week 38 / the guests have left

Food

So much food! When I’m not at work I rarely eat lunch (because I get up later, and so have breakfast later). No such nonsense with my mom and aunt here though, lunch every day! And dinner. And breakfast. And maybe things in between those meals, some days.

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My aunt played us this clip (in Swedish, sorry):

Personal

After having walked around Leiden several days, I can only say – again – that it’s a very pretty city. If you like old houses and canals, if you don’t, then it’s not for you.

Purchase

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Recommendation

Took the visiting ladies to the Zuiderzee museum after a recommendation from a colleague, and it was very nice. We were very lucky with the weather too, so that helped.

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week 31/this one’s actually done in time

Food

As it’s cooled down a bit this week (like, 27-29 C rather than 37 C), we haven’t ordered food! (*pats self on back*) My favorites this week were the Korean beef wraps and the oven baked aubergine with pasta. I would show pictures, but I don’t have any. You can imagine it 😛

Music

Plans

I fly to Sweden on Saturday for a week of vacation with the family (and they’ve planned this road trip, meaning we’ll barely be “at home” at all?). Meanwhile the security people at Amsterdam airport are – as far as I understand – taking extra breaks and shit (rather than going on strike), leading to “additional delays” on top of it being the busiest period at the airport since it’s school vacations. Not stressing me out. AT. ALL.

Future log

This is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Future log. On a theme or just random things you’re planning to do/looking forward to.

I have spent ridiculous amounts on vacation this year. “But the year has just begun?”, you might wonder. Indeed, but why should this stop me? We’d already planned a 10-day caribbean holiday in March, then my mom really wants to go on Hurtigruten, and considering everything we should do that a.s.a.p. I am poor now. So poor.

(Yes, I’m being dramatic. Despite having reduced my savings account quite significantly, we are by no means “poor”. Sorry. It just hurts my wallet.)

So, my current future log of things to look forward to:

  • Vacation on Curacao
  • Vacation in Norway
  • Moving?

City Trip to Maastricht

Last weekend I went to Maastricht with friends. It’s a city in the very southeast end of NL, that – like many Dutch cities – started off as a Roman settlement (which I still think is cool).

We walked, talked, ate good food and drank nice drinks. And somehow I ended up with a super-red lipstick (this one) that I’ll probably never dare use. All in all, it was a very nice trip. And here are some pictures to show how picturesque the city is:

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This is a church that has been repurposed as a bookstore. Just as cool as it sounds.

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And parts of the city wall are still there:

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And off I go!

There doesn’t seem to be anything to blog about at the moment. I don’t have time to do it at work, and I can’t come up with anything at home, so that leaves the blog in some sort of limbo.

Yesterday was a much needed public holiday. The weather was awesome and we had in-laws visiting the whole day for belated birthday celebrations. Tonight we fly to Dublin for a weekend trip. (Yes, I am off again. I’m as surprised as you. But it’s only 1 day.)

Can’t wait!