We haven't had any wet snow all week . No hail , either .
The shops are full of rabbit shaped buns , lamb shaped chunks of butter , chicken shaped slices of ham and chocolate-flavoured Advocaat to wash it all down with . Yes , it must be nearly Spring . Time for us all to rediscover the world .
Sadly , most of us seemed to have missed last week's Street Fishing Leeuwarden bonanza , but never mind ... there's loads more to tempt us out this weekend .
Tomorow , a local care home has a workshop on worm hotels . There's a Freubel craft fair at the shopping center with a Shanty choir and workshops on making jewellery out of Nespresso cups . Every village within a twenty mile radius has a jumble sale , birdwatching or birdbox making event .
There's an Archeology Day in the Historical Center with local metal detecting finds , talks galore , demonstrations on how to make mediëval pottery and restore old metalwork . Province-wide , there are klezmer concerts , brass band concerts , rockabilly bands and a nearby church has " Timeless , a tribute evening with ballads in the style of Adele "...
Despite looking like something out of Monty Python ,
local band The Stammen will be singing covers of the Rolling Stones in a cafe ten miles up the road ... while ten miles in the other direction there's a jazzcrossover concert ( no , I don't know either ) and , on Sunday , Evensong in Easterein's Martinikerk will be sung by The Common Ladies while Bach's Mathaus Passion will be sung everywhere else .
I think I'll be going to the Archeology Day ... though the chance to see the lumberjacks singing ' Let's Spend The Night together ' is tempting ...