On October 19, 2010 I moved from the US to The Netherlands. This is a love story many years in the making.

Happy New Year

…from the Dutch war zone. They have this tradition here that involves putting calcium carbide in big metal milk cans and then blowing the lids off. It’s REALLY loud, and sounds very much like mortar rounds thumping away in the distance.

We’ve just had cookies (some flat, for the old year, and some rolled up, for the new year) and rum punch, to be followed by a Meat Festival and then more explosions. The dog, she would like you to know, much prefers ham to explosions. She’s not a fan.

May your celebrations be safe and …explosive!


One response

  1. Christine

    I love explosions, but only from a safe distance. I think my husband would be a huge fan of this tradition.

    January 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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