Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Yesterday we really enjoyed our visit to Ouwehands Zoo.
You can meet some of the animals we saw here...

I was really glad when we came across a more "pettable" animal

Then it started pouring...


But rain can be okay!
Suddenly a giant panda, Wu Wen, stormed outside...

 One hell of a fierce panda!

After seeing 2 panda's indoors, a "rioting" panda outside, in the rain, was so welcome!

Xing Ya

 Wu Wen, completely knock out after eating bamboo

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday Walk

the mill museum was closed

 Back to the Roots by Will Beckers

We wouldn't recommend this walk, but we enjoyed our walk in the Dommelvallei.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Antique Tiles

The kenderman bought this tile (130 x 130 x 9 mm)
about 20 years ago for 1 gulden.
We think it's a 17th or 18th century tile
from Friesland a so called "springertje".

We bought another tile from around 1700 with a Tasmanian tiger pictured.
You can find our tile and lots of other tiles here.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Beach Find

I was so trilled with this find!
I completely forgot to photograph it while it was still laying on the beach (smile)

In the past we found some small (fossil) vertebras,
but never such a big one like this (10,5 x 6,5 x 1,2 cm)
with an intervertebral disk on top.

It probably belonged to a fish, dolphin or seal...

Update: I found some similar examples of harbour porpoise
(in Dutch: bruinvis) vertebrae on the internet.

Thursday, 10 August 2017