Amsterdam hosted Euro Pride this year. Himself and I went to wave our Freaky Flag and add our support. There are few things that help illustrate to me just how privileged I am than the fact that I live in a free city where not only can this parade exist, but that I can go and celebrate with my friends, and their friends and not have to worry about discrimination or attack from anything more upsetting than pick pockets.
It’s a humbling experience, and yet I come away from it today still so full of love, good feelings and emotion that I wonder how bad news and wars can exist in the same world where events like this happen. Would you like to know more?
I have been busy. I have been learning some remedial lessons from the Ye Olde School of Life. And they have been hard lessons. For those of you that follow along on Twitter and Facebook, you will be aware that one of those lessons was “Don’t use your face as a brake on asphalt.” Hour 4 …
Oh it’s been fun! The pain, the concussion the accusation that I’m a fashion victim for matching my face/skin colour to my hair! I maintain that I just had commitment to a theme, but there you go. Also, I would never dye my hair green, or yellow. Doesn’t suit me. Day 5 … Would you like to know more?
The shopping season in the Netherlands has officially begun with the major department store, de Bijenkorf, turning on its Christmas lights display for the year.
For the last eight years they have put on a theatrical display along with fireworks and make a huge event out of it. Would you like to know more?
Weekend breakfasts in a cafe on a canal.
Beware the cute little cars.
They travel on the bike paths, not the roads, and are considered to be “bike-like” in that they are speed limited. Therefore, they can run you over when you are a) not on the road, or b) walking through the larger parks.
Moral of the story, don’t walk on the bike paths. They are treacherous!