4/20 always sneaks up on me!
It seems to have got imminent again.
I think it's partly because everyone starts talking about it during the previous year so it gets stuck in my tiny mind as ages in the future, until suddenly it isn't!
Also because it's my birthday so I've been busy getting old over the past couple of weeks.
Anyway, it's next week!
Time to make some burnt offerings to the weather gods. The long range forecast is looking pretty good: 16C - 20C and mostly dry. Excellent!
So, talk of Pijp crawl on Friday.
The past couple of years we've stayed in Ballonnetje for 2 or 3 hours at least.
That would suggest moving to the Pijp around maybe 4-ish.
Probably not ideal for shopping in the Albert Cuypmarkt, but still possible if we do that first.
Shall we set an aim for a particular coffeeshop at a particular time?
Say Yo-Yo after the market closes at 5?
We could do a circuit of the Pijp from there.
Early Saturday meet moves from Voyagers to Mr K then. Trad - Mr K is what used to be Sanementereng, the antiques shop/coffeeshop. It's in the Jordaan. See here: Mr K
Another tradition that's started to become established over the past few years is an afternoon at the Sound Garden.
This only really works if the sun is shining.
There is a suitable gap on Thursday between 420 Coffeeshop (Dutch Flowers) and Eerste Hulp.
At the moment the forecast is for Thursday to be the warmest day of the week but that could change.
If it looks like being a nice day closer to the time then it could be a good plan.