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: 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Personal 1 Comment

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.

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 Personal 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.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009 Personal No Comments

We got the keys!

This afternoon, we received the keys to our new house!

Ten months after construction was started it’s finally finished now. Although, it’s not quite finished yet, there are still some things that have to be done, but that will have to wait till after the holidays. But at least, in the mean time, we can start painting, cleaning, et cetera. We plan to move on September 17th.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 Personal 1 Comment

New laptop

Last week, I finally ordered a new laptop! This is it, a Dell Studio 15.

My old laptop had become soooo slow. Even after completely reinstalling Windows XP, but hardly any other software (yes, a browser, office suite, and a few more), it still seemed ten times as slow as when I bought it. I blame Windows for that; obviously XP is not what it was five years ago.

Anyway, I searched around, mainly at, and was about to order an Acer (Aspire 5738G, to be precise), when I saw that Dell had a discount on the Studio 15. The specs were similar to the Acer and now the price was almost the same as well. I chose the Dell.

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Friday, July 17th, 2009 Computing, Personal 1 Comment

New house almost finished

A lot has happened since my previous post about our new house. Last week we heard that we will get the keys by the end of July!

On the outside, the house is almost finished. The scaffolding has already been removed. Part of the windows and the doors still have to be put in, but it’s really starting to look like the pictures we fell in love with.

On the inside, some of the walls have been plastered, most of the wiring is finished, and they’re busy installing the bathroom. In the mean time, we have been planning what has to be done after we get the keys, i.e. the walls, the floors and the kitchen. This will still take a couple of weeks, so probably, we will be moving sometime around September 15.


Saturday, June 27th, 2009 Personal No Comments