Saturday, 23 July 2011

A new day

Up the road without a paddle
The new day came with fresh rain. Which we were very happy about of course (not)! But today it was dry more often than wet and anyway, those children didn't mind anyway: they were out in the water all day! In the mean time my colleagues and I went to the center of the town and looked at some shops and had a coffee.

After our coffees my colleague A and I went out shopping and already in the first shop I found the perfect little statuette: a frog that had been kissed! It was quite dear, but it was made by Royal Kopenhagen (a china manufacturer), so I decided to go for it anyway. But when the salesman took it down I found it had been reduced in price! So, not only did I get the perfect frog, I also got a better deal: I was a happy girl!

When we got back to the coach I set about repairing the broken microphone system and by accidently breaking something I managed to do just that: I fixed the problem. I may not be a technically minded person, but sometimes the luck is with the dumb (as a Dutch saying goes)...

Tomorrow we are going to a Medieval museum with knights and joustings and a lot more. I am really looking forward to it, but I do hope that infernal rain will stop!


  1. If you ever have the desire to kiss a frog ...

  2. I love it when that happens, Mara, finding something expensive, deciding you want it enough to pay the price, then finding out it is on special. Wow. Good for you. (But won't it be one more thing to pack when you move to Canada? I thought you were getting rid of things. Never mind, I understand.)

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

  3. I like the madness of the canoeing 'guy', but I'd love to have seen a photo of the frog.
    Have fun.

  4. Can't wait to see your frog! Nothing like finding something you want with a reduced price.


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