The winter in Holland is nasty. There is no way around that one. I know people from the north like to say there is no such thing as bad weather, just innapropriate clothing. But to that a spaniard would have to answer "el que no se consuela es porque no quiere" i.e. you can always find a consolation for you woes if you try real hard.
But, yes but, the spring in Holland entirely makes up for it. Wild flowers (and not so wild ones) everywhere... how many places are left where your child can roam amongst wild daisies?
so we must enjoy what we get, while we have it. We are sipping this cup slowly, eyes closed, letting its warmth fill us within.
we are welcoming spring with open arms