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In the Netherlands people also celebrate December 26. They call it "second Christmas Day". It's pretty much the same as the day before; there is lots of food. Most stores are closed and people spend the day with their family and friends.We're going for a bike ride to get some fresh ...
Today is Christmas! I'm so excited. There is a lot of food and yummy snacks. My oma's house is full with people. I have a great time. For supper we eat "gourmetten", which is where you get a little pan and you make the food yourself on a big hot cooktop that sits in the middle of the table. I believe you call it "raclette" in ...
I'm very excited because my dad is leaving Winnipeg today. He's travelling to Amsterdam too! he will go from Winnipeg to Minneapolis, and from Minneapolis to Amsterdam. We're going to pick him up! I'm making a nice drawing for him...!
In the afternoon I played "sjoelen" - a game that I love! You have to try and slide the wooden pucks into 1 of 4 slots, that's how you get points.
Today the garbage truck came to pick up plastic only! My oma's town hands out special bags in which you can put ALL your plastic waste. So used sandwich bags, empty bottles, packaging etc. This big plastic bag gets picked up every week. You have to hang it off the lamp post, on one of the hooks. This way the garbage/plastic stays off the ground and mice and other rodents can't get in ...
Today we travelled to the first World Heritage Site in the Netherlands:
The Island of Schokland
Except it is not an island any longer.
Imagine, in prehistoric times a landscape, part of the mainland and beginning to be settled by hunter gatherers. By about 1000 AD fishermen begin to make a living here ...