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Belgium/Netherland tour from London

Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:09 am
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-Martin
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On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:

>Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!

because you were stoned.
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:36 pm
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 21:28:13 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Mr Bartlett <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >[]
> >> Actually you can easily spend five days in NL just waiting for coffee
> >> to be served. If you want the bill as well you'd best book in for a
> >> week.
> >
> >Now I think about it, I've never spent more than 3 days in NL at any one
> >time!
>
> So long?

I've always enjoyed it!

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Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:49 pm
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

[]
> There are no tours of the Heineken brewery for very obvious reasons.

On the subject of touristy things (!) I've been using the "Rijkswidget"
for a few days. Very nice, but I don't like the way that you only get
extra information (usually only a few lines) on the painting of the day
by being taken to their website!

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Old Feb 6th 2007, 4:53 pm
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On 2007-02-06 23:39:51 +0100, Martin <[email protected]> said:

> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 21:22:30 -0000, "JohnT" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>> "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>>> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 17:56:10 +0100, Erick T. Barkhuis
>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> joydeep:
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking for a 4-5 day tour (coach or train or fly/coach combine) from
>>>>> London to cover Belgium/Netherland. Any suggestion?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> May I suggest spending that time in Munich?
>>>
>>> Have you been to Munich, Erick?
>>>
>>> It beats a coach trip to Volendam, Madurodam & Manekin Pis.
>>> --
>>
>> Will the coach have a bathroom?
>
> For the Manekin?

No, for the Hanekin :-)

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Old Feb 6th 2007, 7:35 pm
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On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:


>Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!

Like, we went to this little shop by the waterfront, man, an' this
dude told us about smokin' eels...............Volendam's like outta
sight, man.

Keith, Bristol, UK
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 7:38 pm
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Keith Anderson <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
> <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
>
>
> >Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!
>
> Like, we went to this little shop by the waterfront, man, an' this
> dude told us about smokin' eels...............Volendam's like outta
> sight, man.

Outta sight, outta yer mind!

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Old Feb 6th 2007, 8:15 pm
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On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:35:34 +0000, Keith Anderson <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
><deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
>
>
>>Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!
>
>Like, we went to this little shop by the waterfront, man, an' this
>dude told us about smokin' eels...............Volendam's like outta
>sight, man.

DFM smoked eels. It explains a lot.
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Martin
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 8:20 pm
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"Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 21:22:30 -0000, "JohnT" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]. ..
>>> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 17:56:10 +0100, Erick T. Barkhuis
>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>joydeep:
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking for a 4-5 day tour (coach or train or fly/coach combine) from
>>>>> London to cover Belgium/Netherland. Any suggestion?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>May I suggest spending that time in Munich?
>>>
>>> Have you been to Munich, Erick?
>>>
>>> It beats a coach trip to Volendam, Madurodam & Manekin Pis.
>>> --
>>
>>Will the coach have a bathroom?
>
> For the Manekin?

....for Cathy and Bill, of course.

JohnT
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 8:33 pm
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On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:49:38 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>[]
>> There are no tours of the Heineken brewery for very obvious reasons.
>
>On the subject of touristy things (!) I've been using the "Rijkswidget"
>for a few days. Very nice, but I don't like the way that you only get
>extra information (usually only a few lines) on the painting of the day
>by being taken to their website!

I wasn't amused to get 5 copies of the same spam from the Vincent Van Gogh
Museum yesterday, nor was I amused to find there was no way on their website of
stopping this. I'm trying to make up my mind whether to lodge a complaint with
Opta, the Dutch governement body responsible for stopping spam in NL.
--

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Old Feb 6th 2007, 8:34 pm
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-Martin
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On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 08:38:36 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Keith Anderson <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
>> <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
>>
>>
>> >Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!
>>
>> Like, we went to this little shop by the waterfront, man, an' this
>> dude told us about smokin' eels...............Volendam's like outta
>> sight, man.
>
>Outta sight, outta yer mind!

but is it permanent short term memory loss?
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 8:50 pm
  #26  
Jeremyrh Geo
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On 7 feb, 10:33, Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:49:38 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
>
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >[]
> >> There are no tours of the Heineken brewery for very obvious reasons.
>
> >On the subject of touristy things (!) I've been using the "Rijkswidget"
> >for a few days. Very nice, but I don't like the way that you only get
> >extra information (usually only a few lines) on the painting of the day
> >by being taken to their website!
>
> I wasn't amused to get 5 copies of the same spam from the Vincent Van Gogh
> Museum yesterday, nor was I amused to find there was no way on their website of
> stopping this. I'm trying to make up my mind whether to lodge a complaint with
> Opta, the Dutch governement body responsible for stopping spam in NL.

I'll save you a stamp - "Sorry - it is not poshibul."

B;
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 9:52 pm
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On 7 Feb 2007 01:50:43 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>On 7 feb, 10:33, Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:49:38 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
>>
>> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> >[]
>> >> There are no tours of the Heineken brewery for very obvious reasons.
>>
>> >On the subject of touristy things (!) I've been using the "Rijkswidget"
>> >for a few days. Very nice, but I don't like the way that you only get
>> >extra information (usually only a few lines) on the painting of the day
>> >by being taken to their website!
>>
>> I wasn't amused to get 5 copies of the same spam from the Vincent Van Gogh
>> Museum yesterday, nor was I amused to find there was no way on their website of
>> stopping this. I'm trying to make up my mind whether to lodge a complaint with
>> Opta, the Dutch governement body responsible for stopping spam in NL.
>
>I'll save you a stamp - "Sorry - it is not poshibul."

It is poshibul. I stopped the cold calling/telemarketers that we got every night
at meal time by filling in a form via the Opta website around a year ago.

The spam complaint form is here
https://www.spamklacht.nl/asp/klachtindienen/klachtformulier.asp

Opta website
http://www.opta.nl/asp/en/

The link to the place to register that you don't want cold calling appears to
have been removed from the site.

Info about it here
http://www.consuwijzer.nl/content.jsp?objectid"05

Register not to have cold calls, junk mail etc. here
http://www.infofilter.nl/InfoWWW/php/do_home.php
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Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:00 pm
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Keith Anderson
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On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 11:52:52 +0100, Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

>On 7 Feb 2007 01:50:43 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>
>>On 7 feb, 10:33, Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 04:49:38 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
>>>
>>> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>>> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>> >[]
>>> >> There are no tours of the Heineken brewery for very obvious reasons.
>>>
>>> >On the subject of touristy things (!) I've been using the "Rijkswidget"
>>> >for a few days. Very nice, but I don't like the way that you only get
>>> >extra information (usually only a few lines) on the painting of the day
>>> >by being taken to their website!
>>>
>>> I wasn't amused to get 5 copies of the same spam from the Vincent Van Gogh
>>> Museum yesterday, nor was I amused to find there was no way on their website of
>>> stopping this. I'm trying to make up my mind whether to lodge a complaint with
>>> Opta, the Dutch governement body responsible for stopping spam in NL.
>>
>>I'll save you a stamp - "Sorry - it is not poshibul."
>
>It is poshibul. I stopped the cold calling/telemarketers that we got every night
>at meal time by filling in a form via the Opta website around a year ago.

The UK equivalent (the Telephone Preference Service) has worked
extremely well for me and I've been spared the "Hi, You've won a
valuable prize" or "I'm calling on behalf of XYZ" rubbish.

Very, very occasionally I get a junk call, but all I say is "I'm a
member of the TPS" and the voice apologises and puts the phone down.

Bliss!



Keith, Bristol, UK
 
Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:03 pm
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-Magda
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On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 11:52:52 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:


... It is poshibul. I stopped the cold calling/telemarketers that we got every night
... at meal time by filling in a form via the Opta website around a year ago.

I find it funnier to assure them that they are really speaking to the one they seek (they
even know my middle name, FF'sS!), and then lay the phone on my lap and let them talk and
talk and talk... until they realise that no one is listening. Love it!! )
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:41 am
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 08:38:36 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Keith Anderson <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:31 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
> >> <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> >Note that I enjoyed my cycling trip to Volendam, as stoned as I was!
> >>
> >> Like, we went to this little shop by the waterfront, man, an' this
> >> dude told us about smokin' eels...............Volendam's like outta
> >> sight, man.
> >
> >Outta sight, outta yer mind!
>
> but is it permanent short term memory loss?

I forget.

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