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November 13, 2009


17 more days, unless you already count this day as one down.  In which case then it’s 16 days which is just two short of 14 so I may as well just call it two weeks.

A fortnight.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2009 6:33 pm

    Actually, this was the first picture I saw of you. I labeled it ‘A Perfect Day at the Races’.

    • kristenvolt permalink*
      November 13, 2009 6:41 pm

      I love this picture.

  2. November 14, 2009 7:02 pm

    Today, Sinterklaas arrived in the Netherlands by ‘stoomboot’ [steamer], at the town of Schiedam. Have a look:
    and skip, if you like, the first 5 or 10 minutes of the introduction. The lady at the old harbor is Schiedam’s ‘burgemeester’ [mayor].
    Tomorrow the Sint and his merry ‘zwartepieten’ will make their entry in Amsterdam and from then on, every Dutch child will put his/her little shoe at the fireplace and sing a little song. In the morning they will find a small surprise in their shoe.

    • kristenvolt permalink*
      November 14, 2009 7:34 pm

      I could not see that link for some reason, but I *have* spent the last half hour on youtube finding songs. I have the melody down for Kapoentje and I think the pronounciation is coming along. I actually think singing helps my pronounciation – maybe.

  3. November 15, 2009 6:28 am

    I suppose the link is restricted to Dutch or EU views.
    But this idea of yours to “Von Trapp” your way into Dutch idiom may be a very good one! Kapoentje is a very short song, so I found you some more where the song texts are shown synchonically:
    Zie ginds komt de stoomboot [See yon comes the steamer]

    Zie de maan schijnt door de bomen [See the moon shine through the trees]

    and you’ll find many more S-songs on these TouTube pages.
    Sing along.

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