Dutch licorice and a clock
Today a package arrived from Paul with 3 bags of Dutch licorice and a clock in the shape of a mobile phone having an Apple decal. The latter was a joke as we often discuss the pros and cons of owning Apple devices.
Close-up of Dutch licorice.
I got the traditional Dutch candy in exchange for a small Perl script and a very small Python script.
"Apple" mobile phone clock.
Business dinner in Utrecht
In the afternoon I travelled by bus and train to Utrecht in order to attend a business dinner. I first took a bus to the bus station in Naaldwijk. Next, I took a bus to Schiedam, to the train station.
From there a took an NS Sprinter in the direction of Dordrecht to arrive at the train station "Rotterdam Centraal".
Rotterdam: the NS Intercity to Leeuwarden.
At Rotterdam I took the Intercity to Leeuwarden, and after a nice trip I got out in Utrecht.
Train station "Rotterdam Centraal" taken from the train.
Once in Utrecht I had to search a bit, using the Maps App on my iPhone 5 to find the restaurant; Metro City Kitchen. After some work related talk we ordered. I had Tournedos rare as the main dish and Mango curd for dessert. After dessert I had a cappuccino and some time later a mint tea. All in all it was an excellent evening.
Train station "Rotterdam Centraal".
On the way back I missed the bus to Naaldwijk at Schiedam and had to wait one hour. Luckily it was not raining and not too cold. I arrived back home just before 12.