First of all, a big thanks to all on WordPress for being super awesome! Well, “all” on WP didn’t actually visit my blog the last two days, but those who did are officially in my Sweetest book. No wonder I got better really fast this time, lots of water and good wishes are great for recovery! My nose might look like I’ve been polishing it with sandpaper, but I’m ready for Christmas holidays!
I’ve even packed all the presents and printed out photos to send along with postcards. Christmas, Christmas, it’s time! Just take a look at the boats in Amsterdam…
No, not really, not like Amsterdam. Every little venture to town has been a surprise this month. Last week I happened to need to cross an overly crowded bridge, people were simply glued to the railing, waiting for a boat parade… Another day I walked into Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” while I was stumbling to the night bus at Rembrandtplein. There is also this huge egg outside of Hermitage and the fishing net that looks like red smoke in the night, and so many other wonders. I wish I had more pictures.
Mom and stepfather left yesterday and I started missing them instantly. It’s been such a nice weekend! I have many photos to go through now, since I felt a little ill when I got home in the evening – I just dived into bed.
…Only to wake up with a flu. Only five days before Christmas break. With so much to do! I’d hyperventilate if my throat weren’t that sore 😦
Instead, I’ve search the Internet for advices on how to get well fast! So far I’ve learned nothing new. My favourite method is still lots of water and positive thoughts.
(Photo: Also from Blijburg beach in Amsterdam – Ganesha, hindu god. “Today in Buddhist Thailand, Ganesha is regarded as a remover of obstacles, the god of success” – Wikipedia)
I didn’t check the news yesterday and I’m definitely doing my best to avoid them today.
Amsterdam looks beautiful! The sun is shining. My mom is visiting me this weekend, with my stepfather and I should be running out the door now to meet them, since they are probably finishing their first Dutch breakfast around this time. So ‘til later!
We were going to buy a tiny Christmas tree, my BFF whom I share a kitchen with, and me, were totally going to decorate for the holidays – we just love decorating. Pretty surroundings make you happy, I’m sure there are studies about that.
Our Christmas tree did never arrive though! Misunderstandings… Good thing we haven’t found the time to get rid of the balloons in our ceiling yet!
I simply had to jump off my bus for a little photo-detour after noticing some changes in Maridalsveien, a street in Oslo I photographed almost two years ago. Good thing I wasn’t in a hurry. Next time I’m in Norway the wall might have changed again! It would be so exciting… although I really like the wolf!