Amsterdam Museum, Freezing Canals, National Radio, Australia Day

It has been a huge week out here on the canals Ladies and Gentlemen! A HUGE week!

We managed to have the plumber here a total of four times before the sink in the kitchen was finally draining, we’ve been to see a legal aid about a previous landlord, there’s been knit nights, language lessons, and homework! None of which got photographed!

What I did take photos of was Amsterdams Historic Museum when I went.

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It was a wonderful glimpse into the history of a great city, and all it has contributed to the global village.

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Of course, dead things in jars never go astray either.

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As promised, they have stopped water traffic on the Herrengracht in order to facilitate it icing over. We may yet get to skate on a canal!

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Though, to be fair, you can already skate on the pond in VondelPark! I love the swirls that have been captured in the ice flow!

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I was invited to go and see AWOLNATION performing a live gig at the National Radio Station. Which was an awesome experience!

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We all sat around in a studio that was set up like a bar, had a few beers, and watched the show being recorded to playback on Saturday. Good band too! I need to look up more of their work.

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The canals around home have been taking on their own stark beauty. I could sit and watch the ice flowing for hours if I were sufficiently rugged up!

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Australia day dawned overcast and grey. There was snow at one point, topping up the fall we’d had a week earlier, and we’d been invited to a BBQ. There were snags, there was cricket on the TV,

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and our gracious hosts just got engaged!

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There was much to celebrate.

For those of you in Australia, I hope you’re staying out of the heat, away from the fires, and if you’re in Queensland, on high ground and out of the flood waters. Stay safe!

We’ve got a warm week ahead of us with rain and highs of 8C. Perfect conditions to create us some black ice! I think I’ll buy cleats for my shoes …

2 thoughts on “Amsterdam Museum, Freezing Canals, National Radio, Australia Day

  1. Happy Belated Australia Day!! It was wet and miserable here but we had a rockin’ old time at The Stag in Leichhardt .. too much fun!!

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