Feeling: Inspired ~ Frustrated
Thinking: How much I miss living on the road and my old gypsy life!
Eating: Chilli + dumplings ~ Buffet spread at the Mandarin Oriental
Hearing: Passion Pit ~ Purity Ring ~ Chela ~ Lord Huron ~ Leon Bridges ~ Sufjan Stevens
Our days were slow at The Find. The remote location meant wi-fi was spotty and James found it almost impossible to work online. Instead he took the kids exploring into the woods, walks around the pond, assembling the fire and joined me in the kitchen.
Our departure from London was temporarily halted as Teddy got car sick as we crossed the Thames. In true London style, it started to pour rain as we jumped out of the car, undressed Ted and redressed him, all the while getting soaked. He calmed down and we headed south to drop off a bag a friend was minding for me. Once we cleared the city and headed west, the green hills rolled in and the countryside came trickling down the highway towards us.
“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” – John Green
We flew from Prague to Amsterdam and after a short transfer from Schiphol Airport, we arrived at our gorgeous Air BnB Rental. Wouter met us out the front and the first thing he commented on was all our luggage! I don’t think he had ever seen so many bags in his life. We made ourselves comfortable as he showed us around his beautiful home. The kids were in love with the back room, a perfect hideaway for the kids to play and watch Danish cartoons.
The house was opposite a primary school and every morning we loved watching the ritual of the school drop-off as parents rode cargo bikes with up to 3 children in a basket on the front.