Monday, March 1, 2021

Gilbert: A Forest Walk

 

Yesterday we wanted to go for a walk, but because it's very crowded at our usual route we decided to go to Drenthe for a walk, away from all the city crowds.

It was close to the radio telescope of Westerbork. There was a sign telling you to shut of your phone if you were walking in the direction of the radio telescope, so we decided to go in the other direction. We needed our phone to take pictures after all.

No people in sight!
Let's go this way.

It was a lovely sunny day.


I did some exploring and climbed some trees.

I enjoyed the sun.

What a fun walk.

Hmm.. Let's go this way now.




This sign means you should keep your dog on a leash. Luckily I'm a piggy.

There was a tree with a big stone in front of it with text on it.

"Through the window of my eyes."

It's a monument to the song Window of My Eyes by Harry Muskee from the Blues band Cuby + Blizzards. It's on one of Harry Muskee's favorite spots and where he got the inspiration for the song apparently.

I can understand why he liked it here.

This is a marker stone so you know where you are, I think.

I spotted this next to the marker stone.
It's a wooden chip with something written on it in a language I don't know.

More tree climbing.




Checking if my owner is paying attention and still taking pictures.

After our walk we got French fries and chicken nuggets and then we went home again. On our way home there was a lot of fog, so we were lucky to have such a nice sunny afternoon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Snowy Update

It's been awhile since I posted, so here's an update on what we've been up to. 


On January 24 we had poffertjes!
Poffertjes are small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour and are very yummy!

We had powdered sugar on them!

The next day my owner and I took a walk into town. I had to take a picture of the Nieuwe Kerk, which is our (me, & Sullivan) favorite church here in town.

In the park I saw Snowdrops.


This weekend it snowed!

So on Sunday m owner and I went on another walk.

This time we went the other way and walked towards the edge of Groningen. We passed 'the lane towards the monestary'. The monestary isn't there anymore, but the lane is still there.

We reached the water!

It was a really fun and beautiful walk.       

Yesterday we walked into town again for another visit to the Nieuwe Kerk

The snow made everything look beautiful

What a difference with January 25.


It was another fun walk! Back home we got something warm to drink and snuggled up with a book.

Friday, January 22, 2021

It was our Birthday !

Last Saturday it was our birthday.
We received lovely cards from people and presents!


We got one mystery package we could open on our birthday. There were presents inside.

Cool forms to make animal shaped cookies and cookie stamps.

And even a piggy candle.

    Mister Blue loved the elephant cookie forms.
Thanks J&P! We will bake cookies very soon to try these out.

There were also presents and candy from Miki!

So much cool Cthulhu stuff!

I just love this mug.

And just look at this awesome notebook.

Thanks Miki!

It was also our owner's birthday and she got presents and cards as well. Among them this one. We took part in a super secret photo shoot to surprise her with it.

We had a fun birthday.

 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Early Birthday Presents

I received three books from Melliane today as an early birthday present!

There was also a mystery package from someone else, but we can't open that one until our birthday according to the instructions on the package. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

We opened our presents!

On Christmas we opened the wrapped presents Miki sent us.

There was a really cool stationary set from Game of Thrones.

It even had a stamp and wax to make wax seals.

There was a dino as well!

This Pillowtops the Triceratops.

And last but certainly not least a beautiful purple ornament Miki made especially for us.


She once again spoiled us.
Thanks, Miki!