Hi everyone, I am back again! Back from vacation, back from two weeks of enjoying and relaxing, back from our holiday in The Netherlands. Recovering from the stress that life brings these days. Unfortunately we couldn’t go to our beloved England, but we have discovered some beautiful places in our own country. And we had gorgeous weather, which makes all the difference of course!
Holiday in The Netherlands
The first week of our holiday in The Netherlands, we went to Drenthe. Drenthe is very green and very diverse. Lots of moors and forest. And full of characteristic villages where occasionally life seems to stand still. Which is sometimes very nice. We stayed in a small hotel and cycled a lot. I just got my new bike so I had to get used to the saddle! Gosh, I’ve had some saddle pain! But it was very beautiful and we enjoyed delicious meals in the hotel, something we consider not unimportant.
Back home we shopped in Arnhem a bit, I found the perfect gold colored top, vintage by Clio! We invited friends over for a bbq and read in the garden, enjoying the sun.
The second week we went to Texel for a few days, a Wadden island. Of course always wonderful to be on an island, you get a bit of that England feeling.(not really, nothing beats the UK in my eyes) But how busy it was! We’re not quite used to that yet. Didn’t like that part at all. And Dutch people are just very rude, sometimes I feel ashamed to be Dutch. But we also cycled here a lot, through the dunes. That is so beautiful, especially the stretches along the sea. And we did a seal tour. Wonderful to see them in their natural habitat. Also here we had a small cozy hotel. Holiday in The Netherlands isn’t that bad.
What a joy to be out in nature
Back at home we still had a few days of holiday. We went out for dinner, invited my father for dinner, invited my in laws for cake( it was my birthday the 31st) and had a bbq at our friends. And enjoyed the warm weather. The days we were away we had wonderful weather and on Texel we had even 27 degrees Celcius, 80 F. But on all that joy comes to an end and normal life has started again. Of course it’s super busy straight away, weird is that how fast you seem to forget you even had some time off.
Today I have something very exciting, but I can’t say anything about that yet, haha that’s helpful! But above all, Ihave to get rid of a lot of administration work and update the blog. By the time it’s the weekend again, I hope I’ll be up and running again!
Have a nice week everyone!
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I think it’s absolutely fabulous to explore your own area that way. Especially when the weather is good and you can enjoy Mother Nature.
Can’t wait to hear your surprise,
Sounds like a fun vacation! Loved seeing these pictures from your trip!
Well, welcome back! Sorry you didn’t get to your beloved England but it sounds like you had a great time anyway. It’s so nice to get away!
So glad you enjoyed your vacation! The nature looks and sounds wonderful. Love that fun beach photo on you that you shared on Insta.
I’m glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday, even if it wasn’t in England! You were certainly very lucky with the weather, especially considering the Summer we’ve had. I can imagine Texel being quite busy as it’s a popular holiday destination. Cycling in the dunes and going on a seal tour sound delightful though! Oh, and you certainly are keeping us in suspense! xxx
Haha, yes I do. I am not allowed to say anything yet!
Lovely photos of your vacation! And, I second eating out every night is one of the best things about vacations! Love that tulle skirt and can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Thank you very much Marsha!
It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! The food all looks so good too.
Yes we enjoyed it to the fullest!
Loved hearing about your staycation. Hopefully next year you will be back in Rye! Thanks for linking Nancy.
Next year?? This year Gail!! Lol.
I am so glad you had a wonderful time and I like how you chose different spots to explore. I am looking forward to our beach vacation in November as it is the most relaxing type of vacation for me. Happy belated birthday!
Beach vacation in November? Wow! That’s great! Is it still warm then?
There my guests and I were gushing about those charming Dutch ppl last Friday. Haha.
No we are just rude! Hahaha.
Great holiday Nancy! Is good to take a nice break from time to time….I already think at winter Holliday lol.
Have a nice day!
Haha, yes we also planned our next one!
Good for you for exploring your own country and finding interesting things to do, Nancy. Seal-watching, shopping, cycling and food? I don’t think it gets much better!
Haha, it was a great vacation! Just to spend time together!
That sounds like such an amazing holiday!! You look great in shorts, lady! The food looks amazing so does the countryside!
We had a fab time, even if it wasn’t abroad!
Drenthe sounds like the perfect place to begin a vacation. Would like to find myself among lush green moors and villages that are standing still in time. We so need a break over here.
Delicious looking food and vistas but the photo of you in the cut-offs is my fave. Followed by the photo in that great blue skirt. You look so happy and rested and wonderful.
Oh thank you Leslie! It was very lovely there. Yesterday we cycled near our village and we both said: wish we were still in Drenthe.
Nancy, this truly sounds like an amazing holiday! I had to laugh at your “rude Dutch” comment as I often say that about my fellow Americans!! Lol! Sometimes it’s nice to discover things in our own neighborhood, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing and welcome back!
Haha, no we Dutchies are so much ruder! Lol. Thanks Darlene!
Wow, looks like you had a super time. I’m visiting Rye at the end of October, looking forward to going there again. JAcqui x
No! I just read at your sister’s account that she also went! I am so jealouse! WE want to go too, but need to test 4times when we go to the UK, so I am desperately hoping that we can go in November!