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Home, Australia - 11th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Today is my last day at home. I had some final preparations to do before leaving.

Mum helped me make a sleeping pouch.

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Then i wanted to make my traveling envelope look more then just a plain white envelope. Mum has a sticker machine that she let me use.

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I dont think it was a good idea. The stickers stuck to me rather well!!!

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I then said goodbye to my friends who have kept me company this past week. They are football (aussie rules) bears. The season starts soon so they can't travel around the world.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o5/sami_jae/m6.jpg

I'm now ready to visit Magicwoman in the Netherlands. I'm very excited and hope to have many many adventures.

* Posted Feb 11, 2008, 2:06 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


in my travel bag, Heading to The Netherlands - 13th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

I snuggled down into my cosy travel bag this morning and have left the comforts of my home. I am very excited and scared but i am sure my hosts will be lovely and look after me well.
My first destination is The Netherlands and i'm staying with Magicwoman.

Talk to you soon :)

* Posted Feb 13, 2008, 12:05 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 22nd February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi Mom
Today I arrived in Holland :),it was a very long trip for me
Its so nice here,but a bit windy and rainy.
Holland is a cold country in comparison with Australia,so my host is gonna turn up the heat now for me.
They talk a very strange language here.Its really funny to hear.
I'm gonna take a nap now mummy,cause i'm so tired
bye bye Melelauca

* Posted Feb 22, 2008, 5:14 pm Last edited Mar 25, 2008, 9:24 pm by magicwoman [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede , The Netherlands - 22nd February 2008

By: magicwoman

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Finally I arrived,the envelop was so dark and cold

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb075.jpg
Now i'm gonna take a nap in my warm and cosy sleeping bag you made for me mummy :D

more photos soon after my nap
bye bye meleleuca

* Posted Feb 22, 2008, 5:31 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 23rd February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mummy
After my long nap yesterday,i'm ready to do things :)
And my host has a visitor this morning,it was her little cousin and she is 3 years old.She really liked me and she said "aaw she is soo cute"
Offcourse she wants to play with me
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb081.jpg
oh no..she wrapped me with my own sleeping bag...be careful little girl!!

this girl has really fantastic slippers..she had a pair of ladybird  dutch cloggies  to keep her feet warm that was so cute
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb079.jpg

Wow my host has a real electric guitar :)
I play on it but it was so diffycult to do
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0002.jpg

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the view out of the window,cant wait to go outside

My host has a surprise for me,she bought some typical dutch candy for me called "drop"
The fist one was disgusting,but later on I eat more "dropjes"and then I started to like them,they are very sweet and a bit bitter
You should try them to mummy
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0006.jpg

So this was my first morning here in Holland
more pictures soon mummy
bye bye

* Posted Feb 23, 2008, 2:11 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, the Netherlands - 23rd February 2008

By: magicwoman

I love eucalyptus,but here in Holland it is not possible that eucalyptus can grow
So after al those  Dutch "dropjes" I eat I really want to have some eucalyptus ,but I can find it
So my host put me on a dutch tree :)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0011.jpg
As you can see there is no leaf on it,thats because it is winter here in Holland

My host showed me her moped,it really looked like a motorcycle but it isnt.It is really a moped.And ofcouse she invites me for a ride :)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0013.jpg
My host is trying to talk english to me and espially the australian dialect
It feels like home,but her dialect sounds ridiculous  :cyclops:
I really laughed about it

Its really nice to be here
Bye Bye mum
Meleleuca

* Posted Feb 23, 2008, 8:02 pm Last edited Feb 23, 2008, 8:05 pm by magicwoman [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, the Netherlands - 24th February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mum
Tomorrow my host Marije has made a delicious breakfast for me.It was a "beschuitje"in English translated as "biscuit rusk"with "Hagelslag"it is a Dutch sandwitch filling,and it are chocolate sprinkels it was delicious,but she had to much butter on it so now i am a bit nauseous
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0026.jpg

I've met some new friends here,it were all toys who lives here,and offcourse they heard about me,some new Australian guest who has arrived here
Marije had introduced me to them,and as you can see we had a lot of fun
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0023.jpg
those 2 dogs they were funny,and the bear was very caring and friendly.The ponies are girls and they think they are beautiful wich they are,but they are a bit haughty to

More photos soon
bye bye mummy

* Posted Feb 24, 2008, 2:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, the Netherlands - 25th February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mum
Yesterday Marije take me out for a walk
it was very sunny for the winter
and she showed me some nice places
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0034.jpg
This is an old factory,it was a factory back in de 60s.Nowaday it is an old building.But it is beautiful,but it is a bit deteriorate.This building is build in 1904,but they gonna demolished it soon

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0035.jpg
Here o
i'm sitting at a Dutch level crossing.
I'm gonna explain what the sign says
When the train comes you hear a sound and the red light is flashing,then you know that the train is approaching and you have to stop for it,also the barriers are coming down
The sign said,"Please wait until the red light is  out,it is possible that there is approaching another train"

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another beautiful building

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Waiting at the bus in a Dutch bus stop

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A Dutch Mill

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unfortunately the picture is a bit shaky
but this was the sign that belongs to the mill
The mills name is "keetmolen"
it is build in 1750

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0041.jpg
eating a dutch "frikandel"it is a typical Dutch meatroll,with mayonnaise
It was delicious :)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0042.jpg
at least I was drinking a nice cup of tea in de local bar

I had a great weekend mummy
I miss you
more updates soon
Meleleuca

* Posted Feb 25, 2008, 5:28 pm Last edited Feb 25, 2008, 5:31 pm by magicwoman [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


the gum tree, Australia - 27th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hello Meleleuca

I'm so happy to see you are having a fun time with Marije. It really is different from your home in the gum tree!
I look forward to seeing more lovely photos from you. Travel Safe.
Mum xx

* Posted Feb 27, 2008, 6:39 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, the Netherlands - 27th February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mum
Good to read a message from you mummy :)
Today Marije brought me to her old house,were she lived for 10 years,it was a farmhouse,but she moved to another house in 2006.Her dad has an office there to,but the office doesent exist anymore.There is only a small office left for her uncle who lived there and he can work there.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb082.jpg
pick up the phone at the office
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb083.jpg
and write something down
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outside
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/Afb085.jpg
this is grassland it belongs to the farmhouse,you can see how flat is in Holland no hills or mountains
unfortunately there are no Dutch cows on the grass land

Bye Bye ,
more updates soon :)


* Posted Feb 27, 2008, 1:53 pm Last edited Feb 27, 2008, 3:13 pm by magicwoman [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 29th February 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi Mum
Today a new Toyvoyager arrived at Marije her house,I was so exciting,I wanted to know what kind of Tv it was
So I cant wait
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0045.jpg
This is me waiting for the new TV
Please hurry Marije I cant wait to see her/him

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0046.jpg
finally Marije opened the envelop
and it is.... PEBBELS a green TV from Sweden
yeaa I got a mate :)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0048.jpg
this is us togheter,Pebbels is really frienldy but she talked a strange language,it is Swedish
I have to teach her English,cause I dont understand her

We are gonna have a great time here just the two of us
bye bye
Meleleuca

* Posted Feb 29, 2008, 5:06 pm Last edited Feb 29, 2008, 5:07 pm by magicwoman [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 1st March 2008

By: magicwoman

I decided I helped Marije to cook a meal
And offcourse I'll eat some from it to
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http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0052.jpg
i was stirring the peanut sauce,it is a sauce made from peanuts en the Dutch people eat it ,it looks disgusting here ;)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0054.jpg
this was the result
a plate with fries,mayonaisse,peanut sauce and onions
it looks yak but is was yummi ;)

bye bye
Meleleuca

* Posted Mar 1, 2008, 1:19 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 2nd March 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mum
We had so much fun today,cause I was riding a bycycle togheter with Pebbels,it was great.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0061.jpg
Here i am ,it was a bit diffidult to to it

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0063.jpg
and a picture with me and the beautiful lady stattue :)

bye bye Meleleuca

* Posted Mar 2, 2008, 2:55 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 4th March 2008

By: magicwoman

Today we had really bad weather in Holland
It was so cold and rainy and windy,that we couldnt do thing
so we watch the rain out of the window
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0072.jpg

And I watched a dutch TV show called "RTL Boulevard"it is a Dutch gossip program
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0073.jpg

I forgot to tell you mum,Marije has take me out last sunday and we went to a beautiful Dutch church
here is the picture
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0066.jpg

Bye Bye
Meleleuca

* Posted Mar 4, 2008, 6:26 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ede, The Netherlands - 6th March 2008

By: magicwoman

Hi mum
Today we drinked tea with our dutch friends (they one i've met)it was the dog and they nice bear I drinked tea with.They also had chocolate easter eggs
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0080-1.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0078.jpg

we also played a games,with dices
but unforunately I lose :(

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e361/marije22000/100_0082.jpg

Bye Bye
Meleleuca

* Posted Mar 6, 2008, 8:44 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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