Leonoor, or Nora, was the first of the “Humanity Babes” I met. She sat herself next to me in the second class we shared together and started talking to me as though we weren’t complete strangers. For my part, I spent days trying to work out whether I was supposed to actually know her. Turned out that was just Leonoor doing a Leonoor because if there’s one thing she is good at it’s talking strangers
and anyone who stands still long enough to death. Of course, that’s one of many reasons why we love her 😉
|Don’t trust the cute smile!! It may well be the last thing you do!|
Equally, she’s the one who has really gone out of her way to make sure I get to experience as much of the Netherlands as possible. It’s impossible to overlook the way she went waaaay out of her way to make (what was my first) Sinterklaas special for the non-Dutch and Dutch alike. She’s actually quite wonderful in this regard.
|We have a perfectly normal friendship.|
Basically, in case you haven’t guessed Leonoor is the super fun one who I live to mock, mainly because she can 100% mock back and that’s how the friendship goes. She rocks on so many levels and in so many ways and I can truthfully say that I am intensely grateful that she came and terrified me oh so long ago in that urban studies class.
I’m also taking bets on how long it takes for her to kill me for writing half the stuff I wrote in this post 😉