This month started with April Fool’s day on April 1. 13 years ago our oldest daughter was born on this fool’s day in 2002. It happened to be a public holiday in the Netherlands as it was Easter Monday.
So, for us, it turned out to be a not so foolish day. My parents thought I was kidding when I called them to tell them that they had a new granddaughter (she was born almost 2 weeks earlier than expected). Since then, every April 1st, is a day of celebration in Veldkamp House. The joke appeared not to be a joke. There are many good April Fool’s day jokes, just search on YouTube and you can laugh for a while. Have you ever wondered what would happen if something that sounded too good to be true actually turned out to be real – especially on April 1? For one New Zealander, daring to dream big on April Fool’s Day paid off handsomely this morning: