Sunday, 30 August 2015

Around the house in Wijchen

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As Leonie got very tired from walking on Wednesday we spend the day mostly around the house.  It's a rainy day anyway, so not much to loose...  It also gives me the necessary time to catch up on emails and my blog.

One thing we have to do and that is making a trip to Arnhem for Leonie and Ferdi to pick up their tickets for Paris.  They will be away for a long weekend from Saturday morning.

After Leonie has received her tickets we sit down for a cuppa at Starbucks after which we drive home again.  We do the washing and go to Jumbo in Wijchen to get some more groceries.

Leonie' had a driving lesson earlier in the week, now it's Ferdi's turn.  He learns to use the GPS as well as how to drive on the right side of the road. ;-)  All goes well...

Friday, August 28, 2015

It's high time for me to get my hair done, so that's on the program for today.  I've made an appointment yesterday, so in the afternoon I get on the bike and pedal to the shops.  Leonie and Ferdi are going to work out how to use the GPS without my help and plan to go back to Wijchen to the telephone shop to top up their card.

While I'm at the hairdresser and waiting for my colour to set Patricia skypes from Sweden.  What timing!  We chat for about half an hour and decide on the dates for our trip to New Zealand, after which I am ready to have my haircut too.

When I come back Leonie and Ferdi are still at home and haven't gotten any further with the GPS.  Just one tiny little thing can upset instructions that have been given, so we start again and I think it's sunk in. :-)  They depart for the shops and I get on the bike, because I feel like a bike ride and I also want to pick up a cache if I can.

Not on this bike ride, but on the one earlier in the week we have discovered bushes with blackberries, of which I will post a picture and on Saturday, last weekend, we saw lots of hot air balloons pass over, of which I also have forgotten to post pictures, so they are following below:

one of the hot air balloons in the distance

it's years since I have picked blackberries in the wild
And next the story about the cache I found in Wijchen.  Here in the Netherlands caches are often hidden on private property (with permission) or in front yards.  The front yards I skip, because I feel too self-conscious, but private property I will try in some cases.

When arrived near GZ and had driven up the driveway a lady asked me if she could help me.  I though I'd better explain, but of course she knew all about it. ;-)  So, she left me to my own devices, but... of course my phone was playing up and I had a hard time finding the right spot.  The compass kept jumping around as usual.  She kindly guided me to GZ in a roundabout way and when there I understood where it was, but it wasn't until she told me that I needed muscles that I knew I had to upturn a wooden construction.  Underneath was the cache and the pictures show you what a beauty it was.  When you see it you will know why a container like this was hidden near a music school.

WIJ(ca)CHEN: MuziekDorp




When I came home we sat in the garden for a drink and a play with the dog.  The owners bring their dog to play in the backyard when they are out playing golf.

Max playing soccer

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