Rotterdam the city to come back to

A brief report about a tour around Just an impression of what’s going on during events and onboard ship: please go to https://youtu.be/11H96iiv4Lw and https://youtu.be/5FpCx0UEaBI and also my report as a true Rotterdammer. “Onboard Smaragd,  we appreciate networking. However, please allow us to tell something about the leading European port Rotterdam is”, I’ve told visiting
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The Dutch maritime industry was in focus on Dutch radio station NPO1 in the program Spraakmakers. (roughly translated into opinionmakers). Please brush up your Dutch and listen to https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers/onderwerpen/493749-waarom-denken-we-nog-steeds-dat-het-werk-in-de-haven-vies-en-zwaar-is-deel-1 It could well be that you have to go to https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers to explore.

Maritime female senior managers in action

WISTA The Netherlands president Christel Pullens stepped in the shoes of eminent female predecessors. One of them is  Karin Orsel, who later became WISTA International president, years ago. We are talking about hundreds of ladies who are active for the good course of having Women @ the Helm and of proper use of their knowledge
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New assignments

Janny reads more than just the one daily and writes for more than only one special interest paper. She sympathises with Fokke & Sukke, who plead to be published. Please go to www.foksuk.nl to learn more about these out-of-the-ordinary birds and their creators. There are still relatively new publications that appreciate Janny’s work. She learned
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The story of my life

Radio Rijnmond asked me to tell the story of my youth for the program Zonder Eten Naar Bed (roughly translated No Supper: Straight to Bed You Go). In the Dutch announcement of the item That’s the Way I grew Up (Zo ben ik groot geworden), it was mentioned that, at times, I felt like a
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JUST MORE CONFUSING YEARS

The past two years offered varied news from being confused and worrying to promising. Let’s hope that the Covid virus in various variations will be finally beaten.  IT is a fact that our lives have changed from real meetings to live streams and some 1.5 metres distancing. Cultural life has dramatically changed. As is, there
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Bridging the gaps

The plan to construct an out-of-the-ordinary bridge has been materialised. Please go to www.luchtsingel.nl , my page on Facebook and other social media for more information. Husband Jaap and I were amongst the Rotterdammers who contributed to the materialisation of the bridge – called Luchtsingel (Air Canal) – and were present to open Luchtsingel officially. Talking
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Super Volunteer

Janny’s husband Jaap was one of the many volunteering Dutch who were distinguished by the Queen (or rather the special department of Dutch Queen’s Honours) for their outstanding contribution to the Dutch community. A year earlier he received the Rotterdam honour Erasmusspeld.  His last achievement in his life – together with neighbours – was a
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