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I am dreaming of …
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I am dreaming of …

Last weekend I visited the holiday fair “Reis!” in the Martiniplaza in Groningen. A nice way to discover new places, learn about new cultures and dream of the places you want to visit one day. Everybody who likes to travel, probably knows what I am talking about. Saving some money and go to places you […]

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My Royal Plans for 2017
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My Royal Plans for 2017

There are always plans. For 2017 I have planned a trip to London and Windsor (Legoland, not the Castle!). Luckily this is just in the period Kensington Palace remembers Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago. Hope to meet at least one of my royalty friends in London. I surely want to go to the […]

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Back in Time (1)
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Back in Time (1)

Which one was the first castle I ever visited? I wouldn’t know. But according to my photo album in the Summer of 1981, when I was almost 8 years old, my parents, my younger sister and I visited the Radboud Castle in Medemblik, The Netherlands. If not the first, it was at least one of […]

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Oops … The Life of a Castleholic 2016
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Oops … The Life of a Castleholic 2016

This afternoon Castleholic‘s Svenja said on Twitter: “I just did the maths for an upcoming post: I visited 19 castles and palaces this year – at what point do you start calling it an addiction?” History of Royal Women‘s Moniek replied: “I visited 42 things, of which 22 were a castle or palace. I am […]

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New Royal Postcards (1)
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New Royal Postcards (1)

Any royal postcard collectors among my visitors? I just have a small collection of cards, either with royals (old and new) or palaces/castles on it. My mother gave me these postcards recently, likely dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The first black-white postcard shows the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The poststamps […]

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Old scrapbooks
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Old scrapbooks

Recently someone gave me two old notebooks, one had supposedly been used at primary school for arithmatic, the other for presentation. Inside I found totally different things. Funny how these notebooks were used over and over again, as one contains something that looks like an account book or recipes. But on top of all the […]

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My First Royal Meeting
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My First Royal Meeting

Photos copyrighted I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw my mailbox this afternoon: King and Queen tp pay regional visit to Northwest Friesland on Monday 13 June 2016. It is the area in the Netherlands my parents originally come from, where part of my roots are. But of course they wouldn’t … but […]

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