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Lock of Love Five Years Later

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Five years ago my husband and I visited the Lock of Love art installation that was put up on Valentine’s Day of that year (photo from 2010 above).  We bought a lock and had it engraved so that we could put it on there and throw away the key, thus cementing ...

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How The Dutch Got Their Bicycle Paths

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[youtube id=”XuBdf9jYj7o” width=”600″ height=”350″] A friend shared this on Facebook yesterday and I found it so interesting.  I had no idea there was such a history behind how we got our bicycle paths.  I think it’s wonderful that there are so many biking paths in the country and that cyclists ...

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Het Dak van Rotterdam

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Today someone in one of my photo clubs shared something on Facebook and I thought it was SO cool!  It’s a website that has taken a collection of panoramic and 360 degree photos taken from all different rooftops around the city.  They have put it together so that you can ...

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Legoworld 2011

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My husband is a serious Lego Junkie.  He and his friends are really involved in the robotics side of Lego and over the years he’s become increasingly busy with it.  The biggest event of the year for them is Legoworld in Zwolle.  He goes there each year for almost a ...

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Penny’s Race Day

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Last weekend I went to watch my friend Penny run her first 5k.  This was a huge thing for her and she had been working incredibly hard to get there, so there was no way I could miss it!  I was so proud of all she has achieved over the ...

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IMAGES Texel Trip

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Back in June I went on a day trip to the island of Texel (said “Tessel”) with my photography club.  This is something I was really looking forward to as I’d not been to any of the Dutch islands in all the time I’ve been living here.  It was a ...

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101 List – Learn To Make HDR Photos

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One of the things I’ve been most determined to do from my 101 List is learning to make High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photos.  I’ve seen some amazing HDR photos on Flickr and really wanted to learn to do it myself, but on first examination it seemed really difficult.  This was ...

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30 Days of Truth: Day 5

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I have a list of things I want to do in my life, my 101 List!  One thing I really want to do is become more independent and self sufficient here in the Netherlands.  Sure, things are a lot better than they were but I still have a long way ...

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