But I have not stood still, that's for sure!
I have just had the most amazing 3 weeks.
As I explained before I left, my father's side of the the family are all in the Netherlands. There are 8 Aunts and Uncles, 12 dutch cousins and their spouses and many cousin's children and grandchildren. My 2 sisters and I decided to go all the way to the other side of the world to join in a "Cousins Reunion".
I honestly thought I would be able to blog while I was away, to keep you up to date with what I was doing. After all, I thought, I am just going to visit people and drink coffee and eat cake. I'll have plenty of time to sneak in some blogging time!
Well, I have had a whirlwind of a 3 weeks! I did snatch some computer time but first, I always checked emails from home and answered them. Then I'd go onto an online journal where I would write what I was doing each day for my family back in Australia to read.
There were times when I'd be missing out on everyone chatting and laughing and making memories because I was busy at the computer! So I kept my screen time to a minimum.
I hope you enjoyed the things I posted before I went away and scheduled to show up throughout the 3 weeks. Be patient with me and I will be on track again soon.
Here are a few photos of some of the things I did...
|Saw the sight with my 2 sisters|
|Spent time with my cousin and friend Gina|
|Started our "Reunion day" with mingling (and eating) outside|
|All the cousins then walked around Haarlem for a bit.|
|We did a sight seeing tour by boat through the canals of Haarlem.|
|We ate dinner at an Australian Restaurant at Zantvoort!|
It was a great day, surrounded by other days of travelling around and seeing loved ones. We pretty much laughed our way through Holland!
|We ate LOTS of dutch food :)|
|I checked out the latest trend in the shops.|
|Admired people's homes and how they decorate.|
|Ate...and ate.... and ate!|
|We explored Amsterdam with my backpack on my front.|
(Check out the bike!)
|We laughed at the most ridiculous things!|
(My sister should keep her scarf shorter!)
|And I thoroughly loved living in the dutch world for 3 weeks.|
|We said lots of sad goodbyes :(|
|But last night it was mighty nice to come home |
again to loved ones down under :)