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Postcards from the Netherlands

Well we went and now, all so quickly, we are back. nge and I had a wonderful time with these two lovely people, who you all know. But just in case you don't then on the left is Ginnie and on the right is Astrid. (Ange is the one in the middle:) )

 

 

if I had to sum up the Netherlands then

 

There are waking dykes and sleeping dykes and dreaming dykes,

and driving along them was always a delight.

Well everywhere you look there is every type of pedal bike

and when you cross the road they give you quite a fright.

On the top of country houses storks are roosting in their nests,

but the one  thing that I like that is the very very best

Are the pannekoeken (That's dutch pancakes) and I put them to the test!

The beer was good as well so to offer you a toast

as the Dutch would say with glass in hand and smiling  ..........Proost!

 

 

Postcards from the Netherlands

Well we went and now, all so quickly, we are back. nge and I had a wonderful time with these two lovely people, who you all know. But just in case you don't then on the left is Ginnie and on the right is Astrid. (Ange is the one in the middle:) )

 

 

if I had to sum up the Netherlands then

 

There are waking dykes and sleeping dykes and dreaming dykes,

and driving along them was always a delight.

Well everywhere you look there is every type of pedal bike

and when you cross the road they give you quite a fright.

On the top of country houses storks are roosting in their nests,

but the one  thing that I like that is the very very best

Are the pannekoeken (That's dutch pancakes) and I put them to the test!

The beer was good as well so to offer you a toast

as the Dutch would say with glass in hand and smiling  ..........Proost!

 

 

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jun 2013, 01:33
Well!

Three winning smiles here, Bill.
Bill Phillips: And we were smiling for all the 4 days Ray
A real group of cuties.
Bill Phillips: I'll drink to that Michael!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2013, 04:41
This brings a big smile to my face. We had an incredible time together.
The picture shows it all and the poem tells it all.
I hope you had sweat dreams last night in stead of nightmares about the bikes.
Great shot and it was great to have you as a guest!.
Bill Phillips: I dreamt of walking along Dykes! We had such a wonderful time. Ange and I can't thank you and Ginnie enough
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2013, 05:57
A photographer AND a poet! WOW!

It all came and went too quickly, Bill (and Ange). This was the first day in Amsterdam...and we were still smiling yesterday, our last day together. So glad you came (and behaved!). Smiles still, all around. I'll drink to that. Proost. smile
Bill Phillips: It did go so quickly but it will be a long long time in our memories. We can only say thank you again for such a wonderful holiday
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2013, 06:03
The smiles say it all, Bill!
Bill Phillips: They do Lisl. We had a really great time and Ginnie and Astrid were the best hosts you could imagine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2013, 07:17
An excellent picture and I think it clearly shows how good a time you all had.
Bill Phillips: We had a great time Chris. The weather was perfect....just like our hosts smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jun 2013, 07:56
Oh, I can imagine how wonderful and lovely your time together must have been - and the sun was shining on you four 'angels' every day! Wanneer engelen op reis zijn, lacht de hemel! Your poem tells it all! Ja, de pannekoeken can almost beat the bacon butties!
Bill Phillips: It was a wonderful weekend Philine. The pannekoeken were wonderful and I am going to have a go at making some tonight! The sun shone and we saw a lot of places. The Netherlands is a wonderful country
Top models, boy done good.
Bill Phillips: We were all smiling all the time Mick. Ange and I had a great time
I'd say you HAD to be good with these three ladies to tow the line. Lovely portrait/postcard.
Bill Phillips: I have never been so well behaved in my life Mary......wink
So is this what going Dutch means? smile
Bill Phillips: Hahaha it did for us
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jun 2013, 11:51
You visited the Heineken brewing exhibition?
Bill Phillips: No, but I tried some nice beers!
such fun!
Bill Phillips: We had a great time JC
With two such friendly people to look after you both it goes without saying you would have had a lovely time, and indeed it seems you did. This is a great picture of the ladies, I trust we will also be seeing some of you in the course of time.
Bill Phillips: I suspect you might but not on this blog grin
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Jun 2013, 14:27
Good to have you safely back Sir Billiam. Did you write that yerself? Very impressive. Next up for them is Tiffo and me - after The Lord Mayor's show etc.
Bill Phillips: It was indeed one wot I wrote.

You will have a great time. The guest room is basic but comfortable....well number 1 was which was where we were.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2013, 14:52
The smiles say it allsmile it seems very obvious that a good time is being had by all smile
Bill Phillips: It was indeed Anne. We had a really good time
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jun 2013, 18:44
It looks like everyone is having fun smile
Bill Phillips: We had fun from the moment we arrived Cherry. How could we not have with these two as our hosts?
Three beautiful smiles! Thank you for sharing Bill.
Bill Phillips: Pleasure Richard. It was a great 4 days
Ahhhh... great smiles and fun I'm sure was had by all.
Bill Phillips: We had great fun Jacquelyn, from the moment we arrived. I hope we will be able to return the hospitality one of these days
Good heavens, you are going to be unbearable in future, Bill, with these three looking after you!
Bill Phillips: I was on my best behaviour with three women who were always going to out vote me grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2013, 23:39
Sounds like you had a lot of fun judging by the beaming faces. I like you poem.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2013, 23:39
Sounds like you had a lot of fun judging by the beaming faces. I like you poem.
Wonderful shot!!!

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