Amsterdam Adventures: Edition 13 – Christmas in Amsterdam by Guest Blogger, Marsha Wilson

My husband Tim and I started planning a trip to Amsterdam as soon as our son Tom told us he had been asked to relocate there for his job. We have traveled to Europe several times, but we had never been to Amsterdam. We visited Tom, his wife Jen and their two little dogs Macy and Moxie, for almost 2 weeks over Christmas 2019. 

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 12: The Month of LOVE

February 14, 2020

Dear Friends and Family, 

It feels like it has been forever since I have sat down to write…  January was a long month, I had the flu and was sick for about two weeks with a continuous cough.  Being sick interfered with my workout routine which interfered with my mood.  The weather was very gloomy and dreary.  I did not realize how much I missed the sun when I had not seen it in days.  I talked to other people that I know and they felt “blah” also.  Maybe it was Seasonal Affective Disorder, either way, I knew that I had to make some changes…  I bought myself a light lamp as a substitute for sunshine and continued taking Vitamin D.  I try to sit in front of the light lamp once a day for about 30 minutes while I am on my laptop.  

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 11: Winter Fun!

December 18, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope that you all are doing well and that the holiday season is not causing too much stress!

Tom and I enjoyed eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal together, although we did miss seeing our families and I missed eating Tom’s friend turkey.  The food was delicious at  Seasons and the chef offered gluten free options.

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 10: Who is Sinterklaas?

December 4, 2019

Dear Friends and Family, 

I hope that everyone is doing well!  I have not written in a VERY long time and really miss sharing my adventures and everyday life in Amsterdam. 

The holiday season is upon us and the city is filled with beautiful lights all around!  The weather is chilly, but there is magic in the air!  The ice rinks are open and the European Christmas Markets are bustling.  Sinterklaas (the Netherland’s version of Santa Clause) has made his appearance!

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 9: Random Thoughts 🤔 and Observations 👀 …

September 16, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

This edition of Amsterdam Adventures contains a lot of random thoughts and observations that I have made since living here…  I also HOPE that this edition encourages those that are new to a place to read my post and follow my guidance.

Size of the Netherlands

I found the information below to be very interesting comparing the size of the Netherlands to the size of Texas.

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 8: American Women’s Club of Amsterdam

September 12, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

Tom and I were talking about meeting new people in Amsterdam.  As he was searching the internet, he came across the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam (AWCA).  He highly encouraged me to join the club, so I did! Continue reading “Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 8: American Women’s Club of Amsterdam”

Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 7: Dad visits Amsterdam, WHERE DO WE EAT?

August 29, 2019

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DAY ONE:  My dad visited T and I for a few days.  He was working in Budapest, so the plane ride to Amsterdam was only a few hours.  I was excited to see my dad considering that I have not seen him since June.  The Littles remembered him immediately and were all over him.  We participated in a “typical” tourist activity, a Canal Tour! Continue reading “Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 7: Dad visits Amsterdam, WHERE DO WE EAT?”