Tag Archives: Amsterdam

249.  Days 7 and 8: Dutch Courage.

So, Amsterdam.

We’ve been to Amsterdam once before, just for a daytrip when the children were children.  We did a canal tour, we visited Anne Frank’s  house and we wondered at the bicycles.  I particularly remember being awestruck by someone carrying a double bass on a bike.

In my memory, Amsterdam was a charming place and I was looking forward to exploring it at a more leisurely pace.

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248. Day 6: A little mouse with clogs on…

There’s an episode of Cabin Pressure – I am a bit obsessed with Cabin Pressure – where Douglas and Martin are trying to make the time pass quicker by taking turns to think of people who are not evil but have evil sounding names: Russell Crowe, Calista Flockhart, Heston Blumenthal.

To this list, we would like to add Hester Klute, the owner of our current AirBnB.  Don’t you think she sounds evil?

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