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By: Barb the French Bean

Moreover, the French have an expression for the month of March: "les giboulées de mars." This means that the weather becomes manic-depressive. It could be sunny, rainy, then cold, all in the same day. :P

Wordless Wednesday: Dutch Rooftops

Tagged: brick buildings, domkerk, dutch rooftops, gothic architecture, photography, wordless wednesday

Utrecht Turns 892

Gefeliciteerd, Utrecht! You make 892 look great! Today is the official Stadsdag (city day), commemorating the date that Utrecht became an official city. On June 2, 1122, Henrik V officially recognized Utrecht as a city. (However, don’t forget that Utrecht … Continue reading ?

Pakistan: Three Women Dead at Hands of Family

My last post relayed the true story of a young pregnant Pakistani woman who was stoned to death a few days ago by her own family members because she married a man of her own choosing and not the cousin that her family had picked out for her.In light of new information that has surfaced regarding the man she married, I thought an update was in order. Show More Summary

Caturday: The Dog Edition

The Zelfgemaakte Markt was back at Mariaplaats today and I was hoping to pick up another print by Studio Ellessi, so I found myself walking down Zadelstraat. That means two things: Domtorentje chocolates from Theo Blom and the bulldog(s) of … Continue reading ?

An Italian Wine Bar in Utrecht

So. About that project that’s been keeping me busy. I’m pleased to announce that sometime in June — as soon as Ziggo gets our internet/phone connection sorted out — Giovanni (the boyfriend) and I are opening an Italian wine bar … Continue reading ?

Dutch Window Seat

Things have been a bit quiet around here, haven’t they. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, I’ve just been a bit busy. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get a chance to explain more. For now, as it’s Wednesday and … Continue reading ?

Getting Away with Murder

Farzana Parveen Iqbal was a 25 year old Pakistani woman who was excited about her pregnancy and becoming a mother. Farzana had chosen to wed a 45 year old widower she had fallen in love with, instead of the cousin her family had selected for her to marry. Show More Summary

By: Invader Stu

I know :) Luckily it is not too far away either.

By: dragon lady

Obviously it has something to do with Chrome. I did the last one on internet explorer

By: dragon lady

Sorry forgot to ask. How do I get my cartoon to show? It seems to have disappeared now I am using Google Chrome.

By: dragonlady

The dragon keeper and I are so glad you took the chance and moved to Holland. Not that we don't miss you but we can see how much you have changed but not changed. I suppose I mean grown up. And we love the fact that you have a large extended family out there and of course we get to visit what has become our second home.

Wordless Wednesday: Colourful Utrecht

Tagged: architecture, photography, spring colors, wordless wednesday

By: Invader Stu

Thank you. It nice to hear you went through the same thing too.

By: AQK1982

It is a very you post. As soon as nostalgia hits you about a place, you know that place is a part of you and your proces of memory making and growing up.

Time Travel: Het Maliehuis

Zo Was Utrecht, a fantastic source for old images of Utrecht, recently Tweeted this old advertising poster that dates back to 1897. It’s for the Utrechtsche Levensverzekeringsmaatschappij (Utrecht Life Insurance Company/Society), which was housed at the time in the Maliehuis … Continue reading ?

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