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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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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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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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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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Raku Pottery firing – 13th November

I had tried pottery in California so when I saw that the Hobby Centre was running a special Raku firing I decided to sign up and try this technique.  The clay for raku must be able to withstand a higher firing … Continue reading

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Cuenta – 22nd to 24th December

We had a tapas lunch near the Plaza del Torico before leaving for Cuenta. Our first Parador of the trip was in a former monastery.  We paid a bit extra to have a room with a view of the famous … Continue reading

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Valencia Day 3

We visited the Ceramic Museum today. The exterior is adorned with rococco putti and alabaster statues. The museum is within the former Palace Marques de Dos Aguas which dates from the 15th Century but was ‘refurbished’ in 1740. La Lonja or Silk … Continue reading

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Valencia Day 2

Today we rented bikes from the hotel and cycled the length of the Turia Gardens that was formed in the former riverbed of the river Turia which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed … Continue reading

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