January 16th, 2013

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Wednesday January 16. Den Soe(s)te(r) Inval

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

“Den Soeten Inval” translates into something like “The Sweet Welcome”. It is supposed to have been the name of a medieval hostel. It is now often used for candy stores and bakeries.  Well that’s what it has been the last couple days here in Soest where I am house/dog sitting. Yesterday I told you that Corrine and my sister and brother-in-law came to visit from Amsterdam, yesterday Dirk Jan came for dinner from Haarlem. Last Friday my elementary school friend Jeannette came for coffee with her husband Henk.

I just got back from Blanda’s morning walk. The pictures speak for themselves. Yes, Blanda is a vegetarian. She loves carrots, potato peels,  The sun came out. The temperature dropped to 10 below zero Centigrade during the night and does not get above zero during the day. Ice Skating from “Fleetwood” ‘s dock is a real possibility.