Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 12: I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle...

We did two exciting things on this day... The first was go for a bicycle ride! How can you go to Holland and NOT ride a bicycle? It is the primary mode of transportation in The Netherlands.

So what do you see while biking around the countryside? Well, cows, for one. And sheep. And horses. And geese. And other various farm animals. Also ostriches.

No, don't ask me why. We also saw a camel, but didn't get a picture.

We also went to an open market which was SO fun! Mostly because I found a book stall... where I found two Tintin books in Dutch! Huzzah! Also, a really cool comic book version of The Hound of the Baskervilles and one of The Phantom of the Opera which both follow the books almost exactly, and are in Dutch! It was really nice.

For dinner, we went to a nice restaurant for fish. I'm not a huge fish fan, so I got a type of cumin pasta. It was really good... except the bowl they gave me was enough for about five people to eat out of! On top of that, we had all sorts of appetizer/extra things to eat too, like salad, vegetables, and krokets! And on top of the pasta, for some reason, there were eggs.
After letting the food settle for a bit, we ordered ice cream.

This picture does not convey how much FOOD there was in that bowl.


Camp NaNoWriMo is going good! I'm about 10,500 words into my 30,000. 
And now, for your reading pleasure, a snippet (for clarification, the character is going to a masquerade dressed as a cat):

Rozella slipped into her gown. Well, more like it was pulled, heaved, and yanked onto her body. Then it had to be strapped and laced onto her. By the time Lynnie and the other maids were finished with her, Rozella felt as if she were wearing her bed curtains. This was by far the heaviest gown she'd ever worn. She didn't know how she was ever going to dance in it - or even walk or sit for that matter! The thing even had a tail to follow her about the room. 


Things on the reading front are also going well. I've finished three books this month, I believe! One of which is The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. I love Wodehouse... In the next week, I'm hoping to finish Agatha Christie's Autobiography and perhaps a short non-Jeeves-and-Wooster Wodehouse book.

To look for in the nearish future...

1. Review of Great Expectations.
2. Review of To The Lighthouse.
3. The last few posts from Holland.
4. Piano recital video(s).

1 comment:

  1. You cut your hair? Or is it in a bun? Either way, it looks cute.

    Biking around Holland sounds like so much fun!! And the books you found, that is great! Tintin in Dutch! That sounds so cool!

    Even Tintin looks shocked over the amount of food, though he is smaller so it probably looks even bigger to him.