Ladies and Gentlemen, please give it up for… Camilla!!
September 19, 2009
Uuuuuhhh yesterday was a great day! Woke up, the sun was out and I thought.. right! This is the day! And luckily Marc, new friend from Amsterdam, the high priest of A’dam cycling (check out http://amsterdamize.com), had the day off and kindly offered to be my consigliere on this highly important matter. Getting a bike! And of course not just one bike, oh no.. it had to be LE bike! So we went off to shop around. We first went to a second hand store near where I live and they had only one bike on offer. A one year old, pink omafiets which was great but didn’t completely win my heart. So we went off again to another store (there are more bicycle stores than bakeries here!) and there she was. Camilla! my future bike. Love at first sight. She is exactly what I love, très scruffy chic! Oh! we were made for each other.. she is a little bit old, a little bit scruffy, with a couple of bruises, but very sophisticated and worldly, and fun and cheeky! and of course.. black!.. very very stylish! I provided her with a nice (and bloody heavy) red necklace (new word for chain, as the chain is often more expensive than the bike here!) and off we went! And this is the start of our adventures….
After riding through the park we stopped for a nice white beer (Marc), tea with fresh mint (Me).. Camilla in the meantime was already charming Mr Freight… oh! I’m so proud of here! She is so very me! We still have some translations problem from Dutch to Italian, but I’m sure in no time we’ll become best girlfriends! Marc was probably wondering how he found himself with this lunatic Italian and thinking.. oh my God she is completely crazy! and I’m sure you can all sympathize with him! So just to remind you of what he had to go through here a video he made!! Enjoy!
I’m off with Camilla now… bye bye!!! ;)