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July, 2012:

Trout

If it’s up to Tarek, trout is on the menu tonight. Hein is busy building rafts. Miko is stuffing herself with yoghurt, ontbijtkoek and apple. Some members of our fellowship have not come down to the river this morning. They will be amazed at the progress Hein made in damming it. By the end of this week the geographical map of Ax les Thermes will have to be redrawn.

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Reunion

It was a joyfull meeting with Ilan & fam in Prayssac. We enjoyed some food on a terrace and had a bit of a struggle with finding campsites, wet tents, time and crying children later. Most of next day was spent in the garden of their rented house collecting pine cones, feeding donkeys, swimming and grilling trout. Finally some real holiday.

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Into the sun

We were wide awake at 4, so we left by the time we had planned to get up. The reason for the early departure was the expectation of sleeping children.
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But no sleep until we entered France just before 9. We got stuck in Paris when the navigator tried to avoid traffic. After that we treated ourselves to a long picknick in the sun.
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A few more hours of jip and janneke, the gruffalo and we managed to drive almost 800 km and camp in St Aout. Built the tent, made pasta, borrowed a swimming pool from the neighbours and got some cold beer from the fridge. What a day.
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Familie weekeinde

De familie vd Luit is werr bijeen, na acht jaar.  Paterswolde, met klootschieten en veel zon. En straks “mbuzi choma” (geit).

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The same old song

Is it some bizarre form of work ethic or simply not meeting my deadlines? Whatever the reason, I decided to work on the 3rd day of summer break (the first day the kids went to the crèche). I arrived at the trainstation from whence (reading Benjamin Franklin at the moment) I normally take my bike. Bike nowhere to be found. Then it started raining. Then I noticed it was a minute or 2 before the bus to work would depart. The choice was made swiftly.
On the way back from work there was some time between bus arrival and train departure. In no time at all I found my bike. I post the photograph below in order to know where to search for the bike in 6 weeks time.

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But really, it’s no wonder i cannot find the bike right?