as you might have heard in the news
was extremely stormy as Ciara swept through.
There was so much rain with it,
hitting the windows.
The garden needs a good tidy up now,
as ornaments fell off,
some pots tipped, some broken,
the bench cover flew off,
I managed to get it in time to take inside.
The cat didn’t even attempt to go out.
Once the rain and storm dies down I shall rescue everything.
Still the small little flowers braved it all and stand proudly in the pot.
You have to stand firm,
Like a mountain…
If you want to achieve,
No matter what comes,
We escaped for a couple of days and went to Amsterdam for a
rest and change of “wallpaper”.
We had never been and loved the city.
First impressions here:
I loved the canals and the beautiful small but high houses.
the picturesque bridges, lit up at night,
and the cheese!
The weather was rather bad and the storm hit Amsterdam too. The trams and canal boats did not run for a day and it felt rather quiet.
Trees were uprouted and took the pavements with them.
My new tulip slippers….. made me feel warm and cosy…. and a new hat….. (sorry, no picture)
and a visit to the beer museum… with tasting…..
We did manage to get a canal tour on the next day which was great but difficult to navigate as the captain had to do detours because of many trees still lying across some of the canals.
There are beautiful Cafe’s and lots of restaurants. We walked miles through the centre of Amsterdam and loved this city. I have never seen as many bicycles in my life than in Amsterdam.
The people are wonderfully kind, helpful and friendly.
I will certainly visit again one day!
Enjoy the beauty where ever you are!