My Best Friend’s Wedding

Yesterday, we went to the wedding of two of our best friends.
They looked georgeous and perfectly happy, and the weather was great!

They married in Breda, a beautiful town, first in the city hall and after that in a very nice, little old church. Champagne and wedding cake after that, and in the evening there was a great party.

I videotaped (the most important parts of) the entire day. I’m anxious to see how I did! 🙂 I didn’t keep the tapes of course, so I’ll just have to wait and see…

They’re off to Thailand for their honeymoon in a few days. Have fun, there, guys! And I wish you all the best and happiness together, for the rest of your lives! *BIG HUG*

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Sunday, October 16th, 2005 Personal 1 Comment

Our own stamp

Did you know you could create your own stamps?

At TPG Post, you can have you own picture be printed as a real stamp.

We already tried it a while ago. In fact, we used the stamps for our wedding invitations. It’s really easy, and not very expensive. I think it’s great for special occasions or something…

So, here’s the result:

Our stamp

(And this is the original photo, btw.)

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Thursday, June 30th, 2005 Funny, Personal 2 Comments


For our honeymoon we went to Greece for two weeks. We flew via Athens to Thessaloniki. There was a rental car waiting for us at the airport. The first ten days we stayed in an appartment on the “Olympic riviera“, which is the area along the coast, near Mount Olympus.

During these ten days, we made some walks, swam in the sea, visited a castle and a nice old Greek village.
We visited Dion, the ancient city of Zeus, at the foot of the Olympus, with the ruins of an ancient village.
We made one very long and very tiring walk up Mount Olympus, from the starting point at about 1100 meters up to a cabin at 2100 meters. You could stay there for the night and walk to the summit (at 2917 meters) the next day. We returned to the car, however; it took us about 7 hours in total.

We visited the spectacular rock formations at Meteora. These rock formations are famous for the monasteries that are built on top. These are hundreds of years old. There used to be about twenty, now there are only six left, but they’re all open to the public. The rocks are really amazing, but the fact that monks decided to build monasteries on top, is just incredible!

At the end of the ten days, we returned (by car) to Thessaloniki, flew back to Athens and stayed there for another five days. We stayed in a hotel near Omonia Square, very close to the center of the city. We could walk to the Acropolis, which, of course, we did quite a few times. We’ve seen all the main tourist attractions: the Acropolis, the Tempel of Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Forum, but also the National Archaelogical Museum. The last day we went to Piraeus, to visit the (three, all natural) harbours.

Last Sunday, we got up very early, to get back to the airport. We had a good trip home, after two weeks of great weather in a beautiful country… it was a perfect honeymoon!

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Saturday, June 11th, 2005 Personal No Comments


As you may have known, read, heard or guessed, Irene and I have got married on May 20.

It was a beautiful day.
There were so many people, the weather was really great, and everything was just perfect (a big “thank you” to our best man and woman!)… and we got lots of presents! 🙂

The photo shoot in the morning was a great deal of fun. And yesterday evening, only 3 weeks later, we got the photo album from the photographer. He did a great job! Another big “thank you” to Fotostudio Aster Oostkapelle.

The wedding ceremony was in Veere, Zeeland. A picturesque little town, with a beautiful old city hall. The old windmill and the harbour and lake side were very nice for the photo shoot.

The reception, dinner and party were in Rotterdam in the Zuiderparkrestaurant Meerzicht. A very good restaurant at a great location. Again a big “thank you” to them!

All in all it was just a perfect day! We are so happy that so many people came to celebrate our wedding together with us, and that so many of them spent enormous amounts of time to make this day to what it was.


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Saturday, June 11th, 2005 Personal 1 Comment

English wedding

I’ve been on holiday last week.
My brother got married last Saturday (May 3rd), so we combined that with a small vacation. My brother lives in London, but his parents-in-law live in Nursling, a small village near Southampton.
They decided to marry there, in a small church dedicated to St. Boniface, who went to monastic school there.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 Leisure, Personal 1 Comment