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Merry Christmas to all my followers

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It’s been quite a traumatic year, but I’m really happy to say it’s ending on a high!

Friends here in Holland (oops sorry again – The Netherlands) have rallied round and it’s already been my best Christmas for many years. Tomorrow (Christmas Day) will be a quiet affair, but I’ve already been treated to more kindness than I could have wished for. Add to that the news coming from my recent test results (I still have to be checked out and have further appointments on the 22nd and 27th January in England, hence why I’ve not written about them yet) and it looks like it could be a good New Year for me.

I’ll write a full account of what I’ve been up to over this Christmas break, but I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all my followers, without your help and support I could never have made it. Have a lovely Christmas celebration and keep sending me those messages.

Oh and here’s just three reasons why I’m so cheerful:

Me on a ‘fast’ road bike. Going fast!

My first time out on a road bike for many years, borrowed from my good friend Sam, who dragged me round a scenic cycle tour of The Dunes. Fantastic.

Where to next? Sam helped me to see a future…

I was taken on an official guided tour of the Hague (more about this in my next blog post) but one of the memorable the highlights of The Hague was the beautiful Wish Tree outside the Peace Palace. Yes, I did make a wish!

Sam beside the Wish Tree

So that’s it for this quick update. Have a glass for me and enjoy yourselves. More soon…

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm


Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Great was http://www.tourthehague.Com indeed, Jon is an impressive guide of The Hague indeed! Great to have had you Here, my friend, love also from M!

Rachel Sugar
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm

So nice to read your cheerful note. Wishing you a Happy Christmas, and wonderful, healthy New Year

Friday, December 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

Merry Christmas Derek from Lisbon! It’s always a pleasure to read your blog and it’s something that I truly anticipate week in, week out. I wish you all the best for the year 2015. I hope our paths cross again the coming year. If not, at least there is this blog to read:) All the best for you Derek and thank you for the reading experience so far.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Just keep living the way you love, the way you do.
All the best from Barcelona !!

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