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.