A friendly dinner with colleagues

sushi2-291x300In order to perform at a high standard, a department, within a company, should cooperate as a team. To achieve just that, a team building session or an occasional get away might be the perfect tool. Yesterday, the team I work in at the company I work for had such an occasional get away. After a few weeks of debating, we all agreed to have dinner together at a sushi restaurant in a city nearby. Just to meet one another in a different setting.

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Birthday mom part II

11949867001754692741balloons_01.svg.medAs I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog about my mother’s birthday, the other half of the family would come today. Friday. This time it was my father’s family’s turn to show up at our doorstep. It was almost four months ago since I saw them last time and some I had not seen for at least a year. Somehow they don’t have a real strong bond with my parents, my brother or I. Still, it was nice to see them again anyway. Continue reading

An Amsterdam meeting

There is this old Dutch saying about Amsterdam. Though I am not going to translate it fully, it would make no sense anyway, it comes down to this. There is always something going on in the city of Amsterdam. Quite a true statement. Regardless of the time or day there are always people around and things to do. That’s the reason why I like to meet up with people in this city as it demises the chance of it being a dull meeting.

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Old friend, new city

Yesterday I went to Harlem to meet up with a good friend who has just moved places. Just before her holiday she moved from our hometown to the city of Haarlem. Yesterday turned out to be the first moment where we could both meet up. So we met up right after I finished my work at the office. This fortunately was a bit earlier than I finish usually, which spared me a full rush hour drive to the city she lives. So I had a headstart Continue reading

Swept of my feet

After I met up with an old friend on Thursday, I had to get back to work on Friday. Now I have never been good at getting up early, especially not after a short night of sleep. With his upcoming cold, it was even harder, because I didn’t feel all that well. Still, I pulled myself out of bed and got over to the office anyway. As I am really not the type to give in to a small cold in the first place. Not to mention some exciting stuff was still to come. Continue reading

Great friends make great nights

Yes, my dear Friends! It is Wednesday already and that means tomorrow I will be attending the Coldplay concert in Holland! Getting jealous already? Well, that’s good, because I just know it is going to be epic. And hell yes, I am super excited to finally go see them live. All with the help of a great colleague who helped me by ticket in the pre-sale. Then again, first there was this Wednesday to get passed. Though it wasn’t going to be hard, because there has been lots of things to do really. Continue reading

Non regular Tuesday

Today was supposed to be just another regular Tuesday. You know, the kind of day where I wake up, eat breakfast and drink some coffee before I get my ass over to the office. Just to have another casual day of work and then head home. Okay, I in the meantime I have and even get into town to have a better cup of coffee, but that’s about as exciting as it gets. Then I go home, have dinner with my family and check my e-mail afterwards. All finished in time to get my ass over to the football club for a trainings night, but as you all very well understand already. Today not the day it was supposed to be. Continue reading