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My (early) Mother’s Day present – the best gift ever

May 5, 2011

My ten-year-old walks through the front door, a smile on his face. "I wrote you a poem at school today, Mom," he says proudly. "You did?" I smile. "Yeah. For Mother's Day. But I want... Visit my blog at http://www.mycup2yours.com to re...

Undercover Caterer
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Make Chile Verde.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  Make Chile Verde.

I don’t know why but recently I had quite a hankering for chile verde.  I guess because it’s DELICIOUS.  And I remembered that Cinco de Mayo was coming up–the holiday, that not unlike St. Patrick’s Day, is celebrated mainly in the U.S., not in it’s country of origin.  Us crazy Americans. Not that you...

Glocal Girl
Cince De Mayo

May 5, 2011
Cince De Mayo

Happy Thursday!  Today is another National holiday in the Netherlands: Liberation Day, which marks the end of German occupation during World War II.  I'm no history buff but I have a fascination with World War II {I'm talking books, documenta...

Glocal Girl
Morning Discoveries

May 3, 2011
Morning Discoveries

There was a component of normalcy to this weekend's festivities; prior to the main party Clark, Steven and I visited Vondelpark early in the morning where hundreds of children gathered to sell their old toys, crafts and homebaked cakes.  Also...

Glocal Girl
The Queen’s Day Recap

May 2, 2011
The Queen’s Day Recap

Wow, where to begin?  This Monday morning I am paying the price for an incredible weekend, although well worth it.  Immediately following our Royal Wedding celebration, Friday evening kicked off the nationwide and weekend long celebrations of...

Glocal Girl
The Weekly List – Royal Friday

Apr 29, 2011
The Weekly List – Royal Friday

This Friday was one of the best Friday's I've had in Holland, hands down.  It began with a live streaming of the Royal Wedding, complete with swooning, tears and awes by all the females in my office over Kate's GORGEOUS dress.  How beautiful ...

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Glocal Girl
A Royal Weekend.

Apr 28, 2011
A Royal Weekend.

This weekend seems to be one for royalty.  First, we have William & Kate tying the knot in the UK tomorrow!  I work with a handful of Brits and their exuberance for the first Royal Wedding in 30 years is contagious.  An evite has eve...

Glocal Girl
Argentinian in Holland

Apr 27, 2011
Argentinian in Holland

Victory!  After 3 long, unbelievable weeks we finally have the cable and internet back in our flat.  Now I can catch up on all the latest in the online world.  But come to think of it, it wasn't that bad.  To pass the evening time w...

Glocal Girl
Holidays and Dutch Parks

Apr 26, 2011
Holidays and Dutch Parks

This Easter holiday was a bit unconventional, but very fun nonetheless.  Steven's friend Carlos was in town visiting from Mexico and we spent the days in the sun and the nights in the bars.  It had been a while since I'd be out painting the t...

Limit Reached
Easter Egg Hunt Flashbacks

Apr 24, 2011

As an adult, I prefer Easter to Halloween from a candy standpoint.  As a child, it was the opposite. Going on an Easter Egg hunt was too stressful for me.  I hated being in competition to get candy.  It was easier to go door to door and beg for som...

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