Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Windmills

Windmills

Kinderdijk is one of the most stereotypical (or iconic) places to visit in the Netherlands. It is the very epitome of the historical Dutch approach to water management. It’s well worth a visit.

Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Deltapark Neeltje Jans

The only bit of dodgy weather on our whole trip. It wasn’t bad for long. We filled the time by learning about water management in the Deltaworks and by watching a few well trained aquatic mammals.

Not a Lot Happened

Not a Lot Happened

Every holiday has a least one day where nothing really happens. This is the one.
There was a lot of laziness and a bit of geocaching.

Old Haunts

Old Haunts

In the late 1980’s I used to live in the small Dutch town of Brielle. On this day I took the girls to see where I used to live. It has changed remarkably little.

Over The Border

Over The Border

A lazy morning in Bruges, followed by a change of country and a drive across the Deltaworks to reach our destination at Center Parcs in Port Zelande.

On Our Way

On Our Way

The start of a “road trip” holiday in the Netherlands, involving a very early start, a tunnel, and then a lot of wandering around in a very warm and sunny Bruges.

Europe’s Low Points

Europe’s Low Points

A fortnight in the Low Countries, travelling by car through Belgium and the Netherlands.

Alcester Dash

Alcester Dash

A nice warm day in July and a good day for a spot of tupperware hunting with Wavvy.