Silent Sunday 8.7.18
Jul08

Silent Sunday 8.7.18

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Amsterdam stuff
Oct10

Amsterdam stuff

Here’s some random stuff I picked up on my short trip to Amsterdam… Flight Amsterdam is a beautiful place and incredibly easy to get to. We flew from Birmingham, which took only an hour to get to, even with a bit of bad traffic. The fight was just 45 minutes – brilliant! From the airport, you get a train straight into the centre – the trains run every 15 minutes and take about 15 minutes. It costs just 3 euros...

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The canal boat: ‘At least I’m not dead’
Aug03

The canal boat: ‘At least I’m not dead’

At the start of the week, the boat and canal were treated with healthy respect.They are dangerous after all. If my daughter wanted to go on the roof, we lifted her carefully up and down again. The kids all have life jackets, but the weather was very hot, so life jackets became for locks only.   Pretty soon, the kids were growing in confidence, clambering up and down the roof, walking along it or the narrow ledge along the side of...

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Canal boat tales
Aug02

Canal boat tales

A canal boat holiday is certainly a varied experience. It’s like no other holiday in the world. Here’s some of the things we encountered. There was some serious bed hopping going on and we got stuck in the mud. Going native   Being on a canal boat has a lot in common with the water shortages of the floods in 2007 – See my water shortage post here Cleanliness and fashion considerations go right out the window....

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Mud running
Jul31

Mud running

  My daughter, the most holiday-phobic, least adaptable of my children seemed a bit out of sorts on our first day on the canal boat. So I suggested we get off the boat and walk. I thought a bit of quality time would cheer her up. After only a minute we came across some mud.     My daughter doesn’t like mud. Or dirt. So she wasn’t very happy about this mud. Which was VERY wet and full of puddles. She...

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