• BIF goes Dutch 5

    Holland in Miniature: Madurodam (aka Blog in France Goes Dutch 5). I was slightly apprehensive about suggesting we go to Madurodam. Madurodam is a miniature city, with a bit of a difference. It’s not one actual city, but features the most famous landmarks from all the cities in Holland, and...


  • BIF goes Dutch 4

    Blog in France Goes Dutch: Part 4 - The Hague Saturday saw Caiti and me in the centre of The Hague to do some more sightseeing. We’d started the day with a quick raid on a branch of Albert Heijn’s close to home to top up with a few healthy...


  • BIF goes Dutch 3

    Part 3 - Amsterdam Friday saw us in Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. It’s about an hour’s journey by tram and then train from where Caiti lives. I spent the whole time looking out of the window and enjoying the foreignness around me. The Hague is hardly small,...


  • BIF goes Dutch 2

    Blog In Frace Goes Dutch: Part 2 Caiti is living in The Hague, in a very pleasant residential area of three-storey flats. Accommodation was hard to come by when she was looking so she was lucky to end up with such a nice place. She’s on a quiet street, only...


  • BIF goes Dutch

    Blog in France Goes Dutch: Part 1 I’ve recently returned from a trip to Holland to spend a few days with daughter Caitlin. Caiti is living in The Hague and attending Leiden University. She took me to Leiden on my first day with her. It’s a short but interesting train...