I didn’t feel like blogging Friday. I made a few more recipes for my challenge but not all of them tasted that good this time. Except for the strawberry crumble by Nigella Lawson I made on Sunday. This was soooooooooo good!
Last Tuesday I was walking with Bella. Where it is safe I let her off the leash. She listens good and usually stays close to me. Tuesday I didn’t hear her walking behind me and I turned around. I saw her rolling through the grass. The little diva was rolling through duck poop. Holy cow did she smell terrible. When we got home I put her in the sink in the kitchen immediately and washed. She didn’t like it but she should have thought of that before she started rolling through the poop.
Why do dogs do that? It’s so gross.
Thursday we had the first meeting of the fit team as it is called for now. I am very excited to be part of this program which goal is to make the people at our company as healthy as possible. We have to read the plans first, then decide which subject you would like to be an ambassador of: move more, eat healthy, quit smoking, drink less alcohol, relax more. I haven’t got the plans yet and have no idea yet what I would like to do but my first thought would be exercise or eat healthy. We have our next meeting at the end of next month.
Lately I unplug from the internet completely during the weekends. I only use it to update my stats after running or a workout, do my weekly administration and my weekly planning. But that’s all and you know what: I love it. Because I suddenly have much more time to do all the things I used to do a lot “before the internet”. I read a lot, do more cross stitching than I’ve done in the past years and other things. I keep up with FB a few times a day through my phone.
Do you ever unplug from the internet?
Yesterday R., Bella and I went to a little village called Austerlitz. Austerlitz is “famous” for its pyramid that was build in 1804. The pyramid itself isn’t that attractive to me but the surrounding forest is fantastic. We picked a trail that would take about 1 hour and 15 minutes according to the sign but it took us 1 hour and 30 minutes which didn’t matter because it’s beautiful out there. Bella was sleeping the rest of the afternoon in the sunshine.
For dinner we put on the BBQ because we finally have some actual Summer weather here in Holland.
Book I’m reading
George R.R. Martin
Song of Ice and Fire – Book 3, part 1, A Storm of Swords
I finally finished the fifty shades books. I skipped a lot of parts in the last book. I mean how often can one write “I love you” in a book. I was actually done with it after the second book but wanted to know how it would end.
I was happy I could move one with the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
Movies I’ve seen last week
De Heineken Ontvoering (The kidnapping of Heineken)
Dutch movie. In 1983 Alfred Heineken (from the beer) was kidnapped for 21 days. The ransom that was paid was 35 million gulden (about 15 million Euro’s or USD to keep it simple). They eventually catched all 4 kidnappers. The movie showed the kidnapping and the haunt for the kidnappers after that. They didn’t show exactly how it went but it came close.
When this happened I was a teenager but I still remember it because it was all over the news in those days.
TV shows I watched last week
The Borgias, Mad Men, Glee.
First episode of The Borgias. Not sure yet if I am going to like this show. I’ll have to give it a few more try’s. Anyone watched this show? And if so, do you like it?
Last week I worked on this little country house.