Saturday, December 22, 2012

The miracle stuff

I went to the market to get some stuff for my Christmas dinner. The butcher around the corner there was packed! They had one guy standing outside directing people and making sure not too many people would come in. There was a big line-up outside!

I bought this stuff to treat my locks with. They're all working smoothly again now. Miracle stuff this is!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fucking burglars!

So I met Marjolein and Gerrit for drinks, dinner and more drinks at Mulligans. Just after my third sip of lovely, lovely Guinness my upstairs neighbour calls me to let me know I better come home because I got burgled. She had already phoned the police as well. ARGH! So I had to break off this evening that I was very much looking forward to and Marjolein and I went to my house to find one of the (wired!) windows in my door smashed in. When the police arrived, 1.5 hours later, we entered and thankfully noticed the door was still locked and thus nothing was stolen. THANK GOD!

We then ordered Indian take away and had a nice evening but I'd rather have stuck with the original plans...

At work I was given a chocolate Christmas tree :-)

At home I was given other pressies by Marjolein. She bought me a dvd I wanted. I'm very happy with it, it's a movie I really like!

And also she bought me a bag os masaman curry paste. I looooooooooved this last time we had dinner at a thai resto in Haarlem.

And she also gave me this Christmas card that I like a lot. It's the nicest one I got this year :-)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The cloud

Sun rise.

As I wanted to go home I kinda had the feeling there was something above me. Yeah, a big fucking rain cloud!

More Christmas cards :-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I worked from home today coz the plumber was coming by again. I showed them where I had seem the water but they wanted to see the water themselves so they were not going to do anything. I also told them about my chimney theory and then they went up on the roof. When they came back they said there was one chimney without a cap on it so maybe that was the culprit. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

In the evening I met Patricia and Martijn for dinner in town. It was a very nice and fun evening.

I walked home through the nine streets area.

Dark were the canals.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1000 years of Amsterdam

My book about how Amsterdam developed as a city over the past 1000 years arrived today. Very exciting! I love reading about Amsterdam history :-)

Another day, another Christmas card!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The manual / cottage pie

It was dripping a bit when i was on the ferry. But it was not very cold today. Dark and depressing. But I felt good :-)

At work, my Mustang owner's manual was waiting for me. It was a lot smaller than I thought. These days your mobile phone's manual is bigger!

It was interesting reading though. I had no idea about a few things. Now I can't wait to try them out.

In the afternoon Bjorn and Marijke bought us oliebollen for their birthdays! At this stage they didn't know I was making pictures.

But then... Bjorn was like a bunny staring at the headlights and Marijke just ran off.

There she goes, fleeing back in to her little fish bowl office.

The Christmas tree decorations that Tanja put up in our office tree are really nice. Silver and blue, I like.

The railway station has a bigger tree...

I received more cards today. I'll send my soon too.

I made a cottage pie for dinner. Feeds 4. Bit much. But tasted great! :-)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Around town

I walked in to town today and shot some pictures. This is an old evangelic building.

This is a shop for cat lovers.

The Wester church.

Christmas tree on Dam square.

Dam square with the palace.

My dinner. I had two flavours of crumbed chicken. Well, that's what the packages with the crumbs said. I think they both came from the same package saying "SALT". Not going to buy that ever again!
The mash could've done with a bit less butter too.

Beer dessert :-)