Monday, 4 May 2015

Brom saw a bus

Well, here's Brom again. And no, I didn't see a bus. I saw lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of buses! It was really exciting, mainly since Mara was sometimes jumping up and down and nearly making me sick (and you can see why: I was in her pocket). 

The reason there were so many buses (or coaches as Mara says) on the road was, because there was a big football match happening in Rotterdam. That is always where the cup final takes place and this year it was between PEC Zwolle (which is where we're staying right now: Zwolle) and FC Groningen, a city in the north of the country. And both teams had about 250 buses coaches filled with supporters going to Rotterdam.

You can see the Duck family behind my ear.
While we had to wait for the first buses coaches to come past, we looked at the river IJssel and all of a sudden we saw Papa and Mama Duck and four little Ducklings. They were trying to cross the river! But the river was flowing very fast and there was a lot of wind. So, when Papa Duck saw a large freighter headed their way, he ushered them all back to shore, where they got some rest. 

Ten minutes later there was another try and they made it! All six of them swam to the other side. We were all really impressed and even applauded!

After we saw the ducks and the buses coaches, we left because we were going to visit a really really good friend of Mara's. But on our way there, we had another little stop and we saw even more buses coaches! This time the FC Groningen supporters, because they didn't want them using the same routes! 

But then we really started driving to the friend and I was allowed to sit in front at the window! I saw a lot of tulips and Mara said that if they are still there tomorrow (Tuesday) she will take a photo of me with some tulips. I would like that very much. I would like it a lot more than all those buses coaches, but don't tell Mara!

When we got to Mara's friend (Pepperfly and Mr Pepperfly and Peppermaggot) it was very nice. They are really nice people who know how to cuddle. Which is very important for a teddy bear I will have you know! We talked and talked about Mara and Gera (that is Mara's sister by the way) and Pepperfly and all sorts of things. We had tea and cake, although I didn't partake. We saw the house and Mara said it was a lot nicer than the first time she saw it. Which was when they hadn't moved in yet and there was a lot of stuff on the floor. 

Now there were all sorts of nice things everywhere. Comfy chairs, soft cats (three) and even a little 'Help' teddy*, who didn't mind his photo taken at all! He was very nice as well and very soft.

We went out to dinner afterwards, which was really great. Although there were some children running around and I got a bit scared. I didn't want to come out of the bag until they were gone. I did check the menu out though with Mara. White wine pineapple with ice cream we chose. Very yum. But, I got very tired and so did Mara and we went home soon afterwards. But it was a great day! 

*Help teddies are given out by the emergency services to children who have been through an accident or a fire or something like that. It gives them something to cling to when there might not be something else to cling to at that moment, like parents or own teddies. 


  1. Hari OM
    Oh Brom you are really getting see the sights and folks!!! So glad the duckies got across their water; and the story of the help teddy is very interesting - what a grand idea! I do hope you get to sit with a tulip or two though... definitely prettier than buses (errr.... coaches...)... Huggies, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. Mara says it's very important to know the difference between a bus and a coach. But I don't understand it. They look the same to me!

      I really hope to see some nice tulips tomorrow. And that the sun is shining as well.

  2. I'm so glad the duck family got across safely! I hope you get your picture taken with the tulips. Don't tell Mara, but I like tulips more than buses, too!

  3. Haha I thought you started with 'born again.'

  4. Looks like you had a great visit with your friends the Pepperfly's! That's a lot of buses for sure. Love the duck family in the water.

  5. I love that photo of you and your new hairdo. Makes you look even younger!
    Glad the ducks are safe -- and the cats too. Brom, you are really getting an education.

  6. It was a lovely day indeed. Nice to meet you Brom, see you again in July @ your place!


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