Monday, 22 February 2021
Friday, 19 February 2021
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
|A very cold walk along the River IJssel (pronounce Icel). |
The floodplains were... flooded.
|Ice skating on a pond in the "English Works".|
|Like pearl-shaped diamonds, waiting to be collected|
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Monday, 15 February 2021
For some reason though, we both knew early on, it wasn't going to be the long walk we were both ready for. Mainly because his shoes were falling apart. Literally. The sole was coming loose from one shoe and after about 1,5 km, it was off completely. Leaving my Dad to walk on one proper shoe and one without the sole.
Well, I say one proper shoe, but that one as well was starting to come apart. It turns out, the last time my Dad had used those shoes was about five years ago... Not the best treatment, so once home, the laces were removed and the shoes thrown out.
Walking with my Dad however was nice. Definitely something to repeat. As long as his shoes are in good working order!
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
I decided that instead I would go for a walk. It was heaving with people who all had had the same idea as me. It was good to be out though and I saw several small birds (robins, tits, sparrows) trying to find some food under the snow. I also saw a hare as it was being chased by a dog. Its owner was calling it back in vain (the dog, not the hare). From what I saw the hare was winning, but then they were out of sight.
I went back via the storage facility where
all my things are most of my things are and dug out my snow boots and several other good things to have in winter. Then I went home, changed out of my uniform and went for another walk.
On Tuesday I again made my way to work and this time I was actually asked to do something as well. However, after a short break there wasn't a bus for me to use on a route, so they sent me home with a bus that was nearing empty.
I haven't built a snowman yet and I have seen very few anyway. The snow was so fine it doesn't really stick nicely. And even though it is below zero during the day, it is already starting to melt once the sun comes out. I did put out some sunflower seeds for the birds though, they just haven't seen them yet I think.
All photos and short video from my walk on Monday
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Friday, 5 February 2021
|Home is where I hang my hat...|
|And this was that home. The open window was my room.|
|We were ready for this holiday!|
|Find the squirrel|
|I could have made a fire as well, but thought it was too much work.|
|Limburg is the province we were in.|
|Carnaval would not be celebrated this year, |
but there were plenty of signs this was Carnaval Country!
|This used to be a typical house for the area and it was my favourite.|
eating chocolate (I fulfilled that promise) and enjoying the me-time in a lovely and especially quiet part of the world. I also enjoyed the birds and the squirrels in the garden.
|View from the living area|