Free for All Friday– On Saturday

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Yesterday was one of those days that never quite gets started and is best given a swift dismissal with an early night. Today I’m playing catch-up. While big snow blankets my hometown in the US, this ex-pat is enjoying unseasonal spring-like weather on the other side of the pond.

Bucks

 

Weericoon
Max. temp.
Min. temp.
Windkracht
Windrichting
Regenkans
Regen in mm
zaterdag
4 januari
Weertype
9 °C
6 °C
4
Wind S
36%
2,1 mm
zondag
5 januari
Weertype
8 °C
5 °C
3
Wind SW
43%
0,6 mm
maandag
6 januari
Weertype
12 °C
6 °C
4
Wind SW
94%
1,8 mm
dinsdag
7 januari
Weertype
11 °C
9 °C
4
Wind SW
79%
0,3 mm
woensdag
8 januari
Weertype
10 °C
6 °C
4
Wind SW
52%
8,9 mm

Twente

 

I woke up while it was still dark to see Joe College off to the station. He’s spending the weekend in Utrecht rehearsing with the choir and has a must-ace exam on Monday. I didn’t think I’d be seeing him again until our return from Curaçao at the end of the month, but he’s coming back tonight; he left the keys to his apartment on the table by our front door. Joe College is a genius on paper. In practice, not so much.

FOTI and I left a while later to do the groceries: our weekly date at the Makro. GMOTI would be joining us for dinner and I thought I’d make some boeuf bourguignon (recipe to follow on Tuesday) from the cookbook Joe College gave us for Christmas. We also ended up throwing a few kettlebell weights, some selections of Belgian beer and a new ironing board into the cart along with the real groceries. Makro is dangerous that way.

We all spent the afternoon in the kitchen, watching videos. I cooked the boef, FOTI and GMOTI were finishing the Bottecelli jigsaw and Charlie Brown was delving into Japanese shogun lore online. My kid is turning Japanese. Meanwhile we got Rick Rolled on the video channel 192.

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Mr. Ginger in all his glory. Still, you can dance to it, Dick, I give it a thumbs up!

The boeuf bourguignon was delish. Looking forward to the next installment of “Sherlock” tomorrow night.

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* Images of  Oops and weather charts found at Google.

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