Saturday, May 31, 2014

Second Pip-day

Walking through the fields with Pip this moring. Last night Simone came over and we had dinner together. She has to get up early for work so she didn't stay late. I watched 2 more episodes of "Band of brothers" and then I went to bed. It's great walking in the sun after a nice night of sleep :-)

It was very sunny so I sat in the garden for a while.

When Ilse and Cas came back, I went back to my place and in the evening Simone and I went to my friend and colleague Tanja to have a BBQ together. We had a very nice evening!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Babysitting Pip

Waiting for the tram. I headed off to Koedijk today, to my sister's place, because I was babysitting Pip today/night.

On the train.

And there's Pip. The most wellbehaving Jack Russel you'll ever see!

When Ilse and Cassie left we took it easy, seeing what the weather would do. They forecasted great weather late arvo so I wanted to go for a big walk around the nearby lake.

My mom and dad were going to the same wedding tat Ilse and Cassandra were going to. But they left a little later and drove by to come say hello. They bought a new car It's second hand, 7 years old and only has 35K on the counter. It was a very nice car indeed!

A quarter to five I started our walk around the lake.

When she was little she didn't like water very much but now...

Pip also likes to dig and hunt for little animals, above and under ground...


Pip wishing she was a fish.

Pip wishing she was a cow.

And then, just as you want to step off the very last beach after she had her last swim...


We walked back through the fields again.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The cottage pie

It was time for some extra exercising again so I got my weights out.

I also went on my crosstrainer for half an hour.

Early arvo I went shopping. It's a holiday here and I felt like doing some cooking for which I normally don't have the time because the dish takes too much time to prepare.

I was making a cottage pie.

Mince plus veg covered by a lovely mash before going in to the oven.

And voila!

What it looks like on the inside...

What it looks like on my plate :-)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Seasick Steve

There's a ghost near my work. So who you gonna call?

After work I met my mate Alex and we took off to Haarlem to see a concert of Seasick Steve.  The guy in this photo is "Robbing banks", he opened for Steve. Was OK, mostly funny.

I think Steve always serenades a girl from the audience during his shows. Here he's serenading Floor. He thought that was a funny name in English ;-)

He did raw, hot blues but also a few slow songs. Very well done.

View from the bar in Patronaat, the venue where all this was happening. He brought along his drummer friend and I have to say that guy wasn't too bad either!

After the concert my friend Alex and I shook his hand. I thought that was cool.

Alex hadn't had dinner yet so he was a bit hungry. And me, well, I just have a hard time saying no to a good shoarma! Hey man, check out all that healthy salad! ;-)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fishy fishy fishy!

On my way home from work today I saw big fat fish swimming close to the shore. Nice to look at.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Running, again!

Simone's siser got us all hooked on this game...

We went running in the evening which felt great. I want to do this more often!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The fire

Today we went to a photoshoot for Simone's mom. It was fun. We drove past Schiphol on the way home.

Milan made a little fire in the garden.

I made photos.

In the evening I took us out to dinner which was nice.

The sun was setting.