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So much fun...

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Mickey had a lot of fun removing the toilet roll, and then went to sleep in the midst of the mess. Little rascal!

Goodbye, Ollie dear

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Dear Ollie,
We knew you were not well, and letting you sleep was not an easy decision to make... but we know you were not happy with life any longer.

Winter

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I think you can safely say that winter has arrived!

Aren't they cute?

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Mouse really likes his new baby... aren't they sweet?

Mickey came home yesterday!

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Well, we've done it :)

Goodbye! Till next time!

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All good things must end, and Momma and Dad are safely back in the Netherlands. We had such a lovely time, and we both hope they will be back soon!

Beautiful BC

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Creston is truly a beautiful place - my Dad must have been taking 5000 pictures. We're so happy they are enjoying themselves!

VIPS from Winterswijk

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Mom and Dad have come over from the Netherlands! This is truly a miracle, because my father had to overcome his claustrophobia.

My new blog

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Finally I got around finalizing this website. I have so many web projects, and never have I created anything personal. Well... here it is. All about my family and the life we lead. Hope you like it. It contains pictures, videos, stories and of course links to my other projects.

Cyan pizza party

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A friend of ours created a lovely movie of the pizza party at Cyan. It was a great day, and wonderful to have a video of the event!

Our first visitor

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When we came back to Canada, we brought back Ronald from the Netherlands. Our first guest and Uru buddy! Needless to say we got to visit Cyan Worlds, the makers of URU, the place where Mur and I spend two years virtually courting.

Back 'home'

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Yes, it's true, we are in the Netherlands right now.

Where we live

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We live in Creston, a sweet little town in the utmost southern part of British Columbia, about 6 km north of the US state of Idaho. Our Victorian house is almost a gingerbread house, so sweet and cozy.

Honeymoon

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Mur and I went to Disney World, Florida on our honeymoon. I loved it! We stayed at the Grand Floridian.

Our wedding

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Murray and I got married on the 18th of November, 2005 and then had our honeymoon in Disney World. Now we are back in Creston, to settle in our new life together.

How we met

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Our story starts in the digital world... with a PC game called "Myst", created by Cyan Worlds. I was an avid Myst fan, and bought every sequel that came out. I just loved the tranquillity of the worlds Cyan created and the puzzles you had to solve.

A trip to the past

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And finally, before I start talking about my new life, I'd like to give a summary of some of my past trips and vacations. After this, the memory lane will be over with and then I can start writing about our new life.

Chico and Dandy

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I have a confession to make: before I met Murray, I had no less than two other loves in my life.

Sophia

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Sophia was born in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. When she was eight, her parents moved to Winterswijk. She lived there till she met Murray and moved to Canada.

Murray

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Murray was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he was four years old, his family moved to Bermuda. There he grew up, swimming, diving and water skiing.

Welcome!

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To my beloved:

Welcome to Murray & Sophia's blog!

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Here you can follow our life in the Rockies and have a virtual visit to our home. Enjoy!

In November 2005, Sophia moved from the Netherlands to the Rocky Mountains in Canada. The reason? She was getting married to her first and only love, Murray.

At first they lived in the town of Creston BC, but in 2007, they both decided to pack their belongings including four (currently five) cats and settle in a gorgeous house with the best view in the world. It is situated in a 16 acre paradise, a large field and forest bordered by a river in Erickson (6 km from where they lived). They live right next to town, yet rural enough to see bears, deer and raccoons in their very yard!

Once again welcome to our site, make yourself right at home.

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