0676 – Holiday travel

Our stay in Somerset, a short impression:

0649 – Canada

Memory, a short play (two person) featuring David Belrose and Gloria Dowton. Part of ten plays presented at the annual 10 x 10 showcase Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay. Three performances of the plays over two days April 12 & 13 2019. Story revolves around a long married couple and the humour and drama in issues with regards to remembering things.

Photo by courtesy of Marty Mascarin.

David Belrose is the partner of Brian Holden. I know them since 1999. They were the first house guests we had when we moved to Nijmegen, back in September 2003. Pierre moved Friday 12, I moved Monday 15, and Brian and David were picked up at Amsterdam Airport Wednesday 17. Apart from visiting Dutch highlights, we had a house in Bruges (Belgium). From Belgium the two Canadians visited Paris, and returned to Nijmegen.

Amsterdam, 20 September 2003, after an exhausting “touristic” day: dinner at our favourite Mexican restaurant; from left to right: David Belrose, Brian Holden, Pierre Bormans and Luke Barkhuis.

0633 – Holiday travel

Visiting North Curry, day 1

(all times in GMT)

IC train #3140: Nijmegen – Schiphol Airport; dep. 11:28AM arr. 12:59PM

A brand new Crown Lounge in the international / No Schengen area:

 

Flight KL0919 Amsterdam – Southampton; dep. 03:57PM arr 04:46PM

By taxi to the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, room 503:

A tremendous hotel, far better then the Grand Harbour Hotel, where Mary and I spent the night before the cruise to Spain and France in June 2017.  Where than the services in bar, restaurant (dinner) and restautant (beakfast) were far from  acceptable, here is everything overwhelming. Even after 20 minutes of my arrival, there was already a call on the door if I wanted more towels or anything extra before going to bed!!!

Dinner: as starter: Smoked salmon

Dinner: main course: Caesar salad with chicken  bacon.

 

 

 

0620 – Groningen

Our Dad reads “The new clothes of the Emperor”; left to right: Luke Cecil, Dad Geert-Jan Barkhuis, Ninouchka and Clarijalke.

Family Barkhuis: period 1839 – 1969.

 

0617

Starting today, Friday 08 March 2019, the blog is back to normal. That implies, that there are no more pages for:

  1. Anwar’s columns,
  2. Student housing,
  3. Solar energy,
  4. Stewart-Wilson and
  5. Royalty.

Everything is back to chronological order.

0615 – Amsterdam

Friday, 01 March 2019: birthday dinner at Ristorante Italiano “Libero”, with our neighbors Peter and Marie from Nijmegen, my sisters Clarijalke and Ninouchka Barkhuis from Amsterdam, my friend Bart de Boer from Amsterdam, Pierre and yours truly.

0613

Bart de Boer was so kind to have delivered a secret envelope with this memorable string in it.

0499 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #102

Day 0: Monday 16 July – registration

Pre-marches drinks at “De Vereeniging”.

Emperor Charles Square

Pre-dinner drinks in the back yard; in front: the fountain,

0456 – Nijmegen

Asparagus season

0372

After two painfull days, we reported at the hospital just around 4:00pm at the trauma clinic. An immediate consult was not possible, but for the following day, Friday 16 @ 10.10am the orthopedist Tigchelaar, who did the check on Tuesday before, could see me.

New X-rays (4) did still not indicate a fracture of the naviculare bone. However, I have now a brace during the day, and will see the orthopedist back on Friday, March 2. A charming birthday though on Wednesday February 28 😦 🙂

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