Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just back from my holiday

We have just had a fantastic two weeks in SUNNY Holland!! For the first time in a long time we have been so lucky with the weather, we did have some rain but it was mainly at night time. That was good for me, nothing better than lying in bed with the rain hammering off the roof of the caravan! This time it went a step further and we had thunder and lightening as well. One night it rained, but not too much else until around 2am when the most enormous clap of thunder rattle the whole caravan and woke everyone up with a start. Thank goodness Hunny was with dad, she hates thunder!!On the few days were it was drizzly during the day we visited nearby towns and had a look around.

This year we seemed to visit far more MacDonald's than we usually do, this was more to do with their free wifi rather than their outstanding gourmet contributions. MacDonald's always seem to have a meal deal offer on which had a free Coca Cola glass, so again this year we have come home with another colourful set of coke glasses! Debbie our travelling companion and her family were keen for news from their son who is on a school trip to Borneo, unfortunately the only likely way they were going to hear was via Twitter and even then that depended on the group leader actually posting something. Up until now they hadn't so Debbie checked in every time we got near a hot spot 'just in case' . I really felt for her because Borneo is a long way away and although no news is good news, its very frustrating to see other groups being mentioned while her own group was missing in action. I think the school should have made sure there was at least something to reassure the parents all was well. So here we are in MacDonald's in Leiden!!

We stayed at Duinrell, a superb park in Wassenaar in Holland. We have been a few times before. This time was different for me, as I could now go on some of the rides I had previously only looked at! The Chair-o-Planes were a throw back to my childhood. We used to go to Butlins at Clacton and part of that deal was a free funfair, I remember spending all my days on the waltzer and chair-o-planes, endless goes, staying on and enjoying the attention of the young male workers!!! So this ride really took me back to those days. Best thing is as soon as you get off the ground with the wind in your hair its FANTASTIC!!

I even managed a quick selfie as we were being launched into the air in the rain!

One night we had a 'super moon' this is not the best of photos as its blurry and you don't really get a true indication of the size but it appeared to bigger than usual, we only saw it for a short while before the heavens opened and we had a very wet and lively night!

My hand is starting to heal, in fact the scar has disappeared. I am still left with some swelling which should get better over the next six months or so. I have been doing my exercises and on advice of the surgeon I have resumed 'normal' activities (by normal read resume crocheting!!) So far so good and I have been able to sleep without a brace on my hand, so its all good news.

I'll update with some more photos during the week. Have a nice week whatever you are doing.

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