As my sister Clarijalke had problems with her computer and printer, I used my free travel 65+ to go to Amsterdam and solve the problems. First off to CoolBlue with a set of 63/302 cartridges, which not matched with her wifi printer HP4525. The CoolBlue people acknowledged, that the delivery should have been 302/302 cartridges. Having bought that set, we went one floor below to choose a new laptop. The model was not on stock and will be delivered next Monday.
At home I called HP office abought the wrong delivery. CoolBlue had instructed us NOT to open the new bought cartridges before having spoken to HP. With a lot of efforts I got the following explanation: 63/302 were a new XL version of the 302/302 ones. As only the black cartridge printed a testpage, they promised to send a new colour 63/302.
After that there was a lot of free time left, as there was no computer to be installed. So my sister proposed to take a stroll in unknown parts of Amsterdam. We went to a former animal shelter annex animal graveyard, presently a beer brewery “Cats and Dogs”.
And I know she is very good in it. As there was a huge rainstorm passing over, we went back by bus and had dinner at the Italian restaurant Libero.
Our Dad reads “The new clothes of the Emperor”; left to right: Luke Cecil, Dad Geert-Jan Barkhuis, Ninouchka and Clarijalke.
Family Barkhuis: period 1839 – 1969.
Friday, 01 March 2019: birthday dinner at Ristorante Italiano “Libero”, with our neighbors Peter and Marie from Nijmegen, my sisters Clarijalke and Ninouchka Barkhuis from Amsterdam, my friend Bart de Boer from Amsterdam, Pierre and yours truly.
Amsterdam – Restaurant Bouf
Very near the Concertgebouw is the restaurant Bouf. They serve a Concertgebouw dinner: starter and main course after your choice, and coffee, for the fixed price of €32.50 / £29.20 (wine not included).
For my sister: duck breast
For me: goat cheese
For my sister: Black Angus Beef
For me: Calf steak.
WotW#101 – My eldest sister came over from Amsterdam, to celebrate her 72th birthday in Nijmegen. She will stay 3 days. Above she is sitting beside the statue of the Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt.
2017/06/30 – My eldest sister invited us for a celebration dinner @ Bistro De Stadstuyn, where we often come, also with Lady Mary Stewart-Wilson 🙂
As entrée for my sister and me a “Platter Stadstuyn”. For Pierre: goat cheese from the oven.
As main course for her: salmon with italian pasta.
As main course for me: a beef carpaccio XXL. For Pierre an entrecote with French blue cheese.
As desert for me: a “Grand Desert Stadstuyn”. Pierre and my sister: coffee.