Noble goes Dutch – De Vesting


Upon logging in I received a notecard from the Noble-family, announcing the re-vamping of their home sim into : Noble goes Dutch – De Vesting. “De Vesting” is Dutch for “Fortress” and in The Netherlands we have several, well preserved fortresses with characteristic, picturesque, streets and surroundings – often with a wall surrounding the village….

Tulips!


The past few days the weather here in Holland has been more than lovely, temperatures around 20C degrees and blue skies. I have been out to town and sat on a terrace, sipping a Latte (well, okay a Latte and some wine after that…) and watching people, and enjoyed being out and about. Berry’s Meme…

Gezellig!


“Gezellig” is a Dutch word for…..well…erm…..I don’t know! In fact, I think – and I am not alone in this – it is one of the few words in Dutch that simply cannot be translated or even explained to English. It means…”Gezellig” A great article, written by an American who lives in Holland, will hopefully…

Mondays are srs bsns


Today I was in Amsterdam, the centre, for work. Not my favourite city, but oh well..sometimes one has no choice! It inspired me though, to go take a look in the Amsterdam in Second Life, which exists since 2004! It’s a nice replica and I have to admit it was kind of funny to see…

Being an ESL’er in Second Life


Yes, I am an ESL’ er (English as Second Language) and I love language! My first language is Dutch, then comes English…then a gap….French…a bigger gap and then German. In Second Life I only speak English, which makes sense as I rarely meet Dutch people (don’t ask me why, but for some reason I just…