This was the bedchamber in the loft of my room at the Ambassade Hotel. I always love staying there. I had a wonderful view of the canal from my window. The staff there is multi-lingual and always makes me feel so welcome. The hotel caters to writers, so they have a huge library of books autographed by the authors who have stayed there.
At Elf Fantasy Fair, I had the opportunity to meet all sorts of characters. The costuming was amazing, as was the setting. It’s the only gathering of this kind held on the grounds of a castle, as far as I know. Here is just a glimpse of the folk one might encounter there:
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And then there was Eefje Poppelaars:
And with that tantalizing glimpse, I have to end this post and go get the oil changed in my car. Sigh. So hard to come back to chill grey reality. But what would be even worse would be to sit by the side of the freeway with a seized up engine!
No, wait, one more! From a lovely luncheon I had with readers at Cultuurcafe Noordwijk. One of the great pleasures of these visits is that I often have the opportunity to meet old friends from my newsgroup. Here I am with Si2Au!
I wish I’d had the forethought to get some snapshots of the whole gathering!
And now I’d better hurry before they give my oil change appointment away!