Hello Singapore

Jun 20, 16 Hello Singapore

Posted by in Australia 2016, Travel

It was ‘hello again’ to Singapore as we stopped off for a couple of days on the way down to Australia to visit Sylvan, Marielle & the boys...

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In the Footsteps of a Hero

May 03, 14 In the Footsteps of a Hero

Posted by in Miscellaneous, Mons 2014, Travel

It seems to me the generation that faced down the hardships and horrors of total war in WWI (and WWII) were made of a special kind of stuff.
Honour; duty to country; grit; courage; sacrifice; determination and resolve are all words that can (as a generalisation) epitomise those generations.

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Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

Jan 17, 14 Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

Posted by in Holland, Travel

Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway museum) a must for all little boys who like trains ! ๐Ÿ˜€ We all had a great day at this wonderful museum… and of course we went by train which was even more enjoyable as the boys haven’t really been on a train before … een leuke dag!...

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Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Jan 13, 14 Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Posted by in Holland, Miscellaneous, Travel

I love Holland and the Dutch culture …. where else in the world would theme parks and national art museums be so chicly done: The Efteling : Inspired by the artist Anton Pieck The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (10 years in the...

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Story time with Annelies

Jan 12, 14 Story time with Annelies

Posted by in Holland

Story time with the boys is always a lot of fun...

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Nederlandse Artilleriemuseum

Jan 08, 14 Nederlandse Artilleriemuseum

Posted by in Holland, Travel

Back in Holland again and meeting up with Oma, Opa, Marielle, Sylvan and the boys … yay !!! River, Lukas and Seth are so cute and Uncle Rob is having a great time with them : Nerf Gun fights; Go-karting and a trip to the Dutch Artillery museum (so far) … made all the more interesting as Opa (Grandpa) served on the same...

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Mamma mia she’s a gonna fall …

Sep 19, 13 Mamma mia she’s a gonna fall …

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

Where else could we be with a blog title like that but … the leaning tower of ‘pizza’ …Pisa (sorry feeling a bit hungry as I write this)

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Bella Toscana

Sep 18, 13 Bella Toscana

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

It may be something of a cliche I know, but … Tuscany IS beautiful.

Soft rolling hills, studded with lines of pencil thin Cypress trees, hillsides fat with vines and olive groves.

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More Antiqua Roma

Sep 11, 13 More Antiqua Roma

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

We’ve packed in another full day of Ancient Roman sites. It makes up for the rather disappointing day we had yesterday when I was robbed on the Metro. I had my pocket picked and lost my iPhone {deep sob}. Spending a couple of hours in an Italian police station was ‘interesting’. It was like something out of the 1930s … weird.

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Bella Roma – The Eternal City

Sep 09, 13 Bella Roma – The Eternal City

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

Rome …. This city is “history heaven” ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Festung Guernsey

Jul 02, 13 Festung Guernsey

Posted by in Channel Islands, Miscellaneous

A short video entitled “Festung Guernsey” (Fortress Guernsey) showing a restored battery on the south coast of Guernsey. Guernsey and the Channel Islands was very much a part of Hitler’s Atlantic wall, his attempt to fortify the coast of Europe from Norway to Spain against allied invasion.

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Jun 29, 13 Herm

Posted by in Channel Islands

Spent a glorious day in Herm with Annelies’ Mum & Dad. I’d quite forgotten how absolutely beautiful this little island...

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