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I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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March / MaartMarch did not start as I had in mind... For starters, our neighbours were SO, SO noisily renovating every day, all day, that I went to stay with Wilma and Fred for a while. I took Aafje with me and Maarten came over about every other day. 3,5 years of marriage and we were back where we were at the beginning of our relationship!
I crafted like crazy to finish up stuff for Wilma's advent calendar, went to vote, did some shopping, walked around W+F's neighbourhood with Maarten and then catched a stomachbug that got me down for days. I did get my peace and quiet but wasn't as productive as I'd hoped!
Fortunately the day before I got ill W+F had installed a tv in the guestroom so Maarten and I could watch LOST. I don't watch a lot of tv except when I'm ill. I was pleasantly surprised with some documentaries on sunday (one about Allen Ginsberg, interesting because I have recently reread Kerouac's 'On the Road' for my English booklist). And the second season of Fringe has started. Daytime television on workingdays pretty much sucks though, mostly reruns of the evening before, endless repeating of the news, soaps, stupid cartoons and dubbed childrens programmes of poor quality, and tellsell. I'm not at all into soaps, I wouldn't even let the bunny watch most of the childrens shows (there are exceptions though, I think she would relate very well to the furry Sesame Street monsters ;-) ), I don't need a belt to shake my stomach to lose some inches (definately not when my stomach is already upset!) or kitchenappliances that take more time cleaning than it would take to perform the task by hand... So now I'm very well updated on current events, there's a lot going on in Dutch politics these days.
I was also very happy to have my laptop with me, so I could e-mail, blog and read blogs and sort trough some photo's. After little more than four years lappie seems to be ready for retirement though, his dvd-player/burner has not been working properly for almost a year now and he's starting to show the results of four years of slave labour (at least 14 vacations/trips during which he was hauled around in backpacks and filled up with photo's, daily use at home, being trampled over by pets...). We've been looking for a replacement and a new tv (we have a ten year old bulky one with a screen smaller than our pc-screen, and mono-audio, that is also showing signs of retirement approaching). In recent years negotiating on the price of expensive items (electronics and such) has become common in Dutch shops, I really don't like doing that but when we buy two expensive items at once we're pretty sure we can save a little money. We don't have need for a huge tv, just a nice lcd with a somewhat larger screen and a better audiosolution. There's so much choise, it's been taking us weeks to decide!
Aafje has her own room at W+F's where she can roam free 24/7, it will be hard to get her to get used to spending the nights in her cage again! Google is next door from her and is a totally hyper young macho bunny man whenever he smells her on our clothes. He has bad or no hearing but Aafje does react a little when she hears him, fortunately she hasn't shown signs of false pregnancy this time.
I'm mostly recovered from my bug now and am looking forward to the fun things We've planned for the weekend! What will you be doing this weekend?
Maart begon niet echt zoals ik verwacht had... Om te beginnen renoveerden de buren hele dagen lang zo luidruchtig dag ik een tijdje bij Wilma en Fred ben gaan logeren. Ik nam Aafje mee en Maarten komt zo'n beetje om de dag. 3,5 jaar getrouwd en weer terug waar we waren aan het begin van onze relatie!
I got to see parts of the neighbourhood that were new to me, there were a lot of houses and building built since we left here three years ago!
The temporary mall (a permanent one is yet to be built)
There are some nice appartmentbuildings that are very expensive but get a lot of noise from the high speed trains that pass close by
Geplaatst op 12-03-2010.
Reactie van Martijn CoenenDie flats bij de HSL he, is dat inderdaad goed te horen daar? Ik ben er wel een paar keer geweest maar had niet zo de indruk dat die tijdelijke Fyra dingen zoveel geluid maken.
Reactie geplaatst op 2010-03-15.