I love getting visitors, however a visitor that can speak the lingo!!!!! is worth their waiting gold!! This weekend we had friends from Dubai come to stay. C is Swedish but lived in Holland for a large part of her childhood. They arrived on saturday and it was so lovely to see her & M too. C came skipping into our house, speaking the lingo sounding like the chef from the muppets!! My response? the same as always “Can you speak English”?
All joking aside we had a fab weekend we went to Keukenhoff to see the tulips, it was beautiful, again they had catered for children with adventures playgrounds etc. However it was bloody freezing and LPV was getting more and more miserable. We did let him have a run around but kept him close as it was just too much temptation for him to just pick the heads off the beautiful flowers! In the middle was a huge windmill they had a brass band play tradition dutch music but what got us all excited?? Bread rolls with warm ham in them and fresh Stroop waffles. It’s all about the food!! After we filled our faces we walked around for a little bit more and then decided it was too bloody cold.
We went back to the car to warm up and then headed to Zaanseschans (yes I know that word makes perfect sense doesn’t it). It’s a really cute little preserved dutch village with working mills running but windmill power. Great for kids agin but unfortunately LPV was having none of it, he was cold, he was tired
and he needed a glass of wine sorry that was Mammy. On a nice sunny, warm day it would have been superb, the cheese they made there were fabby.
I love that now we’re getting out and about seeing more of Holland, I’m sure when I’ve been to the tulip fields 20 times it will be a different story but after 9 desert safari’s in 3 years Tulips and cheese are a nice change!! I need to keep C around tho as she is my menu translator!! Its far less embarrassing asking her than sitting in a restaurant with google translate
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