We had a wonderful couple of days in Amsterdam, and even though the drive is rather long to and from Denmark (10 hours each way), it went really well with the girls.
We arrived in the evening, and stayed for the next two days. During the day we did as little as possible – basically we relaxed, and strolled along the Amsterdam canals, looking at little galleries, peculiar shops, and beautiful house boats. I adore the way everything in Amsterdam just kind of follows the same mindset – all the beauty of the canals and the architecture clearly inspires its inhabitants to design their homes with the same kind of casual beauty.
Near Prinsens Gracht we came across this amazing little toy shop called Tinkerbell. It’s the kind of toy shop, where you feel like getting everything out and starting to play. Good toy shops are rare these days, and the big chains have taken over a large part of the market – this shop was just provoking your sense of discovery and exploration. If you live in Amsterdam and need to buy a gift for a child any age – Tinkerbell has my warmest recommendations! I brought home this great little alphabet stamp set, which Ronja and I have already been having lots of fun with!
In the evenings we visited my brother and his wife, and of course my adorable little niece Marlinde. It was wonderful to see them all, the baby is beautiful, and the parents are just as proud as they should be! I’m looking forward to seeing her grow, and getting to know her better.
Today is the last day of our vacation together. Tomorrow Mads is returning to work, and Ronja is going to kindergarten. I, of course, go back to being on maternity leave with Frida. We had a wonderful vacation, but I cannot believe how quickly it went by. This evening we made a bonfire in the garden, and dinner consisted of twistbread with sausages and home made potato salad. MMmmmmmm!
Now we return to the usual drill – which is also quite alright!