Here is Fred our our dear friend and neighbour for these past 15 years, sitting on the bench on the pavment in front of the house, photo taken about 7 years ago. Henk has lived in this house for about 30 years but yesterday he handed over the keys to some new people. He is leaving.
He will spend t'he summer travelling and staying with friends, doing the 'strandesdagen' and so on. He will then move into a smaller appartment about a kilometer away.
We used to spend many summer evenings having a beer or two in front of the house, surrounded by the grape vine and the tobacco plants, watching the dusk turn into night, having a chat to passers-by and so on.
We will miss all this and, although we will still see Henk regularly, we will miss him as our neighbour. Good luck, Henk, in your new life.