|Grote Markt "bleachers"|
The Dutch have this rather interesting (and sometimes annoying) habit of scheduling. If you want to hang out, you had better make sure it was decided about two weeks previously and that is was written in their agenda. It is the most disconcerting thing when you say, "Hey, let's get together soon." "Yes, let's." Out comes the agenda (usually on phones these days)..."How about next week or the end of the month?" Sorry, what?
So, on days like today, I find it very amusing that people take a whole hour out of their day to sit in the sun and people watch or drink a coffee. But I really like it - at least here people know how to enjoy themselves. And not like, "oh isn't this a treat!?" but more in the fashion of, "of course I'm enjoying myself; this is normal." Even the teenagers put away their mobile phones for half a minute!
|This was thrown together two days ago for the good weather!|
Time to kick back, have a beer, and enjoy the beautiful, blue sky weather, wouldn't you say?