Category: Bits & Pieces

A Royal Crush
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

A Royal Crush

Last week I really started to feel old. Someone posted an article on Twitter with the title “Remember When Prince William Was a Superhot Teen Idol?” Yes, I do remember, but at the time I was already too old to actually have a crush on him, and I probably would have gone for his brother […]

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The Dutch and their National Anthem
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The Dutch and their National Anthem

There are probably many countries in the world where the national anthem plays a much bigger role than in the Netherlands. Last week the Dutch politician Sybrand van Haersma Buma (leader of the Christian democrats) said that Dutch children should learn the national anthem again at their schools, and that they should do that standing. […]

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Royal Recipes (1) Kaiserscharrn
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal Recipes (1)

Accidentally I found a recipe for a royal dessert, and thought it would be fun to collect some links to recipes here. Over the centuries lots of food was named after royals or is regarded as the favourite dish of a royal. How did I end up with so much cakes and desserts! Just have […]

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Royal Lego (3)
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal Lego (3)

Part of the Lego collection of my good friend Erik has moved to the Legio-Museum in Grootegast until the end of the year. “My” Lego version, including camera, has moved there too to cover the visit of Lego King Willem-Alexander and Lego Queen Máxima to the place, even dressed up for the occasion in uniform […]

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Music and Royals
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Music and Royals

Can you name an artist (singer, musician, group) you discovered via your love for royals? If there is one I should name it is the Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. The first time I heard her music it was during the wedding ceremony of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn. A sad song actually, […]

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Paparazzi scare
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Paparazzi scare

Looking at myself I become pretty bored when I hear and read too much about one particular royal house. When I started learning about royals most information I could get – mainly from the gossip magazines here in the country – was about the Dutch, British royal family and the princely family of Monaco. Since […]

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Belated King’s Day
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Belated King’s Day

Just a nice joke of that friend of mine who is crazy about lego. He recently placed a couple in front of the municipality hall of Zuidlaren – he is building the nicest buildings in the village in lego (see https://zuidlareninlego.wordpress.com/). They are supposed to be King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visiting […]

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Royal Lego (2)
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal Lego (2)

Another lego post … people can create so much with a royal theme. The SculpturePark in Zuidlaren in the north of the Netherlands has sand sculptures and lego art on show. A friend of mine is creating all kind of buildings in Zuidlaren from lego and of course I had to have a look with […]

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