Monday, February 23, 2009

Prince's Brunch

Monday, 23-February-2009 - The Prince's brunch is a tradition in Veghel. Marij and I got there early. This year was a real treat, because Prince Jeroen could really sing well.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Carnaval Parade in Veghel

Sunday, 22-February-2009 - Veghel - The parade had already started when I left home on my bicycle. It had rained, but it was dry now. Saw familiar faces, like Sam, the technician who built my MOC PC seven years ago, our plumber and friend, Ad Jilesen, and fun-on-wheels skater friends. Also saw new faces. Lots of people having lots of fun.
PS. Our neighbors and the other "Stappers" shown here won second prize.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Getting Ready to go Out

Saturday, 21-February-2009 - Veghel - Marij had a day off today, so she was well-rested to go out for carnaval this evening. We went first to the Stapperij, and then to the Blauwe Kei. Got home around 0130.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Rose

Saturday, 14-Februrary-2009 - Veghel - Marij is working today like on most Saturdays. I needed to make sure I got something nice for her before she returned (and before the stores closed).

The Making of Carnval in Veghel

Saturday, 14-February-2009 - Veghel - Got up late on this sunny day. While I was eating breakfast and reading the newspaper, I heard some activity next door. It's a ritual each year the weekend before Carnaval: the making of this year's entry in the Veghel Carnaval Parade. I found Gert and Tineke and crew busily working away. Of course, I may not divulge any secrets until after the parade on 22-Feb. I did take note that a lot of recycling was taking place. According to Gert, one hunderd and one percent!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

To Heesch and Back

Sunday, 8-February-2009 - Veghel - It was my first time out this winter so I took it easy. I stayed on the bike path to Heesch and back. I took me about an hour to ride 20 km, taking pictures along the way.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Indoor Skating

Saturday, 7-February-2009 - Beek en Donk - After AED training, I drove to Beek en Donk for the Fun-on-Wheels indoor skating session. It was my first time on skates since Sinterklaas. Today, brothers Xander and Hylco instructed us. We had a good turnout--12 skaters. That's Xander in the picture. I'm not quite ready for that pose.

CPR and AED Training in Uden

Saturday, 7-February-2009 - Uden - Today I got an up-to-date course from the Uden Heart Safe Foundation on how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). In our group, we were all volunteers from the Winter Evening Volleyball League in Uden.