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The Plumber and the Little Prince by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Here at home, the boiler is being replaced, and all of a sudden I find myself in an uncomfortable situation. This awkward state of affairs begins as soon as the workmen arrive. I’m never quite sure if I ought to offer workmen something to drink.Suddenly, I sympathize with the Queen Mum, who, during the last 30 years of her life, refused to have workmen around in Clarence House. I also understand the people who, during extensive building works, board a ship to a faraway island to ‘escape from…See More
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"Instalment 38 of Axel Graafland by Pieter Thomassen is now available in English or Dutch. #Axel http://tinyurl.com/nskb8zl"
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"Review copies are now available for #Winegarden, a dramatic & moving debut novel by Anthony Ferner. http://tinyurl.com/neq38jy"
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"‘Like your novels to be rich in complexity, a thriller with a bit of rhythmic difference, you’ll enjoy Angel’ http://tinyurl.com/nkfogxv"
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"Enjoy this passage from Where is My #Mask of an Honest Man? – Joan, 78, develops a crush on Harry, 39 http://tinyurl.com/qccp8fv"
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A Trojan Horse by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last week, a lot of people in the European Parliament were pointing out that civilisation had started in Greece. Yes, and the Romans invented hot water and the Germans the motorways. ‘Ajax is a leading Dutch football club but also a cleaning product,’ is what I always say.Maybe it’s time to seek guidance from the Oracle of Delphi. The following slogans adorned the walls of the temple: ‘Know yourself’ and ‘Everything in moderation’. I pronounce ‘Tsipras’ with less spittle than Guy Verhofstadt,…See More
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"Axel has mustered all his year-7 courage to turn around to face Vera Lebesque… Enjoy instalment 37 of #Axel http://tinyurl.com/pavvw6q"
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Pilloried! by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Dutch MP Helma Neppérus (VVD – People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) argued for the reinstatement of tonic water and bitter lemon in the lower chamber’s restaurant. The fizzy drinks had fallen by the wayside because produce has to be organic. How much of a nanny state can a person endure?So I agree with Mrs Neppérus, although one has to wonder if there are not more important global problems which deserve the attention of MPs.Earlier the Party for the Animals had a problem with ‘ladle-out…See More
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The Plumber and the Little Prince by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Here at home, the boiler is being replaced, and all of a sudden I find myself in an uncomfortable situation. This awkward state of affairs begins as soon as the workmen arrive. I’m never quite sure if I ought to offer workmen something to drink.



Suddenly, I sympathize with the Queen Mum, who, during the last 30 years of her life, refused to have workmen around in Clarence House. I also understand the people who, during extensive building works, board a ship to a faraway island to…

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Posted on July 30, 2015 at 5:31am

A Trojan Horse by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last week, a lot of people in the European Parliament were pointing out that civilisation had started in Greece. Yes, and the Romans invented hot water and the Germans the motorways. ‘Ajax is a leading Dutch football club but also a cleaning product,’ is what I always say.



Maybe it’s time to seek guidance from the Oracle of Delphi. The following slogans adorned the walls of the temple: ‘Know yourself’ and ‘Everything in moderation’. I pronounce ‘Tsipras’ with less spittle than Guy…

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Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:55am

Pilloried! by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Dutch MP Helma Neppérus (VVD – People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) argued for the reinstatement of tonic water and bitter lemon in the lower chamber’s restaurant. The fizzy drinks had fallen by the wayside because produce has to be organic. How much of a nanny state can a person endure?



So I agree with Mrs Neppérus, although one has to wonder if there are not more important global problems which deserve the attention of MPs.



Earlier the Party for the Animals had a…

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Posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:41am

Portobello Hipster by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

I only recently encountered the beardstache. I had never come across the word before. If Jesus had worn skinny jeans with super narrow legs, he would have been a hipster. And Conchita Wurst, who bears a striking resemblance to the Redeemer, is a man with a beardstache in a dress.



It turned out to be a marvellous lunch, lasting for six hours, with tapas for starters, followed by shellfish, paella, lots of wine and a genuine wedding cake. With several bands and, yes, the members of…

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Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:45am

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At 7:06am on February 8, 2013,
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Daniel de Culla
said…

Lovely to meet You and reading Yrs.

Blessed Be¡

At 5:02pm on September 15, 2012,
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Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to bookblogs..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 
I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in
    P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)
thanks <3

At 5:11pm on April 26, 2012, Anna Weber said…

Thanks for the connect.   I look forward to knowing more about you and the part you play in the publishing industry.... as a writer, reader, blogger, etc.   A

At 12:36pm on April 24, 2012,
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Amelia Curzon
said…

Thank you for your friend request Bernadette.  I look forward to getting to know you better here on Book Blogs

Best wishes,

Amelia

At 1:40pm on April 22, 2012,
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Nicola Slade
said…

Hi Bernadette, happy to be a friend!

At 10:03am on March 14, 2012, Cami Hensley said…

Hi-

I am new here and just wanted to see if you could help me out and follow my book review blog: http://myaddictionisreading.blogspot.com/ 

I am having a giveaway right now for a $20 gift card. Feel free to enter! 

If you follow me, I will return the favor.

Thanks, Cami

At 12:39pm on February 22, 2012, Patricia Maxey said…

Thank-You for your friendship! It's always good to connect with other inspirational and gifted people like you. I have just completed my autobiography entitled "Born In Betrayal". The website is http://https://www.createspace.com/3694258. Alot of people ask me why I decided to reveal my story to the world. I believe that we all are connected in some way or another, and that our experiences of personal struggle and triumph could possibly have the potential to help another person along this journey of life. I am a survivor and I give all of my credit and glory to God. I believe that my book will change your life and the lives of all who read it. After the storm I find that even the darkest of days and nights still had a purpose and a meaning. God Bless!

At 2:55pm on February 10, 2012,
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Lisa Johnson
said…

Hi there,

Tim is out of surgery. The Dr hadn't seen a worse case of the cyst like material all through his ear area.  we come back in 6-9 months for reconstructive surgery.

Thanks for caring,

Lisa Johnson

At 12:54pm on January 21, 2012,
Author
jeff ashcroft
said…

thank you for inviting me. Keep up the good work, never stop writing

At 12:39pm on January 18, 2012,
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Lisa Johnson
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Thank you so much, it encourages me when people write back.

Have a nice day and again, my sincerest thanks!

Lisa Johnson

 
 
 

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