Today Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas. Below is a little explanation of what that realy is about. At work we all got a chocolate letter and of course mine was C.
Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. His annual arrival and parade in Amsterdam and the traditional festivities that follow are a real treat!
Saint Nicholas has had close ties with Amsterdam since 343 AD. Legend has it that Sinterklaas originally came from Turkey as St. Nicolaus, the Bishop of Mira, an honourable man who was kind to children. No one really knows why he then chose to live in Spain but historians point to the Spanish domination over the Netherlands in the past
November is over and so are the foundraisig for Movember. I became Miss Movember this year and I feel honourd.
Our company raised over 6000,00 euros for prostate health and I am proud of us. Well done all I must say.
This Saturday the weekend of 1st Advent I give you this.
Don`t forget to crank it up as usual.
Out on my bike with the dog and went for a quick pit stop for a coffee and what do i see?
a grown man coming out of his door walking over the street and throws his garbage bag right into the canal!!
i cannot belive what I just seen and the picture in my head shows me Amsterdam in the mideval era.
It is 2013 and people are still doing this?!!
I feel ashame of the human race when i see things like that and I could never ever even consider doing anything like that.
As a live aboard I NEVER throw anything overboard. On long passages my anchor box is full of garbage when I come ashore. Just have to pick it up and go to the bin.
Very simple and verý easy.
I hope that people will stop doing this as it looks nasty, and it is dangerous to animals and nature. God knows what is in all bags thrown in the water all over the world.
FREE SEACHART ONLINE
Navionics has releasd a new free Webapp which is basically like Google Earth but as a seachart.
Excellent I must say as the passage planning never will be the same again.
There are many people out there who have seen the expensive seachart and wanted to have it.
Now you can surf it for free.
Enjoy your planning by clicking on the link above.
Wich means relaxing and enjoy the nice autumn weather here in Amsterdam. D, Melvin and me took our bikes in to town and ended up at the fleamarket at Waterlooplein.
Found a awasome jar with my name all over. A chocolate box made in Rotterdam where my grandfather is from.
This chocolate was made between 1950-1974. Anyone outhere who remebers it and how the chocolte looked like that was inside? I am really curious.