The Blog's categories

This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

General

Major changes in the website

Please bear with me all, I changed the theme of my WordPress website, am adding a little aircraft webshop, and integrating some material from my other websites (that I will subsequently close).So during the next few months things will be

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Bruno

Bruno wants out, like me

Unfortunately it looks like our region will again be dragged into the communist-state ‘Zona Arancia’ (Orange Zone) which means no freedom of movement. That’s my main beef with all this Chinese Virus crap, supported by the current communist regime in

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General

No more oppression

In the light of the recent attack on their customers, it seems like most current social media are indeed Socialist Media and only exist to make their owners even richer….. which indeed is a typical trait of socialist leaders and

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General

More closings

I feel like dying a little bit, closing down various internet activities that I have fanatically worked on these past 15 years of my life. But many of them were not really active, or useful, anymore. I have started so

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Flightsim

Closing the FSAddon shop

Dear all, first of all let me wish you a Merry Christmas, even when in lockdown or otherwise limited. Hopefully, you are all still healthy. Also hopefully, next year will see a return to normalcy, and no, not the ‘new

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General

Bye Bye Zuckerberg

All the way back in November 2008 I added my first friends on Facebook, on my brand new account. I started it out of curiosity because many of my flight simulator friends were talking about it. And those were the

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General

NO Facebook, so peaceful

The Facebook Gestapo has locked me out once again, this time for sharing a joke on good old Hitler….. totally irrelevant for their ‘community standards’, whatever those may entail. Totally random too of course, I am just on their blacklist, like

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General

Absence

Dear readers and Facebook followers. There are 2 reasons for being absent these past few days. First is some heavy migraine attacks lasting multiple days. The other is yet another ban from Farcebook, being squealed upon by some (probably British)

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Book Reviews

M7 Priest

(Images of War series) by David Doyle Admittedly I never looked into the history of artillery much, but maybe that will change after reading this book. I actually acquired it because I am a fan of the M4 Sherman in

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6th SS Mountain Division Nord

By Ian Baxter Images of War series 6th SS Mountain Division Nord at war 1941-1945 Another excellent book in the Images at War series. As a scale modeler I really appreciate these books, even though the images are – logically

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General

Fire !

Never a dull day here in our new place in Italy. Today, while I was cutting down some trees in our ‘garden’, suddenly a black cloud of smelly smoke emerged from the neighbour’s chimney! That didn’t look good! So we

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France

SOLD !

YESSSSSSS !! Against all odds (we think) we sold our little apartment in the French Alps. We had it for almost 17 years and we LOVED our times living there. And quite frankly, our last trip to the region to

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France

FOR SALE !!

Our wonderful, cozy little apartment in the Trois Vallées area in France, smack in the middle of Europe’s largest skiing area, is for sale ! We have had wonderful times there, both skiing, hiking and as a base for our

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General

Yay ! More Dutch Gold !

….. and bronze ! Yesterday Margot Boer FINALLY made it into the medals after a life of having been 4th ! And now Groothuis won the 1000 meters for yet another gold medal for the skating team. And Mulder for

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General

And now for some patriotic news….

…. which is really exceptional for me, because I don’t think any ‘country’ deserves any special feeling…… but I think Sven Kramer has remained ‘normal’ in spite of all of his successes…. and he’s a great sportsman with a true

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General

New tables and content

I am hard at work to re-do the ‘blog’ as you can see. Part of the work includes finding/adding featured images to all the posts (that’s almost 900 to go… yuck!), re-arranging pages and menus, and also to update the

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General

Don’t laugh, please…….

I am working in getting new life (and a new theme) into my blog. While I was working setting up a number of new websites I thought why not use the current blog, change its direction somewhat, and continue from

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General

Goodbye Dick

Dick has been gone for well over a month now. In the meantime life for everybody else has continued. Nina and I went back to France, did our trip to Romania and returned to France for some motor rides once

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General

Tomorrow is the funeral

I know, not the sort of news you want to read when happily browsing blogs. And yes, I have more uplifting news too. But it doesn’t seem appropriate to tell you about that now. So bear with me and join

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RIP my dearest friend

I don’t know what to do……. What DO you do when you get a call and hear that one of your best all-time friends deceased while on vacation !? What can you do but weep for his daughters and dear

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General

Folks keep peeping…..

…. peeping into my blog, that is. Although I haven’t written on it in ages ! Blame Facebook! Blame a chronic lack of time! Blame having to paint the house! Blame ME! So alright, I’ll try and pick things up

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