Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter weekend, tulip overload.

We had Tim, Vicky, Alex and Hattie over for the long Easter weekend. To celebrate spring's arrival, we took them to Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden. Some wikifacts about Keukenhof: 
- 7 million bulbs are planted each year there. 
- It was designed in the 19th century by Zocher. 
- It was meant to show off Dutch and European tulips and their hybrids. Also to help the Dutch flower export industry. 

The photos don't lie, the colours were incredible and the first impression was breathtaking, it felt like we were in Wonderland and the Queen could pop out from behind any bush! I found it a strange, beautiful, overcrowded and an overpriced place. It's worth a visit though, I've seen nothing like it. 

Getting ready for our tulip adventure. 

BOOM. Keukenhof entrance. The flower party began. 


The greenest grass I've sat on. 

Secretly hoping Alex wouldn't finish the last piece of cheese.

Catalan flag in tulips. 

Siesta in the sun. Phil is a comfy bed.

Proud tourist. 

Happy travelers in the back row. Tom sometimes forgets to smile. 

Hattie, another happy traveller. 

The following day we went to Eindhoven. Tom and Phil were reminiscing in the skate park. 

Beer time!

Piet Hein Eek's empire. 

Alex returning from his adventure. 

Lovely people. 

English girls with English hair. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Birthday celebration on Brienenoord island.

Picnic time!

Camille shows us how it's done: cheese from a tube on a beugel. Delicatessen.
Toon googles whether this is a legal food combination. 

Marcos made a new friend. 

Eekje was wearing a cooler outfit than any of us. 

Amy pulls an egg-face. 

Georg communicates telepathically with his food while others are entertained by his powers. 

Francesco and Barbara found their way! So the sun started shining!

Lekker zonnetje. 

Playing hard to get. 

Sander dropped by!

Casually looking like rock stars. 

The walk began. 

Impressive Van Brienenoordbrug built in 1961. 

The whole bunch of us. Nice people.

Toon and Jannetje wave goodbye while Eekje looks longingly at us, wanting to continue the party.
Figo doesn't look enthusiastic about leaving either.

White petals to make the setting even more ideal. 

Camp fire time!

It was a very special day. Thank you all for joining.