Well, I am back from celebrating my birthday in Holland. To say I had a wonderful time is an understatement! It is a memory that I will cherish forever. As this wasn’t really “traveling” but more like visiting, I sadly do not have many photos to share. Also, the one day we visited the Wildlands (which is an adventure zoo in Emmen) it was so cold outside that I had issues with the lens of my camera steaming up.
I didn’t add any effects to this photo. So, I put the camera away and just enjoyed the day.
Another of the highlights from my trip was shopping in the city of Groningen. If you don’t know me, I have a deep dark secret. I love makeup, especially MAC. I haven’t bought any since living over here as it costs twice the price in Europe. But…. because of my birthday, I was spoiled…
My husband took so much video of this trip. I am wondering out loud, if I shouldn’t make a YouTube channel to share all the videos in the future? Hmmm…. He loves to do the videos and I love to take the photos. We make a good pair, don’t we?!
We also got to see an old steam train while we were waiting to board our connection in Nuremberg. It was so beautiful, iconic and loud! I don’t have a good photo as it was dark out, but my husbands video is pretty cool.
So that was my weekend and since I have been back I finished the final de-clutter project in our home. I know, I probably should have shared that too.
I have brought up all the christmas decor from the cellar and am working on making our home holiday ready.
On a not so happy note, while we were away, our city hall, which was over 600 years old burned down. So devastating! Thankfully no one was hurt! Here is a rooftop view looking into the building from the newspaper.
One thing I love about living here is the rich history of many of the buildings and the architecture. We will be heading into the city later today as our Christkindlemarkt opens tonight. I don’t know how festive it will seem this year with the empty shell of our “Rathaus” looming over the square. But… I will let you know.
I think or rather, I know I will be sharing a bit more on this blog about “my days” in the coming year. I still am on the fence though about “vlogging” on YouTube. Let me know your thoughts on that, I could really use a little imput.
Well, I need to get a move on as the beautiful sun is rising, so must I.