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How strange to write this newsletter days after Brexit happened. But it happened and I am sad that it happened, but it will hopefully lead to some important, and necessary, changes in the European Union.
We had planned this trip years ago. It was one of the things we very much to do. After exploring France extensively, looking for Mary Magdalene, for Black Madonna’s, for sacred places and for power places, it was time to go to England.
We already made trips to Spain, to Gerona, to Barcelona and to the Black Madonna’s in Montserrat and Nuria. We had been to Scotland and to Ireland, all wonderful places to visit, so now it was time to go to England.
I didn’t know whether if I should continue to write my newsletters after re-emigrating to the Netherlands. But several of my friends asked me to do so, so I will. And besides many strange things have happened to me, as always. Things that I love to share with you, dear friends.
I think that I left Les Labadous and Rennes-le-Chateau and even the south of France rather too quickly. Understandably, for when your house is sold you no longer ‘belong’ to that place. Now I was living in an almost empty shell, for all my stuff had been packed by the mover and was stocked in the Netherlands. So I left two days after signing the final contract on March 29th with just my personal things. Enough for living out of the boot of my car.
And I was also in a hurry to find a house, a new house, my new house in Friesland.
My French telephone didn’t work very well in Holland. I know that several people tried to call me, but I could not connect with them. And reaching people on that phone was also very difficult. Besides I did not have all the names and addresses of my friends with me, for most of my stuff was packed three weeks ago and s now stored with the removal company. Fortunately I got a Dutch prepaid telephone from my dear daughter Femke and that really ‘saved my life’ in Holland.
In my rented house there was no Internet and no TV. And I know that I could have gone to an internet cafe, but that is not my style. I like to work by myself in a quiet room. And now I can tell you that it is quite an experience to live for several weeks without internet and without TV. Give it a try!