Monday, April 30, 2007

A Message from Christine

Hello to everyone following Kiwi's Travels.
It's been great so far hasn't it? I am SOOOO pleased that Kiwi hasn't been lost and is still happily travelling around all the great hosts. After the Netherlands he will be off to Canada!

As a special thank you to the people who have so far hosted Kiwi, I am soon to send out a flock of his little cousins. They are my way of saying thanks and to also recognise the cost of the postage of sending Kiwi on his way each time. Each person who hosts Kiwi past and future will receive one of these special thank yous I hope you all enjoy them :) Cheers Christine

Hello again

Hi mum!

This week has been very busy for Lindy but still she managed to find time to show me some interesting places.
Lindy works at an administration office as bookkeeper and she took me to her work to show me what she does all day.

This is the street where the office is located, it's just behind the Royal Palace at the Dam-square. The blue building is called "Vrankrijk" (also Vrance but with V instead of F), it's a notorious squatter building right next to her office. Just some weeks ago the youth of ETA came there for an international meeting!
She told me I could be telephonist for the day if I wanted but I thought it would be better not as my dictionary isn't so big yet... I can only talk Kiwi language :)
In the morning she found some time to teach me how to do bookkeeping. Wow, it looks so difficult and I can tell you it's not easy to be a good bookkeeper! After about half an hour I was still clueless of what to do..
After a long and exhausting day at the office we walked back to the trainstation via de Dam-square where was a fair going on :) Because we didn't had much time we only made a tour in the ferrieswheel. Also we saw the Dam-monument and there where thousands of pigeons and people enjoying the sun.
Then we finally arrived at the trainstation. I really had a great time as there where so many trains there, we even saw the Thalys (the super-fast train from Amsterdam to Paris) and the ICE (from Amsterdam to Frankfurt) but didn't had time to take a picture of them as ours was about to leave, we where right in time.
Lindy managed to take some pictures of me before I fell a sleep in the train. I was so tired of the whole day that I kept sleeping untill the next day.

Well, that's all for now. I hope to e-mail you very soon again with new pictures and adventures!

Bye bye mummie!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Back in The Netherlands!

Hey mum!

A few days ago I arrived in the Netherlands, again, but this time I stay with a new host: Lindy, you'll know her as bontkwagga. After I arrived I went off to bed as quick as possible as I was exhausted from my trip from Iceland to here. I've heard there was a huge sea-accident before between UK and Iceland and I'm so glad I wasn't in there!
The first days here in Maarssen where really relaxing, Lindy gave me time to get used to her house and cats as they where a little curious and afraid of me. Minou was the first who welcomed me but as soon as she discovered my 'button', the others; Sharmila & Vigo didn't dare to come near me... I fellt a little sad...
Then on Friday evening Lindy and her friend Brenda took me to the movie Shooter. As we where a little early we decided to drink some coffee first at a nice city-cafe in the innercity of Utrecht which was really nice as they served great cappuchino and there where many Dutch papers and magazines for me to read. Yes, I've learned some Dutch during my trip :-)
Then we went back to the cinema, there I saw this so cool movie poster and I just had to go and take a picture of me with the poster. Then we took place at a good seat as we where free to choose. The movie was really good, sometimes a little scary as there where many guns and boms but I did really enjoy it in the end.


The movie ended at 11:30 pm and then we had to run to catch the last train home... luckily Lindy runs very fast so we made it just in time!
I'm not sure what we're going to do this weekend as Lindy said she didn't knew either. So I'll just let me surprise myself!
Bye mum, I'll try to let you know more about my stay here as soon as possible.

Big kiss from Kiwi & Lindy

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Geysirs!!!

Hi, we went to see the Geysir area here in Iceland.
We had rain..but it was fun though..
Best wishes Heidrun Hermann and Kiwi
Stokkur is well alive even though old Geysir is mostly sleeping these days..
And we did make it to the Golden Waterfall,
and here it is..