On Nov. 23, 2005 I moved to The Hague from Washington, DC. This is my new Dutch life.


Amelie for President

I was going to detail the mundane activities as the first week of my new life as a huisvrouw comes to a close. The truth is, I'd bore you to tears. No, I haven't been watching episodes of "Neighbours" on BBC1 even though it brought fame and fortune to Kylie Minogue and may soon feature an appearance from David Beckham. I've just been doing stuff. Very uninteresting stuff.

Thank goodness the French have gone and done something cool like nominate a female presidential candidate.

Ségolène Royal To Lead Socialist Challenge for Presidency
I first heard about Royal a while ago when The Ecomonist ran a piece on her. I have to give them credit for the Amelie association. She seems every bit the breath of fresh air that France needs.

In other European news...

Dutch troops abused Iraq prisoners
Who knew that the Dutch had troops in Iraq? Seems a bit of manipulative news to release but four days before the Dutch elections.

And many thanks to Doc Paradox who scooped me on this story (he keeps doing that!): Europeans OK Anti-Obesity Charter


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