30
Nov
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Blueblog 44 Standby friends

Last week I was on standby again. In a former blog, I wrote about these two-week shifts, during which we have to be available for KLM in the event of disruptions or if a colleague has fallen ill. I’d moved to the countryside since my last standby shift and this means an extra hour’s drive… read more »

23
Nov
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Blueblog Fire alarm

Occasionally a fire alarm will sound while we’re staying at a hotel. Luckily, the ones I’ve experienced have always turned out to be either a drill or a false alarm. When the alarm sounds while you’re fast asleep, it might get rather confusing. In fact, I mistook my first fire alarm for a wake-up call.… read more »

16
Nov
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Blueblog 42 Christmas

The holiday season is in the air. Halloween has just passed, a few Christmas trees are being decorated already, and literally every shop I enter sells ‘pepernoten’. These small, nut-like cookies are eaten in huge numbers during Saint Nicholas, a children’s feast on 5 December. There’s a buzz among KLM’s cabin crews these days as… read more »

14
Nov
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a la carte indonesisch

Even though restaurants can sometimes be crowded, we like to eat out. To order our favourite dish in our favourite restaurant is something we can look forward to for days in advance. We enter our favourite eating-place, order something to drink and study the menu, hesitating about what to order, because we like almost everything.… read more »

10
Nov
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The Dutch are great cheese-lovers. Breakfast is typically a slice of brown bread with cheese, they relish a tasty piece of mature cheese with a drink, and when they go abroad on holiday the thing they miss most of all is their own delicious Gouda. And the Netherlands not only has a lot of cheese… read more »

09
Nov
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Blueblog 41 Kitten

For a few days now, our family has had a new member – a naughty, stubborn but adorable kitten. Except for our goody-goody, ginger tomcat (who now has to be on his guard against attacks from below and behind all the time) everyone is enjoying the new housemate. I hadn’t realized how much attention such… read more »

03
Nov
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Buenos Aires 1946

Last Monday, I was a member of the crew on the first KLM flight to Buenos Aires. After an absence of ten years, KLM is back in this beautiful Argentinian city. Even though I had never been to Buenos Aires before, this destination has always been very special for me. As a matter of fact,… read more »