Category Archives: Europe

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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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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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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Javea – 26th – 27th December

Another long drive from Lorca to Javea. The motorway runs past built-up areas like Benidorm. Our last night in Spain.  Again, in a Parador and this time we had a balcony looking over Arenal beach in Javea (or Xabia in Valencian, a … Continue reading

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Lorca – 24th to 26th December

We arrived in at the Lorca Parador  at 3pm after a 4 hour drive from Cuenta.  Part of the route was on a twisting road until we reached the motorway that runs along the coast past Murcia.   The parador is … 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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Teruel – 21st to 22nd December

Teruel is half way to Cuenta so I thought it would be a good overnight stop.  It turned out to be one of our favourite places and we wished we had spent 2 nights instead of only 1. We stayed … Continue reading

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