Wednesday's is the day I normally go to Hartog's bakery in the morning to get my half-a-loaf of whole wheat bread. Today I walked past Hartog when I realised I hadn't drunk any coffee yet. Panic! I decided to walk to Utrechtsestraat and find a cuppa there.
When I got there some idiot —who's apparently working for Siemens "the future is moving in"— had parked his van where you're not supposed to. Result: traffic jam. All traffic was backed-up two blocks. Cars couldn't get past trams and vice-versa. The future is stuck in the street.
I found my coffee in 'de koffiesalon'; one of those yuppie coffee places. The coffee was good, though, and so was the 'gevulde koek' I had. I sat there for half an hour, reading this morning's newspaper.
The weather was not too good; periods with rain and every now and then a dry spot. I walked back towards Frederiksplein and down Oosteinde.
On the canal next to Nassaukade a digger was grubbing on the bottom of the canal. I don't know if they were looking for bicycles or if they just wanted to deepen the canal.
I walked straight through Hemonystraat to the Ceintuurbaan, turned left and across the Amstel; as you can see still very grey and rainy.
This time I stopped at Hertog's and got my bread. I just love this shop. The smell of fresh whole wheat bread is overwhelming when you walk past. My stomach starts rumbling when I just think of it!
The rest of my shopping was done at AH; I got some beef strips, mixed Chinese vegetables, noodles and teriyaki sauce which I wokked for dinner. The rest of the day I stayed at home; there was too much rain to go out.