This windmill is a beautiful landmark,
a few meters away from the entrance of our village,
Image taken 2013 for my running community challenge: #MorningMilers
Have you read my brief introduction to this challenge?
If not, here is the link: Introducing HFNL A to Z Challenge 2015
My personal blogging theme for this year: the places I have been in the Netherlands.
Today, "we go to" : Ankeveen.
|The great thing about living in the village, while running (or biking!) home, |
I often meet our girls on their way home from school!
This mom & daughter selfie was taken
during an 8 km (5 miles) run
last 25th of March
The first time I thought that I would be moving to a village, I had my reservations.
|This was taken during a 10 km (just above 6 miles) run,|
20th of November, 2014
- a few kilometers outside of our village
I was born in a big city - Manila - and lived almost all my life in different metropolis before I met P.
P - my Dutch partner - on the other hand, lived almost all his life in different villages, and towns. He is the reason I abandoned my reservations and moved to Ankeveen.
|With P through the (running!) years.|
I refer to him often on my blogs as Mijn Liefste P
Ankeveen is an idyllic village in North Holland.
An ideal place for children to grow . . .
|Taking pictures of our daily bike rides was a way for me to get over my anxiety of biking in the Winter.|
4 years later, looking at this picture, I feel a certain pride for how the girls have blossomed to life in the country.
Specially, the oldest, who used to missed the city living a lot.
originally posted @ MDMNL
an ideal place to let a new relationship flourish . . .
|Being outdoors with P made us closer together.|
This picture was taken originally on the 24th of October, and shared at
My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands
on the 8th of March, 2011 for a personal month-long blogging.
Taken along the daily bike path we take on the way to the school.
It is between Ankeveen and Kortenhoef.
and an ideal place to focus on creating a healthy lifestyle.
|This is near the entrance to our village. |
The lone tree behind me (from the distance, near the house) fell a year later after a stormy Autumn.
originally posted @ MDMNL in 2011
The reason I created My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands was to make sure that I focus on the positives of living in a new country (the third since I left the Philippines), and adopting to a new lifestyle. The Dutch way of life.
It was not until we were 3 years together that I began writing blogs to share publicly (2011). As you will read @ My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands (or MDMNL for short), I have been blogging anonymously from 2006.
A year after I created MDMNL , Happy Feet in the Netherlands (HFNL) was born. A blog documenting my transformation from couch potato to a runner.
Village life helped in making me an active outdoors person.
Moving to a place conducive to leading a more quiet way of life is something I needed but did not realize I did until I made the decision to move to the Netherlands.
I let go of my fears of change; welcoming a new life turned out in the end the best thing I could do for my mental and physical health.
Are you a city or a country mouse? :)
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