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About bekkel103

Mining engineer, born and raised in the Netherlands. Spend my entire career in Canada, until now!

Epiphany

Years ago I learned about the tradition of Epiphany in southern France and Spain and how it is considered the last day of Christmas. Is this where “the twelve days of Christmas” come from? Anyway, ever since I have used … Continue reading

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Home Heating

It is winter in New Caledonia. In fact, we are in the dead of winter so to say. I am aware that I have often been rubbing it in to many back in the Netherlands and Canada (and elsewhere of … Continue reading

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Raid de Ponerihouen

(OK, this is at least the fourth time I am writing this entry. All previous versions got wiped clear when I tried adding the elevation map. I think I finally got it. Needless to say that the original post was … Continue reading

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200, rue des Palmiers

That’s our address. And why would I care to announce this? Because up until this week we had none. No address. We have a house, yes. Which is on a street, yes. Which is in a village, yes. But only … Continue reading

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Happy Gelukkig Joyeux 2012

I am going to skip right past the apologetic part (of not posting more sooner) and get right to the subject. After all, the end of the year is a mere 27 hours away. Initially I wanted this posting to … Continue reading

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Boat clip

Delinquent? Yes I know, don’t remind me. To keep you at the tip of your seat, I have a neat clip to share. I got the link in my mail last week and it is of a video of a … Continue reading

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OK, so this post has nothing to do with us living in Koné. Rather, I am just copying a small news items that I found this morning in my daily Dutch email newspaper. It concerns a small Pacific island ‘next … Continue reading

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