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Since last time, I have been…
taking a weekend trip to Haarlem, 15 minutes from Amsterdam. We had a concert to go to, and followed it up with museums, postmodern architecture towns, good food and lots of strolling. I so recommend visiting here! (I actually enjoyed my time in Haarlem more than the hours we spent in Amsterdam, it is such a beautiful and charming little town).
enjoying all the bikes and trains in the Netherlands. I know this is a total cliche, but man – bikes everywhere! Bikes among cars, bikes among pedestrians, bikes by train stations, bikes everywhere! It was actually quite a wonder to see everyone in action, like an intricate dance where nobody gets run over, surprisingly enough. Oh, and the train system is pretty awesome – they run on schedule, they run often, and you can get close to anywhere in the country with them.
wearing my newly finished Minoru jacket like nobodys business. Pictures (in two posts!) coming later this week.
– wanting
to start these socks for John – he doesn’t often say “cool” about sock-designs, but he did about these!
– reading books on loan from my local library on my new tablet (a Christmas present – thanks dad!). You can check out electronic books from the library! I love it. This is a fairly new title from Norwegian author Helene Uri, and actually the first of her books I’ve read. The narrative switches between a biographical and a more traditional third person all-knowing narrator. I didn’t know this, or anything else about the book when I started reading it, but I don’t want to put it down. She writes so recognizably (and, because of that, painfully) about loss.
entertaining myself with finding how many things match my mint-colored nails. So far I have a museum wall, a tram ticket, my jacket lining and the phone display at work. I’m sure I’ll find even more before being done having mint-colored nails. Mint is a sort of magical color I think.

 

  • Woohoo, you’ve finished your coat….can’t wait to see!

    • indigorchid

      I did! I’m editing pictures right now! I’ll split it up in two posts, I guess I have a lot to say about this jacket!