Saturday, July 18, 2015

Where Have I Been?

I took a nearly 4 month hiatus from blogging, and boy does it feel good to be back.  When your schedule picks up you are forced to sacrifice something, and well, blogging was one of those things.  Now that school is out for the summer I am hoping to squeeze in a few posts over the next couple weeks.

The biggest reason blogging had to take a back seat is... drum roll please... we finally sold our apartment & bought a house!!!  It was a 4 year process, but definitely worth waiting for.

Not only did we buy a house, we moved cities.  We left the center of a busy city and moved to a little village with roughly 1,100 residents.  It's a big change, but a good one.  Now if I can just learn to sleep through the quiet nights!  Where are the sirens, motorcycles, and barhopping crowd when you need a good night sleep, ha-ha?

A lot of the roads leading from the main cities to our village are barely big enough for two cars.  But they are lined with trees & farms, which is a much better view than the concrete & endless buildings we had grown accustom to in the city.

Sure the house is going to require a lot more upkeep but so far we're happy to do it.  We were out doing yard work this morning with pleasure.  We often stop, look around, and smile at the improvement from where we used to live.  Patience does pay off.

There will be plenty more posts to come about this new phase of our lives, so be sure to check back periodically. 

Bye! Dag! Adios! Namaste! Salut!
:) Danica


  1. Yay! So excited for you!! Can't wait to see more pics of the new home.

    1. Thanks so much Jen, there will definitely be more to come... its just about finding some spare time now :) Danica

  2. Hi im moving to eidnhoven with my 5 year old daughter and my housband.
    We are moving because my housband got a job in eidnhoven.
    I'm having a difficult time deciding what to do wirh her education whether to send her to the internation school there or choose a dutch school
    Her mother tonge is spanish but back at home she goes to a private school that teaches her english as a secon language.
    Could you give any advice .... thanks !!

    1. My daughter has attended both Dutch & International schools here in The Netherlands. The Dutch school system is good, no complaints, but we inevitably chose the International school based on the English curriculum. Mostly because as an expat you never know where work will take you next, and it's easier for her to transfer to a school in a different country with an English educational background than a Dutch. I do know some expats that left the International school for Dutch schools, that choice was based on the fact they could be here permantly. If you would like to know more, feel free to follow my contact info in the left sidebar.
      Good luck with your move, and welcome to Eindhoven!!
      :) Danica

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