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Reminder Book Club: A Man Called Ove

Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 16 October 2017 (registration form below)
Cost: Free for members
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

We opened the TIC season at our first book discussion evening of the year last month and were happy to welcome a few new faces to our group of regulars. We shared stories from our summers and chatted about the upcoming TIC events.

The majority vote for the next book was …
                                  A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman – 337 pages

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbors who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?

In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…

  • An uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places. * Sunday Express *
  • It’s warm, funny, and ultimately almost unbearably moving. * Daily Mail *

  • A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish. * Gavin Extence, author of The Universe versus Alex Woods *

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Reminder: Piushaven canal ride and walking tour

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Time: 13:00 – 15:30
Register by: 5 October 2017 (registration form below)
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Cost: €15,00 pp (incl. coffee, tea, soft drinks)
Guests: €20,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

You are all welcome to join the Tilburg International Club on a lovely, 1-hour long boat trip around the Piushaven and the Wilhelminakanaal followed by a 1 hour 30 min guided walking tour of the beautiful landscape of Moerenburg. On the boat trip, you will have an optimal view of the historic ships docked in the Piushaven while enjoying a mid-afternoon drink. After arriving in Moerenburg, with the help of an experienced biologist, the group will be shown the variety of flora and fauna and hear more about the development of the area.

Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and there are only 12 spaces left. Reserve your seats now!

This is a great chance to discover a beautiful part of Tilburg and share a great day out. We look forward to seeing you there!

Job Postings on Twitter

square-tic-logo-160Did you know that #TilburgInternationalClub regularly tweets about job vacancies, local news, area events, #Dutch culture and much more? Join us on Twitter @tilintclub to keep up with the latest happenings in and around the Tilburg area!

We get many requests all year round for help with job searches.  Did you know that many job listings are posted on Twitter asking for candidates who speak a foreign language that isn’t Dutch? You can follow @tilintclub to get regular notices of vacancies.  You can also do various searches to find job vacancies (for example, job vacancy Tilburg).  Many groups such as @nativespeakerss, @IamExpatJobs, @jobportaal and @BlueLynxJobs all post their vacancies several times a day.

On our website, we have a JOBS page dedicated to helping fellow expats with how and where to find jobs in the Netherlands, and specifically in and around the #Tilburg area.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Twitter, you can follow in real time what’s happening in the world right now. Whether you’re interested in music, sports, politics, news, celebrities, or everyday moments, there’s something for everyone.

Invitation: Piushaven canal ride and walking tour

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Time: 13:00 – 15:30
Register by: 5 October 2017 (registration form below)
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Cost: €15,00 pp (incl. coffee, tea, soft drinks)
Guests: €20,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

You are all welcome to join the Tilburg International Club on a lovely, 1-hour long boat trip around the Piushaven and the Wilhelminakanaal followed by a 1 hour 30 min guided walking tour of the beautiful landscape of Moerenburg. On the boat trip, you will have an optimal view of the historic ships docked in the Piushaven while enjoying a mid-afternoon drink. After arriving in Moerenburg, with the help of an experienced biologist, the group will be shown the variety of flora and fauna and hear more about the development of the area.

Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and there are only 12 spaces left. Reserve your seats now!

This is a great chance to discover a beautiful part of Tilburg and share a great day out. We look forward to seeing you there!

TICKids: Maisdoohof (Corn Maze)!

Getting ready for the hunt!

Getting ready for the hunt!

by Mala Raman

For the first TICKids outing of the club season, 4 TIC families met up at ‘t Fazantje Maisdoolhof (corn maze) in Dongen to complete a challenging quest within the corn Successmaze. After a week of rain, we were very lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy very pleasant, sunny temperatures the entire afternoon.

The instructions were simple: walk through the cornfield looking for letters and pictures of emojis. The letters, when combined, form a message. Sounds easy? Not quite. Both kids and adults entered the corn maze armed with pen and paper to find all of the hidden emojis within the tall corn stalks.

Once in the maze, there were no signs to orient us, to remind us which paths we’d already trodden, which letters we’d already found. Even the tallest among us couldn’t see above the corn stalks and he was almost six feet tall! That didn’t faze the children at all. Each took a turn leading the group as we wended our way through the trail, peered through leaves for those elusive clues, walked along and doubled back down pathways. The maisdoolhof proved a challenge for children and adults alike. Each family moved at their own pace answering most, if not all, of the questions.

ne by one, families emerged from the corn having successfully completed their “speurtocht” (trailhunt). After all that running around, we sat down together for a drink and lots of chatting. Finally, dinner bells starting ringing and one by one everyone said “tot ziens” until the next TICKids event!

Check our website for upcoming TICKids events!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • TICMovie Night 27 October 2017
  • Worstenbroodjes (sausage rolls) Baking Workshop 6 November 2017
  • Christmas Cookie Workshop 12 December 2017
  • Christmas Borrel 22 December 2017

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