Sunday, December 07, 2008

Postcard from Cees Nooteboom

Not that I would name drop or anything but after my trip before last to Peru I sent a letter to Cees Nooteboom and I got this reply. I mentioned to him about the time I was milking a cow in the Peruvian forest when a calf came forward. He had a vampire bite on his neck and he was an orphan. When I tried to give him milk he shook his head and refused. I also mentioned that it was quite strange that he should talk about the importance of being 'orange'. As people from Northern Ireland will know being an orangeman means something very different to Holland. In Holland you are a member of the royal family in Belfast you are a member of the Orange Order.

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