Katmandu living

the van de Wiel/Schou Hansen family blog

It is now our last day in the Sheraton hotel. The kids are in the pool and Lieke is sitting and enjoying the sun (if you wonder about the weather here, it is clear sky, 25c). We have decided to move down to our house today. It is far from ready, but as we have just learned that the shipment will probably be delayed for 25 days it does not make sense to wait for it. So we are moving today and will hopefully be able to get gas and the washing machine working tomorrow, after which our house should be semi functional. Yesterday we went to visit Lieke’s boss – it was a very nice afternoon, though the kids are still not very good at entertaining themselves. Tomorrow I will have to go and get the gas done, and will also start to look for a satellite dish and a television and after that it is only to the car that is left before we are ready when the shipment arrives. We have bought two enormous mattresses so now we will have to start to camp out in the house. I think we all look forward to it. With all the toys the kids got for Christmas they should be OK in the new house. Anyway, now that we leave the Sheraton it will be a bit more difficult to post our progress on this site, so the updates might become a bit more erratic until we get our own internet connection. I will however try to give Lieke some text and pictures with her to work to publish.

Hello all, Lieke here: my time in the sun was exactly 5 minutes because the kids were in the pool by then. Nothing more to report except that it is great to be in an environment and country that challenges all the assumptions one has and makes you rethink a lot (for example, the office agenda I got opens from the ‘other way’. Also very nice is to see that the Liva and Joop take everything as it comes and don’t get afraid at all. Having said that it is time that they get a bit of a normal life with a decent routine so will report soon about how that has worked (knowing how naturals we are in establisheing that for ourselves). Love to all.


  1. Anonymous  

    Hallo allemaal Blij te lezen dat alles goed is met jullie. Mammie is weer beter en al op sinds maandag. Gisteren pas Tante Fietje Cleysen wezen feliciteren die de elfde al jarig was (76). Veel liefs en sterkte met het provisorisch wonen. M&P.

  2. Anonymous  

    Hej med jer alle fire! Vi er kun lidt misundelige på de 25 grader, her er vi ved at sne inde!! Mor kommer hjem i morgen, vi krydser fingre for, at det går godt. Vi glæder os på jeres vegne over, at I nu er på vej i jeres eget hus, det må I efterhånden trænge til. Knus fra os alle her, Anne-Mette

  3. Anonymous  

    Hallo allemaal,
    Leuk hoor jullie familieblog...,
    maar kom ook even door met het nieuwe adres, dan sturen wij een ouderwets papieren geboortekaartje!
    Liefs, EJ-MC-Bolke-Louk

  4. Anonymous  

    Hallo allemaal Zijn jullie weer gezond en veilig thuis? En hoe gaat het met Henrik's moeder?
    Met ons alles goed, de controle van mama was ook goed. M&P.

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