Tag Archives: Dee de Smalen

Farewells in 2020

It’s been a strange year. There’s been the pandemic to cope with, I’ve had some mental health struggles, we have bought a new house in Nijmegen and plan to leave Amsterdam in the new year. As if that wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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Women behind the Wire – The Will to Survive

Today’s blog is dedicated to an amazing woman, Dee (pronounced Day) de Smalen, my mother-in-law. Today she turns 90! Happy Birthday Dee, Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!! She grew up in the former Dutch East Indies, on Java. Her parents, … Continue reading

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