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  • "But Hen everybody reinvents themself when they move to a new country"!

    12 May 2009 ( #The Begining - 1st Stuff )

    For any of you that are trained in the black art of mind stuff for fucks sake don't take this blog seriously! Quite a few years ago, when I was new to the moving around lark, I was informed by one Ex Pat Hoola that "Hen, everybody reinvents themselves...

  • Re-incarnation as a Wood Pecker

    13 May 2009 ( #General Stuff )

    Now ... my Aunt is in regular contact with dead people. Every Sunday off she goes to spiritualist church in order to have a chat with my Grandfather - who has been dead these last 30 years. Hmmmmm ... Well who am I to tell she's nuts - I guess everyone...

  • Ironing - Why I don't do any and why the Dutch can't say it properly.

    14 May 2009 ( #General Stuff )

    Which delusional neat freak came up with the idea of Ironing? Why is it not socially acceptable to wear wrinkly clothes? Do you realise how much money the Ironing industry of this world is making out of us? Lots! My families expenditure on ironing is...

  • Women Drivers .... What's all the fuss about?

    15 May 2009 ( #General Stuff )

    The ability to drive an automobile is 10% taught and 90% gender oriented. Yes .. the XY chromosome thingy has a large factor to play in our percieved skill of getting from A to B using the internal combustion engine. If us girls get where we want to go...

  • Sunday evening and the hockey scores are in - why oh why is Cloggy still angry?

    17 May 2009 ( #Cloggy Stuff )

    Ok so this is not so interesting but hell its life! Mini Cloggies played hockey on Saturday and did the following;- Baby Cloggy - 7 - 1 Win ...... Hoorah! Middle Baby Cloggy - 3 - 1 Loss .... Shit happens Oldest Baby Cloggy - 4 -3 Loss - They shouldn't...

  • Another shit day stuck in traffic jams because the Dutch can't drive when it's raining..

    11 June 2009 ( #General Stuff )

    Bloody 6 and a half hours to drive 340 kms. It can only happen in the Netherlands. When it rains in this country it is apparently an indicator for people to crash their cars thus causing 400 and blah-de-blah kms of traffic jams! AND GUESS WHAT ..... yours...

  • Today is a good day! I have a flag and an empty back pack swinging from the lightpost.

    18 June 2009 ( #Baby Cloggy Stuff )

    When you move your family around the world things have to give. Most of the time its the furniture at the hands of crap movers but sometimes its stuff that is more important. The oldest Baby Clog has lived in 5 different countries and changed languages...

  • What is a good name for a chicken??? An interactive Blog!

    20 June 2009 ( #Chicken Stuff (ing) )

    Now we have the beasts what do we call them? All my suggestions have been shot down in flames by the Baby Cloggys, I thought Tikka-Marsala and Potpie were quite cool names. So here is your chance to contribute to the general mayhem of the Clog Family...

  • Sunday Morning in Twente

    21 June 2009 ( #Twente Stuff )

    As it is Fathers Day we were woken up hellishly early by the 2 youngest Baby Cloggys who had made breakfast in bed for their dear ol' Papa. After the self made cards were admired we took to our bikes, hitched up the dogs and disappeared into the gorgeous...

  • "Waspinator"

    23 June 2009 ( #Favorite Stuff )

    The Cloggy home has sprung a leak. A few days ago, during a downpour of biblical proportions, I was sat in the study with nothing but my umbrella for protection from the elements and 3 sauce-pans to catch the drips. It was wetter inside the house than...

  • The Veggie Stall

    24 June 2009 ( #Twente Stuff )

    The concept of a weekly village market is becoming less and less in the UK. People rely on the big ol' supermarket chains that are open daily from daybreak to vampire hours and can sell you food at knock down prices because of industrial farming. Here...

  • Bat Attack - A Wildlife SOS sucess story!

    25 June 2009 ( #Baby Cloggy Stuff )

    "MUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM THE CATS CAUGHT A BATTTTTTTTTTTTTT" woke me up at 6.15 this morning! My first thought was "HUH? Dr. Suess nightmare". My second thought was "your kidding me its only 6"! The youngest Baby Cloggy was not going to let me go back to sleep,...

  • "Oh so THAT'S where all the nuts have gone ........."

    26 June 2009 ( #General Stuff )

    No ..... I am not talking about the sad and untimely demise of Micheal Jackson, may he finally rest in peace. I am talking about the peanuts I put out daily on the bird table. This has been going on for WEEKS! I've been getting through sacks of the things,...

  • Saturday Evening Storms and a new Captain.

    28 June 2009 ( #Cloggy Stuff )

    When planing a BBQ it is always wise to keep an eye on the weather forecast. Un-prepared for rain has a tendency to put out the charcoal very quickly. Yesterday evening it was the end of season BBQ for Cloggys 'Old Farts" hockey team. Yes .... the 'genius's...

  • White Sangria ......

    29 June 2009 ( #Cocktail Stuff )

    White Sangria - A 'kickin' cocktail for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Ingrediants 1 Bottle White Wine 4oz Orange juice 4oz Lemon Juice 2oz Lime juice Instructions Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker / stirrer and pour into an unusually shaped glass. Add...

  • Staycation v Vacation + resulting Baby Cloggy 'Jackass' clip!

    30 June 2009 ( #Baby Cloggy Stuff )

    Due to the age of the Cloggy oldest Pooch (13) we have decided to have a 'Staycation' this year instead of a 'Vacation'. The old mutt has been half way around the world with us, run over by cars on two separate occasions (both times with no injury - he...

  • DAMN! Its hot.

    01 July 2009 ( #Twente Stuff )

    Today it reached a high of 31°C in our little corner of the Netherlands. For my American friends (Hi Pamelia ) that's 87°F - more or less -which may not be considered hot where you are but here ITS DAMN HOT! There wasn't even a gentle guff (of wind) blowing...

  • Schools out for Summer!

    02 July 2009 ( #Baby Cloggy Stuff )

    Thank goodness for that! All Baby Cloggys have passed the year and tomorrow is the last official day of school. We can now look forward to 6 weeks of sleeping in and not having to look at the clock. Bliss! This evening was the Diploma Ceremony from the...

  • Sweltering heatwave sends residents flocking to the terraces.

    02 July 2009 ( #Twente Stuff )

    OK Yesterday it was hot but today was even hotter! 32°C! Whereas old pooches head for the shadows to sleep the residents of Enschede flock to the terraces - aka pubs. There were thousands of people, including entire family's, sat out on the bar terraces...

  • COME ON ANDY!

    03 July 2009 ( #Baby Cloggy Stuff )

    Now ..... I wouldn't be a true Brit if I didn't have one eye on Wimbledon at this moment! However due to Cloggy's outstanding DIY skills the Satellite receiver for the TV in the living room refuses to work during thunderstorms. Just as Murray's game was...

  • 1st day of the Summer Vacation.

    06 July 2009 ( #Staycation Stuff )

    We had a bit of a lazy start to the Summer Vacation today. The Baby Cloggys informed that as they had worked hard at school they should be entitled to a morning in their pyjama's lounging around in front of the TV. It was after all "our vacation Mum!"...

  • "Rainy days and Tuesday's......."

    07 July 2009 ( #Staycation Stuff )

    Today's weather forecast looked like this:- Tuesday 07/07/2009 Hi: 21° Lo: 14° Widely scattered thunderstorms. There is a 30% chance of precipitation. Cloudy. Mild. Temperature of 21°C. Winds SW 28km. Humidity will be 59% with a dew-point of 12° and feels-like...

  • Pimp my bike.

    09 July 2009 ( #Staycation Stuff )

    What with all the rain yesterday and my staunch refusal to play Monopoly the Baby Cloggys were left to their own devices. They took off to the Gama and came back an hour later with masking tape, sand paper, 4 cans of spray paint and disappeared into the...

  • Black, white, pink and green. Pimp my bike suplimental

    09 July 2009 ( #Staycation Stuff )

    It hasn't stopped raining today either so the Baby Cloggys went off to the Gamma again and this time came home with pink and green spray paint. Here is a picture of the piece of artwork. The Baby Cloggys have asked me to mention that this remains a work...

  • Pink Clouds

    09 July 2009 ( #Cocktail Stuff )

    Pink Cloudy Cocktail Recipe Ingrediants 3 Oz White Rum 2 Oz Vodka 1 Oz Tequila 1/2 Oz Grenadine Syrup 3 Oz Pina Colada Mix 2 Oz Sweet And Sour Mix 1 Oz Margarita Mix 3 - 4 Cups Ice Recipe Instructions Pour All Ingredients Into A Blender, Add 3 - 4 Cups...

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