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Streets to deliver to (plus number of houses):

QUORN: LAST UPDATE 8th December 23:31pmStrikethrough means they have been claimed already Alexander Road 4 Allen Avenue 1 Armston Road 3 Badgers Walk 1 Barrow Road 11 Beacon Avenue 4 Beardsely Road 9 Buddon Lane 3 Castledine Street 1 Catherine’s…

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The normal life

Here we are, moored in Bolsward, a Friesan City famous for being the start and finish of the Cycling Elfstedentoch. We are comfortable in the shade of an avenue of Lime trees, listening to the hourly tunes (updated every year)…

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A-wild-life

Meaning:’we’re living on the wild side here’,  or:  this about the flora and fauna. You choose. Before I came here, I hadn’t seen a Stork, outside of the pages in a book. Now I’ ve seen plenty and I’m happy…

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Town planning

‘And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there, a grayling.’ (Not the Secretary of State for transport, obviously!) These lines by Tennyson are inscribed on a signpost alongside the River Witham in Lincolnshire, UK. The Lincoln to…

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Why not?

This sign is all over Wijk bij Duursted and the surrounding villages, plus the information that 89% of people said ‘No’ to a local windfarm. I don’t understand why, unless it’s NIMBYism. The NL are usually very keen on wind…

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Klein rond gebakje

Literally ‘small, round pastry’  and this is the Dutch name for a cupcake. One of the things we like to do here is talk to Dutch people and language is one of the things we often talk about. On of…

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Kunst en cultuur

There’s a lot of it about. Every place we visit has some sort of ‘exposition’, even if it’s only information boards and plaques. The Dutch want you to know what you’re looking at or walking past, why it’s there and…

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Genemuiden

It’s not usual for the Harbour Master to say, ‘I’m not allowed to take a mooring fee from you tomorrow,’ but this is what happened in Genemuiden on Saturday. Why? Well we discovered that Genemuiden is withing the Dutch ‘Bible…

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A fresh pair of eyes

Back in The NL and wondering how spending two and a half weeks in The UK has changed my perspective. I must say that the UK showed its best side while we were there: trees in full leaf, allotment excelling…

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1st May – a retrospective

1st May- a retrospective It was my birthday and celebrating in a different country means that everything’s different. This, for instance, was my birthday card from Dave. Not just this picture, but the actuality! It’s customary in The NL to…

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