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If you can’t beat ’em…..

So you’re moving to Holland?

Can you speak Dutch?
Have you ever been there?
Do you know anyone?
Can you ride a bike?

You’d think that answering ‘no’ to all of the above might have put me off.

When I first came to The Netherlands all these things were beyond my experience.

I’d been to the country once. For a day.

Fast forward a few, a lot, loads of , several, years.

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That’s me in the front.
Yes, I know, it’s not a BIcycle!

The first three aspects of unfamiliarity were a simple sustained effort to change.

Spend time put in an effort gradually improve.

After a few years here I managed to do this:

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…get married in a Dutch ceremony in the town hall. (To a scot who speaks Dutch too.)

Challenge number four was a lot harder. I did try.
But I finally concluded that it was wiser to find another solution.

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My three wheels are perfect for me. And cycling in The Netherlands is as great as you’ve heard, especially in the spring.

It’ll be here soon. I can’t wait.

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8 comments on “If you can’t beat ’em…..

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    February 13, 2014

    lovely post and thanks for sharing

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    • lizard100
      February 13, 2014

      Thanks for reading 😃

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      • lindaswildlifegarden
        February 14, 2014

        stuck on 3 question before I can post my blog re award

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      • lizard100
        February 14, 2014

        Three was tricky. I think I’d want cheese, tomato, beetroot, onion and advocado.

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  2. alderandash
    February 14, 2014

    Good for you! Moving to another country is a leap, isn’t it. I lived in Thailand for a few years – every day felt like an adventure in the early months (sometimes good, sometimes alarming/confusing!). Your bike looks very cool…

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    • lizard100
      February 14, 2014

      It was a big step. Ant imagine living elsewhere now though 😃

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  3. bmary
    March 14, 2014

    Fabulous! 🙂

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