Temperamental Tennis And Travels Tallied

Friday Sept 2nd –



Wake up, lay in bed, Mike brought up some of the muffin ish things I made for us to eat…

Mike worked half a day and then after some calling and pondering we headed out for some tennis ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

He’s a patient coach and aside from him asking if I need glasses (which I actually do need to wear at night) he was mostly polite ๐Ÿ˜œ
But he does tend to repeat himself a lot, thinking I didn’t get the point the first five times.
That in turn usually rises some anger on my part and as a side effect of my annoyance, I play better ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Maybe it’s all a strategy he’s come up with ๐Ÿ˜œ

Either way we managed to get something going that slightly resembled tennis for a couple of hours before calling it quits.

Once finished freshening up back at the house, I began frying pork schnitzel and he went out for fries to go with the meal and popcorn for me to have later.
He returned with fries and some groceries but no popcorn ๐Ÿ˜‹

These were the fries made from mashed potatoes and I like them so much more than regular fries, though I really wonder how it can make such a difference๐Ÿค”

Saturday Sept 3rd –



Michiel made me a late breakfast of fried eggs, bacon and a decent cup of coffee!
He cracked open a different bag of beans we had and roughly followed the instructions on the side and then I used their whipped cream rather than the oddly flavoured coffee cream and it was the best/closest attempt to home coffee yet ๐Ÿ˜„

Breakfast was good as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lunch was loempias ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

Purchased at a food truck outside of the hardware store, which we went to in search of buckets for a possible upcoming DIY, cement side table, but no buckets were found so some other time perhaps๐Ÿ˜Š

As we waited for the loempias to be fried, an old steam engine train passed by.
It had a man all dressed up like a legit ticket master checking tickets inside and a man stopping the traffic rather than the usual red lights and safety arms at train crossings.
It’s one of the few they left the tracks for and it runs about once a week from what Mike knew.
Kind of fun to see ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš‚

At the house Mike was suffering from boredom and didn’t like any of my suggestions of things to do and I didn’t like any of his, so we made a deal that if he worked on papers I would work on Dutch a little and then we would go for a fast paced jaunt๐Ÿ˜

The Dutch happened, and the paperwork and he actually stuck with it much longer then expected and two pages listing all his travels since his 18th birthday later, he finished and ordered Chinese food for himself.
I don’t like the Chinese food here much so I was going to have mango and then popcorn ๐Ÿ˜œ

The walk, did not happen ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ

He felt bad ordering food for himself so he got me something as well, deep-fried bananas with icing sugar.
Which was sweet (no pun intended), if I liked bananas ๐Ÿ˜
It’s the thought that always counts ๐Ÿ˜˜

That evening I got my popcorn, he got strawberries and Nutella and we settled in to watch an episode of Grantchester, using our freebie JBLย bluetooth speaker, which we aren’t entirely sure how we got ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฟ

A card company said we didn’t meet the deadline for signing up to get the included speaker but then it came in the mail… leave it to Mike to receive something extra ๐Ÿ˜

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