Monday, 30 April 2007

Dutch Queen's day

Today it is Queens day in Holland.
To celebrate the event, Holland House had organized a Dutch queens day celebration in London last saterday.
Was a great event, lots of nice sun and marvelous food.

You were able to watch a traditional Clog maker make wooden clogs, go in to a 'silent disco', eat Dutch food to your heart's content. Marvelous.

Here are some more pictures of the event we took.

Birthday of a m8

Last Friday we had a great night out, Perrin a colleague of mine, was celebrating his Birthday so we went out to a pub downtown.
Nice Blues cafe he had picked, with pretty good beers, and decent food.

Was a great night. The first band was not the best, but the second band rocked the house.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Eve with a Dutch m8

This evening I had a few drinks with a Dutch m8 (Roland) of mine, whom is part of the same 'Dispuut' MORT SUBITE.
We went to a pub on Upper street where we had a few Mort Subite Beers, followed by some more Dutch/Belgian beers to ultimately top it all up with some cocktails.
Was great to see a Fellow Mort Subite member again and chat about Dutch times.
He and I work in entirely different Industries though. I work in IT, whilst he works in a Banking firm.

Anyways in the meantime our Hot water issue at home has not been resolved, and thus I will have to take a cold shower now. Not looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Indeed temporary

Like I said, it was a temporary fix.

Now it stopped working all together.

Guess the landlord will need to hurry get it fixed ASAP if we want to be able to shower.

Temporary Fix?!

I found that the cause of our Hot water trouble is most likely something to do with the power switch for the boiler. We can't flip the switch anymore. What we can do is push the switch slightly to the side, and Voila, the light turns back on and hot water will be created. BUT we will have to keep pushing it to the side.

I took some toothpicks, and made sure it stayed in the position which would allow us to get hot water. This is a temporary solution only, until the landlord sends an electrician over to replace the switch.

He promised to let someone give us a call, but no luck thus far, so i am forced to give him a call every so many hours to make sure it gets fixed. Not the best of positions, but ok.

Water trouble

Had a 'lovely' shower last night, well actually not really. Stood under the shower, but the hot water refused to come. ;-(

After checking what the cause it, it turns out the water boiler is not working.

so this morning I tried calling the landlord to get it fixed, but no luck getting in touch with him yet.

I'm hoping to be able to reach him over lunch. So that we will be able to enjoy a nice warm shower again.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Marriage preparation

Last weekend both I and my loving Fiancee attended a marriage preparation course, which is one of the requirements that the church sets, prior to you being allowed to marry in church.
we learned a few new things there about communication etc.

Was great weather over the weekend, and we were able to enjoy some of it on Sunday when walking back home from church.

Dubai - sunny training to be given

Just this mornign I was asked by one of our Project coordinators if i wanted to go to Dubai to train a client of our there. So in June I'll go over there for a 2 day training session.

I bet I'll get a bit of sun, and lots and lots of photo's