Saturday, 18 June 2016

Happy birthday Pim!

A few days ago my cousin Pim turned 65 so he treated us to dinner in a fancy restaurant in Utrecht. That's Pim at top right next to his wife Elly; across the table are their daughters Anna (bottom left) and Julia with Anna's partner Sjoerd. Pim and Elly's son, Jan, now lives in Uganda but he was there too, in a way, thanks to Skype. It was a triple celebration because earlier that day Julia, 22, passed the last exam of her business degree and Elly had her birthday a day earlier.  

Jan joins us by Skype. He's the cousin who's getting married in Rwanda in August. It wasn't easy to hear him over the hubbub in the restaurant... 

Pim is possibly the most travelled person I know. He has been involved with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) for much of his life, first as a doctor in Mozambique and Rwanda, later as a director and consultant. Just in past week he's been to Chad and India; next week he's off to Greece. He's not planning to retire anytime soon. 

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