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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 […]

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 […]

Old Town Road

Old Town Road

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus and mixing it up! This is a great little tune, but there’s also lots of other stuff to think about. What about music styles? Is this Country and Western or is it Rap? And what’s the history between […]

Houten in Germany for the afternoon

Houten in Germany for the afternoon

So, we made it! In February the van Dams were lucky enough to take part in Traffic Without Chaos, this fantastic project by Insa Onken for Plan B, a German documentary program aired weekly on ZDF Along with Robert Derks, who’s brain-child Houten is and […]

I Hear Thunder

I Hear Thunder

  I Hear Thunder Traditional Song (with Extra Lyrics by Abby) I hear thunder, I hear thunder, Hark don’t you? Hark don’t you? Pitter patter rain drops. Pitter patter rain drops. I’m wet through. So are you! I see blue skies, I see blue skies. […]

Nederlands Reclames met Engels Slogans.

Nederlands Reclames met Engels Slogans.

Here’s your task: 7 English slogans you hear used in Dutch adverts. Write them in English, like I have below, then translate them, then write them three more times in English. Here are some I heard on the TV the other night.   Nissan Qashqai […]

Shotgun

Shotgun

Time for a Sing-along with George, who’s seriously happy in the passenger seat!         Did you know that ‘riding shotgun’ comes from a time when stage-coaches dashed around the new colonies of America and Australia? A driver controlled the horses and the […]

Let’s get Christmassy!

Let’s get Christmassy!

        The Faith Song           Jingle Bells                           All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK0z1S8SwZc I just can’t wait I don’t want a […]

About Kylie

About Kylie

Hi there, My name is Kylie van Dam and I’m an Australian living in Holland with my Ausie/Dutch husband and our three English born children. We moved here from the UK in 2010 in a now-or-never attempt to make the life we imagined for ourselves […]