Sark

Jun 25, 13 Sark

Posted by in Channel Islands

Had a fantastic week in Sark with Annelies’ Mum & Dad. Wasn’t always sunny … but was relaxing and a huge amount of fun!...

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Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

May 10, 13 Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

Posted by in Holland

We had an excellent day touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder.(Holland’s “oldest new land”… reclaimed from the sea in 1939). The vast openness of the huge open fields and sky was almost...

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Fietsen in Nederland*

May 09, 13 Fietsen in Nederland*

Posted by in Holland, Travel

*Cycling in the Netherlands We spent the day cycling from Oldebroek to nearby Elburg a round trip of about 17kms(10.5 miles). Nothing can truly reflect the vast openness and bucolic beauty of the Dutch countryside. None the less I’ve tried to show a part of it in this short film of our trip...

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Zandsculpturenfestijn*

May 06, 13 Zandsculpturenfestijn*

Posted by in Holland, Travel

*Sand Sculpture festival Back in springtime Holland again … prachtig !! (beautiful). We spent a very enjoyable day with Ma en Pa van Emous visiting a sand sculpture exhibition in Garderen … most...

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Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Nov 01, 12 Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Posted by in Holland, Travel

Dagtocht naar Amsterdam – “Day trip to Amsterdam” Yesterday we had a fantastic day trip to Amsterdam which took in a canal tour, a visit to the Rijksmuseum ending up with meal in Dam square.… lekker...

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Autumn in Holland

Oct 28, 12 Autumn in Holland

Posted by in Holland, Travel

We’re back in Holland again in time to see the gorgeous Autumn colours and landscapes … prachtig as they say here (beautiful) !! Also a chance for some of us (ie Annelies 😀 ) to partake of some good old traditional winter fayre … Pea Soup or “Snert” … so thick you literally can stand your spoon up in it...

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Some notes on a not so ‘Civil War’

Jun 08, 12 Some notes on a not so ‘Civil War’

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Miscellaneous, Travel

The Civil War in England broke out in in August 1642. On one side stood King Charles I, and his supporters and on the other, men like Oliver Cromwell who believed that the king was a tyrant. War spread to Scotland, Ireland and Wales and lasted nearly nine years. Families and friends found themselves on opposite sides but were prepared to fight each other to the death.

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Cromwell Country

Jun 07, 12 Cromwell Country

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012

The area around Cambridge can definitely be described as “Cromwell Country”. His influence and memory can be seen everywhere. Accordingly we immersed ourselves in exploring his historical legacy today by visiting his house in Ely. It was great to walk through the house where this great man lived, worked and planned the...

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The Queen … Our Duke

Jun 04, 12 The Queen … Our Duke

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Miscellaneous

“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.

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Jubileeee!

Jun 02, 12 Jubileeee!

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012

We’ve arrived in Grafham near Cambridge to spend a week in the bucolic splendor of Cambridgeshire. We’ve got a magnificent cottage right in the heart of the countryside. Determined to celebrate the diamond jubilee in splendor we’ve decorated the cottage to be resplendent in the Guernsey and Union...

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Homeward bound – touchdown

Mar 26, 12 Homeward bound – touchdown

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012

After a round trip of 24,502 miles we find ourselves back in Guernsey. We’ve nearly travelled the entire circumference of the globe in 2 weeks (Earth’s circumference is 24,859 miles) ! 😀 We’ve had a great trip, seen some great things and met up with the family again in Norfolk Island which was soooo good ! Leg...

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Homeward bound – part 2

After a very pleasant night at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Singapore’s Changi Airport we’re off on our last but one leg home to dear ol’ Blighty … just another 6,914 miles to get under our belt … … simples 😀 Our journey took us over : Malaysia; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Turkmenistan; Russia; Ukraine; Poland;...

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