Welcome to Ruis' new blog! Here he continues (photo-)writing about his Dutch cat- and dog family, online adventures with his friends and other things that come to mind. ~ the staff.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Streets have been completely cleared for all in costume, for parades, street bands, parties and celebration.
Crazy new carnival songs, that you can hear and sing along are being played everywhere… Music resounds through the streets!

Carnival Maastricht

The carnival season begins each year on 11 November at 11:11 AM. And although the actual carnival this year is from 21 to 24 February 2009, the festival and party season in Maastricht started as early as the beginning of this year…

And specially for the carnival parade today, we went to a carnival shop yesterday to buy us a costume.

Carnival Maastricht

Slowly we see the truth come by… hahahahaha.

Carnival Maastricht

Our friends Sassy, Asta, Opus and Momo really are here!!

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In Maastricht

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It was already late (and colder…) when we arrived in Maastricht. We checked-in in our hotel, freshened up and went out again…

Ruis & Karl ~ Dinner for 2

The location of the restaurant was a shallow subtropical sea 120 million years ago, and tonight –- 30 meters below the surface of the South Limburg Hills, in an ancient underground limestone quarry –- we were having our romantic dinner there.
Over 300 shimmering candles were creating an unique and very intimate atmosphere, which made it complete. It was an evening we will never forget!

On our way back to the hotel we were talking how wonderful it was that we finally had a few days together. No other cats, no dogs — just the two of us!!

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The "empty" hotel room...

But in the hotel room, and already in our pajamas, I got the strange feeling we were not alone…

Ruis & Karl in hotel room

I must be hallucinating…

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