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11 June 2007

Don't junk the junket III

Welcome to The Shadow in the Netherlands. Just got in today and am loving it muchly but am quite tired and have to be somewhere in a miunute.

The most surprising highlight was going past two games of cricket on the trani from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. The lowlight was the lack of sleep I has in the 24 hours in in the air and in transit.

Hopefully some pics will follow in the next few days.

20 Comments:

At 7:01 pm, Blogger Jonathan said...

I'll junk it - no time for a London stopover?

Schiphol is very close to the VRA ground where Australia played in 2004, but you wouldn't have seen that from the train.

 
At 5:41 pm, Blogger tdix said...

No - these cuhmps were playing in a patk - some sort of local competition.

 
At 3:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEH TDIX GLAD TO SEE YOU ON THE "TRANI" IN HOLLAND-MY ,THEY ARE PROGRESSIVE/PERMISSIVE...
ON BEHALF OF THE PETANQUE CLUB WE WISH YOU WELL ON YOUR TRAVELS...KEEP US POSTED...

 
At 9:31 am, Blogger tdix said...

Touche Pedro...

But I did come across a rather conspicuous 'trani' in Amsterdam...

 
At 10:53 pm, Blogger Moffitt the Prophet said...

Watch out for those arminians

 
At 9:43 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sold another painting---"white ghost dancing" to a collector--so you're not on your pat malone...gunna check out van gogh museum???

wazzup???

 
At 8:04 am, Blogger tdix said...

No time for Van Gogh or Rembrandt (Rijksmuseum) or even Anne Frank's house.

As for the Arminians, I came across a church (now a concert hall) in Rotterdam called the Arminius. Everything else there seems to named after Erasmus. They just love their dodgy theologians.

Am in Malta now and went to a really elaborate Festa in the town of Mqabba tonight. It was dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Lily' and the whole town got decked up in their best to watch a big Mary statue parade through the streets. As a tourist specatacle it was great, but really very disappointed.

I'm having trouble with the pictures and have no time to post really. Just gone midnight and I need to sort through over 200 photos from Malta before the conference tomorrow.

Would love to talk more to everyone when I get back and show some photos.

Cheers

 
At 9:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have u sent William a postcard?

 
At 1:42 am, Blogger tdix said...

Yes.

 
At 5:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so wazzup?

lots of volleyball on the maltese beach???

btw they have started building cafe scoulis near the greek bakery
hahhahaaa

 
At 7:30 pm, Blogger Jonathan said...

I think he's been playing volleyball with Maltesers.

What's cafe scoulis? Which bakery - the one in the Warren?

 
At 9:37 pm, Blogger natto said...

Haha, I was waiting for the puns to start. Surreptitiously, I shall dessert the topic, and wish you a safe and sound trip home Timmo.

Yay for correct grammar use of big words...

Viva la Live Earth!

natto

 
At 7:06 pm, Blogger Jonathan said...

I can tell you he had a safe trip as far as Heathrow, including a few bonus sightseeing circuits of London by air. The plane back was delayed, but he should be somewhere over Central Asia now, I guess!

 
At 4:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fly, slideshowMan fly!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 11:43 pm, Blogger tdix said...

I flew and now am back in Aus. More later.

 
At 11:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dada dada deda, da de da de dah, dada deda deda, dadedade da da.

los trios amigos muy amusemente.

 
At 11:35 am, Blogger Moffitt the Prophet said...

How's about that dutch courage?

 
At 4:03 am, Blogger Jonathan said...

still no pics?

 
At 9:32 pm, Blogger TimT said...

Maybe when he says 'Back in Aus' he means 'Back in Austria', or 'Back' like the Beatles were metaphorically 'Back in the USSR'.

 
At 11:20 pm, Blogger tdix said...

You mean...that was a metaphor?

 

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