RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-61

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-61pre-departureKerkradeSaturday 1th January So, today I thought I’d make a start on my travel journal. Actually, I should have started a few days ago but there have been so many things that needed arranging, I simply didn’t get around to it. Much has happened over the past week.It […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-60

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-61pre-departureKerkradeSunday 12th January Right now, I’m sitting in Karin & Wiel’s living room writing my first travel journal entry. Hopefully, I will add an entry a couple of times a week from her on in. I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to find out whether I […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-58

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-58pre-departureKerkradeTuesday 14th January Went to visit Dinie & Dré yesterday. It was like we had never been away. Neither Dinie nor Dré have changed a bit but both Dave and Kirsten are all grown up it seems. They changed the interior of their house and added an extension […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-54

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-54pre-departureKerkradeSaturday 18th January Finally went to the sauna yesterday. We spent all day at Thermea 2000 and came home completely relaxed. Very little has changed there and it is still a great way to spend a day. Sandy had an extra 20-minute back and shoulder massage.Later that evening […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-52

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-52pre-departureKerkradeMonday 20th January Stuff arrived today and was put into the basement. It went much quicker than I thought it would and we managed to find pretty much everything we wanted to. Diving gear, clothes, fire-box (with my Dutch driver’s license still in it), computers, embroidery machine, etc.Also […]

RTW pre-departure – Tilburg, Netherlands T-48

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-48pre-departureTilburgFriday 24th January Time for another log entry. I really should get into the habit of writing an entry every day; otherwise I’ll keep forgetting things that we have done.So, I’m now sitting at the breakfast table at Wil & Detje’s house. Every time we come back to […]

RTW pre-departure – Broek of Langedijk, Netherlands T-39

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-39pre-departureBroek of LangedijkSunday 2nd February With the excitement of Paris slowly fading away, we arrived today at Hans & Wanda’s house. The original plan was to drive up here yesterday but the weather was borderline with lots of slow having fallen and the stress levels were rising rapidly […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-37

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-37pre-departureKerkradeTuesday 4th February We are now back in Kerkrade and are resting from the arduous drive through a snowstorm. It really is winter here. The visit to Hans & Wanda was all too short but we enjoyed seeing everyone again nevertheless – except Chantal, of course.I had a […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-36

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-36pre-departureKerkradeWednesday 5th February Went to the municipality offices this afternoon to renew my Dutch driver’s license (yes, the saga continues) but, alas, I’m still not yet fully registered as a foreigner with the Dutch Police. Hopefully, this process will complete itself before next week Wednesday, which is when […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-35

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-35pre-departureKerkradeThursday 6th February Every time I visit my mother-in-law, there are invariably some household DIY tasks that need doing and I know that I’m not going to escape until I’ve put my hand to some of them. Not exactly a ‘work for lodging’ arrangement but it does help […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-34

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-34pre-departureKerkradeFriday 7th February Sandy’s coughing, yesterday, meant she had to stop work on sanding the stairs. Who had to finish the job? You guessed it!A lazy day today. Sandy and her mother went out for the morning to the doctor and the dentist. Apparently, a new filling at […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-33

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-33pre-departureKerkradeThursday 8th February Yesterday, I received a note in the post from the Dutch police. Apparently, the documents regarding my registration with them are complete and I can swing by and pick it up. Hooray! “Ah …”, I thought, “… this must mean that I should now be […]

RTW pre-departure – Kerkrade, Netherlands T-31

Netherlands – Round The World Tour 2003 T-31pre-departureKerkradeMonday 10th February So, I missed the final of the B&H snooker championships on TV yesterday. Buggar! I still don’t know who won. Having watched the quarter & semi-finals over the course of the past week, missing the final was particularly irritating. Still, missing the sports event on […]