Friday, October 19, 2018

Bookish Goodies

There was a package for me yesterday!
I won a giveaway on Instagram by Danielle L. Jensen

I got two tins of tea, a candle, a pen, body butter and scrub, and an audio book! I received the audio book on my Audible account, but Danielle included a signed card of the book.

How awesome!

Stay tuned for more awesomeness tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Lunch with Hammie

I met Hammie today for lunch!
I got to eat Fish and Chips from a newspaper! Yum!

We hung out in my owner's bag together with a piggy and hedgehog Hammie brought along as presents.
It was fun to catch up. We also did some shopping after lunch and I of course bought some books.

We should do this more often.
Thanks for the fun afternoon, Hammie and G.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

What's the Piggy Been Doing?

I've finally done some things besides reading and gaming.

On August 28 I went to a book market and got two me-sized books.

Last Thursday we heard our favorite restaurant was closing at the end of August, so we decided to eat there one last time.

Yum Yum!

After our meal we said goodbye to the restaurant.

Bye, bye, cooks. Thanks for all those awesome meals.

I'll miss this place.

The main entrance.

Bye, lions and Buddha.

One last picture with one of the lions.

On Friday we were meeting my owner's aunt.
We went to the station to greet her as soon as she arrived.

We went into town for a lovely lunch, but my owner forgot to take a picture. After lunch we visited the Martini tower and we climbed it!

I think these ropes are to ring the bells.

The tower has bells that can play all kinds of songs. I'm not sure if these were those bells or just replicas. I think replicas, because bells should be bigger, right?

That's more like it!

We had a great view!

We even went higher, but they put wire at the windows, so you couldn't fall off.

We climbed all the steps down again and showed my owner's aunt the dragon outside of the tower.

We did some shopping and sightseeing and my owner and me got a book gift card from her aunt, so we bought two books of course. At the end of the afternoon my owner's aunt went back home. We had an awesome day!

At home a package from Jeffe was waiting for us, and it was full of books! There were also marzipan piggies for me. Thanks, Jeffe!

Today we got a present from my owner's best friend:

They're zombielike creatures, and they are really cool! I immediately made a picture of them with one of my zombie books.

One of the Zomlings is a piggy!

Thanks, K!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Still Alive

I'm still around, but not doing anything new and exciting at the moment.

I did go out for a yummy dinner.

And we made pancakes.
Mine was shaped like a piggy.

Today I received cool preorder swag from Jodi Meadows, because I preordered As She Ascends.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Heiligerlee - part 3

All the troops were gathering.

And the battle began.
The Dutch even had horses!

The Dutch advance.
There were cannons and muskets. The smoke of those obscured the battlefield.

The Spaniards were returning fire.

As the fighting continued this woman ran past. I think she was a battle nurse.

It was a really cool battle with lots of skirmishes.

The horses were very brave. They didn't seem to mind all the smoke and fighting.

The Spaniards kept on firing cannons.

But the Dutch won ground and after a tense battle they defeated the Spaniards! The roasted pig had been avenged!

After the battle the troops walked through the encampment and we took some more pictures.

We made a final round of the market and talked with this woman who could make book covers out of fish-skin. Very cool!

She had a comfy bed in her tent. I wouldn't mind camping with a bed like that.

Then it was time for something to eat!

French fries. Yum!

What an awesome day.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Heiligerlee - part 2

Next we saw the encampment of the Spaniards.
They were roasting a pig!!!!
I hope the Dutch will win the fight!

There were lots of cannons.

It was fun seeing all the people in costume and all the tents and stuff.

This guy showed us how his gun had to be loaded.

They were testing the guns so they would know if the guns could be used in the fight. They used only powder, no bullets of course.

There were lots of different costumes.

And a lot of Spaniards...
I wondered if the Dutch could beat them and punish them for eating roasted pig.

Yeah, I got my eye on you too, pig eater!

It was very hot.
Luckily there was water to cool down when needed.

There were lots of soldiers with long pikes. I hoped those were not for more pig roasting.

Slowly people were getting ready for the battle.

There were even mounted soldiers.

We found a spot close to the battlefield.
These two Spaniards seemed to want to relax and just watch the battle as well. I don't think their officers would like that though.

Next: The battle!