Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Alkmaar visit

Snicker saying Good morning. Or something.

Saturday baseball. Was a good game, nice to watch, exciting!

In the afternoon the four of us went to Alkmaar to do some shopping. The weather was nice.
We visited my favourite icecream shop.

The big church.


Alkmaar shield.

Door in the old townhall.

The "flat stone bridge" in the old part of town. Nice place with lots of history around it. It's kinda like a little Amsterdam here.

The old weighing house.

After shopping we quickly visited my mom and then went back in to town to get pizza. And a very nice one it was :-)

Friday, April 8, 2016

The salad

It was cloudy and sunny at the same time this morning which made some nice colours on the way to work.

At work I saw a huge plume or a cloud. It looks like a plume but I don't know...

This was half my lunch. It's a delicious salad made of small mixed salad leaves, tomato, beansprouts, spring onion, pine nuts and beef. The dressing is honey mustard with curry powder. Try it, it's awesome!

After lunch we went for a little walk to get some fresh air. Some bad shit had gone down at the station coz there was police everywhere and the medical helicopter landed nearby as well. Rumour has it a person got hit by a train but I dunno...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The squash tournament

I hosted my work's annual squash tournament. This year I took 45 players with me and it was a lot of fun. A large group had dinner first which was fun too.

This is me during one of the games. I fell during my first game and injured my wrist a bit, that was a bit crappy but it was still fun :-)

At the end I handed over the trophy to the tournament winner, my colleague Frank. He did awesome.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The vote

We had a referendum in The Netherlands for the first time ever. It's about the agreement between the EU and Ukraine. I went to vote on my way to work.

My mom in hospital

I went to Alkmaar after work to visit my mom in hospital. On the way there I walked along the old city walls. This is one of the medieval locks.

This is Piet's mill. A lovely old windmill.

And this is my mom. She had hip-surgery and she was doing well.

There are also little gnomes living in front of the hospital.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday no picture day

Not really but there are no pictures, really. Sorry.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The tournament

Milan played a baseball tournament with the Amsterdam Northstars and they came 2nd out of 8 teams! Awesome! :-)

I'm frustrated with the snapped off bolts. This is going to delay progress a lot. So I took another trip to my Mustang to see if I can reach the bolts with a drill since I'm going to have to drill the leftover bolts out... If I remove the distributor I can so it should end well...