December in Dutchland

The fact that I was to be spending ten days in the Netherlands in December was something that I had been looking forward to for quite some time. These flying visits have been brilliant but to have enough time to actually see people and take things at a bit more relaxed pace... now that would [...]

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Dickens Festival

I had been aware of the Dickens Festival in Deventer for the majority of my time living in The Netherlands. I had even planned to visit it with Aimee when she was over last year although, for obvious reasons this didn't actually happen. When booking my trip over this December I quite deliberately extended it [...]

Plunder, Pyrates!, The Dread Crew of Oddwood

Because a weekend at a festival is clearly not enough excitement and music for one person, I decided to travel from Alphen aan den Rijn to Almere for a pirate themed evening. Well, with Dania back in the country we couldn't miss the opportunity for what promised to be a thoroughly fun evening and especially [...]