Schiffelerveld

Today’s outdoor exercise took the form of a 4.4 km walk through woodlands in the Schiffelerveld area to the east of Heerlen centre. The midday

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Minus Nine

The Netherlands is in the grip of an extreme cold spell resulting from Storm Darcy which has swept across much of Europe this week. There

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Local Walk

Cycling in sub-zero temperatures is not much fun. Factor in the wind chill at my normal riding speeds of around 25-30 km/h and the whole

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Valkenburg

We’ve just returned from a two day break in the lovely town of Valkenburg in south Limburg. With all the various travel restrictions in different

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DAF Museum

I let the train take the strain today for the 20 minute journey into the centre of Eindhoven. I’ve used the Dutch railways quite a

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Farewell 2019

It’s been an interesting year for me here in the Netherlands. At the end of April I acquired a second-hand bicycle as I needed some

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Colours

Autumn has been with us for just over a week and the change in the colours surrounding us has been very quick. High winds are

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Sint Martinus

The Weert skyline is dominated by the 78 metre high tower of Saint Martin’s Roman Catholic church in the centre of the city. We have

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Up, Up & Away….

Don’t often get to see a hot air balloon so close. Drifting in from the north at around 2100hrs yesterday, it passed between us &

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