For drinks, there’s Bar Mar-Dique, which serves everything from cocktails to light snacks.As you many have noticed on your journey to our front, the Apple Inn is nestled in an idyllic and green neighbourhood in the beautiful Dutch city of Amsterdam.An Archive of Hidden Shoes The custom was so widespread in the UK that in the 1950s a Hidden Shoe Index was set up by former curator June Swann, at Northampton Museum.The index lists just under 3,000 shoes found in properties from the Shetland Islands to the Isles of Scilly, with the greatest number being from the south-east of England.Our main source of heat was a Rayburn (similar to an Aga) so we didn’t even have a mantelpiece to put china dogs on but still, I coveted them.After googling the word, I learned that apotropaic meant designed to avert evil, and discovered that china dogs were not merely ornamental, they also guarded against malign forces entering through the fireplace.
No, this particular hotel takes special care og their guests, and provides a fresh,nearly revolutionary experience of one of Europe's finest cities.
Superstitions Even though we never had china dogs, Mum was quite superstitious; always buying J-cloths or scrubbing brushes to appease Gypsies who called at our house and so prevent them from casting spells upon us, always turning a horseshoe right side up so the good luck didn’t fall out and always closing umbrellas before entering the house. As I sit here typing, I can see at least three protective talismans in my home.
(dating from the Paleolithic period), which was a lovely gift from fellow WA member, Chris Nedahl; a nazar (stylized glass eye) which I bought in Istanbul; and a Mexican Day of the Dead skull which I bought in Leiden’s Museum of Ethnography.
Through the trees of the park blows not only fresh air, but epic history to the front door of Apple Inn.
Even the name of the street confirms this, as the title ‘Queensway’ derives from our former Queen Emma, who used to live in this very street a long time ago.