I bought Christmas stamps today. I guess I'll send a few cards here and there.
Random desk scene. What do we see? A Christmas card from Ray and Joyce. My grandpa's old watch next to my little notebook. An empty pint glass. A pen. A 2 Euro "double head" coin. One of the light bulbs from my Mustang's right taillight. Black lipstick for when I go ninja ;-) Under the light is my broken thumb-ring. Oh and a cup of tea of course...
Actually from yesterday... Marjolein has her tablet back and now we can play wordfeud again. My first word was totally seasonal!
Today was 11-12-'13. I took the screenie at 14:15. That's not gonna happen for another 100 years...
The tree in front of Central Station is looking great now :-)
I met my good friend Ruud in Mulligans. They put up the Christmas decorations. It always makes the place special to me. I love it there.
We also went to have dinner at St. James' gate. Had a lovely hot winter meal there. On the square they're put a big tree. Very nice.
Last year there was also a Christmas market but not now. I like it better like this.
I had a little bit of this...
... and a little bit of that.
And then it was time to walk home along the dark canals of Amsterdam. It was freezing cold but I love walking home along the canals. One day I will move away from the city and I will miss this very much...
Somebody made a Christmas display in their window.
After a good and long sleep Corinne and I went out for breakfast. We had a few hours before she had to catch her train back home and going out for breakfast is just an incredibly relaxing way to start the day.
This was my breakfast. Awesome! Bit much though ;-)
After dropping Cori off I took a train to see Raymond and Joyce. I see them only a few times a year but it's always fun! It's funny how effortless you can stay in touch with certain people. I've known them for ehmm.. 15 years now? Shees I'm getting old ;-)
This is their dog Amor. She's a doll. And very well behaved as well, for a girl ;-)
Raymond showed me a cooking device I hadn't seen before. This is to smoke your salmon in. It cooks the salmon as well but not very hot. You put some wood shavings in the bottom and it makes smoke. Was very nice! And I learned about a new cooking tool :-)
I brought a bottle of pink champagne with me.
All professional... ;-)
When I got back at Central Station they were just putting up this year's Christmas tree. It looks like somebody took a bite out of it!