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This blog is about the things and experiences that get me excited. I want to stimulate your imagination with ideas and stories from my personal and professional life. You can read the entries chronologically (the most recent will be first) or dip in via the keywords in the list on the righthand side of the page. I also warmly invite you to chip in with your comments, impressions, or experiences - it's always great to get feedback!

07 February 2012

The Cape of Good Hope

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Oh, the glorious Cape of Good Hope!

I’d forgotten just how exquisitely beautiful the Cape is . . .

11 December 2011

Farewell to Haarlem

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It’s time to say goodbye to our life in Haarlem, but first I’d like to review my life as a local.

09 December 2011

Christmas time in Haarlem

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Some significant differences and some similarities . . .

08 December 2011

19 Hours in Heaven

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Just when you think that all is lost, along come the good times . . .

07 December 2011

19 Hours in Hell

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We are off to spend a week in England, visiting Kate, BDH presenting at the University of Bath, living the high life, having heaps of fun . . .

07 December 2011

The Hague and the Anne Frank house

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Alex and Rob came back to spend four days with us at the end of their European tour . . .

17 November 2011

More Stories from Haarlem

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Here are more slices of life with us . . .

07 November 2011

Stories from Haarlem

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There have been too many wonderful experiences to relate them all, but here are three . . .

07 November 2011

Haarlem City

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What an enchanting place . . .

01 November 2011

Writing a book

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Well, it’s harder than it seems . . .

23 October 2011

Haarlemmerhout

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I love my running route . . .

23 October 2011

Bicycle Culture and the Holocaust

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Then I learned to ride the bike like a Hollander . . .

20 October 2011

Making a life in Haarlem

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So – the time arrived for us to settle down.

10 October 2011

Paris redux

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I did what I had to do under the circumstances – I went back to Paris!

10 October 2011

Amsterdam

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Talk about culture shock . . .