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Water over the land

Sound worrying? Fortunately, no, I don’t mean flooding, although we have indeed had plenty of high…

The Oudenbosch Basilica: St Peter’s in the Netherlands

My second post of the year! It’s is also a bit later than I intended, but…

A new year but the usual walk

HAPPY NEW YEAR, allemaal! I hope you had a good Christmas and festive season.  Here in…

Ending the year in subdued style

I’ve just realised this is likely to be my last real blog post this year, which…

Maintenance the Dutch way

Not that long ago, a friend of mine on Facebook was complaining about the lack of…

Winterising…sort of

I’ve been a bit quiet here lately owing to a number of interruptions to my blogging…

Brabant’s unexpected bounty

I’ve been a bit quiet here and didn’t manage to post a blog last week. There’ve…

Revising my Reflections on My Watery Life

Back in November 2015, I wrote a post about my feelings about my barge, my watery…

Pastures new and an irresistible cue

The past couple of weeks have been busy (what’s new?) and as usual, I’m playing catch…

From Moerdijk to Oudenbosch with Leaky Lou

It’s already nearly a week since I posted about the start of our journey to Oudenbosch.…

The great move

 So it finally happened. After the months of planning, the weeks of preparation and the days…

A nondescript week

Well, here it is. Sunday evening and I’ve been trying to fathom where this last week…

Sitting on the bank of the canal

This week hasn’t generated much in the way of new news. It’s been situation ongoing here…

The yoyo effect

This week’s blog is a reflection of our yoyo life at the moment. As I mentioned…

Forty-eight hours in Ghent

 Having proved the Hennie H’s riverworthiness (as announced in my last post), we celebrated Koos’s hard…

The first test run, but not quite a fun run

We finally did it! Our first test run with the new engine on the Hennie H!…

All decked out

 This summer, if I can even call it that, has possibly been the wettest, coolest and…

Rotterdam’s ‘Ferry Harbour’ or Veerhaven

In the past few months I’ve done a few posts about different parts of Rotterdam, so…

A heap of old history

Just recently, I’ve been checking back through old posts and photos in doing some research for…

The tale of two weeks

Oh dear. It’s nearly two weeks since I last wrote my blog and once again the…

Rotterdam’s forgotten corner

When I drive up to Rotterdam each week, I have to leave my little car some…

Sidestepping

Most readers here know that I commute regularly between Rotterdam and the crumbly cottage in the…

Camping in Valkenburg, Limburg – ‘een weekendje weg’

So here it is, at last – my post about my weekendje weg camping in Valkenburg…

Summer seems set to stay

I’m slacking again. It’s nearly two weeks since my last post. I’ve had my weekend away…

Time and Tide wait for no one – especially not me

Well, here I am again after more than two weeks. I am always disappointed when I…