Author: Kylie van Dam

Secret Song: No Nicky allowed!!!!

Secret Song: No Nicky allowed!!!!

  This song has been written for Nicky, who somehow manages to give and simultaneously, create, enormous amounts of energy in others. Nicky loves the work of the English artist, Celia Smith, who drawers the natural environment with wire and this little song tries to […]

Kid’s Requests age 2 to 8

Kid’s Requests age 2 to 8

So this is where we’re going to park all the odd bits and bobs kid’s bring me to work on. Today…Ted fancies a bit of Crazy Frog – Axel F. Don’t worry Mum and Dad. You’re children will be fluent English speakers after this one! […]

Hello Hello Houten!

Hello Hello Houten!

In June 2019 Houten held a Cycling Festival and I was lucky enough to help promote that on our local radio station (which indeed…is a little like taking coals to Newcastle). My job was to talk about our journey to Houten as well as pick […]

Months of the Year

Months of the Year

The most easy-peasy-Miss-M’geezy way to learn your months of the year. But don’t forget to give them CAPITAL LETTERS and spell them properly as well. February can be a tricky thing!    

Horses

Horses

  Horse Facts        

Gluren bij de Buren 2019

Gluren bij de Buren 2019

Wow! What a fantastic experience that was!! On the 6th of October 2019 Houten held an arts festival called ‘Gluren bij de buren’, which is a name taken from a Dutch expression meaning to ‘peek into your neighbor’s house’. So, fifty private homes opened their […]

A Better Day

A Better Day

When we’re teenagers, even for the kids who don’t notice it at the time, music seems to play a vital role in our developing psychological landscape. I have friends with no connections to music as adults but who’ll jump up at a party when something […]

Ghosts

Ghosts

The human condition seems to involve quite a bit of getting things wrong so that we learn how to do it right. And that can leave a bad taste in the mouth if the lessons were hard won. So, here’s my little country song about […]

Holiday

Holiday

So…how’s life? Bit busy? As in…too…!!!! It’s quite the trend. But why? What makes us the questing animal? Why are we always at least a little dissatisfied and why do we always push just that bit further? I mean, it’s great and I’m not complaining […]

Home

Home

A few years ago we were on a gorgeous holiday with family in friends in far-flung places and oddly, I found myself writing this song. I didn’t set out to write about the smells and tastes of the spaces we make, how fragile their balance […]