Thursday, 7 December 2017
I was writing my blog at the time, but concentrated only on caching, so I did not mention much about my stay here, nor did I post pictures besides those of the caches I'd found.
Friday, 8 December 2017
Saturday, 9 December 2017
|View from my upstairs bedroom window|
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Sunday morning started a bit stressful for Erna and Hans, as they were leaving later in the day to stay at a hotel near the airport. Mid morning it started to snow and it was serious snowfall, which meant that only half the trains would be going and it could get worse.
Still, we had no choice and by 12 noon we set off towards the railway station in den Bosch. There I had to get yet again into a different car that I didn't know and drive. In the snow! It was pretty darn slippery on the roads, as it was too early for even the main roads to have been cleared, but luckily I didn't have far to go. My best friend, José, had asked me to come around and she lives just behind the railway station, so I didn't have far to go.
|On the way to den Bosch|
We spent a lovely afternoon together and as usual it was just like I had never been away. We've been keeping this up for 37 years now and we were friends way before we left for Australia.
And more snow pictures (personally I can't get enough of the snow. Magic!):
By the time we have had dinner and watched TV, Mama Mia was on, the snow on the main roads had all been cleared and the drive home wasn't as stressful as it would have been had I returned early in the afternoon.
Monday, 11 December 2017
It snowed in all earnest, as you can see in the pictures, and it stuck to my boots, so I felt like I was wearing moon boots... It would have been the right kind of snow to make a snow man had I felt so inclined...
|Walking back from the shop|
At the end of the afternoon, when I was reading and relaxing on the couch I suddenly heard the front door and in came Steve. I hadn't expected him before the end of the week, but he is staying for a whole fortnight now.
I quickly moved my stuff from the upstairs bedroom to downstairs, where I have my own bedroom and bathroom. No en suite or walk-in wardrobe, but still, a place to myself.
I had an invitation to join him and his children for a movie, but I declined as I didn't feel like going out through the cold and the snow in the dark, so I had a quiet evening and an early night.
By the way, Erna and Hans got away alright. They flew out early in the morning. Just as well, because airport Eindhoven was closed. Many schools as well, as it was too dangerous to be on the roads. Schiphol cancelled all European flights. We weren't the only country to be effected by the snow. Sweden, Germany, France, Ireland and England all got hit by light to heavy snowfalls.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Another day, mainly indoors, because I had a few things to do. The snow is slowly melting with the rising temperature. It's only 1 degree C, but that's already a melting point, so the roads will clear quickly now and then I can go out.
Today I paid a quick visit to the neighbours across the street, who I had met three years ago as well. At least Jack, but not his wife Wilma. We had a chat and a cuppa and then I went home to finish off what I had been doing.
Steve came home and together we went to the shop to top up on the groceries and next I spent the night working on my blog which needed updating desperately.