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Rotterdam – Day Trippers

Published February 26, 2016 by theycallmemrstibbs

We had been thinking about going to Rotterdam for quite a while. Seen as we have been here for 17 months and not yet gone. So we decided the week before going that we would go. We were told that the weather wouldn’t be too bad the weekend we were thinking of going.

So we went to for our train and we saw that it took 35 minutes to get to. We thought that wasn’t too bad.
We got the train and like with most train journeys in the Netherlands the sights were great.

We came out of the station after finding the journey cost us €7.50 roughly each.
We were happy with that price.

We went off for a wander to see what we could find.

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This is the city hall of Rotterdam.

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After a little bit more of a walk around we saw the Erasmusbrug over the river.

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This is the view from part way across the bridge.

This bridge was a little bit steeper than it looks the photo.

We decided we should try and get some lunch we had seen a bagels and beans on the map. So we wandered a little more.

We then found it but finding the front door was some how difficult for us.

Obviously we got bagels for lunch and I got a chai latte.

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Chris got a white bagel with butter and chocolate sprinkles or Hagelslag. It is about dutch thing but I ate or a lot when we first moved here.

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I had a banana with cinnamon and maple syrup on a raisin cinnamon bagel. Oh my god it was so good.

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Like I said I also had a chai latte like normal. We got some free chocolates but Eewwww they were coffee chocolates.

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The next bridge we came to was Willemsbrug.

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After walking over this on we saw these house on the opposite side of another canal.

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We then thought we should go to the maritime museum in the docks. We didn’t know how to get in this one either but the yard open,  so we thought we should go down into it.

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We were actually impressed with the boats.

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Crus decided he liked this train.

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It was a good day out we walked a lot so we were tired obviously.

But I was impressed my FitBit was happy with me and it gave me full leaves for the amount of walking we did.

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My new toy. My FitBit.

Published February 16, 2016 by theycallmemrstibbs

Some of you may have heard of a FitBit. 
But for those who haven’t heard of them I can give you the information. Christopher and myself have a FitBit one.

Announced on September 17, 2012, the Fitbit One is an update to the Fitbit Ultra that uses a more vivid digital display, has a separate clip and a separate charging cable and wireless sync dongle. The Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip were the first wireless activity trackers to sync using Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart technology. The wireless syncing is currently available on iOs and Android devices. Fitbit One can record several daily activities, including but not limited to, number of steps taken, distance travelled on foot, number of floors climbed, calories burned, vigorously active minutes, sleep efficiency, delicate movements during sleep, number of wake-ups during sleep, etc. (Wikipedia)

Every day you attach it to your bra, trouser to or your pocket.

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Obviously that’s just the clip but that’s all you see.

Needless to say I’m loving it. I can show you some of my stats.

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These are my first full week of steps. The American Heart Foundation advise you should do 10,000 a day. You can guess that I was surprised that I actually do that our more on average. Obviously due to my MS I try not to over do it. But sometimes it can’t be helped. So I decided to do 5 days work and 2 days resting.

I can show you my steps from yesterday, 15 February 2016, it was a lot as I had loads to do.

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Obviously I am resting today.

As it said before you can track your hours asleep. This was recommended at 8 hours sleep per night.

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This is the graphs for the amount of sleep I am getting.

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The above graph are the tracking of restful sleep, restlessness and awake.

Another great things is awards you're "given" by Fitbit.

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As you can tell this is for walking 15,000 steps in a day.

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This is for going up over 10 floors/hills.

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This one is for taking over the 10,000 steps a day. I have won this 6 times.

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This one shows I went over 25 floors/hills I don’t know how.

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This was the first one I ever got, I’ve had this 12 times.

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I was shocked that is actually walked enough to do a marathon. I’m probably getting close to it again.

I’m finding that my FitBit is motivating me to do more,  sometimes I hurt so much when I do too much. Other days I’m such a warrior as my MS ladies feel like also.

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This flower actually grows when you do a lot. Unfortunately with resting it does “die” a bit. But it doesn’t bother me.

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the Fitbit app encourages you when you’ve done more steps than you were aiming for.

My new toy. My FitBit.

Published February 16, 2016 by theycallmemrstibbs

Some of you may have heard of a FitBit. 
But for those who haven’t heard of them I can give you the information. Christopher and myself have a FitBit one.
Announced on September 17, 2012, the Fitbit One is an update to the Fitbit Ultra that uses a more vivid digital display, has a separate clip and a separate charging cable and wireless sync dongle. The Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip were the first wireless activity trackers to sync using Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart technology. The wireless syncing is currently available on iOs and Android devices. Fitbit One can record several daily activities, including but not limited to, number of steps taken, distance travelled on foot, number of floors climbed, calories burned, vigorously active minutes, sleep efficiency, delicate movements during sleep, number of wake-ups during sleep, etc.

Needless to say I’m loving it. I can show you some of my stats.

image

These are my first full week of steps. The American Heart Foundation advise you should do 10,000 a day. You can guess that I was surprised that I actually do that our more on average. Obviously due to my MS I try not to over do it. But sometimes it can’t be helped. So I decided to do 5 days work and 2 days resting.

I can show you my steps from yesterday, 15 February 2016, it was a lot as I had loads to do.

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Needless to say I am resting today.

As it said before you can track your hours sleep. This was recommended at 8 hours sleep per night.

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This is the gaps fir the amount of sleep I am getting.

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The above graphs are the tracking of restful sleep, restlessness and awake.

Another great things is awards you “given” from Fitbit.

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As you can tell this is for walking 15,000 steps in a day.

image

This is for going up over 10 floors/hills.

image

This one is for taking over the 10,000 steps a day. I have won this 6 times.

image

This one shows I went over 25 floors/hills I don’t know how.

image

This was the first one I ever got, I’ve had this 12 times.

image

I was shocked that is actually walked enough to do a marathon. I’m probably getting close to it again.

I’m finding that my FitBit is motivating me to do more,  sometimes I hurt so much when I do too much. Other days I’m such a warrior as my MS ladies feel like also.

image

This flower actually grows weken you do a lot. Unfortunately with testing is does “die” a bit. But it doesn’t bother me.

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the Fitbit app encourages you when you’ve done more steps than you were aiming for.

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