Sunday, 1 November 2009

Back in blog land

What a week we have had. We travelled down to my parents last weekend so we could spend Sunday and Monday with them before we flew out to Amsterdam on Tuesday. I'm glad we decided to do this as we went to Stevenage on the Monday and sorted Charlotte out for her Birthday and Christmas presents, she sure is a lucky little girl. So Tuesday came, we set off relatively early from Mum's to catch our lunch time flight out of Heathrow's Terminal 5, no problems leaving Charlotte she seemed quite happy with life. We arrived at tea time into Amsterdam caught a train and tram to our hotel, dumped our luggage and went for something to eat. We stayed in the Leidersplein district which is close to the museums. Wednesday we decided to go to the Van Gogh museum, and along the way we found these elephants. There are 100 scattered around the City all decorated differently. We saw quite a few but this one was my favourite, he seemed so sad with the big eyes. I believe they will be auctioned off at Christies eventually.

I loved this pink lady too!.

And of course we saw plenty of these too, (nearly got mowed down at one point by one). Which colour would you chose? I think it would have to be the pink one for me.

We had a lovely time just chilling stopping having a beer mid afternoon and exploring the city. I have been to Amsterdam many times before with work but have never managed to see much of the place before. It holds many memories for Les and I especially early on in our relationship, I think it will always be a special place for us.
We met my parents on Friday on the M1 so we didn't have to go back to there's and then head home (you know what Friday night traffic is like on the roads). Charlotte was pleased to see me but burst into tears saying 'I want my Grandad'. She had such a lovely week with them got spoilt rotten and didn't want to come home. It brought a tear to my eye as this is how I feel after spending any amount of time with them. I miss my family loads.
This weekend has been spent catching up on stuff, and we have started to decorate the living room. We finally decided on the colours for the walls. Guess what I will be doing this week! There is so much to do in there as the ceilings and around the fireplace needs pva on first before you can paint, very time consuming, but it will be worth it in the end.
Hopefully I will be back later in the week with some layouts to share.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Fab photos!! They had bears in Berlin when I went there rather than elephants!! Glad you had a good time and looks like you have lots of scrapable pictures!