Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!

It was a busy 2016 indeed. A lot of big life changing events have happened for me personally and my family. The year started with the construction of our new house and the hiding of a secret message in its foundations. I found myself trapped in a frozen Friesland and shared some of my Dutch father-in-laws fun English translations. As the weather started to warm up I explored the Dutch tradition of Rokjesdag. I celebrated ten years of blogging, fifteen years of living in The Netherlands and the arrival of our second child.

I decided to completely redesign the entirety of Invading Holland while also busy with decorating the new house and tending to the new baby. I discovered another clue in the great Speculoos mystery but got no closer to identifying the culprit. I shared my thoughts on Brexit, explored five ways to fake speaking Dutch, got paranoid listening to secret messages at Amsterdam Centraal and almost lost a child while taking part in the Pieten Games at my daughters school.

Hopefully the New Year will be a little less busy but just as fun. I hope you all had a great year too and will have an even better 2017. Thank you again for reading the stories about my weird expat life in the Netherlands and laughing along with me. Happy New Year to you all. Have fun.

4 responses to “Happy New Year 2017”

  1. CaptainKirt says:

    Happy New Year Stuart 🍾

  2. vallypee says:

    A very happy new year to you, Stu and Simone! May you enjoy your new home and life in Freezeland these coming months and I’ll look forward to following more of you freezelandish blocks…ooops…blogs :D

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