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Day 11 – Keukenhof – “Home” of the Tulips of Amsterdam

My introduction to the tulips of Amsterdam was in 1958 when I was 15 and this song was “Top of the Pops”. I warn you before you listen to it that it’s one of those songs that sticks in your … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Dutch Windmills and Clogs

We purchased tickets the night before for a trip to see the Dutch countryside. After an exhausting trek from our flat to where we boarded the coach (bus) we finally got on our way. It turned out that the “country” … Continue reading

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Calories

If you have been following these blogs you’ll understand that I have keen interest in calories and their effect on me. One of wife Sarah’s friends from church sent me this: No further comment.

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Amsterdam – Day 10 – Dutch Apple Pie and Calories

Before I left for our trip to Amsterdam I asked people who’d been there which food did they recommend. Dutch apple pie. Dutch apple pie and dutch apple pie was the response. When we got to Amsterdam I found out … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Day 9 – CTP (Aka daughter Annalise) and HVP (aka daughter Holly) visit the Rijks Museum

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was first opened in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Day 9 – Sunday – Pancakes and the Floating Flower Market

We started off Sunday morning slowly which allowed me to do a bit of work on the (literally) hundreds of photos I/we had taken. We were late getting to the VERY popular pancake house where we were to meet Sarah’s … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Day 8- Saturday is Market Day

Holly and Annalise were a bit slow Saturday morning following their flight from Iceland/JFK flight.Whilst the girls were sleeping in after their flight from JFK the day before I tried to do something about the oodles of pics I had … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Day 7

We weren’t sure just when daughters Holly and Annalise would arrive so we stayed close to “home” until they arrived mid afternoon from Iceland. Annalise declared on arrival that her next vacation was going to be hiking in Iceland and … Continue reading

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