Okay, it was not busy at our PN picknick, but it was very nice. Around 1 pm the first Pink Northerners arrived. We quickly put up the banners, the pennants were hung and picnic rugs were rolled out . The glasses with Pink Prosecco went around and the first bites were consumed. Olives, sandwiches and salads and several glasses of wine, mineral water and beer followed. Before we knew it was 6 pm. Below is a photo report of this Sunday in the park. Just click on a photo and it opens on a new page.
I want to thank everyone for the great afternoon I had, the nice conversations and the stupid, but hilarious, comments.
Last night Amsterdam Pride opened with a bang. The sounds came from thunder and the heavens opened with a deluge. It wasn’t stopping the invited 300+ guests since most of the party was indoors.
We in the northern parts of town, were not invited, but that didn’t stop us. We were preparing for our first PINK NOORDPICKNICK. [I know in the US you would write it as a picnic, but every country has its own way of spelling it. Even between UK English and US English are big differences!] This picknick will happen later today at the Noorderpark.
I still have to drain the cucumber slices, slather slices of bread with a dressing and put deli meats, salmon, cucumber and sweets on them. The blush wine is still cooling and so is the bubbly, buttermilk, cheeses, salads, olives and soda. I will take them out at the last moment. Paper plates, plastic cutlery and strong drinking glasses are already packed. Including pepper and salt shakers and also important, but not on a slice of bread, a parasol and blanket.
Of course all of this is far too much for me alone, one slice of bread and a glass of milk is enough, but to attract others you just have to feed them.
I have no idea what the turn out will be, at least the other team members will be there with their partners and maybe some friends as well. And when it’s a no-show of the others… then it’s their problem, not mine.
1. Toilet Paper: Over or Under?
Over 2. Seat up or down?
Down 3. Who replaces the empty roll in your house?
I do 4. What do you use if you run out of toilet paper at home?
It never happens, but when it does, paper tissues or nakpins 5. Moist wipes?
No, they clog up the pipes and are not good for the environment 6. Do you or your lover leave the door open?
No 7. Do you talk, text or use your laptop while sitting on the throne?
I read 8. Have you ever discovered there was no toilet paper after you’ve gone in public restroom?
Yes, lately in a movie theater, then I used paper tissues and left some extra for the one after me. 9. Do you wait until you are alone in a public restroom?
No, the others make noice too 10. In a public restroom, do you sit, squat or line the seat?
I line the seat, you never know what someone ‘brought’ with them.
This morning my Mum was released from hospital. All in all she stayed there a week, and some of the infections are gone and others are better than before.
She dressed herself just before breakfast, but then still had to wait over 3 hours before the release was final. Of course she didn’t like it when they needed another heart film. Turned out they needed that one for her release.
Her own cardiologist is on vacation, so another one took over, my cardio specialist. He told me he figured out who was connected to whom after his departmental tour on Sunday. And also that my heart problems are not genetic. [Always good to know.]