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Autumn walk around the Epema State
Gardens, Travel

Autumn walk around the Epema State

Around this time of the year it is wonderful to walk around in a wood or a park. With my mother I enjoyed a stroll through the park around the Epema State in IJsbrechtum, The Netherlands, on Sunday. It wasn’t really sunny, but we were surrounded by lots of autumn colours and mushrooms.

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Sofiero – A royal summer residence
Castles, Travel

Sofiero – A royal summer residence

A day after arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark, the weather was quite good. Not knowing what it would be like later that week, I decided to head straight out of the country. I hadn’t been in Sweden since June 2010. Actually Helsingborg is only a nearly one hour train ride to Helsingør (Elsinore) and a rather […]

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Bückeburg – Castle in the fog
Castles, Gardens, Travel

Bückeburg – Castle in the fog

At the start of a wonderful wedding day in Bückeburg, Germany on Saturday – a report with lots of photos will follow – I enjoyed a morning stroll in the park and on the palace square of Bückeburg Palace, residence of the princely family zu Schaumburg-Lippe. It was still pretty cold and foggy, which especially […]

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Royal News September 2021 Copyright: Imperial Household Agency
News, Royal News

Royal News September 2021

Last modified: 2 October 2021 1 September The Duchess of Cornwall shared her recipe for Victoria sponge cake. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway has returned to school her father Crown Prince Haakon has confirmed. She tested positive for Covid-19 on 22 August. It is reported that Princess Mako of Akishino (Japan) and her fiancé Kei […]

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Laarwoud – A noble manor in Zuidlaren
Castles, Travel

Laarwoud – A noble manor in Zuidlaren

This summer I visited friends. As my friend has a lego exhibition at the Brink Hotel right now, I of course had to see it. After our visit we walked through the village, or rather around Laarwoud. Surrounded by trees this (former) noble manor – in the province of Drenthe they call it a havezate […]

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Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued
Castles, Travel

Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued

While waiting to be able to post the pictures of two (yes two!) royal weddings in the past weeks, here is another Groninger borg. I went cycling yesterday and passed this beauty, Borg Verhildersum in Leens, that I have visited in the past. My last visit was however quite a few years ago. Unfortunately yesterday […]

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Childhood memories – Epema State
Castles, Travel

Childhood memories – Epema State

I grew up in Sneek, in the north of the Netherlands. In the nearby village of IJsbrechtum was the closest noble estate, and I am pretty sure this was the first castle I ever visited, easy to reach by bike. Later when my mother worked in the Fairtrade shop in Sneek they had a stand […]

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New royal and noble books – November 2020 Prague Library / Photo: Pixabay
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – November 2020

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA Author: Christoph Matzl. Title: Karl von Habsburg, Kaiserenkel zwischen den Zeiten (Karl von Habsburg, Grandson of the Emperor between times). Publication: 24 November 2020 by Carl Ueberreuter Verlag. Language: German. […]

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