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My 2014 blog in review

Published December 29, 2014 by theycallmemrstibbs

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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More Leiden ………

Published December 11, 2014 by theycallmemrstibbs

As some of you knew last week I was on my own as Christopher was in Italy at a conference.
So I thought get some pictures taken for here.

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This is where we called The Shopping Street for the first two weeks we were here,  it’s actually called Haarlemmerstraat. There is no translation of this.

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This was for the Zwarte Piet or black Piet who are the  companions of Sinterklaas, usually portrayed by a man in blackface with black curly hair, dressed up like a 17th-century page in colourful attire, often sporting a lace collar and a feathered cap. He first appears in print as the nameless servant of Saint Nicholas in Sint-Nikolaas en zijn knecht (“St. Nicholas and His Servant”), published in 1850 by Amsterdam schoolteacher Jan Schenkman; but the tradition appears to date back at least as far as the early 19th Century.

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These are just some pictures of around Leiden just to give future visitors a sneak peak.

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Our aussie pub where we go watch Liverpool at and meet more British Liverpool fans.

Our canal tour around Leiden

Published December 2, 2014 by theycallmemrstibbs

I know this sounds seriously geeky but it’s a great way to see Leiden.

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This was the map that followed. As you can see the main of Leiden is surrounded by a canal.

Whilst on this tour we saw Van Gogh’s mother’s residence, Rembrandt’s Windmill and other fascinating things that you will see. These tours are always busy so it’s best that you go queue up an hour in advance to get tickets.

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Obviously the Dutch flag is essential for this.

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With this picture you can see I’m not alone as you can see Christopher’s reflection.

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I love this picture is the lowest bridge on the tour.
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Of any of your come to see me, we should do this. It only costs €7.

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