Just so you know, Andy is back to blogging, with a new web host, blogging software, and url: www.andyinamsterdam.com. We spent the afternoon setting everything up, and whew, it worked! It’s going to take him some time to copy/paste all the old posts from (the evil and not to be trusted) Blogger, but I’m sure he’ll get there. Welcome back Andy!
After Andy left I spent some time in the front garden, pulling weeds, watering the strawberry plants in pots and the flowers next to the door. I moved some things around to make it a little nicer. Finally I took a photo of the lovely tree rose, Snow White. I planted it back in April and it’s doing so well! It’s covered in buds and blooms.
It’s a 3 day weekend here in NL and the weather should be great for all 3 days (of course it goes back to COLD next week). Tomorrow we go to Den Helder to visit the in-laws but Monday…. ah Monday, maybe the beach will call me again. We’ll see.
I have been running this week, but I will wait and tell you about that in the official Sunday running blog post.
I do have a funny story to tell. Last Wednesday night DB and I met up with a friend for drinks and dinner. DB and P. met up earlier and I joined them after work. We had a beer in a pub on the Nieuwemarkt, then, as we were getting ready to leave and go find a restaurant, P said “So, are you excited to go to Paris for your birthday?”
My mouth dropped open. DB turned bright red.
It was supposed to be a surprise.
I knew that we were going somewhere for 4 days, but I didn’t know where and I wouldn’t know until my birthday. I said, “but I didn’t KNOW!” P. was really embarrassed, as he should have been, since he was told it was a surprise. He just had a senior moment and spoke without thinking. Ah well. So! I’m going to Paris for my birthday! Nice, huh? 🙂