Tag: holidays

Happy New 2015! Jan 3, 2015

We had a great time celebrating the New 2015, together with our Russian and Ukrainian friends. Red caviar is a typical Russian delight.

Here, outside of our homelands, we're still friends, you know.

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A fruit Xmas tree Jan 16, 2013

In the New Year's Eve we've made a fruit tree, a real one:

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Happy New Year (again)! Jan 2, 2013

Exactly one year ago, on January 1, 2012 I was late for the "New Year's dive", Nieuwjaarsduik, because it took me too long to find a parking space). Then I had to dive in solitude.

In case you have no idea what it is about: Nieuwjaarsduik is a stunning event when live people plunge into the water of a temperature slightly above the freezing point, organized in Holland nationwide by Unox. The main diving venue is in Scheveningen, near by the Hague, and people here run right into the North Sea.

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Happy New Year! Jan 6, 2012

Happy New two thousand twelfth!

For me this year brought significant changes, and I hope they're for the better.

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Queen's Day 2011 Apr 30, 2011

Google amazes me with its awareness—they congratulate the Dutch with the Queen's Day:

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Summer, I suppose Apr 25, 2011

Yesterday's Easter has set up a temperature record in the Netherlands in the whole KNMI (Royal Meteorological Institute) observation history since 1901. Shadow temperature rose as high as 26° C. The previous record was established in 1949 (24.5° C).

I got sunburnt in a couple of hours.