Netherlands 20: 2013

2020 was due to be our 10th consecutive trip to The Netherlands. Unfortunately, world events and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that. Rather than dwell on what might have been, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look back at our previous trips to The Netherlands.

This is part 3, looking at our 2013 trip. You can find part 1 here, looking at 1989-2011 and part 2 here, looking at 2012.

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Netherlands 20: 2012

2020 was due to be our 10th consecutive trip to The Netherlands. Unfortunately, world events and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that. Rather than dwell on what might have been, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look back at our previous trips to The Netherlands.

This is part 2, looking at our 2012 trip. You can find part 1 here, looking at 1989-2011.

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Netherlands 20

2020 was due to be our 10th consecutive trip to The Netherlands. As before, we were due to spend a week at Duinrell with friends and family. We were also planning a stay at Vakantiepark Koningshof, not far from Katwijk the week before.

Unfortunately, world events and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that. In the scheme of things, there’s bigger things to be worrying about right now, but it’s disappointing nonetheless.

Rather than dwell on what might have been, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look back at our previous trips to The Netherlands, going back a long time before I started the blog and was really aware of transport cycling as a thing.

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10 steps to revitalising Stretford town centre

Stretford Mall, Stretford Arndale, The Precinct, whatever you call it; Stretford Town Centre has been on a steady decline for some time now. After years of waiting for the old Tory Trafford Council to take action and nothing happening, it was great to see some recent good news on this from the now Labour-controlled council. Continue reading “10 steps to revitalising Stretford town centre”