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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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Christmas Trip to Spain – Day 1 Valencia, 17th December

Five nights in Valencia at the Hotel Dimar. Perfect location for bars and restarants but still easy walking to the main sights. Hotel close to Mercado Colon, recently renovated and now full of restaurants. Best meal of the trip was … Continue reading

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Bologna – Day 2

Another hot day in Bologna.  Luckily most of the streets are covered porticos and give shelter from the sun (and rain in the winter). We visited some nice palazzos/museums, had the most fantastic gelato at Gelateria Gianni, had lunch at … Continue reading

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Visit to Edinburgh

For the first time in about 15 years, we went to Edinburgh to experience the Festival. Four plays and one concert, ate at some fantastic restaurants and saw many of our friends. The plays were the three James’ plays at … Continue reading

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A visit from a friend

Anne Gregory came to visit while she was in Europe and before she flew back to Los Gatos. It was really hot while she was here and we stupidly thought it would be a good idea to cycle out to … Continue reading

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Amsterdam before Hogmany

Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to go to Amsterdam the day before Hogmany and visit the Rijksmuseum – the queue was around the block so we headed to a different museum.  The 17th Century van Loon canal town house … 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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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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