Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bookish Mail

I received a really cool book in mail yesterday for review.
I immediately read it and I can tell you there will be a positive review for this book soon on my other blog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Attack of the Rabid Zombie Creature!

Today I got a scare as suddenly this rabid zombie creature showed up!
Luckily my owner's Other Half caught it and told me the creature would be taken care of.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sending Mail

Today my owner had to send out some mail, so I went with her to the post office. We send a couple of packages and cards for birthdays and we bought stamps.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Good Good Eat

Funny packaging that I saw at the Amazing Oriental Warehouse.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sea Monsters, Work and Bob

I got another book in the mail!
I won this Jane Austen mash-up over at vvB32 Reads.

Velvet: Thanks, you always have the coolest giveaways.

Today I helped my owner out at work again.
I don't know how she'd get her work done without me.

In our break I got to chose a snack and I picked piggy candy.

One of our co-workers had a pretty bow thing in her cubicle.
I had to check that out of course.

And I saw this Spongebob binder!
Isn't it cool!?

And now it's time for weekend!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Special City Walk

A while ago I told you I took pictures for a secret project.

Today I can tell you what that was all about!
I have a special guest over at my review blog today: Sparky Salamander.
Sparky is the sidekick of Anya in the books Embers & Sparks by Laura Bickle, but in his daily life he helps out Laura with her writing among other things.

Sparky is telling all about one of his adventures and there's also a giveaway. In honor of his visit I decided to do a special post on this blog today. I took my well read copy of Embers into town and took pictures of me and the book at some of the places I would love to show Sparky and Laura if they ever visit Groningen.

First of all I'd show them the Martini Tower of course!

And the Martini Church.

And I'd show Sparky the dragon next to the Martini Tower.

Next I'd take Sparky and Laura to the local book store where they have Dark Oracle, a book that Laura also wrote, but under her pen name Alayna Williams.
(I didn't take out my copy of Embers in the store, in case they would try to put it on the shelves to sell it.)

I know Laura loves to play card & board games. so I would also take them to see the local games store.

The A-Church is a must see building as well.

And finally on our way home for some hot chocolate and home made cake: the New Church.

Don't forget to go run over to the review blog to see Sparky's adventures and to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kingly Mail

There was mail for me today.

It turned out to be a book that was send to me by Selexyz as I had unlocked their Foursquare special.

Foursquare is a kind of game on your mobile phone where you can check in and earn points when you visit certain locations. Some locations have a so called Special. Selexyz' Special is that you get a free book when you visit one of their stores 10 times. Isn't that cool?

And this is the book they send me.
It's called 'The King' and the story is set in Persia during the industrial revolution. The book sounds really interesting and the first chapter starts with cows!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays - Warm Bodies

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

He gazes up at the sky, and a faraway look comes into his eyes. 'Had...dream...last night. Real dream. Memories.'

(page 103, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion)

Monday, September 19, 2011

It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Aye, me land lubbers!
Today it be Talk Like A Pirate Day.

So in honor of this proud day I be reposting a picture of me in my pirate costume. I'll be off now and shiver me some timbers. Arrr!

And why is the rum gone?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Going out for Dinner on a Saturday Night

This evening we went out for dinner at an Italian restaurant with a couple of our co-workers.

There was mood lighting, so the pictures turned out a bit dark and red though.

Red table cloth, red candle holder.
Yup, a lot of red.

There was lots of choice in pastas and pizzas.

My owner and me picked a pizza with mushroom, onions, brocolli, spinach, soft cheese and peppers. Yum!

My owner had hot chocolate as dessert, but one of the other had ice cream and I got to taste some!

We had lots of fun and I hope we will do this again some time soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Zombie Mail

I got a zombie book in the mail today.
Warm Bodies is a story about a zombie who falls in love. I'm usually not so fond of stories where zombies fall in love, but I've been told by Titania that this is a very good read, so I'll give it a try.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Going out for Dinner

My owner and me had dinner with a friend at a well known fast food restaurant. I liked the french fries, but my owner had to have a hamburger of course. I stayed far away from it.

Martini Tower Spam
(just because I can! ;-)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Game Sunday

I had a relaxing day today.
My owner and me played Mass Effect 2 all afternoon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Beautiful Walk

After being bored for days I finally got to do something fun.
We went for a beautiful walk.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bookish Mail

Today I received another book in the mail.
It was send to me by SusiSunshine, because she knew I was really curious about this book.

Thanks Susi!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tasting in Groningen

Today we went to a culinary event:
Proeven in Groningen (Tasting in Groningen)
There were all kinds of restaurants presenting themselves with lots of yummie and tempting food.

We started out with trying out some local cheeses.

I was tempted by the chocolate mousse, but my owner thought we had to try some other things. (She ate a snail! Ergh....)

More tempting food.

Some of the booths were decorated really beautifully.
Voodoo Bride fell in love with these blossoms.

Hmmmmm, what's this?
Small chili peppers...

What food uses both of those?

They turned out to be for a mojito cocktail!
We had one with melon. Very tasty and refreshing.

The best food we had were these mushroom burgers.

After all the tasting we sat down at a restaurant and had hot chocolate.

I had lots of fun and had some really yummie things to eat.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm Walking in Sunshine

Today it was amazing weather!

We took advantage of the sun to go into town to take pictures for a secret project (not these, you'll see the secret project pictures later this month) and to just enjoy the sunshine.

I had a great afternoon!