Saturday, February 25, 2012

The beach

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The top of the plant that I cut up in pieces (in an attempt to create a good looking plant again) is rooting! I'm mighty excited about this and very happy it's not dying.

The trunk it was once on is still standing and not drying out which is a good sign I s'pose.

The little 10 cm middle bit I also cut out seems to be having a harder time. Half is dried out and the other half that's submerged in water isn't rooting (yet)...

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I went to the beach with Marjolein and took my big camera with me. In a park close to her house flowers have sprung.

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At the beach lots of razor shells had washed up. Sea birds were having a good time finding snacks in them. The ball was put in this photo by a happy dog.

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Marjolein has wanted to be able to take good and close pictures of these little birds for a while and today there were loads. They are sanderlings. They run after the rolling waves looking for food.

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They run around the beach all the time. They're also quite fast flyers. If you want to be really stunned, look at their journeys from Greenland to Africa and back. This website is in Dutch but you can do without reading:

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The weather was great most of the day. It was fantastic to see so much blue sky again.

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I photographed a few objects I found on the beach, like this little bottle.

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A Heineken can.

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Another big bottle.

Friday, February 24, 2012

More Boots

Car. Very nice car. Porsche Panamera actually. For sale from 101,000 euros...

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Boots. Not for sale.

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More Boots.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The cnut tram driver.

After work I went to a shoe shop where I bought some shoes yesterday. Because I rushed yesterday (shoes are fab though!) I went back to have a better look. They've got some BIG bargains on right now you see ;-) But nothing caught my eye so I went back to the tram stop.

The stop is in a bend. I was standing at the front and a tram 2 was there. I didn't know tram 17 had parked behind it because I can't see it... So tram 2 drives off and there's the 17! So I run towards it but halfway she closes the doors and drives up to the front of the platform. The light is red, plenty of time to let me (and others who had missed it) on. I knock on the windows at the back, where the conductor sits. He can't open the door coz the driver refuses to. So I rush to the front and stand in front of the tram knocking on her window. The bitch of a tram driver totally ignores me and then the light went white for her (= green) but since I was standing in front she couldn't drive off, hah! Almost knocking the windshield out she chose to totally ignore me. I don't think I've ever before seen such cunty behaviour by a tram driver!

I gave up after 2 minutes but this photo and a BIG FAT COMPLAINT TO THE GVB are going out tonight!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meeting Patricia :-)

On my way home from work.

Marjolein and I met up with Patricia and Martijn over a very nice Japanese dinner. It was very nice to see them again and we chatted a lot.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The birds

I went to see Marjolein tonight.

On the way to her house we fed the birds which was cool. First there were only a few but at some point there was an explosion of birds!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The devil's parking

The devil's parking garage is in Amsterdam.

Where else?

I went to the pub after work. Old habits don't die ;-)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


This was about the most exciting my day got today. 15 minutes of hail coming down during a otherwise rather sunny day!