Guess who’s back…

…back again! Meatball’s back. Tell a friend! Seriously! We didn’t see this one coming. Yesterday was day 12 of Miss Adventure Kitty’s disappearance, and while Shane and I hadn’t given up hope we were definitely coming to terms with the reality that she might not come home. I had already started whining to Shane aboutContinue reading “Guess who’s back…”

You call this a pizza?

So Whitney pointed out something to me the other day: our past two blog posts have been rather depressing; a stolen bike and a lost cat.  If you would just happen to read those two posts, you would think we are not enjoying life in Groningen. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. LifeContinue reading “You call this a pizza?”

Nether-kitty

Reeeeunitedd and it feels so gooooooood! We officially have a Nether-kitty!! …and yes. That’s her strapped to my bike. So, let it be known that if you ever decide to move out of the country, and you want to take your pet it’s a pain in the ass. And expensive. And 100% worth it. I’llContinue reading “Nether-kitty”

Our Stuff is Here

FINALLY!! It’s only slightly embarrassing that we shipped an entire box dedicated to the cat. Now it’s time for the obligatory apartment pictures. Annddddd…. yep. That’s our apartment in three pictures (minus the bathroom, but who really wants to see that)! For Dutch standards, we have a large apartment at about 700 square feet, andContinue reading “Our Stuff is Here”

Help – My Bike Doesn’t Have Windshield Wipers!

Two weeks! It’s still hard to believe that we are living in Europe and it certainly doesn’t feel like we have been here for two weeks. To be honest, it feels like we have been here longer. Perhaps it’s just the whirlwind of moving and all the newness of the situation. Perhaps we have justContinue reading “Help – My Bike Doesn’t Have Windshield Wipers!”

The first few days…

Well, it’s been a few days now and I think we have started to get the hang of the Groningen/Dutch lifestyle. To keep things a little more straightforward, I’ll just break it up into days. This may turn out to be a long post, as we have a fair amount to share. *Warning: Don’t expectContinue reading “The first few days…”

A Netherlands riddle for you

What’s black and blue and has 16 legs? Give up? My suitcase! …with ALL my pants. …that the airline lost. Awesome. Well, we are finally here! Three flights, two long layovers, and a two-hour train ride later we are finally in the city we will call home for the next four years. Considering we checkedContinue reading “A Netherlands riddle for you”