Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Golfing and Food

We went miniature golfing with our colleagues this weekend.
It was fun, even though my owner wasn't very good at it.

After we golfed there was a picnic.
I didn't like my owner's choice in food though...

So I had to get something else:

This is more like it!

Yesterday evening we went on a picnic ourselves:

Not the tiniest bit of ham or other pork in sight, luckily enough. And cider! Yum.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cider and Music

Yesterday evening we went to O'Ceallaigh, an Irish Pub in Groningen, because Nikki and her band were going to play there that evening. We met Nikki in Brighton last year, so we had to meet up of course.

When we got to the Irish Pub I ordered a bottle of chilled cider. It had been a hot day, so that cider tasted heavenly.

Then Nikki and the other members of the band, Battenkill Ramblers, arrived. We talked for a bit and then they started their show.

I think they're really good, and they were even missing two band members.

After the Battenkill Ramblers there was another band: the Corn Potato String Band. They were really good as well.

We also talked some more with Nikki of course, and I drank more cider. It was a fun evening, and it was cool to see Nikki again. I hope we get to meet up again somewhere in the future.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 3

The last day we were on Schiermonnikoog I had a lazy morning. It was a nice sunny day, so I got a large strawberry sorbet.

In the afternoon we went to visit the Visitor's Center where the pictures of my owner's OtherHalf were displayed.

But before looking at the pictures we first had a look at the bird display.

I wouldn't want to be hunted by that bird.

One of the picture displays of my owner's OtherHalf.

Taking a closer look.

I think these pictures are amazing!

I hope other people will love them as well, and maybe even buy some of them.

There were also other pictures besides those from my owner's OtherHalf. I really love this one.

And this one is really cool as well.

I feel like I'm part of the picture.

Next it was time to relax some more. I had a nice glass of Calvados.

At the end of the afternoon we went for a bike-ride and enjoyed the weather and the beautiful surroundings.

Then it was time to go home.
Here I'm looking out over the sea, on the boat back to the bus that would bring us to Groningen again.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 2

The next day we went for a bike-ride, and visited the red lighthouse.

I always have to visit the lighthouse when I'm on Schiermonnikoog. It's just such a cool building in my opinion.

Next we cycled some more and visited some of our favorite spots on the island.

Then it was time to go to the beach.

I can almost see it.

The beach is moving. Here you see what used to be the beach, but it's slowly turning into dunes, while the beach is now farther out.

We made it to the sea this time!

It was lovely sunny weather, and we walked along the beach for a while. it was fun.

Finally we returned to the village and treated ourselves to beer and a plate full of yummy snacks.

It was a great day.

Coming next: More pictures of the expo.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 1

Last weekend we went on another trip!
My owner's OtherHalf had organized an expo on Schiermonnikoog, the most beautiful island of the Netherlands in my opinion, so we went there for the official opening of the expo.

But first we had to visit the beach of course!

I read the rules to make sure I didn't violate the law. There were some rules for dogs, but none for pigs.

I spotted the red lighthouse in the distance.

There was a restaurant on the beach, and we wanted to get something to drink, but the restaurant was closed because of a wedding, even though their sign said they were opened daily.

There was a large pool of water on the beach that prevented us from reaching the sea. We didn't feel like getting our feet wet, so we decided to just take a walk on the beach.

After our walk on the beach we had a drink, and then walked on to the village to have lunch.

Then it was time for the official opening of the expo. There were three different locations for the expo, but the opening was in a church.

All the art that was displayed was inspired by the island Schiermonnikoog. There were some really beautiful pieces.

This one is based on a story about nasty, demon-like critters that live in the dunes of Schiermonnikoog.

After the opening we celebrated with a nice glass of booze. I forgot the exact name of this liquor but it had something to do with the number 43.

We sat and relaxed for a while until it was time to have dinner.

On our way to the hotel-restaurant where we would have dinner, I spotted this cool street-art.

And a butterfly.

There were handy signs showing you the way on most crossroads.

The hotel-restaurant where we had dinner. It was so delicious I forgot to take pictures.

After dinner we made our way to the farm where we had rented a room for the night.

It was a beautiful evening.

I had a great day!

Coming next: the lighthouse and more.