Tag Archives: Michel

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.


Neighbour Michel’s bachelor (or stag) party

Sa 26-May-2012: This morning we were alarmed by hooting people at the neighbour’s house. Michel and Rebecca are going to get married this summer so today was a great sunny day to get Michel out for his bachelor (or stag) party. Ton grabbed his camera and took a series of photos while the group was still at Michel’s house. Michel is dressed in blue and orange.

Source, Wikipedia: A bachelor party (CanadaSouth Africa and the US), also known as a stag partystag night or stag do (especially in Commonwealth countries and Ireland), a bull’s party (South Africa), or a buck’s party or buck’s night (Australia), is a partyheld for a man shortly before he enters marriage, to celebrate his “last night of freedom” or merely to spend time with his male friends, who are often at his wedding party afterwards. A bachelor party is usually planned by the best man or other friends of the groom, occasionally, with the assistance of a bachelor party planning company.

BBQ with neighbours

Su 20-May-2012: Today we invited our neighbours Michel, Rebecca and Eliza for a bbq dinner. We were very fortunate, because it had rained all morning while in the afternoon the weather turned to be wonderful.

First bbq of the season


Today we enjoyed 16 degrees (Celsius) at the Wassenaar beach. We are closing off this great spring day with a Canadian bbq feast at Michel and Celine’s place in Leidschendam. In the picture is Michel’s Canadian cooking machine “President’s Choice” (from the Superstore). Enjoy the lovely spiced chicken with spinach pasta.

Michel and Celine visiting

10-Dec-2011: Celine and Michel were visiting us. Ton knows Michel from when they both lived in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Michel also lived and studied in Victoria, B.C. for a while.

2011-12-10: Celine, Danique and Michel.

2011-12-10: Celine, Danique and Michel.