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Hamachi Restaurant in Schiedam
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Hamachi Restaurant for Thanksgiving 2011

It’s another Thanksgiving holiday for me away from my family. I called my mother and asked about what she was preparing for the celebration. She asked me if I was going to make big feast for Thanksgiving dinner and I told her it will just be a dinner at a Japanese restaurant with a fish …

Yerseke Netherlands Mussels Festival
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Mussels Festival in Yerseke 2011

I’ve been having an extremely busy year and didn’t get to take a vacation yet. Before I knew it, summer was about over and I had to tell myself to get out and do something before winter gets here. Going through “The Green Guide” to the Netherlands I found out about the annual Mussels Festival …

Strawberry Tart - La Place Restaurant
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Lunch at La Place Restaurant in Rotterdam

I didn’t know I was such a picky eater until now. I walked around La Place Restaurant in the center of Rotterdam three times trying to find what I wanted to eat. The salad bar didn’t have what I wanted and the soup stand didn’t look too appealing to met. The sandwich area had mostly …

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Rain before sunset

We had a beautiful weather on April 22 with weather forecast for 26 degrees, which translates into about 30 degrees in true temperature in the garden. It was nice and sunny all day but by the time I was making dinner I heard thunder and thought I was hearing things.

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Dash for the sunset

I normally carry my mobile phone or the tiny Canon Ixus 1000 HS camera with me, so I can capture something interesting while I am out and about. I saw a really nice sunset during a weekend drive in March and had to pull over to capture the scene. It took awhile to find a …

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Queen’s Day and the Orange Craz

Today is Queen’s day, or Koninginnedag in Dutch and it is a national holiday in the Netherlands. On this day the Dutch people celebrate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. Even though April 30 is actually the birthday of Queen Juliana (the mother of Queen Beatrix), and Queen Beatrix’s birthday is on the …

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Early October sunset

Photos I took as a test for my new Canon Ixus 1000 HS on the evening of October 04, 2010. You can see the video clip of the sunset I used “Super Vivid” mode for the photo with “M1” for recording size of the photo.