Playing Hooky-Sort Of…

It’s Wednesday afternoon in Amsterdam and the kids have a half-day from school. I’ve organised a babysitter for the first time ever on this half-day wonder of the Dutch school system. And am sitting in a cafe about 500 metres from my home. Decadent! I’ve decided lately to orient myself towards someone in need of…

Stepping out of the Fray

This is a follow on post about our experience of choosing a Dutch middelbare school. We’ve visited nine schools in a month and it’s not even an understatement to say we’ve run the gamut from exciting to frustrating, touching on slightly torturous through to funny times. Rather like my tween’s personality these days. My son’s reluctance…