Friday, October 31, 2014

Back on the blog! Let the Amsterdam slideshow begin!

Whew! It's been a rough couple of weeks. That Amsterdam virus (a big cold, or maybe it was the flu?, mixed with bronchitis) was a nasty one. It took me about two weeks to beat it and even now I'm still a bit shaken by it in the sense that I get tired very fast and still sometimes go into a coughing fit out of nowhere.

But...I feel so much better! And most of all I feel so much more like doing things. You can tell how I'm really sick by the fact that I don't even enjoy reading anymore. I suppose only a book lover like myself can understand the seriousness of that, haha. But since last weekend I'm really back to enjoying things again and I have gone back to work this week and also back to the studio, so things are definitely looking up. Yay!

But remember how before I got sick I went on vacation? Amsterdam, that's right. I was only there for a few days, but they were good days and I still owe you a bit of a slideshow, so that's what we'll be doing in the next few posts: I'm taking you to Amsterdam with me! Better late than never, right?

I couldn't afford a long stay, but I made up for that by picking one funky appartment! It was located north of the city center in a quiet neighbourhood and the owner was kind enought to help me get my luggage to the place and back to the train station by giving me a ride. That's good service, right?

For the rest of the stay I took the nearby bus to go into the city proper. When you live where I live a short bus ride is nothing. On this island everything is at least an hour and a half away by ferry. ;-)


Anyway, the apartment was cool and colourful. When I posted these pictures on Facebook several people let me know it was perfect for me, and I guess they were right. I do like colours and I do like things that make me laugh and this place was full of both.


Things like lamps made out of motor helmets and a big fake rhinoceros head on the wall. It wasn't really how I would do my own place, but I always feel a lot of sympathy for places that have character and personality.


In the next couple of  posts I'll give you an impression of my visit to the city itself and I hope you will enjoy the trip with me!

For now I wish you all a wonderful and artsy weekend and...it's so good to be back!

PS
A big thank you to you all for your good wishes both here and through other media, it really means a lot to me.

8 comments:

  1. This is a great apartment. I like all the color.

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    1. It was like diving back into the sixties and seventies Barb!

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  2. Really amazing apartment with lots of character indeed!

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Muriel, and I also loved the spaceousness of it.

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  3. Welcome back and I'm so happy that you're feeling better now than you had been. As for the apartment ... I love it though like you, it wouldn't be the way I'd decorate my own place either. lol

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    1. I actually have a lot of colour in my house, but still very different than this. I get though why people thought it suited me. ;-)

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  4. I, too, wouldn't do my place like this...but it is amazing and works so well. Something to be said for being adventurous I guess!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your holiday. One of my best friend's mother was born in Amsterdam in 1920...came to Australia after the war and she always said the Amsterdam was still her city.

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    1. For me London is my city, but Amsterdam was a nice place to visit. ;-)

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