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April 28, 2013

Time flies

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 5:52 pm

I can’t believe it has been 4 weeks already since my birthday. We have had a very good holiday to date and soon it will have to end.

Haven’t done much this week – most of us had a minor cold at the start of the week, Jola is still sick with it. I have had gastro most of the week, unsure whether to blame it on my diet or on something I ate. Because of the gastro I was unable to go with everyone to Artis (the Amsterdam zoo) during the week. So Agnes will have to post about that. All I heard from the kids was that Lucas liked the snakes, Caitlin liked the butterflies (and had the chance to hold a butterfly), and Emma liked everything.

Today we are going to Lineaushof – the largest outdoor playground in all of Europe – linkie.

Ciao for now.

April 25, 2013

Elf Fantasy Fair at Kasteel de Haar

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 11:56 pm

Every year KasteelĀ de Haar is host to the Elf Fantasy Fair. Wim and Jola have been every year for the last few years and this year they wanted to take us to show us what it is all about. The kids had fun shooting bows and arrows, while I found a replacement for my lost pendant.


April 24, 2013

A day at the Efterling

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 3:37 am

Taking the kids to the Efterling had always been something we have wanted to do. We had the chance on Thursday to fulfil this dream. Funnily enough we didn’t see everything by closing time.

UPDATED – added new pictures, corrected spelling errors and added new content. Been a hectic few days and has been difficult to remember things that happened a number of days ago.


Holiday in Center Parcs

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 2:59 am

This will be the full update of our mini holiday away at the Center Parcs Kempervennen. It includes photos! There were a couple of other headingsĀ I could have used for this post:

  • Holiday within a holiday
  • Spring in 3 days

The above also sprang to mind because of what happened during our stay away. Read on for more.

UPDATED with new pics taken with the proper camera.


April 17, 2013

Short Centerparcs update

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 2:50 pm

Howdy all,

Just a quickie to say that we are still here and all is fine – internet access at Centreparcs is paid, plus we have been having too much fun to have time to update regularly. It is currently just before 7am on Wednesday and everyone is still asleep, so thought I would take a few minutes to catch you up with things.


April 10, 2013

Zaanse Schans visit

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 6:11 pm

We didn’t do a lot over the weekend, in fact I realised yesterday that I didn’t leave the house between Friday and Monday. Too busy being sick to do much. Agnes took the kids to a children’s farm on Friday. So going to the Zaans Schans today was a nice change.


April 5, 2013

Kabouters, canals and colds

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 7:42 pm

Or as Caitlin would say k k k k k (the sound that each word starts with).
This week we have done a few different things and this post will share some of our experiences.

Shock horror – there are even some pictures in this post!


April 4, 2013

Holland and the weather

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 12:58 am

We are currently having issues with Agnes’ Flickr account, thus the reason for the continued lack of photos. We have been taking photos and will share them as soon as we can. In this post I will lambast the current Dutch weather.


April 1, 2013

Easter/My Birthday

Filed under: Holiday — Duane @ 11:30 pm

We arrived in Holland on Good Friday and spent the day settling in. Saturday was spent in Zaandam, doing some shopping and getting ready for Easter. Sunday was both Easter Sunday and my birthday. Had a great day.


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