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Good Things: Netherlands Special!

on May 24, 2013

Everyday this year, on both my Facebook and Twitter accounts I have posted a ‘Good Thing’ about every day. It helps me focus on the positive and posting it publicly means people expect me to do it, but also I think it makes other people think of what theirs are, so I like to think it helps spread a little positivity and happiness.

I’ve just been on holiday to the Netherlands this week so I haven’t been able to post them, but I have been writing them down, so here is the ‘Good Things’ of my holiday, the epic version with pictures!


This was the day we arrived, we had to have a very early morning and a lot of travelling as we stayed two nights in Borger, where Miguel’s mum and stepdad live. The good things about this day were- when we arrived at the airport we tried the dutch tradition of chips with satay sauce


we also discovered that Holland has bigger sparrows than the ones in the U.K who are so much cheekier! The ones in the UK are very shy, but these ones will jump next to you on the bench and we even saw one try to take a bite of someone’s lunch!


and of course it was lovely to see Nina and Peter, and their beautiful garden.



Another day in Borger, the good things were that a short walk from the house there was a lake, we went and fed the geese


then we even saw a moorhen on a nest with a chick! (there were more chicks but we didn’t get a photo of them)


Later on in the day we went to visit some ancient burial sites which are called ‘hunnabeds’. We visited the largest one that had a lot of tourists but also went to visit a twin one where there was no one else. We sat in both of them. One of them felt more feminine, I felt like I had been there before. I got images in my mind of women making things under there. There was also lots of acorns underneath, so a lot of squirrels must go under there possibly to bury their food. The other one felt more masculine, more like a feeling of protection. Later on, I did a shamanic journey and I was in the feminine hunnabed making clothes with a group of women and we had blue feathers in our hair.

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Monday morning we went onto Haarlem to visit some of Miguel’s old friends. We didn’t take any photos there. The good thing about Monday was just meeting people from Miguel’s past and also we visited Amsterdam briefly in the morning and had some falafel for lunch.


From Haarlem, we went onto Amsterdam and obviously one of the Good Things is that we met up with our friend Rachel who now lives in Switzerland so we don’t see her too often. The day was full of lovely things as we checked out the sites, had a decent hotel room, had a drink and played connect four in the downstairs bar!




My favourite day! We done lots of Good Things! First we went to the Kuan Yin shrine, which is a Goddess I really connect with. The temple was smaller than I expected, but it was beautiful and really peaceful.

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We then went to the Cat Museum which as you can guess was amazing! (and yes there were some real cats there too)!

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Even though the weather wasn’t great, we had a short visit to Vondelpark too

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Thursday was the day we came home but we had some time in Amsterdam before we had to go. We saw a man who fed the pigeons, and then other people started joining in!


All round, a brilliant, varied holiday. We couldn’t fit in everything we would have liked to, but hopefully we can go back again soon!



4 responses to “Good Things: Netherlands Special!

  1. Dusty says:

    The Cat from Outer Space!!! 😀

  2. Cath says:

    Sounds amazing! 🙂

  3. […] Good Things: Netherlands Special (May 2013)- I wrote about all the fab things we did on our holiday to the Netherlands last […]

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