How time flies ! 12 moons ago we left Oosterhout and now and we were back in our little house.
Prince gave me a whole box of African beer ! Mongozo. Really nice to drink. Franny loves the coconut and banana flavours, I like the Quinua and Palm nut varieties. Some of the ingredients are Fair Trade imported (the beers are brewed in Belgium). Read some about the history here.
Fran has a job ! She will start the BBL course (combined working and learning) at the ROC (regional education centre) and work at Korein. That's great news. The course will start really soon (next week maybe already). So there are a lot of things to do: enrolment in the school, daycare for Hannah etc etc.
The first week (well, 3 days) were quite ok at MI-Partners. It will take a few days more before I can get involved in projects ... the company just started. But I got my new laptop up and running ...
Today was my first day at MI-Partners. Got to the office a bit late: first dropped Hannah to school. She started with school again after her long 6 weeks holiday on Monday. She enjoys her new class and there is now fussing when I leave her in the classroom.
Last Monday in Delft. Made a whole set of photo's with my mobile this morning from the train station to Mapper. Some taken standing still the rest on the go "from the loose wrist" as we Dutch say it. The results are good enough for me, funny to see the distortions in the images. Quite a few are just the bike path itself (the delay between pressing the 'shutter' button and the image capture is long ...) but that doesn't bother me. The sun was out this morning so I'm a happy camper.
This weekend will be nice weather for a change. Tomorrow is Tayo and Tola's birthday. Franny is already preparing a cheesecake. Not much else is planned for the weekend. We'll do something nice Sunday. Don't know what yet, but we'll see.
Yesterday in the news: Harry Patch, 109 years old visits the area he fought in during the Great War. Find out about Harry by searching the BBC site ! There is a video fragment and I instantly recognised his voice. Very moving. A few years ago there was a documentary on the BBC of the last surviving veterans of the First World War. One of the veterans told the story how he lost his friend. He never told anybody before and would not repeat it either. He and his friend survived many attacks.
Going to work after 2 days staying home ... Last Monday I felt really terrible: tired and not in the mood for anything. Tuesday it got worse: aches and pains all over. Yesterday it got a bit better so today I'm still a bit sweaty and when I cough it feels like my head explodes. Franny has one of her terrible coughs again. My goodness, the noise of her coughs is just unbearable at times. I really hope it doesn't take too long to get rid of her cold because it is so taxing on her body.