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Belly Dancing … part deux

Jun 23, 11 Belly Dancing … part deux

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This is getting to be a habit … A night out in London with the lads from the team and where do we end up again … Belly dancing !!! This time it was a Moroccan restaurant in Covent Garden and it was me that was selected to dance. The food and ambience, and of course the dancing , were excellent … all in all a fantastic night...

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It’s a 1st !

Jun 08, 11 It’s a 1st !

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Congratulations to my ‘little’ sister Julie !!!! She’s been awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design from the Anglia-Ruskin University in Cambridge. Am so very, very proud of her indeed...

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Au Revoir again …

Jun 05, 11 Au Revoir again …

Posted by in Cambridge 2011

Time to leave Cambridge again (for now). We’ve all had a great time. We stayed in a CityStay apartment very close to Julies digs. It was a very swanky modern apartment … I think that we’ll be using this type of accommodation...

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The Exhibition

Jun 04, 11 The Exhibition

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Today we went to the Anglian Ruskin Degree Show to see the students final year exhibits. We met up with Julie’s friend Karen who’d traveled up from London to see the exhibition. We were also joined by some of Julie’s Cambridge friends Gavin, Annie, Richard and Dee. After lunch the whole posse headed off to the...

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Feeding the fishes …

Jun 03, 11 Feeding the fishes …

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“Feeding the fishes” … No we’ve not tangled with the Cambridge Mafia … but the girls have been to an ‘alternative’ beauty therapy where you immerse your feet into a tank of water for 15 minutes and let Garra rufa fish nibble away all the hard skin. I’m sure Annelies is now a centimeter shorter !...

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Thuis

May 15, 11 Thuis

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011

Home again after a great holiday in Holland, Paris & the Provence

😀

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Provence au Printemps

May 12, 11 Provence au Printemps

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Some impressions and images of places we’ve experienced in Springtime Provence … Fontaine de Vaucluse [09/05] Source of the river ‘La Sorgue’. The river seems to spring from inside a huge cave within a sheer rock cliff face. The water is cool and crystal clear. Le Luberon [10/05] Despite the often heavy heat and...

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Cyber-crimewave hits Provence

May 10, 11 Cyber-crimewave hits Provence

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011

Have you seen this man? Caught on camera by his shady Dutch accomplice secretly priming his iPad hidden in his rucksack to download ‘The Times’ newspaper by hijacking unsuspecting locals unprotected WiFi networks. Whenever this man walks down the street lights dip and power surges as the “Bandwidth Bandit”...

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Our Gite

May 09, 11 Our Gite

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011

Our gite is located quite near to Avignon this time in a small place called Les Vignieres, about 25km to the south east. Ideal for exploring further to the east in the direction of Aix-en-provence this time around. The gite itself is in the heart of the countryside and set amongst orchards of cherry trees, some of which are ripe...

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Provence en Grande Vitesse

May 07, 11 Provence en Grande Vitesse

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Another first for us … travelling on the French TGV (Train de Grande Vitesse) The experience was a delight. In just 2.75 hours we traversed practically the whole length of the country in smooth and elegant comfort. We travelled at speeds of up to 320km (200 miles) per hour through grand vistas of French bucolic tranquillity....

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La Bonne Vie

May 06, 11 La Bonne Vie

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Our hotel room, although the size of a large closet, even has a very small balcony which we can sit on overlooking some typically Parisienne street life, cafes and terraces (tres chic :- D) We’ve thrown ourselves into Paris with abandon combining some regular touristy stuff with some “haute culture”. Over our 3...

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Tot Ziens Oldebroek … Bonjour Paris

May 03, 11 Tot Ziens Oldebroek … Bonjour Paris

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011

Goodbye Oldebroek and hello Paris. We took the train from Oldebroek in Holland to Roterdam, from which we took the high speed Thalys train and … bingo, 2.5 hours later we’re in “la belle Paris” … Amazing! An hour after that we were walking along the banks of the river Seine admiring the huge gothic...

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Terschelling

May 01, 11 Terschelling

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We’re in the lovely, but windswept, island of Terschelling for a couple of days with Ma en Pa. It’s a totally charming place, “heel gezellig” as the Dutch would say (“very cozy”). It’s about twice the size of Guernsey but only has a population of 4,000 … most of it though is sand dunes! A...

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Gefeliciteerd

Apr 28, 11 Gefeliciteerd

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Gefeliciteerd (congratulations) to Ma en Pa on their golden wedding anniversary. We had a reception for (nearly) all the family members in Wezep, unfortunately Mariëlle, Sylvan, River & little Lukas weren’t able to make it over from Norfolk Island, way down there in the South Pacific 🙁 In the evening just the 6 of us...

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