Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dutchy in Cornwall goes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. Loes has been dreaming of it for years, so there we went, yesterday. The gardens were created by members of the … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes to the Cactus Shop

  To live in a beach town in Cornwall is very satisfying. To live in Bude is to be blessed. Often my neighbours and I are saying to each other: “ Aren’t we lucky that we live here.” Especially on … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall visits a Quakers Meeting

  Sunday, a day of rest, a day of contemplating. A day of going to church? Well, how many people are still going to church? According to statistics (2011), in Bude live 9.900 people. This is what I found on … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes to the cinema

  There’s a bunch of ladies in Bude, who go together to the Regal Cinema in Wadebridge (by car about 44 minutes away). The women form a little group. They always occupy the back row in the theatre. They make … Continue reading

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Duchy in Cornwall and the birds of love

A Fairy Tale Once Steve told me the story of his mum, who died before Steve and I met. Her age was 84. Before she passed away, she said to Steve that she would send him a sign from the … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes to the nurse

  No one in Bude has ever been to Bhutan. Now why is that… Let’s find out. Bhutan is a small country, next to Tibet and Nepal. Mid autumn seems like a good time to go. I’ve asked my good … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes shopping

  Every Wednesday morning, at 10:10 sharp, a taxi comes round to take me to Morrisons’ supermarket. I don’t have a car. Yes, I have a drivers license, but I do not like driving here. And this is why, my … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall and the hairdresser

  Does anyone know how many hairdressers we have in Bude? Have a guess… ten, fifteen maybe? Well hold on, there goes… Clip Joint, Liz Britton, Just Gentz, Bude Hairdressing, Phoenix Hair Design, Tiffanys Hair Design, Scissor Trix, Shine, Obsession … Continue reading

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The Beginning: introduction

  Once upon a time, I spoke a lot of Dutch. Probably because I was born in The Netherlands. And in those days, before I moved to the UK, I did many literary things. For instance, I was in charge … Continue reading

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