Spring colours in the Green Heart of Holland
Yesterday, I met up with my sister who is on a cycling vacation/long weekend in Holland, at Sassenheim station where this photo was taken. We cycled first to the nearby city of Leiden for a coffee before spending the day cycling through the so-called Green Heart of Holland, ending up in the old town of Gouda.
Fred teaches near Leiden and we were very near his cshool. However, today, I received a call from Fred at about 8.30 am to say he was on his way back home because his school was closed for the day. Some stupid idiot posted a message on the internet to say he was going to come to school and shoot his teacher and some of his fellow pupils at a school in the city of Leiden.
Of course, the authorities had no choice but to close all schools in the area for the day.The police say they have arrested someone inconnection with this stupid and cowardly act, whilst we are told that the maximum penalty for this sort of nonsense is nine months.
So Fred had to miss giving five lessons just a few weeks before the final exams which is very annoying and he had worked all day yesterday to have everything ready for today.
Anyway, it was a nice sunny day so not too bad to be sent home. I am off to Milan now, will be seeing Fred in Rome on Thursday evening for a long weekend there with my brother and my Mum.