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On Sunday we drove from Zedelgem near Brugge to Wormerveer, which is to the north-west of Amsterdam. We’re staying here until Friday so we can explore Amsterdam and surrounds. On our way north, we visited the Windmills at Kinderdijk, just … Continue reading

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Dunkirk & Ypres

On Friday we nipped across to France to go to Dunkirk. I was going to say that we did it as a day trip, but that sounds like it took us much longer than it actually did. The distance from … Continue reading

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In Brugge

We realised recently that at least some of our travels have been influenced by popular culture. Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books were pretty much the only reason we initially went to Botswana, although once we got … Continue reading

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More Lights

We arrived in Amsterdam last night, but before my short-term memory fills up with Dutch food and landscapes and experiences, I’ll write about our last few days in Scandinavia. The day after we saw The Lights, we had a play … Continue reading

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This is what we came for

Greg has been watching his favourite websites for clues as to when we might be lucky enough to see more Lights and it all seemed like the planets – or rather the coronal hole in the sun, the magnetic field … Continue reading

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Aareavaara, Sweden

I know, I know! It’s been days since we posted an update. The last 8 days in our Finnish cabin in the snow seem to have gone past in a white blur of doing nothing much at all, and having … Continue reading

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I haven’t written an update because it feels like not much has happened, but now I think about it, we have done a few things over the last couple of days. We had another go at snow-shoeing on Monday and managed … Continue reading

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Yllasjarvi, Finland

We’ve seen them! After settling in to our Finnish cabin in the snow and exploring it – you know, opening cupboards and drawers, switching lights on and off and on and off, finding power points, moving furniture and making a … Continue reading

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Palange, Sweden

It’s been a couple of days since we wrote an update, so I’d better get it down ‘on paper’ before I forget. Not that much happened really. On Friday morning, on our one full day in Palange, Greg went out … Continue reading

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Dreaming of snow

It’s been a bit warm here. No actually, it’s been really, really hot! 42C-type hot for the last couple of days. It’s cooler today with a forecast top temp of 26C and when I was out and about earlier and … Continue reading

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