Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Didn't you just dread that first week back at school when you had to write an essay on what you did on your holidays?

It was such fun doing it, but having to write about it... duh...

Well, this is my report on my holidays.

The first great thing that happened was that there was no snow.  I'd always sworn I'd never travel on public holidays and especially at Christmas (vivid memories of my parents getting stranded in Spain one year), but I need not have worried. It wasn't sunny, but no snow and only one shower of rain to disturb the fun.

There were no strikes - I refer you to my previous comments about travelling on holidays.  The air traffic controllers all stayed at their desks, the baggage handlers did their thing and so did pilots, air cabin crew and groundstaff.

Thanks guys. I hope you all have a fabulous New Year.

Holland was lovely. It was great to see the family, have a cuddle with the grand-dogs and do some site-seeing.

We visited Vincent Van Gogh's house (bought a sweet little "sunflowers" lunchbox for my granddaughter), window shopping and lunch in Breda and a day in Arnhem, visiting historic sites with my d-i-l's parents.

There was also a memorable Christmas lunch at a Japanese restaurant with the entire family. Lots of fun.

There was  a momentary lapse from the diet with local New Year treat - olieballs (see picture above) and pancakes. I am now back on the wii and toning up in time for the RNA Awards Reception in March!

The journey home was a breeze with a trip on the Dutch High Speed train to Schipol and a smooth flight home.

It's the first time in twenty years I haven't been in charge of the cooker on Christmas Day. I'm thinking that I could easily give it up for good!

So, what did you do on your holidays?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic trip, Liz!

I spent Christmas with my sister, BIL and niece (who turned 7 three days after Christmas). We baked cookies and spent most of the weekend being sloths. NYE/D was spent with friends as always, and was fun but exhausting.

Happy New Year!