Monthly Archives: October 2018

Dragging old cows out of the ditch: how idioms creep in when you’re not looking

We all know Holland is famous for cows. And tulips.  They’re everywhere you look. In the landscape. And in the language. When the Dutch don’t cry over spilt milk, they refuse to drag old cows out of a ditch.  And when they do want to paint the town red, they put little flowers outside. Vivid […]

Where can I find a certified English translator?


Right here. I have been a certified English translator since 1999. I was sworn in directly after passing the state exam for Dutch-English translator, solemnly taking the oath before the subdistrict court judge in Utrecht, together with other qualified translators. A friend even brought flowers. Well, it was a big first step in my career […]