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Bad Luck Versus Good Luck

Today is Friday the thirteenth and although I’m anything but superstitious, I must admit that some bad luck hit us this morning. We woke up early and as always I made my way to the kitchen to brew some coffee. While I was grinding the beans Rene walked into the kitchen with a sad and painful face. He told me he had a very painful kink in the neck and the pain was quite bad. I tried to massage his muscles around the neck and shoulders in the hope it would be a relief but it didn’t do much. After a hot shower it felt a little better but his muscles were aching from his neck to his shoulders. He decided to stay home today and give it some rest. I’m really happy to say that he’s feeling much better right now and the rest today really helped, which is a relief as we leave tomorrow morning to go to Cologne for the weekend. Tomorrow we are together for five years! Can’t believe how fast the time flies by. We will stay in Cologne until Monday evening and I’m really looking forward to spend some time away together.

It wasn’t all bad luck though today as we also received this beautiful coffee pot from House Doctor in the mail. A couple of weeks ago House Doctor had a survey running and was giving out this coffee pot to 20 lucky people who had filled it in. Rene and me both filled it in and a couple of days later Rene received an e-mail that he had won one of the coffee pots (made me a very happy girlfriend).

♥ I hope your Friday was much better than ours – happy weekend you guys! ♥

Walking through the city enjoying the sun

haarlem tower

The sun was shining this morning and since that’s pretty rare these days I decided to go for a walk through the city. Haarlem has a beautiful church, the saint Bavo, which keeps amazing me every time I walk by it. I walked through some beautiful alleys and little streets.

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cafe ben

I walked across Douwe Egberts café when I decided to grab a coffee there. Although I’m usually avoiding Douwe Egberts because I’m more into the smaller coffee cafe’s I was drawn to this one. Not too weird if you take a look at the old building it was in, I fell in love with the windows right away. When I entered the café I was amazed by how awesome it looked from the inside. I ordered a cappuccino and went upstairs to find myself a nice place to sit and have a better look at the stained glass windows.

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Whenever you find yourself in Haarlem make sure to visit the Douwe Egberts café (zijlstraat 58) to have a look at the beautiful building they’re in. After finishing the cappuccino I headed back home. I was just inside when it started to rain, lucky me! Glad I had a chance to enjoy some sun today.