Author Archives: Mark

Countdown to a wedding

Anyone who believes that it is not possible to organize a wedding in six weeks let me tell you it can be done. So whose wedding you might be asking. Mine! After four years together Michael and I have decided … Continue reading

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Another day on the ice

I know that it was only a week ago that I was waxing lyrical about the beauty of the Netherlands in winter. Well today it is the turn of Amsterdam. Finally I was able to find the time to once … Continue reading

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Let the Wintertime Fun Begin

Temperatures have plummeted around Europe including the low lands. Last week I was in Paris for work where the temps dropped to around -10. My journey home was interrupted by snow storms which stuck southern and mid Holland. My train … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Adventure – a great start to 2012… or Christmas 2004

When we told friends and families, that we had decided to visit Ethiopia the general response was either one of excitement or a stern ‘why?’. Now before we begin I want you to vanquish all of the preconceptions you may … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge for the third time

Going Dutch…. Again! I would almost agree with you if you suggested that I was a gluten for punishment or just a slow learner – perhaps both. Tonight I am heading down to Den Bosch to spend a week at … Continue reading

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Food for the soul.

This week has been one that is good for the soul, not quite as good as chicken soup but a pretty good substitute. Gone Bush with the Kids Last week Michael was away in Nairobi for Bush Camp; a camping … Continue reading

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40 years and Still Going Strong

I was recently asked by a friend if I would publish a birthday blog. I suppose that after reaching forty I should at least take a few moments to pause and reflect. Like most of you, apart from those infatuated … Continue reading

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