Friday, March 21, 2014

So much choice on a beautiful day to be voting

It was a great day for D66, becoming the largest party in Amsterda, Groningen, Utrecht, Leiden and, most importantly, in The Hague where they beat the anti-Muslim party into second place.

And the nice Turkish lady who I voted for at number 12 on the list in Amsterdam made it to the council, as D66 went from 7 to 14 seats.

Spring has arrived!

Spring has arrived! by CharlesFred
Spring has arrived!, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

... whilst the temperature dives from yesterday's sunny 20 to today's rainy 10... just in time for the weekend. Still, we needed a bit of rain and the ducks will be happy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tulips for Fred

Tulips for Fred by CharlesFred
Tulips for Fred, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Fred took 66 children to London last week and received this lovely bunch of tulips from school for his troubles

Monday, February 24, 2014

Light winds and gravity

Light winds and gravity by CharlesFred
Light winds and gravity, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The birthday couple

The birthday couple by CharlesFred
The birthday couple, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Happy Birthdays Mum and Harry!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fred with his parents at Castlerigg stone circle back in 1993

Outside Shap

Outside Shap by CharlesFred
Outside Shap, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

First snow of winter

First snow of winter by CharlesFred
First snow of winter, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday, Richard

A bunch of Roffeys by CharlesFred
A bunch of Roffeys, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A peaceful end to 2013 and a Happy New Year

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Seavington Hunt at the Boxing Day Meet in Crewkerne

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Re-loaded: Mary joined by Father Christmas

From four years ago when we spent Christmas in Syria, here an image ffrom Damascus - Nice mix of Christian and commercial images here... the Virgin Mary, Father Christmas and Gandalf!

What makes you fart more? Parsnips??

Or sprouts?

We will be having them both with the roast goose we will be eating with my Mum on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Storm approaching the Batinah Coast of Oman

A ver big storm which caused the wadis to be flooded and the roads to be turned into rivers.

There has been a lot of rain in the past few days in the Arabian peninsula.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bananas from Oman

Bananas from Oman by CharlesFred
Bananas from Oman, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

These bananas were very tiny but full of goodness. I bought a few and was very glad I did as I had a very long and quite scarey journey home/back to the hotel and needed all the food I had managed to bring along to keep me going.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

In the Al Ain Oasis

In the Al Ain Oasis by CharlesFred
In the Al Ain Oasis, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

To the accompaniment to the sweet sounds of birds singing, in the coolness of a late afternoon in mid-November in the beautiful and very green Al Ain Oasis. Yesterday afternoon, in between a heavy storm in Oman the day before and a quiet grey afternoon in Amsterdam today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Inside The Kremlin

Inside The Kremlin by CharlesFred
Inside The Kremlin, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.

We are just back from a very enjoyable week in Moscow with our friend Sergey.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Palace built by Peter The Great's father

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