Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Stoom Bar at Oersoep Brewery

Oersoep is a newish brewery based in the old Honig factory on the Waal.  ‘Oersoep’ means primordial soup!  They often have guest breweries come and brew a special batch of beer. We particularly like the cheese and meat platter or … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Hotel

I usually meet Joy at Christmas to catch up with what’s new.  We worked together at De Anza College in the Computer Lab and she’s still there. This year instead of meeting for lunch we opted for afternoon tea.  I … Continue reading

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Book Club Christmas Lunch

Our annual Christmas lunch was at the very posh Madera Restaurant inside the Rosewood Resort in Palo Alto.  We were able to book a private room with an outdoor terrace for ‘free’ as long as we spent $50 each on … Continue reading

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Dinner at the Cliff House, San Francisco

Went to the Legion of Honour museum to see the exhibition from the V&A about Aesthetics and Beauty – lots of art nouveau, William Morris etc. After we walked along the cliff top path to the Cliff House at Ocean … Continue reading

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Ashland, Day 3

Another day, another meal!  This time a new restaurant open only a year by a young couple.  It’s now our favourite! Then onto to see ‘Julius Caesar’ in the New Theatre (smallest). Today, myself and Debra went to look at … Continue reading

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Ashland, Day 2

The ‘boys’ went skiing at Mount Ashland, just half an hour from downtown.  Not many runs but very difficult and steep so good for expert skiers like Bill.  It was pretty hairy on the access road to the resort – … Continue reading

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The Illusionist and Pizza

Saw The Illusionist this evening and it made me homesick for Edinburgh!  By the director of “Triplets of Belleville”, it’s an animated feature based on a Jacques Tati story.  We’re not fans of Tati but this was like a homage … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in San Francisco

We drove up to the city and checked into the Hotel Adagio.  It was a bit cold and windy but we walked down to Union Square, took a photo of the Christmas tree and then back to the hotel to … Continue reading

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