Category Archives: Family

Still Going Strong

Congratulations Mum !

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Diamond Jubilee

Our own “King and Queen” [aka my parents] celebrate their Diamond Jubilee today. Until a few weeks ago, we kids didn’t know of this date, we always celebrated another date in August. Here in the Netherlands you first make it … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas…

On the third day of Christmas… we had our Family Christmas dinner. Due to my Mum’s sudden ill-health we ate it at my parents home, so cook [BiL] had to juggle with pots and pans but also with the stove and … Continue reading

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Posted in Daily life, Family, Food, Julius, Weight Loss | 8 Comments

Congratulations…

Congratulations go out to my Dad, he turns 88 today. We don’t always see eye to eye, but I do love you! Hope you have a great day with family & friends, see you later for dinner.

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Family Weekend #2

I returned home a quarter past two on Sunday afternoon after an enjoyable long weekend. For my little brother and me, and of course our parents, it started on Friday, while the rest of the family arrived the next day. … Continue reading

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Family Weekend #1

I’m off for a Family Weekend in Delden in Twente county near the German border. My younger brother and I will travel there with Valys, an interregional transport company who’ll bring us from house door to hotel door. I’ve heard they … Continue reading

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Change… or A Short Story Longer

My world changed overnight 10 years ago. One day I was fine and the next I had a burnout. I thought at that time it was the beginning, but it turned out certain things had started way before. It was really … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM !!!

Last year she was on the brink of death, and now she turns 91! Anyway, happy birthday Mütterchen! Hope to have you around for many more years to come.

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She’s The Best

She’s the best! Not only today, but on other days as well. Sometimes annoying, repeating herself without knowing, but always kind, loving and interesting in what life is throwing at us kids. Mum, you’re looking good for almost 91! I … Continue reading

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“James, Dinner Can Be Served Now…”

Alas, James never turned up, but we did have a great dinner which I cooked. I invited my parents, younger brother Tom and my friends Wim and Pierre for Christmas dinner. They arrived around four and we started with coffee … Continue reading

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