No offense

I love waking up to the comments on my blog. Only recently they’ve started to arrive in Dutch. My New York friends, who like reading your ‘Dutch take on things’ are a little thrown. So I’ve taken the liberty to translate your treasured comments into English. No offense to you, dear Dutch bloggers - and hopefully non taken?!

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Ok now then this is English obviously, who is going to translate it in Dutch?
Just kidding ya know.

@ Blips; you’re cute! The Dutchies have to pride themselves once again in being ‘the world travellers’ - open to speak a different language, even in blogland!

if you don’t mind that there will be a lot of faults in my englisch, i’ll try to comment in english

Don’t mind at all! Sounds good to me - thanks, Smara Ratih!

I’ll try it in English also, feel free to change any mistakes I’m bound to make! ;-)

That’s cute Ireen, will do!

I’ll give it also a try… but please correct me when I make mistakes…?

Will do so - thanks for being so willing all of you!

I like practicing my English, so no problem! :-)

Ofcourse, English is fine too :) Just figured that you’d maybe like to hear a little mother-tongue from time to time ;)

@ Merel; I sure do! But I also love the fact that two cultures find out about, are surprised, and discuss each other’s cultures (theme of my documentary films). It’ll be a while before my English friends graduate from their Dutch language courses, so that’s where this came from….thanks Dutchies, for being so co-operative!

Do you mind if I add your blog to my link-list? I enjoy reading you!

Dutch is a difficult language to speak, write and read for foreigners, so I’m told… So, of course, Dree, translate away!

@ Goentah; Not at all - I see that as a (big!) compliment - please do add!!
@ Puur Kaat; thanks, I will translate away!
@ All - I have very limited access to a computer this month - but will be back full force soon!
Cheers, Dree

Ha! I’m commenting on several english blogs of dutch persons, and sometimes I just HAVE to say it in english. You know, things like ’spreekwoorden’ (don’t even know the word for that in english…)
But on all the other occasions, english is fine :) I love that language!

@ Rose; if you only knew how many times I really wish there was a good translation for one of our Dutch ’sayings’…And then there are moments where I wish I knew how to translate an English one like ‘my way or the highway’ well…..

Of couse it’s okay.

My name is Robert Key and I am a runner from Houston, Texas. I saw your blog listed when I was looking through the RBF directory and very much enjoyed reading some of your entries. I especially liked the speech you gave your boyfriend for not running. Hilarious!

Back to your blog…. I have a web site at http://www.faithfulsoles.com that is inspirational stories for walkers, runners and athletes of all ages and abilities. I recently added to the site a categorized and searchable Running Blog Database where members of my site can find a blog of interest to them based on other walkers, runners or athletes of similar abilities, goals and interests. To my knowledge it is the only one of its kind specifically for walkers and runners on the internet. I would appreciate it if you would take a moment to put a link to your blog in our Running Blog Database (in the first week I had it online, I had over 50 bloggers from around the world link their blogs to it). Just click on “Link your running blog” under “Free Features” from the home page. If you want to learn more about my running background, just click on “Meet Robert” from the main menu , or to learn more about my involvement in the running community, click on “Faithful Soles in the news” in the left column under “Weekly Features”. I also have a blog that I just started at http://faithfulsoles.blogspot.com, but most of my running information is on my web site. Also, if there is anyone else in your blogger network that you think would be interested in listing their blog, please feel free to pass this information along to them. Thanks and continued good luck in your training.

Dree, time to start posting again! ;-)

You’re so right, Ireen! Total stand still due to busy work travels with very limited internet access!! Please stand by - coming soon to a blog near you!

Okay! I will wait, I know it’s worth it.

Thanks, Ireen! That’s an inspiring compliment!



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