Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This may not look like much, but it's 1C, and that's as cold as we've known so far.

Registering with the town hall isn't going to plan, as the information the consulate/internet gave us is very different, but we're soldiering on.

On Monday afternoon we went into Amsterdam. The train is very easy from Haarlem, every 15 minutes and it takes 20 minutes, 6.20E return. Lots of people, tourists, shops - a step up from our adopted hometown! We had a nice walk around the Jordaan area with it's gorgeous shops and Christmas lights sparkle. Very pretty.

Thank goodness for (free wireless) internet. Google Maps is a lifesaver.

We're obsessed with The Hills. Nuff said.


Deep Kick Girl said...

How are you coping with the cold? It's awful isn't it? Are the thermals helping?

I mainly hated the layering up when you were outside then the stripping off when you'd go inside the overheated shops, restaurants, etc. Are you having the same problem?

Julia said...

Coping pretty well actually, just layering up (4 layers today kept me warm). Shame balaclavas aren't more socially acceptable!

Karen said...

Soup is simply the best way to get through winter. That and lots of blankets. Pretty much any time I'm home, I'm blanketing. It's lovely and cozy.

Are you talking The Hills with LC?

Julia said...

Oh yes. Are you an addict too?

Mabs said...

It all sounds wonderful, especially the Christmas lights. I will, one year, spend Christmas in a cold country!

How are you going with the language?

shoegal said...

Slightly different to Harl
em in New York!

Karen said...

Yes, I have to admit I love that show. I can't help it!