Back home

I came back home on Saturday to hot and humid weather and spent the weekend pottering around my flat, uploading the very few pictures I took to flickr and started a new knitting project (more about that later).

The time away was very nice although after three weeks I’m a bit glad to be back in my own flat, sleep in my own bed etc.

I spent the first week in the Netherlands, first in Friesland (Sneek) and then in Noord-Holland (Alkmar, Amsterdam). Amsterdam was great but incredibly busy and of course we tried to press too much into our two days. We managed to walk a lot of the city centre, took a canal cruise and visited the Van Gogh Museum but, boy, I was dead after that day! The lack of pictures is a result of lots of rain and our tight schedule but I’m happy to share my meagre pickings:

That’s Leeuwarden (not Sneek!)

sneek1

sneek3

My favourite place in loud, crowded Amsterdam was the Begijnenhof, a beautiful, quiet and peaceful courtyard hidden behind one of the busiest squares of the inner city.

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begijnenhof

After Amsterdam we desperately needed some peace and quiet and lots of space so Egmont an Zee seemed like a good idea, despite the weather:

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egmont1

That’s it, I’m afraid! I spent the last two weeks at my parent’s in East Frisia and apart from knitting related contents I only took one picture there.

poldi

That’s Poldi, our dog indulging in his favourite pastime: sleeping. He only opened his eyes for a second and went straight back to sleep after the picture.

So, now it’s back to work! I will be back during the week to share some fibre purchases and two finished objects!
See U!

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