Find us in the Alps now…..

Yup, that’s where we will be the next 4 weeks, riding our favorite mountain passes on the BMW, hiking to see the marmottes and eagles, sipping coffee on a village square, enjoying the views from our balcony. So if you don’t hear much from us for a while….. that’s why…

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Riding ends before it started?

The recent ‘stupid move’ I made, i.e. punching a chair in anger a week ago, may well end my riding season before it even started. Doctor thinks I have a ‘Boxer’s Hand’ and a ruptured middle-hand bone. I can use my hand fine, it only hurts when I try and…

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Spinning my Internet Wheels

You won’t see any changes to the blog yet…. that’s because my Internet connection has gone belly-up. Or the cable underneath the driveway, to be more precise. At least, that’s what the ISP’s techie says. Hmpf…. now what. They want to dig up the driveway, ‘fix’ the cable, and have…

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Back in France

We spent two very busy weeks in Holland and returned to Les Allues, Savoie, last Friday. Funny how time passes, or rather, how we PERCEIVE it passes. When I came back in Holland I did not have the feeling of having spent 3 whole weeks in France already. And when…

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Vacation or Work?

I tell you, this is a tough question. This year we’re in France for 6 weeks and no way I can be away from the Internet and my business for that long. So I brought the Flightsim PC and the notebook along, and 2 1Tb disk with most of my…

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Getting ready to leave……

Not definitely yet, but still…. we’ll be back home and truly settled by September 28th !! Lots of things to do… we start by taking the bike and my office PC’s (and ourselves) down to France. Planning of seeing the ‘Tour de France’, or at least the advertising circus….. doing…

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The smell of fresh hay

There’s nothing I like better in Spring and Summer than the sweet smell of hay! I don’t know why. Maybe becasue I don’t smell anything all too well anymore, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood in Switzerland when I spent all Summers there. Today I took a ride…

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Am I still here ???

  …. Pinch…. ….OUCH ! …. Apparently yes. Writers block? Maybe. Busy? YES! And here I am, the man who bought a new paint set to take up the old hobby again in order to get some relax time off….. well, I sketched the outlines of my first new acquarelle…

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Oh darn

I had been looking forward a 4-week vacation in the Alps and riding all our favorite, and some less favorite, passes. Hoping to scout some new routes too. That wasn’t to be because of Mom. We returned after 2 days and one ride. I was now looking forward to a…

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Simming and Riding news

First some Flightsim news….. I owe that to all the ‘FS readers’ on this blog: We have signed up two new authors, Ron Jeffers and Simon Smeiman, who have been working on some projects of their own. Ron is making some bush missions for FSX that we’ll put up in…

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So much going on !

I think this is one of the few times I haven’t posted anything in a week! Sorry! I have a lot going on, so that’s why. Here’s a list: – Taking daily care of Mom and (especially now) Dad – Updating customer’s websites – adding new pages to Smit-Winkel, and…

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Get better, Richard !

As of late we have too many people in dire straights. People that we love and appreciate. Mom’s really bad and not getting any better, we had a few (minor) health issues ourselves, my best friend had heart surgery two months ago (he’s my age!), and now Richard in California,…

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We went riding again….

It was (and still is) glorious, sunny, calm October weather and Nina pushed me to go riding with her ! As if I needed much convincing! Anyway, our yesterday ride tale is here ! Meanwhile it is Sunday late afternoon and most of the weekend was spent riding or visiting…

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