have been best to let people believe I really know my shit and conjured this up from scratch, huh? The majority of the compliments I get are from other expats who are living here who are happy to find out that they aren’t alone in their struggles with ... Read More »

Bitchsterdam 2


On June 12th Xander and I hopped in the car and headed off to the Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam for Bitchsterdam 2.  For those of you wondering what Bitchsterdam is, it’s a gathering of bloggers, organized by DutchBitch, that has taken place two years in a row now when Dave from Blogography and Penelope come over to this side of the pond. I missed the first year, I can’t remember why but it was either because money was too tight or one of us was sick, probably me.   There was no way I was going to miss it this ... Read More »

Tag, I’m It!


Every once in a while blog awards and memes go around and this is one of those days!  This week two of my blogging buddies asked me to ‘pass it on’ so that is what I’m doing.  I’ll do one now and one tomorrow. First,  Alison from A Flamingo in Utrecht named me as one of her most loyal followers.  She mentioned that she was finally going to meet me on Saturday, which was last night and meet we did! She helped school me on margarita’s and cooking flamingos while we ate the most gigantic hamburgers on the face of ... Read More »

Sunday Morning At Carnisse Grienden


Yesterday morning we woke up and it was foggy and grey. Not exactly what we hoped for on a Sunday morning but it would have to do.  I had a lot of housework that I was avoiding, so I asked my husband how he’d feel about going for a drive so I could take some photos.  He was up for it and we hopped in the car and set off.  We had no idea where we were going, but we figured we’d know it when we got there. We ended up at Carnisse Grienden, a lovely nature area with a ... Read More »

She Loves Me Too!!


Yesterday Michelle over at Laundromat gave me this best blogger award.  YAY, I FEEL LOVED!!  I must say I was surprised and totally stoked to get it, as the whole little blog awards thing always seem to pass me by.   Over the past few weeks there’s been one going through all the expats here like a brush fire and I kept thinking someone pick me!!! … but nobody did.  Yeah that’s me whining, and I’m talking about you!!  Yeah you, expat person reading this who doesn’t love me and didn’t give me the award when they got it!  I’m just ... Read More »

Truth In Blogging


Years ago I made a post about people online and how they pretend to be something they aren’t, and I’ve been thinking about it again recently.  I made that post almost exactly 5 years ago and this issue is still a bit of a thorn in my side, especially now that the blogging community has grown so much since I last discussed it. Over the years I’ve spoken to a lot of bloggers and have even met one or two in real life and become friends with them.  One thing that has always stopped me from meeting more is the ... Read More »

Five Years of Canadutch


Yesterday was the five year anniversary of this blog.   It started out on May 2, 2004 when I was anxiously awaiting my upcoming trip to Canada.  I’d not been home in almost four years so I was long overdue.  Now here I am, five years later… looking back on it like it was just yesterday! In the past five years a lot has changed on this site.  I’ve gone through a number of themes, changed the look endless times and went from writing in plain HTML, to Movabletype and finally WordPress, which I think I’ll be sticking with for a ... Read More »

The Finished Product


Today my mother sent me photos of the tea quilt I made her after she got it home and put it up.   It’s kind of exciting for me because this is the first quilt I’ve ever made for someone as a gift that is on display somewhere. She hung it in her dining room, which is the exact spot I had in mind when I made it.   I’m so happy she likes it because I really enjoyed making it for her. I got a message from someone asking why I haven’t been posting much lately.  I’m not really sure.  I’ve ... Read More »