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Another Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

May 12, 13 Another Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

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… of light armed combat and skirmishing with Tubbs & Elliot. FANTASTIC FUN and I got to try out my new British Army surplus Mk7 helmet ! 😀

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Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

May 10, 13 Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

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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*

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*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*

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*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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Just your average Sunday afternoon

Apr 07, 13 Just your average Sunday afternoon

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Just your Sunday lunch with the family, followed by armed combat with BB guns in the afternoon!

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Should’ve gone to Specsavers … Red Dragon Ball

Feb 03, 13 Should’ve gone to Specsavers … Red Dragon Ball

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Fortunately WE DID ! …. And what a spectacular evening it was. The 2013 Red Dragon Ball was Specsavers bi-annual ball for the 500+ Guernsey staff, plus partners.

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The Tostevin Clan Gathering

Dec 29, 12 The Tostevin Clan Gathering

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For the first time in many years we gathered the Tostevin clan together. It was a fantastic evening and great chance to catch up with Uncle’s, Aunts and cousins (1st & 2nd) many of whom I’ve not seen in years. A great laugh was had by all … and I’m hoping it won’t be so long until we all meet up...

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Sleek new beauty – my new iPhone 5

Dec 22, 12 Sleek new beauty – my new iPhone 5

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What a beauty … my new iPhone 5, fast, sexy & sleek .. and very light...

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Learning to Let Go – Self Organising Systems

Dec 14, 12 Learning to Let Go – Self Organising Systems

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We like to think that things that work well come about through good organisation, rigorous planning and strong front led management. But is this really true ? If we look at nature there’s some excellent examples of self-organising systems that “just seem to work”. Can we learn from this and learn to “let go” ?

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“May the Scrum be with you”

Nov 30, 12 “May the Scrum be with you”

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I’ve just completed a 2 day Scrum Master course in London and yesterday took my exam which I passed … so I’m now a Certified Scrum master and full member of the Scrum Alliance … which sounds like something out of Star Wars! 😀

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2012’s Cider – “Lisia Melange”

Nov 24, 12 2012’s Cider – “Lisia Melange”

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I’ve finally racked off and bottled this years cider called “Lisia Melange”

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The Beginnings Of A New Cider Orchard @ Chez Tostevin

Nov 18, 12 The Beginnings Of A New Cider Orchard @ Chez Tostevin

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This weekend we’ve been laying down the foundations of what I hope will be a future Cider orchard.

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Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Nov 01, 12 Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

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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

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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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