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11/4/2013 I’ve entered an article in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The contest’s theme is “Inspiration – A Place You Love”. I wrote of course about my passion for New Zealand. The article is called “New Zealand – A Land That Welcomes You With Open Arms & A Purity Of Heart”. The link to… Read more »

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28/03/2013 As I mentioned in my last post “What Made You Smile Today?” I’ve been reading a book called The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. It’s about consciousness and how by being aware in every moment and by being open to things, you can appreciate and enjoy life’s experiences. There is a lot of… Read more »

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20/2/2013 If you’re a lover of our feline friend, the cat, then you’ll like De Katten Kabinet (The Cat Cabinet), Amsterdam. It’s unique in the fact that it’s the only museum in the world with a permanent collection of art forms about the cat. It portrays cats in art and culture from 1860 to the… Read more »

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16/2/2013 Amsterdam Restaurant Week takes place twice a year (in spring and autumn). From 1st to the 10th March, customers will have the opportunity to try out some of the finest cuisine in Amsterdam, with the choice of a full 3-course dinner for 27.50 € or lunch for 22.50 €, (excluding drinks). Flinders Café, one… Read more »

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20/1/2013 The pain in my fingertips this evening cycling home from my friends house, in the east of Amsterdam, was nearly unbearable! Even with warm, furry gloves on, I thought my fingers were going to drop off!  Luckily though, that was the only part of my body that nearly succumbed to the cold. I’m sure… Read more »

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10/1/2013 Better late than never! The Christmas Canal Parade took place on 15th December 2012 but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write about it. This was part of the first ever Amsterdam Light Festival which goes on from 7th December to 20th January.  The canal parade was actually organised… Read more »

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9/12/2012 Man, it’s so good to get back into the warmth, with a steaming hot cup of tea, or whatever your tipple is for regaining the feeling in your hands! I’ve just come back home, after fighting with the elements, to try and get to see some of the light sculptures in The Boulevard of… Read more »

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7/12/2012 An illuminated fishing net in the sky, a flower light floating in a pond and hundreds of lights spread throughout the tree branches, creating an amazing ‘firefly’ effect. It sounds like a scene from a fairytale, but actually this is Amsterdam. From the 7th December 2012 to 20th January 2013, Amsterdam’s bridges, canals and… Read more »