Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More Presents

The snow has come and gone....
And I can't show you any cool pictures because my owner first didn't have time to take me on a walk and then we got both got a nasty cold that kept us indoors since this Friday.

But I did get some more presents in the mail!

First I received this book that was send by Melliane.

And today there were two more books!
Second Grave on the Left was also send by Melliane and Left Hand Magic was send by Stella.

Thank you Melliane and Stella!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Presents

There was a package for me in the mail today with really cool skull wrapping.

It was a late birthday present from Beanie!
He send me two Manga books. They look really good. I'll be reading them as soon as possible.

There also was a present from Stella in my mail.
She send me Once, the second book in a trilogy.I really liked the first book so I'm very curious about this one.

Thank you, Beanie and Stella!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Snow and Pooh

Yesterday there finally was snow in Groningen!
Time for my warm winter hat.

Today I got a late birthday card with Winnie the Pooh on it.

It was from Jerry & Ben!

Thanks Jerry & Ben!!

And the winner is...


She won a card pack for commenting on my blogoversary post!

I'll pick some cool cards and send them soon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Birthday, Titanic, Whales and more

Yesterday me and my owner had our birthday.
Lots of people send us birthday cards and wishes I want to say thanks to all of them!

I got some really cool DVD's for my birthday!
Two zombie movies, a thriller about Edgar Allan Poe and Rio.
I look forward to watching them all.

For our birthday my owner's OtherHalf took us to the Maritime Museum. There was an expo about the Titanic and Dutch people who where on the Titanic.

Actual White Star Line china.
So amazing to see those for real!

The man on the left side in this picture is Hendrik Bolhuis.
He was a cook on the Titanic and was from Groningen. He drowned when the Titanic sank.

We also looked at the other exhibits at the Maritime Museum. This is an old map of Groningen

I also spotted a drinking horn with an animal head on it.

There was a book with these really cool whale drawings.

And there were some weird drawings...
These drawings of whales were made by someone who never saw a real whale and tried to draw them after seeing a whale skeleton.

A frowny person of importance.

This statue had a crocodile hat with an extra crocodile on top!

A giant wooden fish.

After our visit to the museum we went out for dinner and I had a cocktail with a small umbrella.

It was a really fun day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Going Out for Dinner

This monday we went to our favorite restaurant for an early birthday dinner with friends.

We tried the Asian Fusion cuisine where you get to try all kinds of dishes

There were many yummy things to chose from.
Hmmmm... what should I try first?

I had spicy tuna sushi.

And a really yummy soup with mushrooms and vegetables.

And Litchi ice cream for dessert.

It was a really fun evening!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Random Penguin Once More

Here is the last post of Random Penguin's exploits during his stay in Groningen

Random Penguin was happy to see it started to freeze. It suddenly felt like winter.

Random Penguin visited the market in Groningen.

Here Random Penguin is in front of the bookstore where he left some bookmarks of Between so they could be given to customers.

The last night of his stay everyone stayed up late to chat and tell stories.

We loved having Random Penguin over for a visit and we hope he enjoyed his stay.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Random Penguin Gets Around

The Random Penguin has been busy these last few days.

He helped cooking dinner and learned about 'Snijbonen'.

He went to the movies.

That was actually on my invitation to celebrate my blogoversary. We saw The Hobbit.

Random Penguin saw yet another one of the churches in Groningen: The New Church.

He had a grilled cheese sandwich at lunch today.

And he read the company magazine while we were at work.

Tomorrow we might do even more fun stuff if we find the time.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beanie Mail

I received Beanie Mail today!
He send some really beautiful cards and weathergrams and such because I won his monthly giveaway.

Thanks Beanie!!!

Lovely Mail

I received some lovely mail

Eve send this beautiful Alice in Wonderland card.

And Melliane send me a book.

Thanks ladies!
You are awesome.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Party Time!

So why this crappy video of me dancing?

Because I've been blogging for four years today!!!

I know I've been a little less diligent about posting this last year, but I'm still enjoying blogging and telling you about my adventures when I have them.

2013 will bring at least two foreign trips if all goes well and I promise to let my owner work on her skills in making videos of me.

So time to get the Chocolate Minty drink and toast to many more years of travelling and blogging!

A big thank you to all those animals and people who have been following me and commented on my posts. I appreciate you all!

And to show a bit of that appreciation:
I'll send a card pack to one of you (picked at random) who comments on this post before January 18th.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Further Exploits of the Random Penguin

Random Penguin has been busy the last few days.

We played the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game.

Random Penguin saw the Martini Tower.
(The most beautiful tower in all of the Netherlands in my humble opinion.)

He saw the canals.
Random Penguin hoped there would be ice so he could walk on the canals, but that was not to be.

He also visited 'Het Goudkantoor' (the Gold Office).
He didn't get any gold though.

He had fun during our weekly games night.

And he saw the 'Der Aa' Church.
If it looks like the church is ready to fall over you can blame my owner's creative photographer skills.)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

What Our Guest Has Been Up To

So what has the Random Penguin been doing since he arrived?

Random Penguin contemplating the Dutch weather. He thinks he might need an umbrella.

Random Penguin went with us to work. He was a bit bored.

Random Penguin settled in for the night.

Random Penguin all set to make a trip into town.

I'll keep you all updated of Random Penguin's further exploits in Groningen.