Friday after baking pies, Linda and I went out for lunch. We went to a restaurant in Haarlem called "Jacobus Pieck" and had a delicious hamburger!
Afterwards we stopped at a little Spanish deli called "Jamon Jamon" and got some pastrami. She was getting some and I thought I would also to make rueben sandwiches for dinner. Then we stopped at Deka Markt for the rye bread and emmentaler cheese and I bought the sauerkraut and cocktail whiskey sauce at Albert Heijn.
Linda also showed me where to get Crisco (Mabrouk just started carrying it!) and corn starch (Albert Heijn)!
Today (Saturday) Andrew and I started decorating for Christmas! We hung a wreath on the front door and decorated our table centerpiece.
Is it the Wizard of Oz?!?!
Andrew also bought another lock for the bicycles so that we could get them away from the house. We were having to strap them to the gutter in front, which wasn't easy and I was worried about breaking the pipe. Now we can lock them to a pole in front of the house...
Sunday, November 25th
Today we took a dreaded trip to IKEA! It's one of those huge stores that they have pathways through forcing you to go through every department before you can leave! We bought some more Christmas decorations and a new light for our bedroom. It gets dark so early here and we found we couldn't even see the color of our socks to get dressed!
We also stopped at the carwash in town. It was very windy today and the decorative cows they had next to the canal blew over! Looks like "Cow tipping in Haarlem"!
Bought a few more Christmas decorations....and put up our new little Dutch Village!