Thanks for all wishes to get well soon. Yep I'm on the mend. Something that always makes me feel better is a little walk around town:
Some people are still having Christmas, I took this photo today, or is this early Valentine?
I like those wall decorations that give clues to the history of the houses, in this case;
small skipper guild house (nowadays it should be spelled differently), as I walked very near the port.
This one cheered me up too, if you had one of these it would almost be a pleasure to spend all day on the 'loo'.
Last week I read somewhere that there is going to be a musical about the Hema. Time to introduce you to the Hema, which is the most typical Dutch department store! So I love it!
The Hema started in 1926 in Amsterdam. Now every town in the Netherlands has it's own. What is so special about it?
Everything the Hema sells are products that are only sold here. Their designs are original and refreshing and are selling at low prices! Here you see some cleaning products. You would almost make it your hobby.
Their two most famous products are snacks;
The typical 'hema worst', it's a kind of hot dog like sausage.
The other is the 'tompouce' a kind of pastry made of 3 layers and yes the top layer is that pink.
Pictured are both Hema heroes in a dog toy edition.
(the sausage is on the left, the pink pastry on the right lol).
If you ever visit the Netherlands, don't forget to visit the Hema!
They have an online store, but I don't think they will ship world wide.
When I came back from my walk I worked on the tags for the Valentine puppy love swap (now full) that Karla is hosting. Picture is a bit blurry, but this is only meant as a peek.
Next post will be my give away for One World One Heart, a fun event that I joined last year too. Check here for the details. So stay tuned!