Sunday, September 30, 2012

From a warm sunny day in September

September 2012 was sunnier and drier than usual in Holland but it was also coller than normal. We missed out on an extended Indian Summer this year, partly due to the fact that we had a much better August than normal. This photo was from a very warm Sunday when we went for a lovely cycle ride through the countryside around the Vecht and Loosdrecht. The cows were keeping themselves cool by standing in the ditches.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

His pinkness

His pinkness by CharlesFred
His pinkness, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Pushy by CharlesFred
Pushy, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

One of my Mum's three chickens. You can see them jumping on

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Roffeys (back) in Beaconsfield

Meeting up for a pub lunch at the Hit or Miss in Penn Street on Sunday. One of our haunts from the early 1980s.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The fifth general election in Holland in ten years

The red for the Socialist Party and the Labour Party. The election campaign started with the Socialist Party leading in the polls but their leader, Emile Roemer, has performed very badly in the television debates. On the other hand, the Social Democratic Labour Party have seen a renaissance under their new eleader Diederick Samson and there is a good chance that this can be the biggest party and that we will have a new Prime Minister very soon. I hope so!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

In close

In close by CharlesFred
In close, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Cycled to the beach again yesterday, this time taking my macro lens, very happy with the results.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Fred is such a good cook!

Fred is such a good cook! by CharlesFred
Fred is such a good cook!, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Stuffed roast leg of lamb (based on a Jamie recipe, using herbs from the balcony)

Tomato time

Tomato time by CharlesFred
Tomato time, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

The tomatoes on the balcony are ripening nicely.

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