After much time deliberating about how we are going to celebrate Hogmanay, we decided that the best way to do it is to spend with family. Unfortunately my condition meant that I was not really energetic and frequent naps were required, so a nice relaxing week at Casa di Galli in Prague was exactly what the doctor ordered.
It was another normal day, until Jojo and I decided to go on an adventure away from Holland. We jumped in the car and in a matter of hours we were in the beautiful city of Cologne, Germany.
As our tradition dictates Annie and I planned another adventure, however after the antics of last year we decided to stay closer to home. Actually – we decided to go back to my home. A visit and a tour which has been well overdue.
It was the last BBQ of the summer and we were enjoying my home-made burgers and beer on the beautiful shore of the lake in Kralingen, Rotterdam. The boys were in charge of getting the food cooked properly and us the girls were gossiping about god-knows-what. The depressing thought about the inevitable bad weather had slipped into conversation and we immediately started planning an escape plan. Lenaki mentioned that she already had plans on going to Madrid in November for a work related function – and just like that a plan was born. Continue reading
I spent the night of Petra trying to find a comfortable position whilst keeping my foot elevated and trying not to kick off the kilo of ice that was on top of it. Actually in the end it really helped! The following morning my dear friend Annie took on a different role – it is really hard to classify it but I will try. Hmmm she was no longer just a friend, she was my bandage fixer, ice getter, wheel chair pusher, drug supplier, cocktail maker and general slave! Continue reading
After a relaxing day on the beach, we discovered a wonderful restaurant that was just around the corner from our hotel. The name was Rakwet Kanaan and I would highly recommend. Although it is not the most “off the beaten track” restaurant, it’s location, the friendly staff and of course the delicious food really made it the top for us. Continue reading