Friday, December 08, 2006

Huis Ten Bosch


It's pronounced "House Ten Boss-u" according to a nice Dutch man working there. I decided needed a little Christmas, so I headed to HTB this past weekend (after I finished Book 1 of my Japanese language course, of course!). Weather was awful (thought of putting in another word, but don't know how young my reading audience is-), and I got reeeeeeally sick on some food I ate there. I SWEAR I'm not taking anymore nenkyu (I only get 20 days "off" a year - no summer, winter, or spring break - just those 20 days + a sprinkling of a few national holidays) - because the last time I did it was for a funeral, and now I was violently ill. Better for me just to be at work! Yikes! Well, anyway, the lights and decorations were pretty, but HTB is definitely lacking a key element...let me see...it's missing....oh yeah - that's it - it's missing a lot of Dutch people! But at least the place looked as lovely as it could in the London weather we were having (the photo in the post is the ONLY moment of sunshine I saw). OK, maybe I'm a little crabby now - hungry for lunch - let's see what Hokka Hokka Tei delivered today. I'll write more about HTB and it's alleged loveliness when I go back and see it -

4 comments:

Papa san said...

I would be OK to use that word if you didn't use all 26 E's.

Bosch being pronouced "Boss-u" sounds like a Japanese pronouciation of a Dutch word.....
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I think you sent your steeeenking weather over here.......
it's 60 degrees, grey and drizzly

Cara said...

It was 23 this morning in Dallas, so you both have nothing to complain about :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, so the weather rots all over--it is soooooooo cold (17 degrees?? Who thought that was a good idea??) and don't even get me started on my $295 electric bill.

The good news? Um... well... I know enough about microwaves to create a cup of hot cocoa without injuring innocent bystanders...

usually.

Tracey Petruff said...

G-chan,
Much better than how I am with a microwave - I'll post a photo of mine. If anyone can figure out how to use it, let me know! The only things I can decipher now is "sutato" and "kukki". I think it also can be used as a toaster and even an oven - but it's still very much a mystery. Fortunately I don't have any "innocent bystanders" around when it's in use.