Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Preparations have been ongoing looking ahead to a 'real winter' for some time. These beautiful sledges have been on sale in the hardware store around the corner since before the cold snap began....
Young ones can now be seen being pulled around the icy streets by their parents. This evening the temperature appears to be a relatively mild -5C ( dropping to -7C at coldest!)... the ice and snow remain in place making the pavements great fro sledging, but dangerous for walking!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

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Friday, December 31, 2010

31 12 2010 (365/365)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my fellow bloggers and blog readers as we prepare to welcome in 2011.

I must admit that I would not have chosen to spend the day waiting for my car to be repaired.......however I did and sadly will not have my dear Audi back until 4th January at the earliest.

Enough of this doom and gloom there are many challenges and opportunities to look forward to in 2011.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

30 12 2010 (364/365)

2010 is running out and with it 12 months of blogging is coming to its conclusion.

Looking ahead 2011 is going to be a whole new challenge as I look forward to being a new resident in The Hague from mid January.

This will require a rethinking of my format enabling it to be advice and information for others new to The Nederlands.

Watch this space!

The image today shows that my cast was removed today......the wrist is still painful I think that further medical intervention may be required in 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

29 12 2010

The fog gives everything a spooky look and makes traveling more difficult. Even more so if the brake lights on your car fail as mine have.....this is made more difficult with all local garages closed for the holidays!

28 12 2010

As our temperatures rise we have entered a time of mist and fog.

It is forecast that much of the remainder of 2010....

Monday, December 27, 2010

27 12 2010 (361/365)

Today's image is of the Monmouthshire Hunt's Boxing Day meeting at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny earlier.

We followed this with a 330 mile round trip to London to take Sian back after a short Christmas break and ahead of her departure for Val D'Isere on 7th January where she will be a ski nanny.