Grumpy Cat 2014


Sith Master

Normally people have to write a letter of motivation and what not to apply for a Master’s degree and then keep their fingers crossed hoping they’ll be accepted. My other half has in the past week been invited by 2 professors for their respective master’s course.
Gotta admit, I’m pretty damn proud.

Sign of the times #3

Going to a workshop ‘applying for jobs’ only to hear all the work coaches and everyone else working there is busy applying to jobs due to massive layoffs as well. Oh sweet irony.

Rondje Weltervijver

Yesterday was a lovely day for a walk. Freezing and yet sunny. And the girls wanted to test their binoculars.

Eve & Amy

Weltervijver glistening

Amy & eendjes

Eve & eendjes


Amy the Birdwatcher

Dear daughter

Ik kan het niet, ik kan het wel
Ik eet een muis, dat geeft niks niet

Dear Amy, you’re cute for making up lyrics at age 3 and dancing to your own made song,
even if your choice of lyrics leaves us a little puzzled.

Sign of the times #2

As mentioned in the previous post second hand stores are spreading more and more to the point that now even franchises are sprouting left and right specialized in selling second hand products.
The latest 2 in Heerlen are 4xG and Used Products.
Poverty, now featured on the main shopping streets. Yeah we’re doing good. Maybe for the next year they’ll replace some of the restaurants with soup kitchens.

Sign of the times #1

Noticing a steady increase of shops for second hand goods in all parts of the city, from the poorer areas to the main shopping street.

Gaia Park 2012

We had a fun day out with the kids who are able to appreciate the zoo more now that they’re a little older. Seeing as this was our fourth or so visit to Gaia Park I noticed we didn’t take too many pics of the animals but more of our own little monkeys.
Also a problem at Gaia is that there are quite a few enclosures where you end up staring at the grass and bushes because the animals are nowhere to be seen as the enclosures are that well planted.

Mmmm, coffee icecream slush

Duck, heatwave! Bloody hot outside here at the moment. But it’s a lot better than the rain from the past weeks.
I was quite surprised to find the kids preferred the coffee stuff we were having over their kiddie ice-cream with sprinkles. Good taste though.
Also note to self; don’t let them try it again. Bouncy kids.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.