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Stained Glass project

My latest stained glass project is a Rennie MackIntosh inspired design – I didn’t design it but nicked it from the web! I made it in lead which in some ways is easier, but in others more difficult than Tiffany.    

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Zwolle Ice Festival – 18th January

We went to Zwolle with Phil and Denise to see the annual Ice Festival.  Last year it was held in a ‘tent’ near the town centre but this year its in a large train shed at the station. The theme … Continue reading

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Kalkar, Germany – 11th November

We decided on a shopping trip over the border to Germany since we were having a German Wine Tasting evening the following week.  We rented a car with our Green Wheels membership which is very handy.  First though, we drove to … Continue reading

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London visit – 8th to 13th May

A trip to London on the train via Brussels. Almost the same amount of journey time as flying and slightly cheaper.  We planned to see ‘A Taste of Honey’ and ‘King Lear’ at the National but also managed to squeeze … Continue reading

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Visit to Zwolle and an Ice Festival

We decided to visit Zwolle with Denise and Phil.  Zwolle is 1.5hrs from Nijmegen and has been hosting an ice festival for a few years.  The old part of town is contained in a starfish shape, surrounded by a moat.  … Continue reading

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Rotterdam

We had a Day ticket to use up so we decided on a trip to Leiden.  Unfortunately the train was late so we missed our connection which then turned out to be 40 minutes late anyway. So change of plan, … Continue reading

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Kroller-Muller Museum

The Kroller-Muller Museum is within the Hoge Veluwe National Park and is just a half hour drive from Nijmegen. Since we had a car through the company, we drove there on Sunday.  The museum has the 2nd largest collection of … Continue reading

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Paris – 7th to 11th October

Arrived at Paris from Koblenz late afternoon and it was a 15 minute walk to the Hotel Aida Marais on the Rue du Chateau d’Eau near the Place de la Republique. Room was small but it had everything we needed … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria

We left Graz on Saturday morning on the train to Vienna.  About 2 hours.  Hotel was on the metro line and only 3 stops to St Stephens Cathedral, the centre of the old town.  Our room had a balcony overlooking … Continue reading

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