Pizza and Cake!

Time flies! Iván turning 5 already is just another example of exactly that! Another birthday. Another round of celebrations. At home and at school. A birthday hat for the birthday boy and birthday songs all day long (and the weekend before). He brought some small presents to school for his classmates and teachers. Received a lot of presents during the week. And got pizza and cake as a birthday dinner. Here’s to our 5 year old!

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Colors of Rome

We did quite a lot on our first day in Rome. A lot more than the previous post would suggest perhaps. Rome is just an awesome place to be. So much to see and do. I didn’t want to mix black and white with color this time. So I’ve created another post. No bright blue skies perhaps but instead some cloudy skies that actually softened the light and brought out the ‘pastel’ colors of the city even better. There were a couple of raindrops every now and then but nothing serious. And a little bit of rain actually adds some magic to it all.

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Feels Like Rome

And that’s because it is! Beautiful Rome. We made it. A city that was high on our list for quite a while now. In late november we finally managed to visit this amazing city. We had 3 nights to spend and enjoy it to the fullest. We knew the weather would be a risk. But luckily we only had rain the last day. And the amount of tourist were definitely a lot less compared to spring or summer.

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Sinterklaas

This is blog post number hundred! One hundred blog posts! ONE HUNDRED! 100! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t! It’s quite a milestone. And what a better way to celebrate it with the arrival of Sinterklaas and his Pieten. Last Saturday Sint-Nicolaas arrived from Spain. And that’s always a big festivity here in The Netherlands. Children (and parents) are excited about the toys and candies he brings. Iván and Simon dressed up as Piet for this special occasion.

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Monkeys, Apes and Primates

Back on the road with the Canon for a change. Time to try out the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens some more. One of the reasons for buying this lens was to have a little more reach than what I was having. A Zoo is one of those places where those extra mm’s come in handy. A perfect place to see what this lens can do.

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