Friday, June 13, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (71)

How has your week been so far? Mine was pretty good! I've taken a nice stroll around town after a day of work. The first photo is of one of the outside walls of the church I can see from my kitchen window. I love the architecture of it, with all it's gorgeous details. The second picture was taken on the same walk. For some reason, there are a couple of spots in town that makes me think I am on a holiday, somewhere in a small sunny French village. 




I wasn't really sure if I should've included this picture. I dropped a big bag full of styrofoam balls. And when I say big bag, I mean a huge bag. Fortunately for me, it's wasn't totally empty after dropping it. Because having to collect the tiny buggers after they've dropped: not so fun! Styrofoam balls don't like to be collected once they've made their escape, but do like to stick wherever they've made their escapes to. I can imagine the whole thing might have looked hilarious. 



A nice stack of books. I've finished the first one (it's english title is Bob the streetcat, if you like cats, you might like this one as much as I did) last weekend. I immediately started with the next one. I've heard many good things about the 'hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared' and so far I understand why! Next on my list is 'to kill a mockingbird'. I've made a reservation months ago at the library, and finally it's mine! Well, for the next couple of weeks. Are you a bookworm? Reading anything good at the moment? 



Other than that, last saturday we BBQed for the first time this year. This couscous salad was one of the side dishes (couscous, cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, feta cheese, pinenuts, green olives and arugula). Tonight will be the second one. My job was to take care of the bread part, so I got some wonderfully smelling fresh bread at the bakery before work. It's like it has been calling my name, so I might have a little taste of it for lunch. I can not think of many things I like more than freshly baked bread. Dessert tonight will be the first match of the Dutch team at the World Cup. Are you a World Cup aficionado? Or is soccer not your cup of tea? Anyway, whatever it is you'll be doing this weekend, hope you'll be having loads of fun!


19 comments:

  1. I've read James Bowen's book as well (in English) and I loved it!
    Sometimes I receive packaging that includes those tiny styrofoam balls...they stick to everything :-/
    Enjoy your BBQ - yummy salad!

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    1. It was very yummy, I've rediscovered couscous lately, great to add to a summer salad!

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  2. I know how you feel with this styrofoam accident:) Yucky! The dish is too yummy to pass by... all my favs things there in one! Love the architecture photos as well.

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  3. Soccer used to be my favorite sport to watch, but american football slowly replaced that:)

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    1. I also like watching speed skating. American Football isn't a popular sport over here.

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  4. Those Styrofoam balls must have made quite a mess! YAY for the world Cup! Me and my hubby both love it:) Since we are in a different time zone we will be catching the recordings, but for the Finals I am sure we'll be up at midnight stuck to the TV!

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    1. I remember setting the alarm in the middle of the night for Olympic Games in the past :-)

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  5. Mmmm...that salad has me hungry for lunch now!

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  6. sounds like you have a wonderful week...and the styrofoam balls???? I bet that was funny to see. To pick them up, you could have just rolled in them and then brush them off your clothes. or at least try to brush them off. hahaha

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    1. I guess it must have been very funny. When things like this happen to me, I always imagine what it must have looked like. Especially the part when I try to save what was left in the bag must have been good!

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  7. You live in such a great place to see architecture like this, Marieken. So jealous:) And trying to finish the 4th book of the Game of Thrones series right now.

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    1. Never knew there were Game of Thrones books as well!

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  8. Let me know what your thoughts are about 'de 100 jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween' . I heard some good things about it.
    And no all those styrofoam balls, not funny!

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  9. I had to laugh at the picture of the styrofoam balls on the floor because that's totally something I would do. What a pain! Anyway, I agree that fresh baked bread is the best! I could eat an entire loaf myself!

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  10. Mmm, that salad is making me hungry! The second photo of yours is really pretty. I would definitely believe you were in a french village somewhere! I hpoe you had a good weekend. I'm not a football fan anyway, and I'm sure England will be out of the World Cup soon, so I haven't really been tuning in! xx

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