Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy birthday Simone! / Madame Tussaud

Today is Simone's birthday so I bought her roses. We had a nice breakfast with the kids and then we went to town to do something nice :-)

We went to Madame Tussaud in the city. I had never been so I was very curious...

Princess Beatrix. She was very well done.

J. Lo. I had to touch her lovely behind for which she is famous ;-) She didn't look too happy though...

Psssssss, James! Behind you!

And Fiona was there too. She's one tall mother of an ogre!

My favourite: Chantal Janzen ;-)


... en Goor.

Freddie Heineken.

Lady Gaga.

Vincent and Vincent.

One of the best was Herman Brood I think.

Afterwards we walked back through the Kalverstraat, one of the busiest shopping streets in the city. It's all shops there and tons of people, I actually loathe walking here but hey... But if you look up, you can enjoy some more old scenery.

We went inside the Parrot-church. It's a hidden church with a very little entrance but there's actually a rather large church behind it, quite surprising. They still had the baby jesus display inside.

And eventhough it's winter, there was time for icecream. I had never been here but Simone knew this place. Their icecream is a mix of normal icecream with nearly frozen whipped cream. It was delicious!

It was a day very well spent :-)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Running errands

Tomorrow is Simone's birthday and I still had to get some flowers and fix her pressie and do some shopping. So Milan and I went to the mall and then we went to another mall. And just after we got home Simone came home again. Can't remember what else happened but anyway, I didn't take any piccies, sorry...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy new year!

Happy new year to all my followers! I started the new year by picking up running again. I haven't done any sports since my diet in December. It wasn't a very long run but I loved it. Lovely start :-)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bye bye 2014!

Leaving Central Station by ferry early morning in the darkness on the last day of 2014..

A big cruise ship came in to celebrate the new year in our little town.

I spent new year's eve with Simone and her kids and mother. It was a nice evening. We bought some fireworks.

The neighbours had bigger fireworks.

And louder fireworks.

And even bigger fireworks that made it look like our street exploded...

Some were nice though.

I liked our own fireworks the best and Milan had fun playing a pyrotechnic ;-)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The candles

I was quite busy at work most of the day, addressing my SQL knowledge. Surprisingly so I did pretty OK.

I went home to my own place after work so I could water my plants. Now I'm listening to some red-neck music and I'm burning some candles my friend Diewertje gave me 2 weeks ago.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The whisky

It was cold last night. Puddles had frozen over.

Inside my tummy it got warm late evening when I had my first whisky in 6 weeks. Yummy :-)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Two more lights put up

I wanted to put up a few more spotlights in Simone's first floor ceiling. Removing the old ones left ugly holes and they need to be made bigger. But when you use a hole saw you need to be able to centre the drill bit into something... So I went up the attic first and put in a piece of wood. It worked like a charm!

I worked until it got dark. I got two lights done. Two more to go now.