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Living in Netherlands
Out of 38 blogs written by expats in the Netherlands, I took bronze in the Expats Blog competition. They announced the winners on Sunday and I was truly happy to have even been a contender. Congrats to Adventures in Integration and Invading Holland for taking gold and silver respectively. They’re great blogs and truly deserve it! Check out the full listing to see the many fascinating blogs about life here in the Netherlands from other perspectives.

It was all thanks to the many amazing comments you left about my blog. I was truly touched to read them all and it’s nice to know that others enjoy my rambling on about buildings and history, with the occasional cat post for fun. The city is almost 2000 years old, so surely I should be able to find a few more things to write about.

In the meantime, here’s the snickerdoodle blondie I promised to anyone who left me a comment. I couldn’t have done it without your sweet words of praise!
Snickerdoodle Blondie

Foto Vrijdag 1.5

I’ve inadvertently been focusing on various sculptures and statues around town for the past few weeks of Foto Vrijdag entries, so I figured this week I’d intentionally continue the theme with one of the most famous statues here in town. It’s Thinker on a Rock, by Welsh artist Barry Flanagan. There are other versions in cities in the US. We got our version in 2002. He sits facing Neude square, at the end/beginning of Voorstraat. Really, how can you not love this symbol of a free thinker!