Write Now Rebekah

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Write Now Rebekah
I was born in Ireland, grew up in England and met my Cornish husband in Catalonia. We now live in the Netherlands, in Dutch suburbia, with our two differently wired small kids. I write about my experiences trying to bring up my kids abroad.
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  • Sinterklaas 3 months ago It’s Sinterklaas fever here in the Netherlands. He’s like a skinny Santa, who comes over from Spain on a boat, looks a bit like a bishop and rides a horse. Instead of elves, he has lots of questionably face-painted helpers. They randomly leave chocolate letters, presents and tiny cookies in...
  • The yoga class 5 months ago At this stage in my life I’m more of a yogeezer than yogalicious mama. It’s NEVER relaxing with the kids. I normally end up cranky and a bit sweary. Definitely not the zen experience I want it to be. But I went ahead and signed us up for parent and child yoga anyway. Continue reading →
  • Disrepose 7 months ago Disrepose - This summer I caught flashes of the golden shimmer of their childhood. Occasionally. If I’d slept enough the night before and squinted at them, in just the right way, into the glare of a full August sun. Tell me. Did you survive? Are you unscathed? Is it eerily silent where you are?...
  • Best Holiday Never. 7 months ago How did we attain the holy grail of holidayness, without our holibob it turning into a helliday? Continue reading →
  • Rootless Wildlings. 7 months ago I was born in Ireland and brought up in the UK. In England I was identified as ‘Irish’. I accepted this as my identity. I experienced feeling like an outsider, before I grew to embrace my differences. What confounded me greatly, was when I returned to Ireland to go to university and discovered...

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Website Reviews » There are 10 reviews on Write Now Rebekah

Sarah
12:01 PM August 24, 2018

Love these posts from the entertaining blog of expat life and parenting. They are funny, honest and a bit quirky! My favorite blog of all.

Rosemary
12:15 PM August 24, 2018

Always look forward to reading the next adventure that Rebekah writes about. Her musings are wonderfully written, amusing and draw pictures in my head. Makes me want to visit Holland again and see it through her eyes

Rosita
12:18 PM August 24, 2018

Loving this lady’s writing. All these experiences are so close to home,only I would not be able express myself so well. Reading her blog put a smile on my face. Looking forward to the next one.

Mary Brocklebank
12:26 PM August 24, 2018

Mostly hilarious, often moving and always wonderfully written observations and tales of parenthood that are utterly relatable and offer a brilliant flavour of what it’s like to undergo the usual challenges (to sanity!) that kids bring, with the added hurdle of doing so in a new country whilst adapting to its culture. Thoroughly worth using the rare quiet moments I get to read, laugh out loud and sometimes feel a bit leaky in the eye area. Highly recommended reading and of manageable length for my tired weary Mum eyes!

Matt Frith
12:27 PM August 24, 2018

A very funny writer with even funnier kids. Love reading their suburban adventures.

Tamsin
12:43 PM August 24, 2018

Blimmin’ hilarious. And I’d imagine, if you’re living the Dutch dream too, pretty useful.

Kate
20:45 PM August 24, 2018

I have total admiration for this crazy family, bringing up their wonderfully interesting children in the Netherlands. Thanks Rebekah for sharing your daily challenges so eloquently, and giving us all a giggle at the same time. This blog is like a good boxset. I can't wait to read the next instalment.

Gemma
21:15 PM August 24, 2018

Reading this blog always brightens up my day!!

Ivonne
21:28 PM August 24, 2018

Love to read your blog .... so clear and funny ...

Nadia
12:19 PM August 25, 2018

Highly entertaining and well written blogs. Rebekah captures her family moments beautifully and most mom’s can relate! Look forward to many more!!

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