Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Escape Rooms

You don’t need me to tell you that 2016 has been a year of enormous political change. And I do not think that on New Year’s Eve you want to be reminded of any of the new words and names that have captured our news headlines in the last twelve months? And all the while, when many of us have been looking inward trying to reconnect with some notion of freedom and independence, a new craze has emerged here in Belgium; It might appear insignificant in the global reasoning but I find it none the less worth mentioning in my [...]

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Making a change

I'm now in my fith decade on this planet we call earth and I'm happy to say that I have achieved many of my goals and I hope to achieve many more. Within reason, I do not tend to limit myself. If I really want to do something, I give it my all. Most of the time it works, but sometimes I have to throw in the towel and admit that, it’s not for me. I had a conversation recently with a friend of mine and it hadn't occurred to me at the time, but I have been pushing the [...]

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“Pa, the tractor’s broken down again!”

When Doc was a young boy, if he was not in school or studying, he had to work on his parent’s farm.  It was mostly repetitive, physical labour such as digging potatoes, mucking out the pigs, plucking fruit, cutting hay or clearing stones from the fields. Of all the tasks he had to do there was one he never minded and that was driving the tractor. However, the farm was small and its technology old, so it was on a fairly regular basis that he would have to call out “Pa, the tractor’s broken down again, I wonder what caused [...]

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