My recent posts concerning the Netherlands have prompted Bea into action, and on Friday I received a parcel in the mail, containing treats and presents.
The treats were Chocolade Kruid Noten mix and Gevulde Speculaas. The kruid noten are chocolate covered spiced biscuits which remind me of a Mint Slice without the mint. They are quite nice to eat. Speculaas is a kind of sweet cake for eating with coffee. Gevulde means that it is filled, in this case with a kind of almond paste stuff. This was also very nice. Kirsten and I enjoyed our treats and they are now all gone.
My two presents were both books, one Dutch language course and one tourist guide book. Prisma taaltraining – Nederlands voor anderstaligen is by far the best Dutch language course I have seen. It is well thought out and organised and comes with two audio CD’s, meaning that I can learn at my desk if Kirsten is not there to laugh at me. The other book is Verrassend Nederland, literally “Surprising Netherlands”. This Dutch language book explains the points of interest in the different parts of the Netherlands. I can only understand about 15% of it at this point so I will need to work through both books together.
So all up, a very pleasant surprise!