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The Little Things

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This morning I went off to the city center to meet up with the ladies from the Rotterdam Stitch’n’Bitch group.  I had gotten together with them on Tuesday evening as well and decided to go see who is there on Saturday mornings.  It was busier today, with 10-12 people as ...

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Rotterdam Marathon

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For all the years I’ve been living here I’ve never once bothered to go check out the Rotterdam Marathon.  It just wasn’t something I was interested in at all.  This year I thought I would go and watch, partly because I’m hellbent on getting out and being more involved in ...

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Neighbourhood Destruction

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A few years ago we noticed some of the buildings in our neighbourhood putting up protest signs that they didn’t want to move.  Having seen this in other areas of the city previously we knew that their days were numbered.  The city had decided to demolish their houses to make ...

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Project Fatass Heads Into Spring

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Now that I have finally broken the 50 lbs lost point and Project Fatass has made it through winter, it’s time to move on to another goal.  I won’t say what it is because I’m still too embarrassed by the numbers, but it’s 8 lbs away.  Sound easy, right?  Yeah, ...

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Lock of Love Rotterdam

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On February 14, 2010 (Valentine’s Day) the Lock of Love art piece was placed in Rotterdam’s popular district of Delfshaven.  The Lock of Love ritual has been taking place all over the world, and is now here in Rotterdam as well.  Not just a rail on a bridge or a ...

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Sometimes I Really Love Rotterdam

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Last night on our way to the Film Festival I had to stop and just look at this for a moment.  It’s the square at Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, but there were so many twinkling lights and on a cold winter night it looked really ...

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Shoe Tree

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  Today we went shopping in the city center.  While walking along Westblaak we saw this tree full of shoes.  When I asked a local shop owner about it they said that one day someone bought a new pair of shoes in their shop and threw their old ones in ...

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First Snow of 2009

Yesterday is snowed in the Netherlands and I woke up and squealed like a crazy person.  Thankfully I was home alone as it was one of the few days this month that my husband was called in to work.  I thought about going out to take photos but it was ...

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Stranger Danger!

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A while back I wrote about being walk stalked by some African dude while I was out with the dog.  This was in 2006, but it has happened a number of times since then.  Tonight’s episode was especially nerve wracking for me though, because it was night, and I’m not ...

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Full Speed Tram Crash in Rotterdam

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Well this is something I haven’t heard of happening since I’ve been living here. Yesterday at approximately 2:25pm in the afternoon tram 23, heading in direction Holy smashed full speed into the back of tram 21, which was standing still at the time.   The crash took place in Rotterdam West ...

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