This week Tante Door came and stayed with us for a night. It was the first time she’d been to Amsterdam since about ’98 when she went with Lenny (Alex’s sister).

Tante Door in Amsterdam

She managed to pick one of the coldest weeks we’ve had here. The temperature was between -5 and -1 during the day.


We had lots of fun showing her around. We took her to our favourite Italian place where they now say “Welcome back” when we come in!

At 'our' Italian

We did some shopping, some sight-seeing and we seemed to keep running into celebrities wherever we went!

Tante Door with Pierce

Alex with van der Vaart

Me telling George W what I think of him

And lastly... one of the stars from the movie Black Swan, Natalie Portman