Next Monday is Koninginnedag, a public holiday here with a big party the night before, a lot of partying during the day and most importantly the vrijmarkt (free market) on the day. Oh and everyone wears orange.

The vrijmarkt means that you can tape off a piece of footpath and sell anything you want except booze. I’m going to make some bits and pieces to sell with our neighbours and also we’re going to try and pick up a few things for the house cheap on the street – watch this space!

But in the meantime we’ve made a special track just for Koninginnedag for people to play loudly from their boats (the canals are full) or from their stall. In the very high-budget movie you can see what it will look like here on the day.