Visitors from Down Under

The Internet is an amazing thing, it really opened up the world and gave us the opportunity to meet people from another country we wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Years ago I met Karen from Scraps of Mind online and we visited each other’s Blogs regularly. I was lucky to meet her in person when she visited Amsterdam in 2009.
This year she planned another holiday to Europe, including a stop in Leiden, as I suggested I’d be her tourguide when she would return.

As promised, on a sunny day in May (urgh – I’m so behind with my Blog posts!) I showed Karen and her daughter Seona the most important sights in Leiden (you can only do so much in a few hours). The weather was cooperating – ┬áin fact it was so sunny that Seona got a sunburn! – had a delightful lunch in the open air, walked a bit more and then sat down for the rest of the afternoon on a sunny terrace where we drank our cokes and talked, talked, talked. I had an awesome time and I believe they did as well :)

Not only did I forget my thoroughly prepared tourplan, so I had to improvise, but I also forgot my camera. That’s why I ‘borrowed’ the pic Seona took of Karen and me – as I have to give proof of the happy occasion!

Karen & Antoinette

Thanks for a wonderful day, Karen and Seona, I won’t forget Lady Mondegreen (sorry readers, inside joke) and I do hope to meet you both again :)

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  1. And we had a great day too Antoinette. I was sooo sick the night before when we arrived in Leiden. But fortunately I recovered enough to have a great time the next day. And who would have thought that you could get sunburnt in The netherlands in May? Luckily Seona managed to keep the peeling at bay until we returned home to Australia.

  2. Karen on July 15th, 2011 at 08:20

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