|Boat ride to Artis Zoo|
|This lady cracked me up… tons of junk hanging from her bike.|
This poor guy was having a Stag weekend with all his buddies sitting in a wagon, complete with kegs of beer. They were making him walk around and get hugs from everyone!
I stopped in shops like Hema and Blokker for a quick browse and bought a few small bits for Christmas. I stayed out of the large cheese shops, which appear to be a new craze in Amsterdam. Why, as I’d buy everything!
We popped over to the Dappermarkt, nearby the atelier, where the kids ate warm stroopwaffels, smoothies and got them hooked on lompias. I wondered to the various stalls snapping photos of the cheeses, fish and meats.
The kids really enjoyed playing with each other. Maebh was crazy about her big cousin Vaughn and was so happy to dress up with her & play with her play kitchen. Morrison even got in on the dressing up.
Soren took a liking to the scoot bike and spent so much time going up and down trying to balance.
After some pannenkoeken and bosse bols, they all played with the toys and the kids watch some stuff on the computer, but they were all so exhausted.
The adults enjoyed some lovely steaks cooked by Todd & pasta dish from Marcia. It was really great that we all got to be together in one place… as this year we will not all be together at Christmas.
Having spent the last year in quiet, North Norfolk, UK, you really forget the hustle and bustle of the big cities! Hard to believe me, the city girl in me, actually prefers this quieter lifestyle now. Ask me this in a year, I might be dying to get out of it!