Today, December 5th we have ‘Pakjesavond’, the evening on which Sinterklaas celebrates his birthday. The title of this entry is the start of a song and translates in “Listen, how the wind blows through the trees”. Very appropriate because we have been under a fiery weather alarm today. In the afternoon it has stormed so intense that that Dutch Rail decided to discontinue their service and trucks were blown off the roads. The police had to close down the highway, so I was forced to get home using back roads. Fortunately it didn’t take me too long, but the drive home was scary enough with the thunderstorms, hail and the high winds.
We’re not celebrating any of the Sinterklaas activities. Leann cooked Ravioli and we’re just sitting back, relaxing. It’s been a very intense week for me at work. Today I had my annual evaluation and my manager is very satisfied with my results this year and the progress that I made. Naturally there’s always room for improvement.
Tomorrow is Friday. I look forward to the weekend. I would like to go out again to take more pictures again and may be even use the new lens that I bought for the camera. We’ll see how things work.
Fijne Pakjesavond! 😀