City Trip to Maastricht

Last weekend I went to Maastricht with friends. It’s a city in the very southeast end of NL, that – like many Dutch cities – started off as a Roman settlement (which I still think is cool).

We walked, talked, ate good food and drank nice drinks. And somehow I ended up with a super-red lipstick (this one) that I’ll probably never dare use. All in all, it was a very nice trip. And here are some pictures to show how picturesque the city is:

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This is a church that has been repurposed as a bookstore. Just as cool as it sounds.

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And parts of the city wall are still there:

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Exercise and the heat

So Cologne was great. There was somewhat of an Indian summer weekend with 28C, and my energetic friends made me move much more than I’m comfortable with, but that’s alright, cause I also got good food and cuddles from a 1 yo (apparently I’m the first person she’s cuddled with on her own initiative, aren’t I special?). But I’m knackered today. Make it end.

Meanwhile, I can’t get over this song:

 

All the Social Interactions

With the whole working full time thing, I like my week nights and weekends to have time for me to just relax and recharge my batteries. Frankly, having too many plans stresses me out. So this week was a bit of challenge – Thursday evening there was a company get-together, Friday we went out for dinner for my birthday, and Saturday we were going to visit friends. This means that my mental conversation beforehand goes something like this will be awful. Why did I agree to do all these things so close together? And then I go, and it’s fine. Talk about worrying about nothing.

The friends yesterday though, they’d made their own pulled pork. Had started the bbq at 9 am, to serve dinner at 6 pm. That’s commitment I will never be able to repay. (And it was delicious, and a good time was had by all.)

I’ll also throw in the bonus topic from the Endless Blog Challenge:

SONG RECOMMENDATION. Not just any old song, one song off of this week’s Spotify Release Radar playlist.

This week’s Release Radar was a lot less fun that last week’s, but look, a favorite Icelandic rapper released a new song: