We went to Zeeland on the weekend and it is more rural there, also a
beach which was nice, but still the close housing. We are learning some Dutch slowly but
most people here speak English.
It doesn't look like we will visit Malcolm and Anna in Israel now as
the plane fares are very expensive double the normal fare as its holiday season at this
time of year. We haven't completely given up hope yet, but it isn't looking promising
Zoe is taking more steps every day but not walking really and truly
yet. She has eight teeth now and says over 30 words. She is a real squealer but very cute.
We enjoy her very much. I think she is coping with travelling pretty well, on the last
flight from Dar to Amsterdam she slept 6 and half hours out of the 8 hour flight, it was
during the night. I bought her her first dolly the other day because in Africa she kept
wanting the dolls of the other little kids that she played with. I also got her a pair of
shoes which she thinks are marvelous. It is nice being in a country again where drinking
water from the tap is safe, roads are smooth and mosies don't give malaria. We are still
taking our anti malaria pills, it is a challenge each day to get Zoe's into her and we
have to keep doing it for another 3 weeks...