As we looked over our maps and tried to decide where to go one weekend, I mentioned that I wanted to go to Geneva and catch up with a friend. But we didn’t really have the time in one weekend to drive that far and make it a worthwhile trip.
With a stroke of inspiration I messaged her, and asked if her and her husband were busy on the weekend, and if they’d be willing to meet us half way! To make a long story short (too late), they did! So we’ve been to Luxembourg! Would you like to know more?
We’ve been on a trip! From where we are now, it was a long trip. It is quite the odd experience to sit on a plane and watch the days collapse into each other, as you sit there for a night, a day, another night, and most of the next day …
Five security check in 36 hours. It was a little draining. We arrived to see the best the Christchurch could offer us! Would you like to know more?
It was the last week of the Fellini Exhibition which was on as a part of the Eye program for September. Himself and I had been talking about going to this since we saw the very first posters, and we knew that if we didn’t act fast we would run out of time.
It was a wonderful exhibition of Fellini’s life work. Not set out chronologically, but within the themes and obsessions that ran through his life, his childhood, and the films he made. Would you like to know more?
Summer had a bit of a reprise last week, and so, after a series of events which had left us with a single bicycle for a while, and then suddenly being a two bicycle home again, we decided to head out on what might well be a final picnic of the season.
We made out way down to Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Woods), because when you live as close to Vondel Park as we (and the rest of Amsterdam) does, sometimes you want somewhere a bit quieter. Would you like to know more?
The local crocuses have bloomed and are now withering in the turf, waiting to be carved up the next time the lawn is mowed. They have been replaced by the daffodils nodding in the breeze along the sides of the roads and canals.
With this in mind I was aware that we’d have to be getting our butts to de Keukenhof shortly! I didn’t want to miss the massive explosions of colour like we kind of did last year. If you remember, we saw it in its dying stages only, and a lot of it was being dug up when we were there.
I knew this year all the tulips were running late because of the extended cold weather we’d been having, and I was trying to time it just right while still being anxious about missing it!
As our tour bus drove us past the flower beds which should have been full of riotous colour, they were still desperately trying to come into bloom, and hence, a little lacklustre. Though you can see the red beginning to peek through here, and some yellow off in the distance. Through the rain. Yeah, did I ever pick a good day to go!
Yes, apparently this year, not only did I pick a rainy day to go, but the flowers still weren’t in bloom yet!
Interestingly we thought, knowing that Keukenhof is only going to be open for such a limited time, and the weather wasn’t playing ball, they had brought in “ring-ins” to put down the walkways. You can see them here with the still green flowerbed to each side.
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