Loop voor een huis

(In Dutch)

Op mijn werk is besloten om mee te doen met het sponsorproject ‘Fiets voor een huis’.
Dit is een project van de stichting Wereldfoundation in samenwerking met de ontwikkelingsorganisatie Woord en Daad.

Syntess heeft aan haar medewerkers gevraagd om mee te doen en in totaal hebben 19 mensen ‘ja’ gezegd, waaronder ik.

Het doel van dit project is om geld bijeen te brengen voor onderdak voor gezinnen in Bangladesh.
Het motto is ‘Wij een huis, zij een huis’.
Aan elke deelnemer wordt gevraagd minimaal € 1000 sponsorgeld in te brengen. Met die € 1000 kan één huis in Bangladesh gebouwd worden.

De uitdaging is om de Galibier te beklimmen, 2642 meter hoog – met de fiets, hardlopend of wandelend. Ik ben zelf van plan de berg lopend te beklimmen.
Dit evenement zal plaatsvinden op 22 augustus 2015.

Syntess sponsort haar medewerkers door het inschrijfgeld te betalen, reis en verblijf te regelen en vrije dagen te geven.
Het is dan wel de bedoeling dat de medewerkers zelf (gemiddeld) die € 1000 aan sponsorgeld binnenhalen.
En natuurlijk zijn we een team – alle medewerkers helpen hieraan mee.

Willen jullie dit mooie goede doel steunen en mij helpen om het benodigde bedrag bijeen te brengen?

Kijk op mijn persoonlijke pagina: www.fietsvooreenhuis.nl/BenjaminVrolijk en klik op ‘Sponsor mij’ om een bijdrage over te maken.

Op de pagina van team Syntess staat de huidige tussenstand voor ons bedrijf.
En kijk nog eens rond op de website van het project voor meer informatie over de organisatie, het doel, de deelnemers en meer.

Help ons dit doel te bereiken, steun dit mooie project!
Wij een huis, zij een huis!

Alvast heel erg bedankt voor jullie steun!

Tags: , ,

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 Personal No Comments

Julian Frans

Last night, around 0:15 am, our baby boy Julian Frans was born. He’s a lovely, sweet little boy.

Mother and son are doing fine. Marijn and Leonie were very surprised this morning, but are very proud of their little brother.

Check out some more photos on Picasaweb.

Tags: , , ,

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 Personal No Comments

Skiing in Austria

This weekend, we returned from a week of skiing in Austria.

Together with friends (and their two children) we had an apartment in Aparthotel Sterngucker in Königsleiten.

› Continue reading

Tags: , , , ,

Monday, March 12th, 2012 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Francina Vrolijk-Bal

Dear mom, we love you, we miss you!


Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 Personal No Comments

New job

On April 1st, I started my new job as a software developer at Syntess Software. It’s a pretty big company (at least compared to my previous one) with its software department in Zierikzee.

I will be working on our “newest” application, written in Delphi and with a Firebird database, both of which are new to me. These first few days, I have mainly been busy getting to know the software (and my colleagues of course), but I am very anxious to start programming and do some “real” work!

Tags: ,

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Personal 1 Comment

Time for an update

It’s been way too long since my last post and I’ve been meaning to post something for about five months now, but it just didn’t happen, somehow. So, here it goes!

I’m going to post a few separate updates, but I will predate those, so you will see them below this one, just as if I posted them long ago. Nowbody will know I didn’t.


Friday, March 19th, 2010 Computing No Comments

Solar panels

We’ve got solar panels on the roof of our new house. The contractor installed 7 panels for free, and for a good price we bought another 6 panels, so we’ve got 13 panels, totalling 2275 Wp.

› Continue reading

Tags: , , ,

Monday, March 8th, 2010 Interesting No Comments

Leonie Manon

Yesterday, November 29, Irene gave birth to a beautiful little girl: Leonie Manon.

Of course, we are very proud of this little baby and happy that all is well with both mother and daughter. Also Marijn is very proud to be a big brother now and all he wants is to hold and cuddle his little sister and to cover her in kisses.

Check out some more photos on Picasaweb.

Tags: , ,

Monday, November 30th, 2009 Personal No Comments

Back online

Yippeeee! After about a month without internet, we’re finally back online!

What a mess it has been to move our phone line and internet connection.

We started by calling KPN to inform them we would be moving on September 17. We received a confirmation that our phone line would be transfered on September 29! We called to say the date wasn’t correct and so we received a new confirmation of the corrected date.

We first received a letter saying that (because it’s a new house) some work still had to be done. Later, it was confirmed that all the necessary preparations had been done.

In the mean time, we had cancelled our old internet provider per September 17th and subscribed to a new provider per that same date. However, our new provider called to inform us the request could not be processed until the new phone line would be active. That would be, for all we knew, on September 17th. From then it would take up to 5 weeks to get the ADSL working!

› Continue reading

Tags: , ,

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Computing No Comments

We’ve moved

Yesterday, we moved to our new house. We had to get up really early because the movers would be at our house around 7:30. They arrived with 2 (yes, that’s two) lorries, which, as it turned out later, was A Good Thing ™. Both of them would be filled to the brim.

While Irene stayed at the old place, I already went to our new house, because the very same day, the kitchen would be installed. A case of Bad Planning ™, I fear, although not entirely our own fault.

› Continue reading

Tags: , ,

Friday, September 18th, 2009 Personal No Comments