Holidays in England are the best!

Well, our holiday is over now. Ordinary life is about to begin again. Here in the Netherlands it’s still 31 degrees this week, so we can enjoy the sun for a few more days. Gerben and I have had two weeks holiday which the first nine days we spent in England. Normally we go shorter because we don’t want to leave the cats alone that long.They are then one time per day taken care of by Gerben’s parents. But our niece stayed in our house now, so we could stay in England a bit longer. We went four days to New Forrest and five to Rye which is our usual place to stay. And it was so nice, we had great weather, we even spend a few days on the beach. We have been to New Forrest before, saying New Forrest is saying horses! In the wild!horse in New Forrest in HOLIDAYS IN ENGLANDOn our way to Rye we stopped at Beachy Head were you can see the Seven Sisters, a formation of seven cliffs. We love to go there for a walk and enjoy the beautiful nature and the sea.Beachy Head in holidays in englandI love everything British, I’m really born in the wrong country, including humor. This is the name of a fish&chips restaurant in Hastings. That’s humor!fish&chips in holidays in englandThese are the typical fishing cottages. Here you can get the tastiest and freshest fish.fishermen's cottages in holidays in englandWhere we also love to be in England are the wildlife parks and rare breed centers. Usually they have birds of prey where they fly with. Beautiful! And you really should watch this video! A piggy race! Tears ran over my cheeks from laughing.Falcon in holidays in englandDuring our holiday it was my 38 birthday………….for the twelfth time. So I thought it would be very nice not being at home then. Yeah right! When we came home at midnight there was this in the garden. becomming 50 in holidays in englandI do not know if my foreign readers know this, but in the Netherlands it is traditional that you get a Sarah doll in your garden when you turn 50! Secretly it was fun! And all the cards and flowers too!

Back home we enjoyed our second week with lot’s of cycling, going out for dinner and shopping! I thought I would not long hold out, I don’t use the wheelchair in my own environment, but I shopped for five hours!( including a lunch of course) and I loved it! Of course you get to see what I bought! We also spent a day in Giethoorn.Giethoorn in holidays in england

It was a wonderful holiday!

I wish you all a fantastic week!

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  1. September 13, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    New Forres the looks a charming place where to spend a relaxing Holiday!
    You are very nice in your last photo…

    Happy ( late ) Birthday!!

    • September 13, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you Dan! 🙂 it is charming. There are lots of woods and Heather and the donkeys and horses walk around in the villages!

  2. September 13, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    It looks like a wonderful holiday!
    And the doll is a fun tradition. What’s the idea behind it? Is there a special significance to this doll?

    • September 13, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      I’m not sure really, when a man turns 50 he gets an Abraham. So it must be something from the bible.

    • September 13, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      A fabulous holiday! 🙂

  3. September 13, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Glad you had a great trip and Birthday!!!

    • September 13, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you!

    • September 13, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Yes! Don t you just love Rye! We always stay there at a b&b!

    • September 13, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you Jodie!

  4. September 13, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    I truly enjoyed seeing these photos and reading a bit about your vacation. Happy belated birthday, Nancy!

    • September 13, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Oh that’s nice, I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you 🙂

  5. September 13, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Leuke foto’s! Ziet er zeker erg fijn uit allemaal… Ik kom net uit Londen<333

    • September 13, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Oh gaaf, zet je daar ook een post over op je blog?

    • September 13, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Izabela!

  6. September 13, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Sounds & looks like a wonderful holiday! I love your floral skirt!

    Still loving the Sarah doll tradition! 🙂

    • September 14, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      It was fantastic Andrea, do they have that tradition in Germany too?

    • September 14, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      It’s an awfull tradition! No it was fun! Thank you.

    • September 14, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Oh it was fantastic Gemma! I love your country so much!

    • September 14, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Yes, do you? I love it there!

  7. September 14, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Als kind ging ik 3 x per jaar naar Engeland op vakantie, altijd in de buurt van Canterbury. Geweldige vakanties. Misschien volgend jaar weer een keer, maar dan met het eigen gezin nu.

    • September 14, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Oh echt! Geweldig! Ik ging vroeger ook met m’n ouders naar Engeland, 1x per jaar dan, sindsdien ben ik helemaal verzot op het land. Na een paar maanden krijg ik echt heimwee! Canterbury is ook erg mooi!

  8. September 15, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Ha, nu zie ik het! Sara!

    Wat een heerlijke trip en als ik 50 word, dan wil ik jouw figuur. Ha!

    • September 15, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Hahaha, erg he , die pop!

  9. September 15, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Very nice pictures, I think you had a nice holiday. It is very fun the tradition doll in the garden, congratulations! I love the last shot, driving the boat, your dress is beautiful and you look very attractive.

    • September 15, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you Josep! We had such a fantastic holiday, but the doll scarred the hell out of me when we came home! 🙂 no, it was fun!

    • September 15, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you, I appreciate that!

    • September 15, 2016 / 12:17 pm


  10. September 15, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Great pics! I love the UK and it’s been a while since I have been there. Must go to Marks & Spencer!

    • September 15, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you! I also love it there, I am always feeling homesick when I havn’t been there for a few months!

  11. September 15, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    wat een super leuke foto’s! fijn dat je het zo naar je zin gehad heb en winkelen voor 5 uur is ook érg leuk 🙂

    • September 15, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      Dankjewel, dat is lief van je!

    • September 15, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you!

  12. September 15, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Well your vacation destinations are brilliant! How glorious it looks with the boats on the water and blue skies! I loved seeing the wild horse,
    and finally you look so great in the boat, wearing a nautical striped dress!
    Such a great share!
    xx, Elle

    • September 15, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you, I had a fabulous time 🙂

  13. September 16, 2016 / 2:22 am

    Nancy, that looked like such a wonderful time. Our vacations aren’t out of the country. But we did get out of state (we live in Missouri and made it to Illinois)! I’ve seen your black and white stripped dress on IG and loved it-still do.

    • September 16, 2016 / 8:50 am

      The important ting is that you had a good time! Wherever you go 🙂

    • September 16, 2016 / 11:27 am

      I will! Thank you Anna!

  14. September 18, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Wat een heerlijke weken heb je gehad. Je straalt op je foto’s 🙂

    • September 18, 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Ja was echt zo super heerlijk! Engeland is ook echt ons land!

  15. September 18, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    That doll is such a fun tradition! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    Doused In Pink

    • September 18, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      I had! But I always have a wonderful time in England!

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