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Queensday is a traditional national event.
The Queen and her family visit one or two towns in the country to celebrate the day with the people.
All sorts of traditional and non-traditional games are shown and everyone can participate, including the princes and their wives.
So we watched it on TV while drinking …

30 April 2011  culture

The first lesson on pointes

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My daughter came home full of enthousiasm and eager to tell about her experiences.
As she had to show the pointes to the teacher too, so the lady would be able to give her permission to use them, she had no ribbons attached yet.
But ofcourse I’d given her enough advice so …

28 April 2011  culture

Pointe shoes

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We ordered a pair of pointe shoes online and got the wrong ones.
No satin, but canvas.
As the teacher is very precise there was no way to get away with that, so we had to make an appointment with the fitter of an expensive shop here.
Difference: 50 dollars!!!
Today it was time …

27 April 2011  culture

Easter fires this year?

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It’s still not clear iof there will be easterfires this year.
The main easterfires, a very old tradition, are in the farmer communities and they’re too close to nature.
As we’re in the middle of a heatwave and everything is very dry, large nature fires are feared.
Ofcourse preparations are made in at …

23 April 2011  culture,nature and space