Aug 022014
 
Stage magic

One of the things that London does is plays and musicals. Recently I had the chance to go to two, a play (“39 steps”) and a musical (“The Commitments”). In both cases the plot was threadbare, the jokes were simplistic and neither seemed to a have a real ending. Still… I loved both to pieces! [...]

Jul 292014
 
Hoops

“Hi, I’m here for my appointment to set up a corporate bank account.” “Ah, mr. Reinink, yes, yes, of course, have a seat, so glad to have you, welcome.” (The guy wasn’t wringing his hands together. Yet…) “Your passport, good, good. And your deed of incorporation, great! And… Oh… You ehm… Brough a lease as [...]

Jul 272014
 
Why do I do this to myself?

”Why do I do this to myself?” I must have asked this question at least once per day the past few days. You see, we were hiking. Through the gently rolling hills of Ireland. Meaning that any piece of flat path was a blessing; what goes up must come down again. And then go up [...]

Jul 182014
 
It's a small world

I’m writing this at London City airport, waiting for my flight back home. Or perhaps I should say “to The Netherlands”. Yes, I’m going home, but it’s only for a very short while. Because tomorrow afternoon I’ll be flying off to Ireland (for a week of hiking with friends, if you must know). I know [...]