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The weather was great this morning, so I did some (desperately needed) washing which I could hang outside to dry. I just hate the smell of washing detergent coming from a drying rack in my livingroom. It gives me a headache.
After lunch at 13:00 I left home to go the bloodtransfusion service. I'm a donor, but I hadn't given any blood lately since I was diagnosed with diabetes II. Now that I'm more or less regulated as far as medication is concerned I went again to have a talk with their doctor to see if I could give blood again.
I decided to walk through Oosterpark to catch the #22 bus to the Scheepvaartmuseum.
Once I got off of the bus, I saw this cruise ship at the Passenger Terminal. These things are immense!
After the normal pulse counting and bloodtests I had a talk with the doctor. She was happy to let me give blood. And so I did.
After the vampire trick I walked to Waterlooplein, had a look around the flea market and then crossed the bridge to Staalstraat.
I walked through the Binnengasthuis area, over Grimburgwal towards the Spui.
I made a quick visit to the Begijnhof, thinking I could sit down for a few minutes but the area is now closed off for non-resident and tourist scum.
So, instead of basking in the sun in the Begijnhof I bought some books at the ABC bookstore on Spui, and then crossed the road to say hello to Siard at Hampe's music store.
I made my way to Rembrandtplein, where I sat on the James' Gate terrace and read in one of my newly acquired books. When the sky was getting a bit grey I decided it was time to go home, so I walked down Utrechtsestraat towards the Frederiksplein.
At Frederiksplein my foot started to hurt, tram #7 arrived and it started to rain all at the same time, so I hopped on the #7 and got off at the OLVG. When I walked towards home it was just a drop here and there.
I managed to get the dry laundry inside before the rain really started, which was about a minute after I had closed the balcony door behind me... Dinnertime had arrived as well, so I had a nice Teriyaki Beef Salad.
Total distance walked today: 5.5 km. But it took me all afternoon...