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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:59 pm
by SaskiaS
Phantas wrote:Hester didn't quote from Moya's book but from an interview she made with Moya"

Hi there, sorry things get blurry in my head when I am at a computer for so long (a lot of catching up to do because I just started reading at this forum).

Phantas wrote:I've always loved Christmas myself. Love putting up the tree, the decorations, some gifts (though not necessary)...just being together in those days. Moya's music adds to that feeling :)

As a child, yes I loved it, but when I grew older I saw all the hypocrysie, with myself being a atheist but also in a lot of my family and friends, and then I grew to dislike it more and more. I can imagine though that when you like Christmas, Moya's music can definately be a positive addition. Would certainly have beaten all the endlessly repeated standard Christmas songs for me back then !

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:24 pm
by Phantas
LOL, as a non-Christian myself I still love it. Even the overplayed songs! They add to the atmosphere :D

I don't mean to change your mind as you can live and do whatever way you feel like, but aren't you perhaps just taking your atheisticity (is that a word? LOL) a little too far?

I mean, I don't believe in Christ but have been brought up with the stories (Christian schools) but for me, I just like the holiday as it is without having to resort to going to Church or compulsory gift shopping. Me and my parents just take this holiday as having fun time together, playing games or watching tv/dvd's and just spending time together.

What you see around you does not define who you are or want to be, in the end :) What I mean is that, I don't look at what others do at such times, but simply decide how I want to enjoy the time :)

As I said, if you feel like just being the way you are now that's OK too... :)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:53 pm
by Dab051176
Phantas wrote:Hmm...20 minutes? Guess that must be the expensive fast train then! Normally it takes about an hour by train to get to Amsterdam from Rotterdam (and vice versa). The fast train is called the Fyra, and it's more expensive than the regular trains. I don't travel a lot with the NS myself so things may have changed but this is just something I've picked up from the news and such over time.

Is it really that difficult to get from Liverpool to Rotterdam directly?
Anyways, good luck! Hope you can make it :)


Hadn't spotted that - thanks, Phantas! That said, as long as I can manage with my wheelchair on it, an hour's not too bad - I'd need to get in touch with NS and ask. Stage 1 is to make sure I can get the time off work first! :wink:

It's virtually impossible to get to Rotterdam directly from this side of the UK. :( You either have to get the overnight ferry from Hull, or get to London City Airport, and fly from there - either way, it's a lot slower than flying to Schiphol from Liverpool (just under 90 minutes flying time) and catching the train to Rotterdam! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:28 pm
by Dubhy63
Just for your information Dave,it takes 26 minutes with the Fyra and 49 minutes with the intercity to get from Schiphol to Rotterdam Centraal station. :D

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:03 am
by SaskiaS
Hi Panthas,

Yes, we are very rigid when it comes to Christian holidays. But not just Christian, any religious fest. The way I see it, I wouldn't celebrate the Muslim, Hindu or Jewish etcetera fests either, so why would I celebrate the Christian fests?!
In other ways I am not rigid, 'cause then I would not listen to Moya at all, simply because she sings amongst others about Christian themes. But than I would miss out on a lot !! :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:59 pm
by Dab051176
@Dubhy - thanks for the information! If I go, I'll definitely tackle it that way I think - it's far easier to do that than to get across London by train and taxi with a wheelchair in tow! :P

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:24 pm
by nancykrijnen
Yep :D :D :D :D :D

My husband had a surprise for me. Two tickets for her concert on the 18th of December in Rotterdam. Second row :D :D

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:39 pm
by Phantas
I'm currently seeing if I can get some tickets for the show....I'm probably going with a friend as no-one else wanted to tag along with me lol.

We'll prob have seats way in the back, but I come for the music and it isn't extremely necessary for me to see her ;) Ofcourse, I know I'm late with trying to get the tickets but I wasn't sure whether anyone was willing to go etc etc etc....

Anyway, maybe we'll see you guys there!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:42 pm
by Phantas
Update: YEAH - I got the tickets and the woman at the desk even managed to give us seats downstairs! We're now seated right at the back of the parterre middle section. So we're closer to the stage than first!

I'm now thinking of taking her autobiography with me for signature....it's in a bit of a bad state but it would make a difference for me I think :)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:35 am
by Wil_mar
I'll be there too. I'm looking forward to it....... Here in Holland there is no snow, but i hope Moya will bring us in a christmas mood with her beautiful voice.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:23 pm
by edje&anja
Wil, Nancy,

We will be there too, I won tickets on the clannad.nl site!!!
So, until sunday..

Edwin

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:23 pm
by Yvonne
Hi Edwin,

I saw your name on Ed's page. Congratulations on winning those tickets :D !

I wish all who are going a wonderful time on Sunday, I am sure it will be a very special evening :D .

Love,

Yvonne

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:30 pm
by edje&anja
Yvonne,

Thanks, It was a nice surprise!!
Had a busy week, so I bit of forgot is....
the reason:....

Edwin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:20 am
by Susann
Edwin, how cute :) :) :) . What breed of dog are these?

I look very much forward to the concert on Sunday :D :D :D . See you there

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:47 am
by goldenhorse231
They are too cute :D !!!!!!!

Have fun at the show and with the puppies :)