19 Nov 2018


This weekend I spent in Amsterdam, to celebrate my grandson's 8th birthday !

The living room was nicely decorated and the preparation for the buffet started. The house in Amsterdam is a bit strange, because you can look from the living into the kitchen, which is very practical because you also can see into the pots !

First thing on Saturday morning (very early) he unpacked his gifts ! The tip of the top was a Nitendo football (soccer) game for which he had saved money for a long time and the amount missing was added by his parents. So the other gifts had to wait a bit to get his attention !

The happy birthday boy with his favorite gift !

In the afternoon the family and my DIL's best friends arrived with their children.  Toby tries to blow out the candle and his two cousins are watching. It was very difficult ! We had a nice afternoon, it had been a long time I hadn't seen my DIL's family so we had quite a lot to chat ! Too quick the afternoon was over and they all left around 6.30 pm. Of course I was full with all the good things I had eaten and nobody was hungry for supper !

On Sunday morning the weather was sunny and cold so we didn't do anything special in the morning.
After lunch, Toby was invited to another birthday. My DIL had some work to do for her office so my son took me to the cinema !

First I had a little lunch and ate these delicious little fishes just like you eat chips ! Unfortunately I couldn't find out yet how they are called. We were in a cute little town Hilversum, and did also a little window shopping, I even found a nice pullover in black with "diamonds" and three cats for New Year !

Then we saw this movie, I had always wished to see ever since it came out, but nobody of my friends were interested to see this film. So I was very happy that my son did and after he had bought a huge bag of popcorn and 2 bottles of water, we settled down in our seats. Unfortunately we were in the 3rd or 4th row, so I had first to get used to it, I had the impression to nearly be amongst the actors.

I liked the film very much ! I didn't know that Freddy loved cats so much that each cat had her own room ! Now I appreciate him even more. He had not an easy life at that time being homosexual. I really felt sad for him.

The trouble for me was, I didn't like the actor who played Freddy. First he didn't look like him at all and certainly not so handsome. I don't talk about his interpretation but physically they could have found a more twin like one ! The whole movie long I was afraid that his false teeth would fall out, but it probably was because I was sitting so close to the screen.

Anyway the film was great, I enjoyed it very much ! When we came home Toby was back from his birthday too. We spent the evening together and then he had to go to bed because there is school on Monday !


Tamago said...

Looks like it was a fun party. Happy birthday to your grandson!
And how nice you got to see the movie with your son. It sounds like a great movie. Now I like Freddy because he was a cat person :-)

Fun60 said...

That sounded like the perfect weekend to spend precious time with your grandson and your son.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you enjoyed yourself!

mamasmercantile said...

Always nice to spend quality time with family and create some wonderful memories to treasure.

Andrew said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. I agree that the teeth were overdone in the film. Mercury's teeth weren't that bad.

Maribeth said...

Ah, my Birthday Twin is growing up so fast and becomes more and more handsome! It looks like he enjoyed his party! So glad you were able to go. I want to see Bohemian Rhapsody, but it is already gone from our theaters!

Wendy said...

How nice to be able to share Toby's birthday celebrations.