#74 A quiet week

Hello. Friday, after the boys left for school, I went round to church. On Friday they sort through the donations & set out the “Love to share” clothing ‘shop’. I was happy to join in that activity. Everything was said totally in Dutch and I was pretty happy with the communication today. After a couple of hours we 5 ladies & a toddler, had a coffee & a bit of plain madeira cake, which here is called “Cake”.   Then I got the bus to Hoofddorp to get the boys some things they need for school camp on Monday.   I watched a bit of this Meryl Streep Rock/relationships film Called “Ricki and the Flash”. Then we ordered a burger delivery from Family, and Fred cycled off to the church age 12-14 club called Impuls. it’s 8-10.15pm. that’s a bit late for age 12 innit!

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pics off their fb page.

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Fred seemed to enjoy the teen club. He hasn’t divulged much yet except there were 6 girls, 3 boys, and popcorn. He was happy enough though.

I haven’t done much else except crochet, which has been very nice! With Lee & the girls gone, we have been satisfied with nothing more than chicken schnitzels and beans on toast, or “white beans in tomato sauce upon toasted bread” as it’s known here.

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I didn’t sleep very well this week. So a nice coffee, biccies ‘n’ crochet was in order.

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‘Preparing for Camp’ has been looming over us this week. And the thought of having to be ON the bus for 5am Monday has been a bit draining. I have also been working on the absolute mountain of washing that is produced here. It’s almost gone now!

I actually slept in this morning til 9am and chose not to rush for church. Instead I had a nice quiet sunny Sunday morning listening to some Jamie Ivey “The Happy Hour” podcasts. They are very friendly, chatty, informative and fun.

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Based on Persian Tiles pattern by Janie Crow.
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we 3 cycled to McDonald’s for lunch.

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And now the packing is in earnest. The school Hardly Ever sends a paper letter home, which is fabulous. So the packing list was on a website. Easy to get on our mobile phones & take a picture of so we couldn’t lose it.

 

 

 

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