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Top 2000 cafe

This morning we visited the Top 2000 cafe at the Media Park in Hilversum. Since 1999 every year during one week in November the listeners can submit their favorite songs. This year the list of best 2000 songs was voted together by a record 3.2 million votes (by 240 thousand people). The broadcast was from Christmas at noon until New Year’s Eve. The café is a temporary studio, since 2010 specially build in the museum for Sound & Vision. For more information: http://top2012.radio2.nl.

Top 2000 Cafe, Media Park Hilversum (NL)

Top 2000 Cafe, Media Park Hilversum (NL)

New floor

28 and 29 December. Between Christmas and New Year’s we removed a big part of the old laminate floor upstairs and replaced it with a new one with a different, darker look: old redwood. Thanks to Michel Goudswaard for all his advises and hard work.

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Happy holidays

Merry Christmas & A Happy 2013.

Merry Christmas & A Happy 2013.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas evening

Sa 08-Dec-2012: We celebrated the traditional Dutch “Sinterklaas Evening” tonight. After a lovely dinner by Yvonne we all gathered together. After reading the Sinterklaas rhyhms we all had to unwrap our presents. Danique was dressed to the occasions as “Zwarte Piet”.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas celebration with family. Danique as Zwarte Piet.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas celebration with family. Danique as Zwarte Piet.

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Snow time with Eliza and Danique

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Snow and kids, the perfect mix.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: From School to home with Eliza and Danique.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: From School to home with Eliza and Danique.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Eliza and Danique on the soccer field next to our home.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Eliza and Danique on the soccer field next to our home.

Fr 07-Dec-2012: First snowfall

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Today we saw the first snowfall of the 2012-2013 winter season in our backyard. People are advised to stay home. The kids in our neighbourhood just love it.

Su 02-Dec-2012: Visiting Sinterklaas in Muiderslot residency

Su 02-Dec-2012. Today Danique, Sjoukje and Ton visited Sinterklaas in his national residency in Muiderslot (Muiden, NL). This 400 year old castle is where Sinterklaas stays this year with his Black Piets and all the presents he took with him on his steamboat from Spain. The castle was the stage of this years Sinterklaas movie.

We took the ferry from Ijburg (Amsterdam) to Muiden. When we arrived at the Muiderslot castle we met Sinterklaas and his black Piets and we got a half hour tour. The ferry then sailed us back to Ijburg. Of course today Danique was dressed for the occasion in a Piet suite.