And once again, it's Friday. The weeks are just flying by, aren't they?
It will be June tomorrow. (How did that happen and where the heck is Spring?)
And June means that it has been one year since I've seen my daughter Jessica which really stinks. It's the longest we've ever spent apart. And this has put me into a bit of a funk, if I'm honest. I miss that child of mine more than I can ever express. Hopefully, we will get her over here for a visit SOON!
We've also given notice to the landlord and it's official. We are on the hunt for a new home in London. We've enjoyed living so central for the past year, but are looking
forward to finding someplace with a little more rural, village feel.
It's very exciting but also a bit of a challenge.
I'll be glad when we are on the other side of the move.
I'll keep you posted as we proceed.
Gee, aren't you glad you stopped by?
You pop in and I greet you at the door in tears and ratty pajamas.
(You should have been here yesterday for the full on hissy fit.)
Let's just move on, shall we?
For today's I Spy Friday, I'm going to share some more photos from Rotterdam.
It's not usually the first place people visit when going to Holland. Amsterdam and The Hague are usually at the top of the list. But, Rotterdam shouldn't be missed.
I was completely charmed by the city. I loved that it wasn't completely overrun by tourists. It's a city where people are living and working and going to school.
I want to go back with Matthew and rent an apartment for a few days. I'll never ride a bike in London. Even Amsterdam, with all of its bike lanes, is a bit scarey for me. But, I think Rotterdam is someplace where I could try riding a bike again. It's been years, but I'd love to try it. Rotterdam would be the perfect place.
Here are two of the places we visited on our post conference blog trip hosted by Rotterdam Marketing. We started with a Tuk Tuk ride. To be honest, it sounded much more fun than it actually was.
The weather was not cooperating and we crowded in six people per TukTuk. One of the drivers got completely lost. And I swear our driver got ours up on two wheels at one point. I was holding on for dear life. But, I guess that's part of the experience, isn't it?. I'm sure they are much more fun when the sun is shining.
Our first stop was the Blijdorp Zoo. We had a quick tour of a few highlights and a bit of behind the scenes stuff. It's a great zoo and I'd love to go back on a sunny day to stroll through to see what we missed.
The Oceanium was a definite highlight and a favorite photo spot for the bloggers.
A little peak behind the scenes also added to the experience.
Our next stop was the SS Rotterdam which was like going back in time.
The ship was put into service in the 50's by the Holland America Line and once hosted iconic stars such as Frank Sinatra and the Dutch Royalty.
It is now a hotel with restaurants and bars.
We had a great tour with Frank who spent 7 years in his 20's working on the ship and now volunteers to show people around the grand vessel. It really got me excited about our upcoming cruise.
I think "I Spy" some blue skies appearing outside which is quite wonderful.
Matt's parents are coming to visit this weekend to celebrate their 50th Anniversary!
And we are having dinner with some friends tonight.
I can feel my melancholy lifting as we speak.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!