Hi. I'm Sandra and I'm Dutch. I've lived for the past three years in Mumbai. In January, I will start a new adventure in Sydney with my husband Marcel and our two kids, Sebastiaan (6 years) and Julia (4 years). I'm not sure yet what to expect. My plan is to start working again. I write this blog for my friends but also for people who want to experience Sydney and Australia like we d
Interest: My kids, travel, internet, writing, playing tennis, photoshop
About me: Hi. My name is Sandra and I'm from Holland. I've two kids and a husband who is responsible for our move to Australia.
Walk Safely to school day Sydney Walking is not something kids like to do. My kids are no exception. In Holland this wouldn't be an issue because children cycle to school and get enough exercise.It's different in Sydney unfortunately. Sydney is not a cycle friendly city. It's fine for people (mostly men in the thirties and forties)... Fri, 20 May 2011 04:55:00
La Nina gone! This morning, I read the best news ever in the Sydney Morning Herald. La Nina is - almost - gone! After a few months of very unpredictable weather, the forecasters now confirmed that the weather pattern will return to 'neutral'. We've had a summer with very extreme weather and lots of rain. Hopefull... Tue, 17 May 2011 11:34:00
Winter in Sydney I'm fed up with the winter. The trouble is that winter in Sydney is quite complex. In the Netherlands it is much easier to endure. When you wake up in the morning you know it will be another cold day and you prepare for that by putting on a lot of warm clothes.In Sydney it's also cold but not the wh... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:09:00
We have a new prime minister To my surprise, I read in the newspaper this morning that 'we' are likely to have a new prime minister today. I just came back from tennis, and I hear on the radio that the current prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has stepped down. He will be replaced by Julia (nice name!) Gillard. This is a... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:29:00
Its dark outside .. I don't want to sound depressed but I guess I suffer from the "dark days before Christmas syndrome". This is not surprising because the days in Sydney are extremely short this week. Today it was already pitch dark at 4.50 p.m. Its also raining. Yes, enough reason to feel very depressed. I remember h... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 04:44:00