Friday, April 27, 2007

Slave free chocolate!

Yes, it exists. The first chocolate bar made of chocolate were no forced labor whatsoever has been involved.
My wife just brought a bar back from the supermarket and it's very, very good, very more-ish. Website on:


Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Took a trip to the Heijmanshof. Nice photo opportunities there.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pregnant shrimp!

Yes, one of my beeshrimp (Caridina serrata) is pregnant!
Picture isn't that great but you can clearly see about 2 dozen eggs under her belly.

I bought 5 of these lovely little shrimp when I redid my aquarium. I've had 'm for about 6 weeks now and this is the first pregancy I've spotted. According to the experts at petshrimp this species isn't very easy to breed so I must be doing something right.
I'm going to put some mesh in front of the filter intake to try and prevent any young from ending in there. I may add another shell for extra shelter and will feed the fish in my community tank extra, perhaps a few young will make it.

Here's a pic of my tank, a Jewel Rekord 70. at 70 liters or about 18 gallons it's not that big but I like it.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

office building
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
And shot this during my lunchbreak. I like it. Some other shots in my flickr album.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

As Roel pointed out, K's choice has clever and witty lyrics.

This I really like, it's from the album The Great Subconscious Club

I woke up between dawn and night
Thought I heard the voice of Mommy
Sounds as if my parents have a fight
So I woke up my brother lying next to me

I wonder why she's making all that noise
Better go and check it out
So without trying to breathe only the sound of little feet
We were about to discover what that noise was all about

And as we opened up the door
We saw them lying on the kitchen floor
We were grateful for they both did their best
But we said 'Hey, there must be an easier way to make breakfast'

They both got up real fast
As if they were caught (or something)
And then we understood at last
It was a surprise breakfast they were planning

Mommy stumbled, 'Later, kids, you'll understand'
While Daddy was busy putting on his pants
We said 'We already do, don't worry, we'll do the rest'
So far for our quest, we made coffee, boiled eggs
We made them breakfast

Rhianne drawing
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Since I started it mid-july 2006. This is the latest pic I put there.

I do find the 200 photo limit for free accounts a problem these days. I'm hoping someone will buy me a pro account here:

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Here's where I buy my flour

windmolen De eersteling
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Windmill "De Eersteling" is where I usually get my flour. There's a new, young miller in there and he sells absolutely the best flour I've ever used. I hardly need to touch it before the gluten start doing their work.

Every easter I bake a big somewhat flat loaf filled with raisins and almonds.