Highlight of our summer trip. Many years ago my sister and my hero showed me a photo of her in a similar pose. I’ve always been in awe of her and particularly her travels. Around Europe solo at 19 (around 1986), then through Africa for 6 months. All this before the internet, back when you... Continue Reading →
So it is 2012 and we decide that our little Clarkterstraat clan was going to start an adventure. Off to The Netherlands for 2 years and then back to the big smoke of Sydney.
I won't lie... It's not easy to see the rest of the world returning to school and life whilst the UAE is debating whether or not we'll go back to school AT ALL this year (as in not until Jan 2021). Currently, it's a rumour, but past experience has shown that rumours end up truth.... Continue Reading →
it's a little different here..... to begin with, there's the uniform! It's a bit full on. Anneke was in group 3 in Holland. This is the year where they really learn to read and write. It's a little behind Australia and England, but it goes so fast that by the end of Group 3 -... Continue Reading →
very slowly..... After days and days of false starts, we are in our villa. I think it's something we need to get used to. Everything just takes time. To be fair, in comparison to the stories I've heard, we have done very well. We have Dave's ID and we're in our house, all within 2... Continue Reading →