Our beautiful little garden.

Published April 23, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

When we moved into our ground floor flat I was just happy we had a garden. Yes it may all be flagged but it’s somewhere we can sit out it.
When we first moved in there were weeds between the flags and that was dealt with by Christopher.

I on the other hand had a destructive bee in my bonnet aimed at the ivy.

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I got cutting it with great pleasure

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And I keep it trimmed to this length.

We next waited for the weather to warm up slightly and I started planting double daffodils , tulips and mini pansies.

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I’ve even bought a calandiva and its not pink. I’m thinking of getting another in pink.

The landlord came around to check we were good and to look at the garden as he knew we’d been busy. He was impressed with the fact that we got the plants he planted blossoming as the last tenants did nothing to the garden.

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I even wrapped some wool around the next plant to make it grow better.

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As he was finishing here he asked me if knew about the other bit of garden that is ours. Of course my answer was a giddy no.

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So we’ll be happy to play around in there.

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But I’ve just found out that the other owner want to do something with it which is fine by me. We are happy with what we have.

Den Haag A.K.A the Hague day out

Published April 15, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

We decided as I am going to meet a friend there maybe we should go check it out first.

We got a train from Leiden Centraal to den Haag Centraal, it only took about 15 minutes. We were expecting a small station, but when we got to it there were so many shops at the station,  which kind of reminded us of Manchester piccadilly. :(

Any way we started the day going for a small walk, but it started to rain, well drizzle. But we decided if it rained to go find a starbucks and have a tea.

We got tea and sat in for a wee while,  then we went shopping. Yay!
We actually found the Primark and realised we had kind of missed it in Pasadena but Target was still better.
Talking of Pasadena we actually found some t-shirts with southern California cities names printed on them. Of course this made us miss Pasadena soooo much. 😭
We even found a Breaking Bad wallet for Christopher and a superhero belt for me, but we decided to go back for them soon.

We carried on with our walk and found the Department of Justice building.

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Different views around the building.

We continued the walk until we got to
Maurithuis, which is an art gallery.

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We saw some Rembrandt paintings, obviously we were gushing as he was Leiden born and bred.

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And now non-Rembrandt pictures.

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I was gobsmacked by the above picture.

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We then saw a lot of people looking at a picture.

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We then went further forward. And ……………

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Needless to say I was astonished by seeing The masterpiece The Girl With The Pearl Earring.

We then went on another walk outside.

To the Peace Palace.

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And a church (which I can’t remember the name of)
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Then we went to the British favourite Mark’s and Spencer’s! I saw one of the Easter favourites.
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Overall a great day was had, so we went home and I had the bramley apple hotcross buns. :)

The Lovely Irish Countryside

Published April 6, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

I was asked to get some pictures of the countryside whilst in Ireland.
So I did.

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⏫These are images from the car window on the drive from Belfast to Christopher’s parents house.

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These ones are all from a walk we went on with my father-in-law. ⏫⏬

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Yes and it’s all like this.

You got 13 pictures there. So I’m hoping that’s enough.

Total-ish Eclipse 20 March 2015

Published March 24, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

We got geekily excited on the lead up in Northern Ireland. Then we got up on Friday morning and it was stupidly cloudy.

Needless to say we were sad, sad, sad :|

After an hour of inside, outside trips and it looking like this

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It started getting darker as a result of the eclipse starting, so we checked even more until we noticed this

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A gap in the clouds. Yay!

So we got into position to watch that small gap.

Until we saw this

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The wee sun!

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The rest of the pictures all look the same.

These next ones are images my dad took from his work.

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These are images of the total eclipse and the moon continuing to move.
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My New Geeky Kind of Hobby

Published March 6, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

Just lately I’ve started to notice a lot more birds, by that I mean tweet tweet birds, not girls birds.

I’ve been seeing them whilst just walking around Leiden, obviously with there being loads of canals here.

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These swans made me laugh as they saw me and it looked as though they though I was going to feed them. Needless to say I just there clicking away at them.

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The crested grebe which I pass on the way to the neurologist.

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My little coot friend. I was taking pictures and it started to spin around and then it was like dive, dive, dive.

Any way there should be more pictures as the seasons change.

Oh my god, I’ve turned into my dad

A Very Tibbs Valentines Day

Published February 20, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

I say that as we don’t tend to do lots for valentines day, why only tell each one day of the year that you love each other.
We still got each other cards so a little tradition there.

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My card to Christopher.

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Christopher’s card to me it was huge.

On the regards to gifts I did a cheesy gift of a key topped with a heart, so the key to my heart 💜  I also got him his favourite chocolate , Milka with confetti.

He got me

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A frying pan, weird I know. But someone sold my tefal pans which I loved , and we hadn’t bought a new one so I was sulking to high heaven.

For dinner as Christopher had a wisdom tooth out we decided just to have Irish stew, I can call it that now as Christopher always helps me prepare it so it has its Irish part in it.

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Very small chopped up vegetables.

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I precook the meat then add it to the vegetables.

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I then added beef stock and then let it cooked for an hour.

But also another Tibbs Valentines thing is, our romantic thing was the 6 Nations England vs Italy and of course Ireland vs France. We really have missed a bit of Rugby Union in California. But we are making up for it in September we are going to the Rugby world cup in Cardiff, the game is Ireland (of course) vs Canada.

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