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“The Tree”

Jun 03, 16 “The Tree”

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In a classic example of “one thing leading to another” we’ve had to say farewell to our largest tree in our garden. In all honesty it was rather an ugly tree but the point is … it was ‘our ugly tree’.

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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

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

Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway museum) a must for all little boys who like trains ! 😀 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

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

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 base where the museum is for his national service during the 1960’s. We also got to climb all over a self-propelled gun...

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How to Destroy your Lawn in a Morning

Sep 27, 13 How to Destroy your Lawn in a Morning

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Autumn gardening tasks … scarifying the lawn … apparently it’s good for it...

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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

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) Our last stop on our Italian holiday. We have of course vistited the famous leaning tower and even if it didn’t have that 4 degree lean it would still be an impressive piece of architecture. We also took the oppourtunity to visit the statue and grave of one of Pisa’s famous sons (although still a little unknown to most people), that of the great mathematician Leonardo Pisano, or Fibonnacci as he’s more commonly known. He was responsible for the introduction of the indo-arabic number system into Europe in 1202 through his seminal book ‘Liber Abaci’ … which is pretty amazing when you think about it. I’ve recenly finished reading his life story in Keith Devlin’s excellent book “The Man of Numbers” so it was fantastic to visit his grave and walk the streets he would have walked in his lifetime 😀 Grave and statue to the Great Fibonacci Fibonacci + 1...

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