Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lunch with Paul and Maaike

I went to town around noon.

I had a lunch date with Paul and Maaike and waited for them on Dam square.

After lunch we walked towards the Munt tower. I quickly showed them a little hidden gem of Amsterdam. I little hidden square called the "Begijnenhof".

In the evening I decided where to put my leftover "door" in my new IKEA cupboard. Can you guess which is the new one? ;-)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Colleagues with too much time

Some of my colleagues have a serious surplus of time during working hours. And that's when things like this happen... At least it's funny ;-)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The scenery

On my way to work.

Trying my new phone's camera.

"A place beyond belief"

My book and dvd's arrived today. Very pleased.

Scenery on my way home again.


I played squash with Mic tonight. Took the tram home.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Old friends

My friend Jan was doing surprise visits in Holland today. He lives in Germany so we don't see him often. It was great seeing him again. Mic joined and we went out to dinner and then we had coffee and chocolate cake afterwards at Rembrandtplein.

1 Jan.

Jan only had time for dinner before visiting his sister in The Hague. Mic and I had our new years drink in Mulligans where we had quite a few laughs.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye bye 2013

Last day of the year. Public transport was empty. I like!

At work I joined the annual poker tournament.

I was out early. This was my table. Cute dealer but no good cards for me unfortunately.

Bjorn playing on the right.

We started with 46 players this year needing 5 tables. Biggest tournament in our company's history. Don't know who won because I left before it was over but whoever won took 800 euros home...

This was my real prize, I spent NY's eve with Ruud and Laurien. Over the last couple of years they have turned out to be wonderful people and very good friends. They've picked me up when I was down and out several times and I'm very grateful to have them in my life.

We chatted and laughed a lot.

Played Mario Kart for a while at which I totally sucked thank you very much ;-)

At midnight there was some Brute of course. Bubbles from Champagne, France.

I went out to look for fireworks.

I made these photos with my new iPhone 5s. I'm impressed. I so love this phone...

When I got home I checked my mail and found a nice card from Marjolein.

In 2013 I learned a lot about myself. I learned about emotions, love, death, friends, family and most of all to be true to myself and to give myself what I deserve instead of always looking out for others. Now I just need to find a matching tattoo ;-)

Hope you had a great New year's eve too!

Monday, December 30, 2013

The coloured sky

I fed the ducks on my way to work this morning.

When I got to Central Station the sky had a beautiful colour. A great time to see how my new phone handles these conditions. I think the result speaks for itself :-)

When I got to work I found this one left over marzipan. It was very yummy ;-)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The new phone.

Diewertje's little plant is doing very well! I think it's happy here :-)

I walked in to town early arvo to hunt for a new phone. Town was full of people, mainly tourists.

The line-up for Tussaud's was crazy! I mean, people, c'mon... The canals are so much nicer to see!

In the end I found my new phone in the Apple store. I got myself a 16GB iPhone 5S in Space grey.

My first selfie with this new phone. This was with the front camera.

First photo with the back camera, no flash. Nice!

I am very happy with my phone. I got it on a 2 year contract which made the phone a lot cheaper but still not for free. However, for a device that I use so often and store so much data on, I think it's worth the money. Good purchase.

I was a bit tired and troubled. For distraction I watched almost 2 hours of Seinfeld and then an hour of Southpark, which was fun.