Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bloodbank


Bd, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

So the examiner drew so much blood for testing that there were tiny droplets all over. She had to clean me up.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dorkwerd again


Dw, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

A few days later Dorkwerd looks gray and wintery.

Still life with pole


Pl, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Most of the Reitdiep is either frozen or covered in a lot of snow. On the edges the ice is yellowish.

Snow-plough


Snow, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Not that it helped much because most of the snow had turned in an icy floor on the underground. And the plough only seemed to make the surface more slippery. Still, a great machine that made a wonderful sound, like singing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ferry cross the Channel


Ferry cross the Channel, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

With our favourite waiter from Portugal, who explained the differences in coffees between Italy and Portugal for me. "In my country we make very good coffee but we don't make Ferrari's.".

Bom Dia.

Obrigado.

Dover Terminal


Dover Terminal, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

A last smoke on British soil for Veet before we departed on our two-hour journey to France. From Dunkirk it is only five hours to home.

I Am Not a BurgerKingburger


I Am Not a BurgerKingburger, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

I must have had three burgers in my life. From the competitor emcee donald duck. I believe that a well-made burger can be very tasty. Not so these plastic one.

I guess I will have to experiment a bit in the kitchen and then I can come up with a great hamburger.

Buhrgerkihng


Buhrgerkihng, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Boring place to wait for the boat. Good hot chocolate, though, which we got after some miscommunication due to the big noise in the hall. Looking at Buhrgerkihng while we sat.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friendly place. Only waiting for Gordon Ramsey to clean it up.


Uncozy, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

This place had known better times. We didn't want to have a bite at the two other places where coaches stopped for sunday roast. The waitresses were very friendly but we felt it was too crowded.

On the other side of the street was another place which was very quiet. It had obviously known better times but we were served with such great smiles that we didn't mind.

I only hope they get Gordon Ramsey to clean the mess up because I think they're worth it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cream in Minehead


Cream in Minehead, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Historically, Taunton is part of Minehead already. It was the only thing on my mind when I wandered through Minehead, enjoying the seaview on a quiet, wintery day. And then we were cold and wanted a warm drink. Cream is where we found it.


Soon a grandfather, grandmother (presumably) and their granddaughter sat on this table. The grandfather read the girl from the Three Little Piggies: "So he huffed, and he puffed, and he puffed, and he huffed, and at last he blew the house down, and he ate up the little pig."


And the little girl was so totally into the story that I couldn't refrain from watching them. It was very touching and beautiful.


This place was the best find during our holiday in the neighbourhood of Minehead. I had the best hot chocolate in ages with a delicious piece of cake. Cream!


This is the info I got off the net about them:


CREAM


*


6, THE PARADE
TA24 5UF MINEHEAD , SOMERSET

Phone: +44 (0) 1643 708022
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8318 3111
GEO: 51.205769, -3.477917

View through uneven glass


V, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Here in Croydon Hall, Somerset, life is calm, tranquil, quiet. Only it's just the crust on the magma. Beneath the surface, emotions are boiling hot.

The palmtree next to Croydon Hall


Vv, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

I'm guessing it was planted by the German Count who owned the place until he had to give it up at the start of World War One. Croydon Hall is a building that forces it's occupants to make place for new occupants every once in a while. It's a natural process.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Der Aa-kerk


Aa, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It's winter and the light is sparse in the narrow streets in the Aa-kwartier.