Tuesday, August 31, 2010


My owner's OtherHalf brought home a pamphlet from one of the supermarkets and there were hamsters in it!

I bet some of these are relatives of Hammie. Aren't they cool!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ice Hogs!

Today as we were watching 3rd Rock from the Sun I spotted this t-shirt! So cool!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Comic Books, Rain and what we bought

Today it was 'Gronings Ontzet'* and there was a comic book fair in the city. My owner's OtherHalf had a stand at the fair with some other comic book illustrators so we went there to have a look ofcourse.

But we barely got there when it started to rain so we didn't take any more pictures and went home. (Ofcourse it stopped raining as soon as we got home.)

My owner did buy a shirt at the comic book fair from a comic book illustrator called NAAM (NAME). Isn't it cool!?

And I got this cool button which is also from NAAM.

*"Gronings ontzet" is as a reminder of the liberation from "Bommen Berend" (Bombs Berend), Bishop of Munster, in 1672.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Work Randomness...

A.k.a.: What happens when my owner and me are bored during our lunch break.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Watching TV and Rollercoaster

Another quiet day today so I watched some TV.

In the afternoon we went into town and I discovered there's a fair on the Market Square with a mini rollercoaster. How cool!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


After all the cool trips last week, this week is going a bit slow. But today I got to read one of the books of my owner's OtherHalf. It's a book about drawing zombies!

There's lots of cool drawings inside the book. I really like this one where they're wearing plague-masks. I must convince my owner to write a story about something like this.

Isn't it cool?

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I totally forgot to tell you I got a lovely postcard from Hammie who went to Schiermonnikoog last week. Thanks for the card Hammie!

Anyway: Hammie's trip to Schiermonnikoog (a small island on the Northern coast of the Netherlands) made us want to go there too and as the weather forecast for today was a warm sunny day we decided to go to Schiermonnikoog!

It started out grey and cloudy, but we were hopeful and took a bus to Lauwersoog where we had to take a boat to Schiermonnikoog.

Once on Schiermonnikoog we rented bikes and the first place we visited was the 'Vredehof', a common wealth war cemetery. Soldiers from both WWI and WWII are buried there.

It's a peaceful, but also sad place. Lots of the soldiers buried there are unknown soldiers, only their country and the day they died is known.

Some one made crosses on a lot of the graves with pinecones. I think that was a very nice gesture.

Next we went to the beach!

I love to watch the waves. It still was grey though. Where is the nice weather they promised?

We looked for shells and I found a large shell that resembled an old-fashioned razor.

We took a nice walk along the beach and along the dunes.

I love Schiermonnikoog, but the weather kept getting worse and it even started to rain so after the beach and the dunes we didn't take anymore pictures.

Until we got back in Lauwersoog that is, where after a grey day suddenly the sun decided to appear again.

I had a great day, but I do hope the next time I visit Schiermonnikoog the weather will be a bit better than today!

Friday, August 20, 2010

More Church and Graveyard Spam

After visiting the church of Zuidbroek we visited the church of Noordbroek, which is very close to Zuidbroek and the churches as you can see look a lot like each other.

I thought these angels were very beautifully carved.

Lots of the graves were surrounded by fences.

I had to climb on the fences sometimes to get a good look at the gravestones.

I found a gravestone with a goose on it!!

Me and my owner.

After Noordbroek we went on to the Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren. It's an old mansion with a very large garden, but we went there for:


Hmmmm, nachos.

After our meal I went 'Wee! Wee! Wee!' all the way home!!

But that was not the end of our day out! For dinner we went to our favourite restaurant.

And I got to use chopsticks.
It was a really cool day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Church and Graveyard in Zuidbroek

Today we rented a car and went on a trip to visit some old churches.

First we went to the old church in Zuidbroek. This church dates back from 1280 AD.

It has a large graveyard with lots of beautiful old tombstones.

Another beautiful view on the church.

Sadly enough not all of the tombstones and graves are in good condition. Lots of them were damaged due to neglect.

And the church yet again at another angle.

This metal and porcelain wreath was in some kind of metal tub with a glass window.

This tower was right in front of the church and I'm told they used the cellar of the tower to lock up prisoners in the past.

Inside the church they had this beautiful statue. Well, part of a statue, as this was all they had left of it.

One last look at the church of Zuidbroek and then we were of to the next church, but I'll tell all about that tomorrow!