Thursday, January 29, 2009
Zoo and day two in Amsterdam
Wanted to add a little more about our Amsterdam adventure....
Part of why the Dutch speak such good English is that so many of the movies are offered in the original language, so while we were there we went and saw the latest Woody Allen, Vicky Christina Barcelona. It was really very very good. What's her name, the famous one was good, the Spanish lover type was suitably smoldering. I do have to say that I had some trouble with one issue though. The Spanish lover, who was introduced as a famous Catalan painter had a very Spanish name and spoke only Spanish through the entire film. They also listened to Flamenco, which is from Andalucia and is not Catalan and the character who was doing a masters in Catalan identity was studying Spanish.
That said, great film, and pathetically, I think that is the first time I have been to a movie theater since before eldest was born. Weird that.
We also went to the zoo....four kids, beautiful day....off we went. Lots of cute and interesting animals, and lots of happy kids.
Plus I did a little shopping...I didn't buy this bag, though I have to confess I love it, and I could have gotten MILES of obedience training out if it, threatening eldest that I would wear it out in public if she didn't reform....
Plus I got the man this hat!!!! It's from BC hats in Australia. He has needed a hat for AGES, and occasionally buys himself (appalling) ones because they are cheap. I don't think it's cheap if they're that ugly, but anyway...so I got him one that wasn't cheap, but is really nice....a bac pac traveler...I have to admit, I kinda want one myself.
and it fit!