Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Sunny Day in Utrecht

Last Sunday I went on a trip.
My owner and I went to Utrecht to visit Aurian and Maia.

We had a quick look at the Book Festival to see if maybe they had some new books since August, then we went into the city to enjoy the weather.

First we had lunch.
I had a tasty sandwich with cheese and apple syrup.

And a Martini Something Sorbet for dessert.

After lunch we had a walk in the park next to the restaurant where we had our lunch.

There was a cool fountain.

And a statue of queen Wilhelmina, a former queen of the Netherlands.

Next we visited the Rosarium, a park with all kinds of roses.
No dogs allowed, luckily I'm a pig.

Isn't this pretty?!

I stopped to smell the roses of course!

I'm a Super Star!

Outside of the Rosarium we spotted wild strawberries!

After a lovely sunny afternoon outside we spend some time talking and playing games at Maia's home. After dinner my owner and I went back to Groningen.

Here are the books I found at the Book Festival. I got one of them for free!

All in all we had a great day.
Thanks Maia and Aurian!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Awesome Books in Our Mail

Today we received a package from Jeffe filled with awesome books!
She sent us a print copy of Going Under, Rogue's Possession and Ruby, three of her books we read as ebook, but now can hug and pet and put on our shelf of favorite reads, AND an ARC of The Tears of the Rose, the second book in Jeffe's The Twelve Kingdoms series.

I might have to fight my owner and Voodoo Bride for who gets to read The Tears of the Rose first. I'm guessing we will have to share and read it together.

Thanks, Jeffe!
We are very happy with all these awesome books.

Happy pig, reclining in the sun before starting on The Tears of the Rose.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rose Hips

This weekend my owner's OtherHalf collected lots of rose hips!
First they were washed and cooked.

And then made into lots of yummy jam!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I Meet a Friend, and Guts in My Mail

This Thursday I had a wonderful day.
First I went to the book market that was organised as part of the celebrations for Bommen Berend, a local holiday.

My Owner's OtherHalf had a stall at the market together with other illustrators. I took a look at their stall of course.

They had cool buttons.

And beautiful artwork.

After browsing a bit at the book market and the delicatessen market, I went to the Noorderzon festival, where I met up with:

We had lots of fun looking at the different stalls and displays, like this dragon.

Then we sat down to talk, to have a drink, and...

to have dinner!

After dinner we walked around town for a bit. We had lots of fun. Here I am at the A-Kerk (A-Church)

Finally Hammie had to go home again and we said goodbye.
It was awesome to meet up with him!

Here's my loot of Thursday.
A book, a bottle of raspberry cider, and some fun do-it-yourself kits that I will try my luck with soon.

Yesterday there was mail waiting for me when I got home:

Eve sent me a beautiful card and some really cool stickers with a spleen and a heart!

Thanks Eve!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zombie Kitties

I had awesome mail yesterday.
A Zombie Kitties bookmark!
Isn't it beautiful?

There's also a poem on the back.
I can't wait to use it on my next zombie read!

Thanks M.
I love it!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

10,000 Zombies

As promised I'm going to tell you about my cool new zombie book.
It's called 10,000 Zombies: Create More Than 10,000 Zombies and 10,000 Stories and is written by Alexander Cox and illustrated by David Hartman.

The cool thing is that it has pages that are divided into 3 parts, so you can mix the pages (and zombies) any way you want.

See: same torso as the zombie in the picture above, but another head and different legs.

So this way you can create lots of different zombies, and the stories on the left page also change when you mix the pages.

I think this is a really cool idea, and I'll be mixing and matching lots of zombies, and read the tales that go with them.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mail, a Trip and Books

I'm still alive!
I've been busy reading, and helping my owner to run away from zombies with the Zombies, Run app.

I received some cool mail of which I will show you:

The cool crab card Beanie sent me.

And the piggy card Hammie sent.

And I took a trip yesterday:

I traveled to Utrecht to meet up with Aurian and Maia.
When I arrived Maia showed me a beautiful piece of Utrecht.

Isn't this a lovely view?!

Next we went to IJsselstein to visit the head office of the people who arrange Boekenfestijn, a regular book fair with lots of cheap books.

They had this cool scales at the entrance.

And they had books of course!
We browsed the books they had on sale and after that we went back to Utrecht and I got to hang out some more with Aurian and Maia. We had lots of fun, but in the evening I had to return home.

Here's the stack of books I bought at the Boekenfestijn head office. I even found a cool zombie book, that I might tell you more about soon.