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September, 2014:

Lazy Sunday

A walk through the forest with a break to hunt for chestnuts.

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Then a drink at the Heidebrouwerij.

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And finally, some acrobatics in the garden.

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Incredibly sunny day. Hard to believe it’s almost October.
Today would have been my Oma’s birthday. To me it seemed as if she might live forever, until she passed away almost 2 months ago.
It’s nice to imagine it was Oma who ensured this was a sunny day.
Thank you Oma!

ENKA burendag

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We were too busy doing different things to join the neighborhood day in the morning. Tarek made up for it by spending his whole afternoon playing by the old factory canteen.

Fotoverslagje

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Just like my brother, mommy and daddy, I also like to ride my bicycle. This is me on the way to the station. But when i refused to take the bike onto the sidewalk my mom took my bike on the front of hers and put me on the back. We didn’t get far though because we found….

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chestnuts! We collected as many as we could find before we rushed of to catch the train to Arnhem. We’d heard rumours that the main library is very nice. Before we went inside to check it out we played a bit in front. There was a giant sleeping aardvark to climb on.

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The library was very nice indeed. I am not sure if my parents really noticed. They were busy chatting with the parents of two girls. They told us the oldest girl, Lidia, is just as old as Tarek. Tarek and Lidia played together a few times when they were 6 months old. Back in Dar es Salaam. Quite a coincidence, all the adults concluded. All I know is that it really is a very nice library.

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And you haven’t even seen their indoor slide!

Auntie Beeb too

Nice to see that the BBC also came to film what we saw today. Actually, they saw a lot more than we did.

Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29292319

142, 143, 144…..

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70 Years since paratroopers landed at the start of Operation Market Garden. We had never seen the Ginkelse Hei this busy.

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