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Lockdown eases and ‘normality’ returns in the Netherlands

Getting out and about again The lockdown has been eased a lot quicker in NL than in the UK. Hairdressers, restaurants, cafes, some museums and non-essential shops opened on 1st June. So it was with some excitement that Frank and … Continue reading

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The Prince Who Kept Mum – Delving into Delft

Willem de Zwijger, (William the Silent) was the founding father of the Dutch monarchy. Zwijgen is a verb that can’t be translated directly into an English verb. We have the expression, keeping mum, which means the speaker knows about something … Continue reading

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Woman in Blue Reading a Letter

Sometimes it’s lovely exploring your home town, isn’t it? Last weekend the hub and I set off in beautiful autumn sunshine towards de Oude Kerk in the Red Light District. Awesome is a tragically overused word but the light inside … Continue reading

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