This is long overdue. This has been a blog I have wanted to complete since my first entry, but I guess it is better late than never. Here is a list of random facts about my co-workers, well more accurately, my friends!
The Center for European Studies Staff consists of 8 people: 1) Jorg 2) Laura 3) Kyra 4) Nathalie 5) Dario 6) Maaike 7) Severine 8) Aude
Jorg, Kyra, Maaike and Nathalie are the true Dutchees.
Dario is our lone Belgian and Laura is our only Brit.
Aude is from Switzerland and Severine is from France so the two of them can communicate in French.
Laura and Nathalie are the moms of the office. Nathalie has a 3 year old brown-haired, blue-eyed beauty named Indigo. Laura's baby Elsa has blonde-hair and is constantly smiling, laughing, and MOVING!
Nathalie, Aude, Maaike, Dario, and Severine all attended Maastricht University at some point in their academic careers.
Severine has a toffee-colored horse named Casper. The horse is built more like a pony, but a muscular pony!
Aude is engaged to be married to an Austrailan named Martin, who she met on her exchange in Maastricht while they both studied Psychology.
Jorg is a father to Annek (I think I spelled that wrong), who is a cute and tiny creature compared to her 6'7'' father!
Laura is a lifetime vegetarian and our recent vegee is Nathalie!
Kyra enjoys spending her time with her niece Danche (Danielle).
Maaike recently bought a new apartment in her hometown of Roermond (30 mins by train from Maastricht).
Dario and Jorg are both soccer goalies.
Laura has lived in England, Scotland, and now the Netherlands. She also has a twin sister!
Nathalie lived in Vermont for 2 years. She met her American husband Atticus backpacking in Poland, and the couple eventually returned to Maastricht to start a family.
Aude is a creative and crafty lady who makes things from earrings and stamps to garlands and party decorations.
Jorg and Dario both began their careers at CES as interns.
The entire group are fluent in at least 2 languages but that number is closer to 3 or 4. Many of them speak Dutch, English, and the Dutch Dialect of the Limburg area. Also others speak German, French, Spanish, and even Italian. This group of individuals are key at communicating!!!
In the next few blogs I will post individual write-ups about each of them and photos of course!!!