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Episode 14 of Maastricht Minutiae

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Mmm…Doesn’t Dan look like he’s enjoying that olieballen? They are a traditional News Years treat but the cart is out now on the Markt square for anyone who wants an early taste. You can now listen to episode 14 of Maastricht Minutiae by clicking here and using your preferred podcatcher.
 
 
 
 
 
This week we chat about:
Autumn
Amanda’s Doctor Visit
Visiting the Vet & UTI in cats
Our laundry struggles
Olieballen
Chocolate Company
Archaeology Exhibit
 
And a reminder that the Pecha Kucha Event in Maastricht takes places Oct. 20th at 8 pm at the AINSI building. If you’re local, check it out. We’ll be there.

5 Responses to “Episode 14 of Maastricht Minutiae”

  1. Renée says:

    you know how we have Halloween decorations in the shops back in the US and it seems like every year they put them out sooner? Like it should be in October, but now it’s already happening before school even starts up again in September? This is happening with the Oliebollen carts now too! I swear, pretty soon they’ll be out in the middle of summer! how people are not sick of these things before New Year’s Eve I have no idea!

  2. locusta says:

    Oh no! I have to admit I was shocked when I saw the Sinterklaas candy at Aldi in late September. It looks so much like Christmas candy to me. But Dan reminded me that there is no Halloween or Thankgiving here to fall between summer and Christmas, so it makes sense it would start to appear “early”.

  3. Renée says:

    I actually laughed out loud yesterday at the Hema. The chocolate letters are on sale! I believe the oliebollen have been out at my station in Amsterdam (Sloterdijk) for at least two weeks now. It’s just too darn early for me! They celebrate St. Maarten (at least where we are) – that’s something they could focus on in between. But what do I know, eh?

  4. Dan says:

    How do you get tired of these? It be like getting sick of donuts :D

  5. Alyssa says:

    Hi guys–that looks tasty! Interestingly enough, the Swedes have a Lent bun that now appears *right* after Christmas, but it used to only be available during Lent on Tuesdays only. Some people say its a pity, because they aren’t as eagerly anticipated and appreciated, but I belong in the camp that I wish they had semlor buns year round! I would certainly eat them! I make Keith take me to Worcester to the Crown Bakery sometime during Lent so I can get my semla fix.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semla