JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

A relaxed few days away

I had already told you something about the hassle with Gerben’s work. Gerben had a new job as of 1st of June, but his old employer kept him on his competition, which meant he had to stay for two months, otherwise they would take him to court. This has all yielded quite some stress with the hassle between lawyers etc. But finally came the word that he could start on the 1st of August at his new job. Because Gerben also had a lot of free hours, he decided to take the last two days of the month off, so he could start fresh and rested at his new employer. Last Friday he had already handed in his car and phone and tablet and that earned him a long weekend. Well we did feel like doing something relaxing and we decided that we wanted to go to a zoo in the south of the country. We booked a hotel so that we could do some fun the day before. So we went to Heerlen early in the afternoon on Sunday for a few relaxing days.

A walk and a lovely dinner

We arrived at the hotel at 2 o’clock and so we had plenty of time before dinner. We waited for the start of Formule 1, disappointing race for Max. And then we went for a walk, that is, on flat ground I walk and on hills I use the wheelchair. It is still an unbelievable summer and we enjoyed the beautiful nature in the area. We got lost a bit because Gerben forgot to take the map. And he knew how to walk, yeah, men! We had a lovely dinner and enjoyed eating outside.

GaiaZoo

If you are in the Netherlands and you love to visit a zoo, I can recommend GaiaZoo. What a lovely place and so nicely laid out. We spend over six hours there. Very very nice place. On our way home we had dinner in Nijmegen also outside, we love to eat outside! We had a fantastic relaxed weekend and all the stress is gone now! Good luck Gerben with your new job!

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67 Comments

  1. August 3, 2018 / 2:40 am

    A get away sounds just like what Gerben needed; stress from work is the pits! The zoo looks wonderful and so do you pretty lady!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks Kellyann!

  2. August 3, 2018 / 3:39 am

    Glad you kids enjoyed some down time together before Gerben started his new job. What a lovely place to vacation!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks Leslie.

  3. Jodie
    August 3, 2018 / 5:09 am

    How wonderful that you got to get away like this!! I haven’t been to a zoo in ages…what a fun time!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      We go often, in the UK in wildwoods. It’s so relaxing.

  4. August 3, 2018 / 6:39 am

    Nice getaway for some downtime! I personally love going to the zoo, I think more than me kids lol.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Haha, I love it a lot too and I don’t even have kids!

  5. August 3, 2018 / 8:19 am

    A great idea by Gerben – sometimes you might as well go with it and make the most of it! Looks like a fantastic trip Nancy! Best of luck to Gerben in his new job xx

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you very much!

  6. August 3, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    I hope Gerben enjoys his new job. My congratulations to him.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you very much!

  7. August 3, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Dear Nancy. A short break can create lots of energy, doesn’t it? Sometimes even more than going away for a few weeks. The place in Heerlen looks absolutely heavenly. Love, Lieske

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Yes, we only went for one night yet it feld like a real mini vacation!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      Thanks Kathrine!

  8. August 3, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day out Nancy. I hope Gerben enjoys his new job xx

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      It’s a bit hectic, but much better! Thanks Laurie!

  9. August 3, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    great way to put all the old work hassel behind you both.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Yes indeed! Thanks Linda!

  10. August 3, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Awww, Yayyy! Thanks for featuring me, Nancy! A big virtual hug to you! I’m glad you were able to have a few relaxing days.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Ha ha, thanks Kim!

  11. August 3, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    So glad you had some time off to unwind!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Me too! Thanks!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks Suzanne!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you very much Elise!

  12. August 3, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Glad to hear all was finally resolved and he was able to begin his new job. Sounds like you enjoyed your time away and it was relaxing. Loved the zoo photos!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks Jennie!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks Rachael!

  13. August 3, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Nancy, I am sorry to hear that Gerben had such issues with his transition to a new job. But I am glad you got it all worked out and got a chance for a relaxing weekend away. What fun! Thanks so much for sharing all the fun photos.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      It was like a mini vacation!

  14. August 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    How stressful, but at least you have had a lovely break and it is all good to go with Gerben’s new job.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you very much Hilda!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Tina!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      I do too! It’s always a great day out!

  15. August 3, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Looks like you had a great few days off and now Gerben can start his new job all refreshed.
    Nora

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      And he did! Thanks!

  16. August 3, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    I am glad you were able to have a few days break! Good luck to Gerben with his new job!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  17. August 3, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Nancy, I am sorry about Gerben’s work ! But how fantastic to be able to enjoy all of these activities. I especially loved the pictures of the zoo animals. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks Elle! Have a good weekend!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! I am never able to comment on your blog with my phone! I’m sorry.

  18. August 4, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Ooooh Limburg is best mooi. Ik heb er gewoond. Gaia Zoo is ook heel mooi om te bezoeken.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      Ja echt hè. En zo enorm mooi aangelegd!

  19. August 4, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon your post and happy to learn about your Friday linkup, Nancy. Excellent blog! That place seems exceptional and very picturesque!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Welcome! And thank you very much!

  20. August 4, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Hi Nancy Your trip looks like so much fun
    I’ve not linked up for ages! Its nice to be back thank you for hosting !
    xx

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks Ashley!

  21. August 5, 2018 / 12:57 am

    How stressful! Some time away to relax seems like such a nice idea after all that work stress, and it’s great you had fun! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂 It’s a quiet one here again, we caught another winter bug unfortunately!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      I hope you’re well! Have a good Sunday!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks Ada!

  22. August 7, 2018 / 9:31 am

    This looks sooo fun! I’d love to be close to these lovely creatures too, what an experience would that be!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Jessica.

  23. August 7, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Sounds like a lovely few days resting with the family. You llook lovely in your outfit X #anythinggoes

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you very much!

  24. August 8, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely time! That’s great!
    I really enjoyed reading about the Zoo, which I haven’t visited when I was in the Netherlands.
    Thanks for the tip!
    Love,
    Claudia

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      My pleasure, it’s really worth it!

  25. August 13, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Lovely photos Nancy. I love getaways like this 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks Claire!

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