Today was the first day that I did not need to wear a jacket in the morning. Mind you, it was a bit cold and rainy, but it was worth it to not have to lug it home in the warm afternoon! And any day is a plus when you bring een paraplu (an umbrella) and end up not needing it.
One of the things I did on the last trip to the Netherlands was finding a nice old bookshop in the Hague. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures of it. Roger and I found it first while we were wandering around (Roger even showed me his and Marco’s old high school on that trip). I then dragged Marco back to the bookshop a few days later.
One of the books I got there was a kids book from the “De Korenwolf” series which was the name of a fictional hotel that a family lived in. Here was the book I found (with an obligatory Google translated link). I’ll admit that I am still stuck somewhere in the 3rd chapter, but at least it’s more interesting than picture books. I’ll always treasure the Dikkie Dik books you give me, however, Marco!
It is definitely a challenge – I am by no means saying that I understand most of what is going on without pulling out a dictionary every three words – but it is at least a fun challenge.
However the REAL challenge is finding the time to sit down and hammer out a few pages after getting home from work!