Tulips of Leiden

Flowers everywhere

Spring was in the air, and flowers were everywhere, and it was perfect timing to enjoy a walk in the gardens -Keukenhof Gardens to be precise. So off we went on a train ride to Leiden, in Holland. A hop and a skip from Brussels, and a thrill to be able to both do and…

Basel

Heidi and Basel

My mother relates a story regarding my older sister who had the good fortune to travel around Europe at the tender age of 9 or 10 in the company of both my parents. Along the way my mother realised that my sister was becoming more and more animated as they got closer and closer to…

ANZAC Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

ANZAC Day 100 years on and all across the world tributes were paid to those that died during WW1. Being in Belgium Tony and I were lucky enough to be included with the New Zealand Embassy organised ANZAC Day service. At 3am we met with the bus and drove from Brussels to Zonnebeke, Polygon Wood,…