Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Is a big hot tub heated by a fire built underneath big coiled metal pipe that is connected to the tub at 2 different heights. Since hot water rises this creates flow of water in the pipes where hot water exits the pipe into the tub close to the top and cold water flows from the bottom of the tub into the pipe where it is warmed by the fire.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
One of the things that annoy me about The Netherlands is that it is very difficult to get information about prices and opening hours on companies webpages. There is a website name openingstijden.nl that lists lot of opening hours, especially for supermarkets and stores but that does not excuse car manufacturer from not listing his opening hours and/or prices on his website. Another thing that annoys me is that barely any companies can be contacted by E-mail. They all insist that you contact them by phone and then you get automated switchboard with only Dutch being spoken.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
It is snowing here in Hoofddorp. The snow is falling down softly while the neighborhood kids, and few parents, are playing on the ice in the pond on front of the building. In Iceland this would not happen. The snow would not fall down softly, it would blow with the howling wind. The neighborhood kids would not be allowed outside and almost all ponds have been filled up so that kids don't play there (to keep them save from harm). The parents are too busy to spend time with their kids. We sure miss a lot.