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Miko

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It’s my mum’s birthday today. We went to the allotment to pick pumpkins and sunflowers.

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The pumpkin you see is one of three that will be converted into soup.

Peas in a pod

It started off pretty bad. The playground of choice was closed. Then our parents dragged us to a big rock that claims to be the center of the Netherlands.

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A rock is no substitute for a playground!

Then our parents stopped at some Celtic fields, a farm that has been built as an interpretation of an Iron Age farm. Pfff. We stayed in the car.

Then we went to a different playground. Now we’re talking.

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But the lady working there deflated the jumping castle within 5 minutes.

We put our socks and shoes back on.

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Miko is getting pretty good at it!

Down the trail we found the climbing forest. And Tarek was tall enough for the kids trail!

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He had to secure himself and loved it so much he did this trail twice.

Then we stopped at the garden as there were lots of

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sweet peas and othe goodies. With potatoes from a local farm, only the veggie burgers were from the supermarket.

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And this doesn’t even show the rucola salad or the amount of andive we gave to the neighbours. And tomorrow morning there will be berries for breakfast!

Ha lasagna

Thanks to my lovely dad! This one was a variation with aubergine and more cheese.

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Who needs cutlery when there are hands available?

Druk druk druk

We had a busy weekend. So busy Maya forgot to take photographs for most of it.
We started Saturday with a discussion on dilemma’s. Then we quickly made plans and acted on them. First to the pool where we met two of Tareks former classmate and a former colleague of Maya.
One of Tareks friends is called Maud. She is super sweet and caring. Miko talked about Maud for the rest of the afternoon (‘Mau Mau Mau’).

After a quick shopping spree we went home to prepare for the rest of our day: Maya ran off to Amersfoort for dinner with Nanja while the rest of us drove to Wekerom to spend a very long evening with Verla-Norah, Norther and their parents. Great fun, a late night and thus…
We treated Hein and Maya to a lie in! Happy happy joy joy.

Sunday there was another bbq party, this time with Tareks new classmates. We cycled to Lunteren.

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After some lovely food,  a lot of playing, ice cream and chatting with new friends Hein decided on a detour. He saw some interesting things on the map.
Zo kom je nog eens ergens.

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Miko was happy to be able to run up a hill.

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Back at home it was time to Skype.

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We were tired but not too tired for….

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Opa and Oma!

Ede en omstreken

Saturday Maya and I went to the library, did some shopping and then…

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ended up enjoying live music at a festival at old army barracks. It was a very relaxed happening.

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On Sunday my brother wisened up and came with us to…..

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The zoo! Look at this papa (=papagaai=parrot) eating.

We took the little train

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And enjoyed the chance to play play and play….

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Yup, I really did go down this huge trunk/slide three times or more.