Family visit

We went away for the weekend, to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Bristol, UK. It had been more than a year since we were there last time. Luckily they come to the Netherlands more often than we go there! 🙂

We had a lovely, relaxed couple of days. On Saturday, we visited Tintern Abbey and made a walk in the surrounding area. On Sunday, we just strolled around through town. Unfortunately, I was a bit sick both days, but that didn’t stop me from walking.

All in all, we had a nice weekend, some time to read a book, chat with each other, and relax.

On the “professional” level: my first month as a software engineer has come and gone. And I’m allowed to stay! I’m very pleased with the job, so far, it’s nice, it’s interesting, and it’s challenging. And with a bit of luck, before long, I will be able to do most of it from home!

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 Leisure, Personal No Comments


We were away for a few days to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Bristol, again.
And again, we went flying with Easyjet. We were probably somewhat late booking the flights, because there ware quite some differences in prices from one day to the next. Of course, we wanted the cheapest flights, therefore we didn’t go from Friday to Monday, but from Saturday to Tuesday!

So, we arrived on Saturday evening. We were picked up at the airport by my brother and his wife! (Last year, they didn’t have a car yet – they got it about one week after we left – so we had to take the bus then.) They brougt us to their new house.

“Hey”, the observant reader will say, “didn’t they move last year?”
Yes, you’re right, they did. But they moved again. That’s why we went to visit them, to see their new house!

This time they bought a house, and a very nice one too. Brand new, 5 minutes walk from the station, 5 minutes walk from a large shopping centre.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Happy New Year

A very happy New Year to all of you!

I know, I know, I’m a few days late, but I’ve hardly been online in the past two weeks!

My girlfriend and I went to Lyon for a few days, just before Christmas. She has worked there for almost a year, about 8 years ago, so it’s like a second home town to her.

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Monday, January 5th, 2004 Leisure, Movies No Comments


I’ve often seen the term “Concessions” in combination with entry fees for a museum, zoo, or cinema. Usually, this means you get a discount if you are a student, or a senior citizen.

But in the IMAX Theatre-at-Bristol, you also get a discount, if you are unemployed! Not having a job, does have its advantages!

I only wonder, how do they check that?
Do you get some sort of pass if you don’t have a job? Or do you get a certificate if you’re unemployed? But you mustn’t forget to put that in the shredder when you get a job! And will you get a new one when you’re fired?

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 Funny 3 Comments