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

Summer holiday

Yesterday we returned from our summer holiday. We’ve been to France, camping most of the time. We started just south of Calais, where we stayed for two nights. My brother and sister-in-law were over from Bristol for a long weekend, so we met them there. After that, we drove on to a small village south of Clermont-Ferrand. We did some walking thereabouts, amongst others to the summit of the Puy de Dome.
Because the weather wasn’t great, we went further south after five days, to the Gorges du Tarn in the Cevennes. There we did a lot of walking (and climbing!) on the steep slopes of the gorges. But we also visited a castle (Chateau de Peyrelade), caves (Grotte d’Argilan), Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and we went canoeing on the river Tarn one day. Oh, and of course we went to see the famous Viaduc de Millau.

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Sunday, August 27th, 2006 Leisure, Personal, Photography No Comments


This morning we returned from our skiing trip to France.

We stayed in Hotel Aujon in Flaine, in the Grand Massif.

We had a very nice week, although the first few days we had a lot of snow. Because of that, a lot of pistes and lifts were closed. As the weather got better, more pistes were opened, and by the end of the week, we had skied most of the 265 kilometers of piste.

Nice detail about the village of Flaine: the site was not discovered until 1959! In 1968 the resort was officially opened.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Gorges du Verdon

Last week, we were on holiday in France, camping near the Gorges du Verdon. We were in a small village, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, just north of the Lac de Sainte Croix, on the camping St. Jean (which I can highly recommend).

We had a great time. We have walked le sentier Martel (14 kilometers, 6 hours), rented waterbikes, swum in the lake, visited Cannes. The last morning, we went canyoning! That is really very much fun to do (if you’re not afraid of heights!). It’s part walking and abseiling, and part swimming, wading through the river and jumping off waterfalls. Very spectacular!

On Provence Web there is some more info about the gorges, about the village of Moustiers and about the lake.
And take a look at this site, which has some nice pictures of the gorges and the lake.

Update (July 16): The photos are now available from, if you have the correct username and password, that is.

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2004 Leisure, Photography No Comments

Skiing trip

Last Saturday I returned from my skiing holiday. With a couple of friends I went to Oz-en-Oisans, near Alpe d’Huez, only a few kilometers from where my girlfriend and I stayed this summer.
It was great fun, and very nice to see what it looks like in winter. I’ve been to the same places and have taken photographs on the same spots as I did then.

Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been very good all the time, we had a couple of snow storms, but luckily also a few very beautiful days.

On Tuesday we celebrated my birthday with a very nice dinner in a restaurant in Les Deux Alpes.

Update: The photos are available on my photo gallery.

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Monday, February 2nd, 2004 Leisure, Photography No Comments

Back from France

We returned from France, yesterday.
We had a really perfect holiday, with magnificent surroundings, and beautiful weather!
My girlfriend and I stayed on a camping in Allemont, in the Vallée de l’Eau d’Olle, about 50 kilometers east of Grenoble.
From our tent we looked out upon Alpe d’Huez, and the mountain range of the Grandes Rousses with its glaciers.

We have done a lot of walking, up to 7 hours and 900 meters of climbing. We have swum in a small mountain lake at 2100 meters altitude. We have done something called Hydrospeed on the river Vénéon, and we threw snowballs on the glacier on Pic Blanc at 3330 meters altitude!

The weather was very good, 35 to 40 degrees mostly, except for the two times that we nearly washed down the mountain. Rain and thunder up in the mountains is not much fun when you still have to descend for an hour and a half to get back to the car… But we got home safe alright.

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday together. Only way too short…

Update: A selection of photographs is now available on my site (if you have the password, of course).

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Thursday, August 21st, 2003 Leisure, Photography No Comments

There and back again (twice)

The Hobbit

I’m off for the weekend, leaving for London on Friday morning.
I’m going to visit my brother and sister-in-law, whom I haven’t seen since their wedding. And I still haven’t seen the photos I made that day.
Furthermore, they have got a book for me, and I’ve still got half of their wedding present 🙂 And of course, a weekend in London is always nice, there’s lots to see…

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2003 Leisure 1 Comment