Category Archives: The Netherlands
The Return Of Snow
It got cold again today, after spending most of the week above zero. This evening, it started to snow again and it’s still snowing now, several hours later. The world outside is lying under a fluffy blanket once again.
In The Grip Of Winter
It continues to be cold here. Earlier this week, a temperature of -20.8°C was measured in the town of Ell in Limburg. That’s sub-zero even on the Fahrenheit scale. Here in the capital, it’s been down to about -9°C at … Continue reading
It’s distinctly frigid here. In fact, we’re experiencing the coldest weather in ten years. The temperature in one part of the country got down to -18.3°C last night. That’s colder than Providence, which I think of — some would say … Continue reading
Since 1st July, the Netherlands has been smoke-free in cafés, pubs and restaurants; blissfully smoke-free. No more smokers! We left on holiday a couple of days before the ban was introduced and were away for six weeks, so it’s actually … Continue reading
It’s -5° outside as I write this. The gossamer webs on the garden gate are coated with a thin layer of frost, which makes them look both beautiful and fake, as if someone were deliberately going for the haunted house … Continue reading