Monday, November 1, 2010

Catching up! Food fest and an important find on a treasure hunt.

Been a while since I posted anything here so figured it was time I got my finger out. It's been a few months of parties, sporting activities and general out-and-about-ness. I'd love to give a full rundown but I think its best to stick to the stuff that's safe for public consumption ;)

So for this post lets just cover Saturday September 4th. The day of the Haarlemmerstraat Food Festival and the Amsterdam Meetin group treasure hunt. A fine sunny day, I enjoyed a few tasty treats at the food festival in the morning. Some gourmet pizza, some tasty noodles from a Tibetan restaurant's stall and to top off my lunch a nice, light Pina Colada served in a fresh coconut.
Mmm, tasty!
So i'm walking home with my cocktail when I run into a colleague out with his kids - seriously I'm not usually wandering around amsterdam carrying cocktails with umbrellas and I'm sure this can't help with my reputation in the office!

The afternoon was fun too, catching up with amsterdam meetin group for a treasure hunt. Good folks and we came second in the final results - winning me a t-shirt. But for me a highlight was coming across this hotel entrance.
A sensible precaution.
Back in February, I was skiing with friends in Switzerland and staying in a very nice hotel between Gstaad and Saanen, the Alpine Lodge. We had a great stay with great food and wine (most of which we brought with us - but the hotel's cellar was also very good) and the half in-door, half out-door pool was a great way to relax after a day on the slopes. Less of a highlight though was when I walked into a glass partition in their games room, cutting my eyebrow resulting in some profuse bleeding and a quickly developing black eye. I was concerned that I might need to go to the hospital for stitches and headed for reception to seek a second opinion and a first aid kit. On explaining what had happened the first thing I was asked was, "Is the window damaged?"... Huh? No it wasn't! Anyway I shall send this picture to them with a note regarding correct health and safety procedures ;)

By the way I have a friend who works at Hotel V and by all accounts it's a very cool place!

So, next up is the Gerrie Knetemann Classic cycle race (ok, more of a tour than a race).


  1. Hahaha nice one!
    Next time you pass by, how's about bringing me one of those pina coladas!!!