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!
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!
The last days at the Bikkels were filled with a few more visits to dad, some last shopping in Eindhoven, more food at the snackbar in town, another walk in the forest and oh let’s not forget that huge egg roll and babi pangang in the Chinese-Indonesian restaurant near dad! … » full post and pics!
Finally more time to relax in this beautiful place! Yesterday we had to pick up our new passports in Bergeijk, had a coffee with old friend Corry who lives pretty close by in Eersel and dropped by Leon and Els again for the last time. Then back in Vlierden we … » full post and pics!
Well, our “open house” weekend was a success! We had a lot of visitors and it was a lot of fun…. and still felt really relaxed for us since we didn’t have to go anywhere! Just make coffee, get drinks and such 😛 I tried to make selfies with everyone, … » full post and pics!
Had two busy days! Thursday we drove to our old hometown area in the south of Limburg. We had a quick stop in downtown Heerlen to pop in at Satisfaction, the record store, and then had a great visit with old neighbours Vera and Rob (Lea also came by)! After … » full post and pics!
It’s great to be at the Bikkels again, we truly enjoy the cottage and it’s setting in the forest, it’s gorgeous! Unfortunately we’re running around a lot and haven’t had much time yet to just relax or go for a walk. Yesterday we had an appointment in the city hall … » full post and pics!