“Alles gaat de goed kant op” (Everything’s going in the right direction).
Portrait of Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, in celebration of his decade in power, and recent re-election on the back of the ‘toeslagenaffaire’ — a scandal involving false allegations of fraud against some 26,000 Dutch families, many with immigrant backgrounds, and many of whom were left financially ruined as a result. Go Mark!
Ferdinand Grapperhaus with cakes.
“Hello mum, you alright? Yeah I’m OK thanks. Mum, is your laptop on? No? Oh, no worries. I was just wondering if you could look something up for me? Yes. Well, could you find out what the emergency number is here? That’s right, the emergency one. I can’t remember what they use here. Could you look it up and ring me back? Brilliant. No, no, everything’s fine. No really. I was just curious, that’s all. Okay. Lovely stuff. I’ll speak to you in a minute then. Thanks mum. Bye for now. Cheerio. Bye. Bye.”
This is getting towards my house—near the Zwarte Haan.
Amsterdam welcomes you!
A drawing in pen, ink, pencil, crayon and gel pen.
Portrait of Arno Brok—full page in last Saturday’s Leeuwarder Courant.
(Big thanks to Alie Veenhuizen).