Thursday July 30th - Theme: Street Theater
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As today was my daughter's 7th birthday we didn't spend too much time in town but had a quick look around. First we went to the arts market where all sorts of people displayed (and sold) their paintings, jewellery, cards, pottery and more. There was also a blacksmith who demonstrated the making of his work. He was very friendly and offered to make Reagan and her friend Kirsten something as they were fascinated by what he did. He suggested we go for a walk and come back later so that is exactly what we did.
We stopped at an oliebollenkraam and bought an oliebol each. An oliebol literally translated is an oil ball and I know that sounds pretty disgusting but they are actually quite nice. Basically it's a blob of batter which is then fried in really hot oil.
We then went on a train ride on "Bello", a train which now has wheels to go onto the road with. This brings you around part of town for 1,50 per person. It was a novelty for the kids but I can tell you really uncomfortable!
After that we decided to head home via the blacksmith. He had made some simple curly things for the kids, not spectacular (and I must say neither was the rest of his work) but the kids loved it! And that was the end of this Donderdag Meppeldag for us.