Month: May 2006

May 12, 2006

Sanity thanks to a sticker

Filed under: — Natasha @ 1:20 pm
No/Yes sticker
No/Yes sticker

The first sticker is Dutch and says ‘nee’ or no to printed matter without a proper address but ‘ja’ or yes to things like local newspapers. That’s the one I finally put on my front door to stop the constant flow of paper coming into my house. By constant I mean four to five times a day! The second sticker is from Québec, Canada and the equivalent of a Dutch no/no sticker. The Dutch use two stickers and words, while the Québec one is a pictogram and unique, as not having this sticker is the same as the Dutch no/yes sticker.

May 1, 2006

Queen’s Day goodies

Filed under: — Natasha @ 11:39 am

April 30th is Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, the Dutch national holiday. Besides music, parades and general partying, a unique part of the day is that the streets of every city and town turn into a huge rummage sale. It is a great day to score all kinds of stuff. At the end of the day, stuff is left around and you can pick up free things until they start cleaning it up around 6 p.m. It’s more fun than Christmas! Here are some funny pictures from this year’s edition. I usually go for records and this year I scored the original sountrack of the James Bond film Thunderball for one euro (US$ 1,26).

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