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TICKids: Halloween Party

Getting ready to make a creepy spider web craft!

Getting ready to make a creepy spider web craft!

30 October 2013

by Aislinn Callahan-Brandt

Halloween has come and gone in the Netherlands, but not without a fun celebration by TICKids.  Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Farrah, Aislinn and Patricia, 11 children with their parents were able to enjoy an afternoon filled with costumes, snacks, crafts, games, a story, and, of course, Halloween treats at The Harmonie in Tilburg.

The festivities started with a spider craft made from the kids’ handprints, with string to complete the spiders’ webs.  To help set the Halloween mood, (more…)

Book Review of “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

The Cuckoo's Calling27 October 2013

review by Anne van Oorschot

For our most recent book discussion gathering on October 22nd, we met at the home of member Coree Forman and enjoyed tea and stroop wafels while talking about The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. We all liked the book and found it an enjoyable read with good writing and interesting characters, with enough questions about those characters left unanswered to keep them interesting.

While it is inherent for the reader of a detective to try and figure out “who dunnit”, that was difficult with this book as some of the “clue details” were barely mentioned. While we all had glimmerings of who the murderer was, it wasn’t really clear until the very end.

We also talked about why the real author (more…)

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