So freaking happy to be back on Crete after 13 years!! Kalyves doesn’t seem to have changed all that much, still the laid back Greek town with moderate tourism and great restaurants. This time we stayed with Christi Apartments, close to where we stayed 13 years ago. Fantastic!
We spent the last few days visiting dad every day, friends (Jan and Angela, Dinie, Els and Leon (and boys)) and family (cousins Hennie, Jaqueline and Wilma). On our way to Frankfurt, we visited Irmgard in Ahrweiler! We are now with Thorsten in Frankfurt after supper in town (Paddy and … » full post and pics!
We spent the day in South-Holland: visiting Rita at home, to the famous miniature world Madurodam with Ton, Martijn, Sander and Amy (they are visiting from South Korea, btw!) and we met with my dear friend Anneke on the North Sea beach after many years!
What a great celebration! The reception in the home was busy, lots of family and veterans, which meant a lot to him. The deputy mayor was also there and there was a royal letter with congratulations from the king and queen!
On our way from Weilrod to Eindhoven, we visited Annie (Nico’s late dad’s girlfriend) and popped in at dad’s new digs in the care home! Today we visited newlyweds Miranda and Rob and we had drinks with highschool friends Yvon and Bernie. So great to catch up after so many … » full post and pics!
Time to get back to the old country for dad’s 100th (!!) and a week of Crete (!!). We flew to Frankfurt this time and are spending a night with Markus in Weilrod.
Winter has been dry and cold, we’ve seen -36 without the wind chill!! Our New Year’s Eve party was a success again and so much fun! Then I was busy with making Valentine’s Crittens and then there were the Winter Olympics and oh yeah, it was our TEN YEARS IN … » full post and pics!
Made it home safe and sound yesterday (thanks for picking us up Alison!), happy reunion with the kitties and we’re having fun unpacking all our crap haha!
Today we had some last stops at dad and Ton and Rita, then drove to our hotel in Leiden. Ton picked us up later to go downtown and meet up with Martijn and Sander for supper and some sightseeing. It’s like mini-Amsterdam there with the old houses and canals! We … » full post and pics!