2017 has really started

  Remember this one? And this one?   Tim started school in April of 2010. A couple of weeks after arriving in Australia. He was happy to put on a uniform and start school in KW, with Mrs Wagner. No English, except for yes, no, yellow and hello. Zoë was in Mrs Wagner’s class as well. With…


This is my Emu. In art class we are using a lot of different materials. I am using paint, shiny blue paper, bark, smooth gray paper and  I am also using soft Emu feathers that are real on Ducku. I called it Ducku The Emu because it has tiny legs like a duck.   It is…

The Orange Cow

In summer the only orange cow ate all my grass because it was so hungry. On the 22nd of april the same cow ate the beautiful blue flower on the big hill because it was still hungry. The orange cow Once up on a time there was a one and only orange cow his name…


During art classes I made this paining of 3 turtles. Zoe

Introducing Tim

My name is Tim Kemna. I am 10 (written in December 2014) I was born on October 13 2004.

Long Easter weekend 2013

Finally a long weekend with no plans or appointments. Although we are in Australia for 3 years now, and we are adapting the aussie lifestyle, we are still not infected with the easter show fever (yet?). Honestly, we do not understand all the fuss about the show bags. Maybe we missed it in our childhood….


No time to relax with the Kemna Family. It has been a while since our last post, and a lot happend since. Everything is going fine and this week we are experiencing the hot Syndey summer, including the hottest night in many many years. The temperature did not drop under 30 degrees. The newspaper of…

Herring & Mortgages

Update about what’s going on in the world, the Netherlands and here. Perhaps a little bragging about how fast things have evolved.

Off-topic: How salary caps are not the answer to fair play

I’ve been down under for just over a month now and during that time it got out in the open that one of the best National Rugby League teams, the Melbourne Storm, has breached a ‘salary cap’ and they have been punished by the takeaway of their 2007 and 2009 titles, as well as a…