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Published: July 16th 2011
Miriam, Bernadet, me, Adelheid and Marian
Yesterday I had a ''catching up day" with two lots of cousins from my Mum's side.
The Schutten sisters, a few of them live in Zutphen and the Koers sisters, some of who live in Ruurlo.
We talked of our lives, and as women do, talked of love and loss and we laughed and thank God i have family!!!! Thank you Bernadet, Else, Miriam, Marian, Adelheid and Irene.
Today was another wonderful day with my cousin Gerry and his wife Gerry, at whose house i have been staying at in Vorden.
We went to the Openlucht Museum which is a recreated village of times gone by. Each house and shop is original and restored and has been moved to the site from parts of Holland. A tram takes you around the site and between places if you wish. Buildings on site date back 500 years with a working blacksmith, bakery, brewery, cafes and oil mill amongst other places.
Spacious grounds, informative guides, real vegetable gardens, a childrens playground, a maze, real animals and a childrens area are just some of the things to visit.
A museum on site displays some private collections, such as air sick bags, radios, money
Else, me Adelheid and Marian
boxes and more.
And to cap off a great day I was able to meet and spend the day with Brendan, a lovely young man who I know from Mackay Australia and his Swedish friend Emma!
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