At the beginning of our Easter holidays we went to the Netherlands for one week. We are so lucky that my parents have a holiday house there, just a few hundred metres away from the North Sea. I just love it there! The house is situated in Ouddorp, a small village in the Dutch province Zuid-Holland, approximately 40 km south of Rotterdam.
It was just me and the kids, J couldn't get the week off, he had to work. But the children had asked their best friends to accompany us, so it was me and four kids and our dog Pepples, of course. We had never tried this before and I wondered if everything would be fine. But it was not only fine, no, it was a great week. The children were really excited to show their friends around. The weather was wonderful and we were outside almost all the time.
The dune landscape is so pretty. There is a long cycleway on top of the dunes, you can walk or cycle for kilometres always overlooking the Sea.
We went to the beach to fly the kites. Kitebuggies are always there when the wind is blowing.
The lighthouse "Westhoofd" in Ouddorp. It is still in operation.
I started a new granny shawl for my sister. Her birthday has already been in March but I hope that she won't mind to get it a little later.
At home Pepples doesn't like to run after the stick anymore but at the beach she felt young again!
One day was so warm that the children decided to go swimming! The water temperature was just 9 degrees. Crazy kids!
Log walks at the beach were fun for all!
The girls were really fast on their inline skates, Pepples and I had difficulties to follow them. We made beautiful tours!
The boys explored the vicinity with their longboards but they preferred being on their own.
And at the end of the day, just once or twice, we went to Paal 10 to have a last drink. These beach restaurants are a great place to be, I love to sit on the terrace drinking a hot tea when it's cold or a glass of wine on a wonderful summer evening.
It has been a wonderful week. I read two books (!), crocheted a lot and most of the time I was the first in bed! We will definitely do this again, the kids had so much fun with their friends and I had lots of space for myself.
This post is long enough I think. I hope that I will be able to write about our holiday week in Denmark tomorrow.
See you then,