A crispy cold spring morning in IJsselstein. View from the cottage. (Click to view the full size version, and you’ll see the coots enjoying their breakfast!)
In IJsselstein, we woke up to a crispy cold morning; in fact, the temperatures had been freezing during the night, and the grass was white with frost, despite the season!
The cottage was located just by a larger canal, and a harbor for leisure boating. At breakfast, we discovered that the location was also ideal for bird watching, as a large variety of species presented themselves just outside the window. There were some coots, grebes, and quite a few ducks. Continue reading Music machines and miracles in Utrecht
Crossing the Öresund bridge
On Tuesday morning, we packed the car to the brim and set out on the road from Hässleholm, Skåne. We crossed the Öresund bridge–it’s actually the very first time I’ve crossed it by car; back in the days when we drove the motor home, we always took the ferry from Gothenburg to Fredrikshavn. Continue reading Day one and two in the Netherlands: Mindfulness, excitement and some bad luck…
View from a rainy Hässleholm, Skåne, Sweden
I’ve spent the last week in Skåne, in the very south of Sweden, where my brother, and my eight year old niece live. I had been hoping for some beautiful spring weather–this time of the year, there may be days here where you can spend hours outside without a jacket, warmed by the sun–but, unfortunately, not this year. Continue reading A second winter (called Easter…) in Skåne
This is what happens if you’re trying to edit your blog logotype while visiting your eight year old niece… and she thinks you’re so boring that you should be hidden away–literally.
Time to revive my dear old travel blog! Once again, it’s been WAY too long, but to be perfectly honest, I haven’t really been away on any longer trips since Christmas of 2015. Well, domestic trips don’t really count, do they? In that case, I’d be blogging constantly. But I usually just cover those with a tweet or two… 😉 Continue reading Once more reviving the blog!
Eagerly waiting for the Mystery Dinner to begin.
On Saturday, we did a quick shopping round (after a mandatory, but lighter breakfast at the Patrician of course!) before we went to see another bunch of dueSers for lunch at the Pickle Barrel. Naturally, quite some nerding ensued… though we had had the pleasure to see some of them for a bit on the night before, as they returned after seeing “Domesticated” for the second time. Continue reading Attending “Spy School” and bidding farewell to The Land Of Squee…
Erika standing on the glass floor over 300 meters above the ground in the CN Tower.
This Friday, it was finally time for us to head for the top… well, technically not the *very* top, but rather the observation deck of the CN Tower! And what a thrilling experience it was… Continue reading In which a Swedish lighthouse gets to meet a relative, we walk on glass and find some Nemos.
Tiffany, Erika and I meet up with Tom Melissis for a coffee (or, well, water in my case! ;-))
After another breakfast at the Patrician, we all headed for the Distillery District again to meet up with Tom Melissis. We first met him at the RCW 139 convention last year and have been chatting with him on and off on Facebook and Twitter since then. Tom is known as detective “Dewey” from the last season of due South (or last two seasons if you’re from the US) and is currently starring in Degrassi, the (live and interactive) mystery dinner show called “Spy School” in Toronto, and more. And he’s a very funny guy; we got to laugh a lot. 😀 Continue reading Of many meetings, some partings… and a dyslectic Santanist.
Christmas market at the Distillery district
The day before yesterday we finished the evening going out and having a light dinner at the food court at the Eaton Centre. Tiffany had some poutine, and I settled for a Subway sandwich. Erika got some sushi… which unfortunately turned out to be a very bad choice. Continue reading Of bad sushi and BRILLIANT theater… theatre, um yeah!
Erika at the Patrician Grill. Note the painting in the background!
After sleeping for eight *wonderful* hours in this fantastic bed, I woke up to a cold, but lovely Toronto morning! We weren’t exactly in a hurry to get out, but when we did, we headed straight to the Patrician Grill for a late breakfast, or an early lunch. Continue reading Breakfast at The Patrician and some shopping!
So, today was the big day that we’d been waiting for since May, when we booked our flights and tickets! 🙂 Continue reading Checking out high tech “snyrtingar” and chasing sunsets!