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Feast of St Martin’s

Yesterday was the Feast of Saint Martin’s, which in my Dutch sort of hometown means the great tower / church opens its doors to everyone, the organ plays out across the painted ceilings, small children run around and trip over the … Continue reading

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Sinterklaas

Happy St Nicholas day (for yesterday really)! This is one of the best festivals, if you’re a Dutch child. You get to put your shoe in front of the fireplace/central heating several nights in a row (leading up to prezzie-night … Continue reading

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Taiko drumming

Last Saturday there was a Japanase festival, or matsuri, on Trafalgar Square! There were rows of stalls selling okonomiyaki, onigiri, sushi, ramen and mocchi, as well as a stall with Japanese ceramics – Henrietta and I both succumbed to the … Continue reading

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