Author Archives: Denise

Heeren Castle

We visited Alex and Ayla in Den Bosch and decided we would visit somewhere close by since Alex has a car. Heeren Castle is just outside Den Bosch and although not very old, it’s very pretty with an interesting interior. Later … Continue reading

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Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Moving in day!

So, after the packing of the two vans at Hazenkampseweg, we spent the night at Jessica and Iain’s flat since they had already moved in some of their furniture but were still sleeping at their old flat. Perfect since the … Continue reading

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Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Keys to the flat!

After much waiting, we finally received the keys to our new flat at the Handelskade.  The building is called de Lunet, but the address is Kaapstander and the development is the Handelskade – confusing! We are on the 7th floor … Continue reading

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Beer Festival

A bit chilly for May!  The event has been moved from Koningsplein to the Valkhof because it had outgrown the space.  Met up with Jessica, Ian and Leah.

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Mhairi’s 70th Birthday in Edinburgh

Bill’s cousin Mhairi had organised her party well in advance so that all of the cousins etc could attend.  A room was hired in Fishers Restaurant in Leith Harbour and we first met for drinks in Malmaison. We stayed nearby … Continue reading

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David Bowie Exhibition in Groningen

The David Bowie Exhibition transferred from the V&A in London to Groningen the most northernly city in the Netherlands.  Since Bowie’s death, ticket sales have gone crazy and the museum added extra hours. We decided to visit and stay overnight … Continue reading

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A visit to our prospective new flat

Since our landlord wants to sell the flat we are currently renting, I began looking for alternatives last summer.  We had been to see the new development at the Handelskade with a view to buying a flat. However, the floor … Continue reading

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Bands we saw in 2015

I decided to document the bands we went to see in 2015 and I’m quite amazed how many we saw!  The larger, well known bands play at the Doornroojse (Sleeping Beauty in English) and up-and-coming bands at their sister venue, The … Continue reading

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