Remember "Riverbend Cottage"? It was your second stop on your Australian trip in January 2001 and you enjoyed your stay with us so much, you even wanted to cancel the rest of your itinerary. We succeeded in talking you out of it but you did write in our guestbook:
Well, she isn't quite 18 yet but Padma would like to see her anyway so when are you coming back?
When you're here, Padma can once more cluck over Merel while the two Peters have a few beers and sing the old Steigerlied.
After all, it's not every day that one meets a Dutch mining engineer. A Dutch cheese-maker, yes! A Dutch clog-maker, yes! A Dutch tulip-growers, yes! But a Dutch mining engineer? A rare breed indeed!
We hope to see you again soon!