Friday, December 19, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 25.

Inspired by yesterday's dinner I used some of the same ingredients for tonight's dinner. It was lovely and very healthy!

I'm now going to adjust to normal food again. That way the diet will be over just before Christmas :-)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 24.

My little fake bonsai tree at work has given up. One of the trunks is rotting away and it can't manage anymore. It tried making a few new branches but it was too late. It's gotta go now...

After work I went to Mulligans. I saw a contraption from the Amsterdam Light Festival.

In Mulligans it was nice and quiet and all the Christmas decorations were up again. Very cosy :-)

Because of my diet I'm not drinking alcohol. I had to stick with diet coke and cups of tea. Crap...

Gerrit and I went to Wagamama for dinner. I don't think Gerrit smiles for pictures ;-)

Of course I couldn't eat just anything, it had to kinda fit my diet as well so I got this salad. It was delicious!

After dinner we went back to Mulligans. My old friend Birgitte also dropped in. She lives in Melbourne and is visiting for Christmas. It was nice to see her again. On my way home I saw the Christmas tram!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 23.

After work Simone and I taxied between the kids' schools. First Milan's school where they had Christmas dinners.

And then Larissa's school where they had a Christmas market/fundraiser.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 22.

Darkness after work. I discovered a big problem in our software this arvo and I'm not happy about it...

I made me a real dinner again, lovely steak and veggies. I'm slowly going back to normal food now. My body needs to adjust to more and normal food again in a way that it's not gonna store everything as fat again.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 21.

Simone made a cake. It's called "Arretjes cake" in Dutch. I have no idea how to translate that in to English, sorry. It's basically made of biscuits covered in chocolate sauce and it's awesome. You let it sit in the fridge to stiffen up, it needs no baking.

Not something I can eat during this diet unfortunately...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 20.

Today Milan played his first ever baseball game with his team from the NORTH STARS. Since it's winter and bloody cold outside, it's indoors.

It was a tournament between 3 baseball clubs and they organised a few things for the kids. They all got a ball which could get signed by 2 Dutch baseball players playing for teams in the USA. I have no clue who they were ;-)

I am really impressed with the way they handle the kids, especially the North Star's coaches. I hope Milan will enjoy playing baseball very much :-)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The second proteine diet, day 19 / The BLØF concert

Looking towards town while waiting for the bus.

Looking towards the red light district. Amsterdam is just a beautiful little city.

I went to a concert of a Dutch band called BLØF together with Simone, Danielle and Erik.

The place was completely sold out.

They had a lot of guest performances which I liked a lot! The first one was by Miss Montreal.

The second guest was Mr. Probz.

It got even better when Rowwen Hèze also came on stage. They're a Dutch party band. Very refreshing music :-)

More BLØF.

And more...

And then it was time for the 4th guest, the lead singer Joshua from the Dutch band Chef'Special. I recognised the song but I have no clue apart from that ;-)

The decor was done really nice. Great lighting. I particularly liked the big square above the stage where they showed close-ups of the artists.

Then Miss Montreal came back.

And Rowwen Hèze came back, too. Good stuff!

But the biggest and coolest surprise was when The scene's lead singer Thé Lau joined. His days are numbered due to cancer. His band "The scene" finished their last concerts last summer and I thought I'd never be able to see him.

They did quite some songs together.

This man will go on until he drops.

BLØF with guests: Mr. Probz, Miss Montreal, Rowwen Hèze, Chef'Special and last but not least Thé Lau.

I had a great evening :-)