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Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Late night posting 

It’s been a busy day and the regular schedule has gone astray. Posting in advance to avoid pressure to post has also faded.    The other day I shared a … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 5 Comments

The shape of things to come

   In the supermarket today, alongside the other ‘vleesvervangers’ there was a new product.  I suspect the Language doesn’t present a problem in working out what this is.  It says … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 10 Comments

Diverse achievements: Part 1

a year ago I stopped drinking cow’s milk and eating yogurt. I hoped to improve the congestion problems I had. It was impeding my scuba diving and whenever I got … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 17 Comments

Roman Life: Lesson 2

so yesterday I wrote about the things that are part of our lives that come from far away but are so common place now that we forget they weren’t always … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Roman Life Lesson

“Did the Romans keep chickens?” “Did the Romans smoke?” “Was there coffee in Roman times?” All quite tricky questions for a seven year old. I wonder how many grown ups … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 6 Comments


It’s hard to believe but the eleventh wedding anniversary is steel.     My husband made me this.  No it’s not a trolley.    It’s a bakfiets!  How cool is that! … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 10 Comments

Car Sharing: another great Dutch idea

Cars. Can’t live with ’em. Can’t live without ’em. So what to do on those occasions where a car is really useful.     There are a number of good examples … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 13 Comments


not just a. 80s movie set in Dublin, but something that makes goals possible.  Beekeeping Chickens African bee keeping Vegetables Soap Turtle conservation Jam Water saving The list goes on … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 8 Comments

Devon walk

on a recent visit to the UK West Country I was really impressed with a development that has taken place in the coastal path.    From a place called Devil’s … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Train book

Now this was a novel idea.  Last weekend in the train, when the ticket collector came round a couple sitting opposite us showed him a book instead of a ticket.  … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 9 Comments

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