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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by archersuz, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Never travel without them ... think I have six in the house and garage and the subaru.
     
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  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    We'll happily drive a few hours for them, they're a good way to experience a (to us) new town or rediscover an old one. Did Deventer, Amersfoort, Gouda, Rotterdam/Delfshaven, The Hague, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Arnhem, Leiden and a bunch of others with them. Guess it helps if you live smack dab in the middle of the Netherlands, everything's pretty much an hour, two at most away. If we can combine it with a cat café, even better. ;) Yesterday we went to Apenheul, which was very, very enjoyable and doable, with the measures taken (though some people still can't help themselves and just NEED to breathe down your neck for some reason, but there was enough room for me to be able to flee to non-people area's), so I just booked tickets for Ouwehands at the end of next month... A friend went there and sent me a bunch of pictures of how they're tackling things and that inspired enough confidence to get a ticket. And on Wednesday the Efteling'll open up new timeslots for season pass holders, which we are... So hopefully it won't be like last week with 31.000 people in the virtual queue. When you're locked up in your house as a matter of course, rather than just since the beginning of this year, having a long drive for the few times you do leave your house, doesn't seem so bad. ;) If I go out, it'd better be worth it, you know? ;)
     

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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I see the Efteling has now reopened to limited numbers and you have to book I think.
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Lol it is the air conditioning/heating unit.

    Although if she keeps getting up on it it could very likely start giving me FUR JAM alerts. :D
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You'd love to visit Landgoed Hoenderdaell! It's a smallish zoo/animal park with lots of trees and stuff and always enough space between visitors. It's also home to Stichting Leeuw, which rehabilitates lions and tigers.
    Now the rules give us some more room we're allowed to do outdoor group sport things again, provided we keep social distance. Two police officers on horses decided to join in on a salsa lesson. This video will make you happy, if it works outside the Netherlands :)
    https://nos.nl/video/2334858-politie-te-paard-doet-lesje-salsa-mee-in-park.html

    I'm having to alter the fence around the goat pen. This is what I woke up to this morning :hilarious:
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Liked the video seems horses like to dance who would of thought it though I suppose it should be obvious from watching dressage events. Just never thought Salsa would be their thing.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    We go once a year to Hoenderdaell, to visit with "our" adopted mountain lion, Vincent! So yeah, we would indeed love it, haha. Isn't he handsome? We did the tiger workshop once which was amazing (and through groupon, quite affordable). There's a lot of zoo's we visit because, you know, animals are a lot easier for me than people are... And they're wonderful photography subjects. ;) So far we've done Wildlands, Amersfoort, Beekse Bergen, Oude Oliemeulen, Blijdorp, BestZoo, Ouwehands, GaiaZoo, Landgoed Hoenderdaell, Dierenrijk, Zoopark Overloon, Burger's Zoo, Artis etc... Certainly always open to suggestions. We don't drive up north often, as my family's in the south and we are in that area more often as it is, so suggestions are always welcome. ;) City tours, anything with animals (especially cats...)... Sounds good to me.

    And I have to say, if that's your view in the AM, it's a place I'd go absolutely nuts with a camera. (Not just because of the goats either. You have amazing floor tiling!).
     

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  9. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh my goodness!!! I am looking forward to seeing deer outside my patio door, but hopefully if any of them have antlers they will not knock!

    I love the red chair. I will be shopping for a table and chairs at some point and I will keep in mind this design.
     
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  10. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @Antje77 I love the horse video! :D Thank you!
     
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  11. Antje77

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    Amazing, you've adopted a mountain lion! He's very handsome! <googles 'tiger workshop'>.
    Did a complete overhaul of the bathroom (complete enough to have a spade with a roll of tp at the ready for months, never knowing if the toilet would be in it's usual place or in the hallway or garden, and it's the only toilet in the house) a couple of years ago, and I found the floor tiles very cheap at a local bouwbedrijf because they were so 'used' :)
    This is so funny! It's one of those folding chairs that has just 'always been there' in my fathers house and I never spent a thought on it in my life, I think. I don't even know why it's in the middle of my bathroom. Now I think on it it must have been there for at least 3 weeks :hilarious:, I've never really taken to this whole grown-up household thing.
    My father must have obtained it at least 45 years ago and it's unlikely it was new at the time. But now that you mention it, it's actually a pretty cool chair!
     
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  12. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Me neither.
    I do like the stripey seat.
     
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  13. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    https://www.groupon.nl/deals/stichting-leeuw-tijgerworkshop-landgoed-hoenderdaell-anna-paulowna ;) I loved feeding them, with giant tweezers. :)

    Let's call your floor "rustic" rather than "used", haha. Chair's cool, and it doesn't look a day over a week old.So red! :) The grown up household thing, I've never quite grasped it either. I'm 41 and I'm still playing house more than actually being domestically.... Domestic. :) Mom's always been so "together", she's set the bar too high.
    ...And now I want to photograph a toilet roll hanging off a spade, but we don't have a spade around, nor a place to stick it in the ground. But you're giving me some lovely imagery.
     
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  14. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    If you ever visit Aqua Zoo in Leeuwarden you're welcome to drive the extra 20 minutes or so to photograph my toilet roll, bathroom floor, guinea pigs, goats, mess in my kitchen or anything else you fancy.
    No need for social interaction either, I'll happily go for a drink at my neighbours while you're busy, telling them of this cool photographer with a bit of social anxiety who wants to take pictures of my toilet paper :D

    I mean, that story is sure to get me a couple of glasses of fine whisky and I'd be curious what a photographer would make of my place :happy:
     
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  15. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You know, that does sound halfway tempting.... But I'm too anxious to actually do it, haha! :p Sorry if you're missing out on fine whiskey now, because I am chicken ****. ;)
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thought so, even without the social interaction. But don't worry, I think the story of this stranger wanting to take pictures of my toilet paper but being hindered too much by her anxiety to actually do it is worth a glass or two as well. Especially if I take my time explaining how this makes perfect sense, can't talk on an empty glass, can I :D
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Loving the Dutch banter. It has cheered me up! Loved the Salsa video, too.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    And if you ever visit the Netherlands you'll know about all our zoos already :)
     
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    Agree with @Blutit1802 about the Dutch banter, really enjoying it and learning a lot. Mr Google is going to be active today searching out all the different, interesting places to see. May even be tempted to catch the ferry across when our lockdown is loosened. Are ferries running I wonder?
     
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  20. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    (Thanks for understanding my particular brand of insanity. :) )
     
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