Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Huizen harbour

Silver really likes Diego's company. So much so that he follows him around sometimes.

Late afternoon we visited Hanny and Herman in Huizen to go out for dinner with the whole family. It was a lovely dinner at a lovely place. On our way back to the car I took this picture of the Huizen harbour.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The well mannered cat

Silver is very well mannered, he also drinks from a glass now!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The vegetarian food

Silver has re-discovered his upstairs-basket. Some nights he sleeps in it aaaaall night :-)

We re-discovered vegetarian food. Not that we are veggies now but every now and then it's a nice change and it's good to eat less meat. These balls were made of nuts and tasted quite nice!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The bodyguard

Today I found out that my old place is up for sale again. In the last 6 years the price has gone up by nearly 200%. Yes, the Amsterdam housing market it going insane.

Driving home was a nighmare. The short route was blocked by a huge traffic jam caused by a toppled trailer. So I decided to go the other way only to be blocked by an even larger traffic jam caused by a 5-car crash.

At home Silver dared going into our neighbour's garden to be faced by their 2 cats. The red one is Diego and he seems to accept Silver, who likes to go where Diego goes. Then there is also the black/white cat hiding in the pizza oven. She hates every other cat and started hissing at Silver. Diego then stepped in between her and Silver to show that she needed to back-off. How cool!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The escape / The drive

Today Silver escaped from his little harness so he is now walking around all by himself, discovering everything he has always wanted to see, feel and smell. I love seeing him do that. The downside is that it's quite a challenge to get him back in before we go to bed...

I went to my Mustang, adjusted the steering wheel and took it for a longer spin. The car drove fine and the engine felt stable. It fired up on the first attempt as well, I am soooo pleased with that. I am finally getting more confident with the car instead of less...

Monday, May 15, 2017


Silver was allowed outside today but on a thin leash. It was very exciting because the neighbour's cat Diego came to check-out the new guy in town.

And from playing outside you get very tired so Silver fell into a coma when he got in again ;-)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The fire

There was a fire behind my favourite supermarket late afternoon.

Apparently it was in somebodies basement, causing a lot of smoke. Since there was a strong wind the smoke was blown horizontally through the streets which made some streets dangerous to walk through.

Only one person was injured and thankfully the supermarket didn't sustain any damage. They did close for four days though...