We were flying with KLM via Amsterdam to get to and from South Africa and the USA, so Gorgeous Man had the wonderful idea to leave the airport and stay for a few days. Despite travelling really well to the USA, the flight to Amsterdam was one that I do not wish to repeat.
You know how on some flights there is a kid that just screams and people talk about it for the next 10 years: “I was on a flight once where this kid just screamed and screamed…” Well we were those parents with that child. In her defense she was over-tired and not very well.
On our first full day (after a lovely night’s sleep) we decided to take things easy and so walked down to an open air market and then ended up in a lovely park.
Gorgeous Man working out where we are, and Gorgeous Girl mesmerized by the ‘big digger’ that was planting a tree.
A walk through the park revealed something that made Gorgeous Girl very happy.
A playground just her size.
Please note the matching handspun hats. I told Gorgeous Girl that I was going to make her a hat for our trip and showed her my stash of handspun, she chose the one that matched Gorgeous Man’s. I was surprised, as I was sure that she would go for something brighter…
The slide is always a favourite.
After a long walk we fortified ourselves in one of the local cafes. Gorgeous Girl made 2 new friends.
She was most taken with the dog, and she and her little Dutch friend had a great time chattering away to each other in their respective languages.
I hope that you were spoiled, or that you spoiled your mother, this Mother’s Day. I received a very nice necklace from Gorgeous Man, and a hand-made card from Gorgeous Girl, the most exciting part was that she wrote the “A” for the first letter of her name and Gorgeous Man filled in the other letters. We also went out for lunch and I got time to cut some fabric for a quilt, do some scrapbooking and cast on for a new project. I was very spoiled.