All posts for the month February, 2015

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.


My card to Christopher.


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


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.


Very small chopped up vegetables.


I precook the meat then add it to the vegetables.


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.


The Citadel Leiden

Published February 12, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

This is a structure in the centre of Leiden.
The below is from the website.
The Burcht van Leiden is a 20 metres high citadel in Leiden’s centre that served to defend the city. The construction of the hill is thought to have started as early as the 9th century with turf and clay. The citadel has walls that are six metres high and many embrasures. The citadel offered an excellent view of the city and its surroundings so that any approaching threats could be detected and a counter-attack mounted.
These days the citadel is a much-loved attraction in Leiden’s inner city. The entry is free and many visitors consider it an exciting adventure to climb the old citadel. And the view from the top is still as impressive as it was in the past.

Wikipedia said the following too.
At the strategically important junction of the two arms of the Old Rhine stands the old castle de Burcht, a circular tower built on an earthen mound. The mound probably was a refuge against high water before a small wooden fortress was built on top of it in the 11th century. The citadel is a so-called motte-and-bailey castle. Of Leiden’s old city gates only two are left, the Zijlpoort and the Morspoort, both dating from the end of the 17th century. Apart from one small watch tower on the Singel nothing is left of the town’s city walls. Another former fortification is the Gravensteen. Built as a fortress in the 13th century it has since served as house, library and prison. Presently it is one of the University’s buildings.

We had been previously but I hadn’t gone up the stairs the structure.

But these are images from inside by me


You them go up some more stairs inside here to walk around the wall, a bit like Derry city and York.








At the entrance/exit there was this sign.


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