4th July in Amsterdam!
It was a lovely day in Amsterdam after the rain, humidity and darkness of teh day before. Woke up nice and early to clear blue skies and birds singing and church bells =ringing. In tiem for Andrew Marr and some flickr-ing, before going to the local swimming poool - Flevobad, for the afternoon. Found a nice spit on the green grass and flowering white clover to lie down, sleep and and also to go swimming - spent a whole hour swimming lengths in the main pool, a bit boring but it felt good. Back for more sleeping and reading before taking the bike around town to see what was going on - the photos of which are displayde here. This one of the children's paddling pool in Oosterpark. Had a couple of friends round for a surprise dinner on the balcony and ended up watching an edition of The Commander which Fred had taped yesterday. Back to work tomorrow.
From the local Wertheimpark neighbourhood party - every year I manage to see this party as I cycle past this park. Every year the same band, dressed in the same colourful clothes, playing the same music with the same eccentric enighbours drinking their wine and getting up to dance. Fun!