Last week Guerke & Maxine gave us a 'Dutch starter kit' containing all manner of typical food stuff enjoyed by our European friends.
The 'honingstroopwafels met roomboterstroop' were great - a waffle biscuit that had to be warmed over a cup of tea or coffee.
The sweets 'Oldtimers - De Echte mildzoute Hinelooper Ruitjesdrop' remains unopened as does the 'melk Hagel slag' (which seems to be chocolate hundred and thousands but as a sandwich filling).
But the real dilemma came with the 'Perla koffie aroma snelfiltermaling'. I had 1/2 a cup of it this morning and my head is still buzzing from the caffeine rush. But here is the bigger question: in order to embrace my new life style should I start drinking koffie, strong Dutch koffie?
As an Englishman with a teapot for one, clearly the answer is 'No'. After all everything should stop for a cup of PG-tips tea at 10:30am and 2:30pm. But as a Christian who is an Englishmen ... I am just not so sure!
The cost of cross cultural church planting is just starting to bite!