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Wife when learning the computer

but finally

followed by a well deserved rest in our favourite Hotel in Limburg in the South of Holland where service, friendliness and dining were excellent

relaxing on the patio before dinner in September 2011

and then to the dining room

view from our Penthouse suite

and then on following days to our favourite watering hole in Epen

Lidy enjoying lunch at our favourit venue

With a large selection of beers

and now time for me to have a beer well stocked

Cheers. Palm wine from the palm trees in the garden of my house in Lagos Nigeria was excellent, tapped from the trees and a small gourd full produced daily.                                                                                  

whilst the good wife was preparing dinner     which smelt extremely good   

Reflections - The best sandy beaches are Beau Vallon in the Seychelles, and Fiji, Carnival in Trinidad, and embarassing moment having a bath at Tokyo Railway Station, as well as a fantastic view of the Pancake Rocks in NZ. Extra special to see were the Komodo Dragons on cruise from Bali to Cairns, followed by a trip on Quicksilver from Port Douglas to The Great Barrier Reef. Also the helicopter flight to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier in NZ including walking around on the summit.


Interesting journeys were the Blue Train in South Africa,Victoria Falls to Cape Town Absolute luxury with our compartment comprising a bedroom with full ensuite facilities and for the rest of the luxury refer to the Blue Train website.The train journey from Calgary to Vancouver and the most exciting trip on The Maid of the mist at Niagra Falls.

An absolute wonder was the drive in to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Bogota Columbia

Everyone needs something special - so think i'll have another beer  The cat is already full 

( a Pissed Pussy )


and we have not been burgled

or as our house was

called  " the house of destruction "

Emirates A380 Dubai UAE December 2013

Jebel Ali Hotel Dubai December 2013

Dubai UAE Shopping Mall December 2013

Mount Shadows Resort Phoenix Arizona - July 1980

Family horse riding in Kanab Arizona July 1980

Cessna to fly Kariba to Katete for a short holiday {only one piece of hand luggage allowed, other luggage had to be left at Kariba Airport} But the Sundowners were great

and over the Grand Canyon - very bumpy


  • Concord London Miami 6th July 1980 and Washington
  • London enroute home 25th July 1980
  • Pity we did not take a photo of the curve of the World
  • and Barbados to London later.
  • Children did not appreciate as flight too short for extensive service and film.

Brigitta on Wedding day Friday 10th April 2015



Reception at Boschbeek Restaurant Santpoort-Zuid

Luuk playing baseball

then running 

Dereks Certificate of admittance to membership of The Guild of Freemen of the City of London 8.06.1988

Wooden cigar box to commemorate completion of the Thames Barrier

Lidy at the Taj Mahal

Fearless Lidy

Lidy trying Indian style in Bombay

After attending an IFA Congress in Mexico City, transport from Cozumel to a minute island for a barbecue

Catching trigger fish enroute

Primitive but extremely efficient

Lidy enjoying the dessert

Lidy feeding a Racoon with barbecue remains

For those attending the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Churrascaria Gaucha, near to the Hotel Gloria in Rio, is highly recommended for excellent food service and cost.

Luuk playing baseball

Watch out boys, Julie receiving her yellow Karate belt

My best friend Peggy. I flew her Lagos to Heathrow in 1958 to save her from being eaten. She had to go into quarantine in kennels for 6 months involving me to visit her every weekend.

She loved my house purchased on my retun to the UK in 1958. 20 Willow close Bexley Kent UK

Reflections on when it was considered a dlight to travel

A complete free Xmas holiday with Charter Flight out  ( otherwise flying out empty to bring home the dredging crew for Xmas) and 1st Class on a 5 Star Trystar return. In the tail end there was a small dining area with a fantastic bar. Absolutely unbelievable us 5 with my co Direcor with his wife and 2 daughters





Mother Superior gave me up at the language course

and prayed for me


















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