First act in the New Year catching hering on the land....it wasn't a bad catch indeed. Half Januari or a bit later
the car (this model)
had to be checked and what a luck I had it was controlled by a higher authority....so new tires were bought at the
dealers which is ofcourse more expensive than at a tire-centre.
The beginning of Februari a belated
New Years meeting.
The car had some problems which finally proved to be an electronic no-match between key and ignition module. How nice those
On the 19th of Februari the garden was maintained by
A cosy dinner was executed in a nearby restaurant on
26 Februari. The 5th of March the first training for Nijmegen.
It's in Dutch but the whole training can be found
End March and the beginning of April there was a two-week holliday in South Tirol. Highlights were visits to
Õtzi in the Bolzano museum and a visit to
Venice. These trips could well be made
from the failed investment in 2009 in real estate (to long a story to cover here)
Some extra details learned during that trip:
there are many more matches in a box there (it's a pity that the website is down)and the
potatoes over there are different..Nearly two
weeks later it showed that blood spending wasn't allowed because I had been travelling through
the regions Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardia in Itali and that could cause a latent
west-nile virus, I'm always lucky. During the training for Nijmegen we walked abroad and at home which gave nice pictures
Old glory came back as Ajax got it's third star.
My good old MIO got old fashioned. So it had to be replaced by a more modern so called multi-media phone.
Maybe something like
this, but let it function better
than this shit.
The 11th of June was a good meeting as you can see
As the title of this page already explains it wasn't a lucky year!
After coming back from the two day march in Diekirch I found out that I had had some uninvited visiters in my house. Two computers were missing
with ofcourse private files and pictures that's not funny. The cause was my own mistake I forgot to lock a door when I left, a very
expensive and unagreable mistake.
Then our Minister of Defense spoke at the NATO HQ. The translation of his speech appeared on intranet (the militairy version of internet) and
spoke of the fact that Diplomacy
and Developement were not applicable for my current profession.
Very nice thank you . I'm of the opnion that the original Englisch text gives enough room for arguing that all 3 D's can be executed by
us military. The Comprehensive Approach stays Primairily ofcourse Defence otherwise you don't have to start with Diplomacy and
Development in the first place. But excluding Diplomacy and Development as suggested is to my oppinion not applicable.
Therefore this film can be presented with pride. With the right militairy focus work on assisting local population in order to
develop the area and bring it to a higher life standard which is most of the time executed in a diplomatic way too.
And because nowedays the right pipe tobacco isn't available in the area I live I have to get it at an
they are not so international orientated so the whole film is in Dutch:-)
The four days Marches in Nijmegen was a lucky one. The whole summer was wet but this event I managed to keep dry all over:-) The
rain from above came as I was not walking or already finished. The intermal human being however was well maintained.
And do we know the story of Algacires and Sète? (2008), same story this year....only a flight-ticket to Frankfurt was missing
15-25 August a ten days trip to Croatia. Startingpoint was
Lovran in Istrië. Highlights of the trip were the lakes of
Plitvice and the caves of
Postojna who are situated in
Slovenia . It was Sun, Sea and Sweat espescially when you don't have the right clotches with you. And a nice drink was bought called
Kruskovac. The colour is like 'Orange Bitter' but it tasts much
And do we know that trip to
Rome and than a boat to Barcelona? Well I don't again!.
Trip was cancelled because of too few participants. And while one half is occupied with cracks in buildings the other one is busy with
And yes finally still a bustrip to Italia with the mentioned Italian cities in the program. Rome I'll visit once more that's for sure
but Florence is very doubtfull:-) They have a bridge overthere which looks like a street, silly Italians.
In November another took over the leadership of OLDER.
The first of December again a visit of non-invited guests in my house so that made me conclude that it is not a lucky year.
Translation 31 December 2011
Tekst Richard-Layout Fred