Enjoy suikerbrood and sailing in Sneek

Most famous for its Sneek Week, a week long sailing competition and festival, the Frisian city of Sneek (Snits in West Frisian) has plenty to offer during the other 51 weeks of the year. Molly Quell goes north (again) to check out to eat more suikerbrood and see what the city has to offer. Read … [Read more…]

No Help Is Better Than Self Help

I read a lot. And sometimes, I read self-help books. I’m not super clear why. Occasionally, I’ve gotten them as a present. Or someone strongly recommends one. The ABC has a few on their favorites list. My father suggests some. Here’s what self-help I’ve read so far in 2018: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit … [Read more…]

Week 16

As we’re planning to host Thanksgiving in the upcoming weeks, the focus has been on getting the house ready for guests. The plan is mostly to throw all the junk in our bedroom and make the downstairs look pretty. To that end, I finished repairing the booze cabinet, which turned out gorgeous, if I do … [Read more…]

Week 15

Week 15 was the week of electricity. The boyfriend tackled the long list of weird electrical issues the house has. First up, installing our smart thermostat. It’s now wireless, so you can use the controller anywhere in the house. But of course, we mostly use the app on our phones. He also fixed the light … [Read more…]

Week 14

It was a lot of little things last week. We reinstalled some fixtures in the sliding door so it slides correctly, replaced the components of the mailslot, put the double-glazing back on the back door. The boyfriend continued to work on fitting the pantry door. I finished up a few ongoing projects, including repairing an … [Read more…]