Today I just wanted to share a beautiful picture my mother and law took and sent me this Sunday.

Taken in Holland 😉 

Bravo Elly. Love you picture.

I don’t know why it feels very poetic to me…

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I really need to come up with a good idea:

For now, Here are the countries and places I want to travel to:
List A: my dream free list, no boundaries,

1/Portland, Oregon, USA
2/Bresil
3/New Zealand
4/Australia
5/Hawaii, thanks to Jessica Doffelmeyer’s blog and pictures!
6/England, country side, sea-side, thanks to the people sharing pictures on twitters (Swines Meadow @rareplants, Alison level @papaver, Hardys Plants @hardyplants, The Wollies @WoollyGreen, Dottycookie @SalixArts and many more check my tweeter if you wish @JessideVreeze )! And next to London to see Harry Potters’ studio
7/Japan
8/Ireland again
9/Scotland
10/ India
11/la maison d ‘Arlette in the mountains not far from the mountains near Grenoble in France ( again)
12/Portugal with my friend “Owl”
13/ Brittany again!
14/ Italy, open business as always
15/ Romania

List B, my travel need list! Priority:
As when your family and friends are scattered around the world, we made a priority to see them no matter the distance or at least to make it matter less…or try to pretend it does not matter (as it does, practically and money wise)

1/ USA Albany to see my grand ma
2/ USA Miami sunrise etc Florida to see family and because we love that part of the US
3/USA New York to see my dear Macarony and family
A note for myself 1/2/3 can be planed in one trip! As usual! And, yes it is tiring specially with 3 kids, but worth it and never long enough!
4/Paris France, to see my grand na family and friends, planed next week-end,
5/London to meet princess El
( could be combined with A.6, no I m not playing “bataille navale”)
6/from 5 weeks on, Amsterdam to meet little baby V.
7/Normandy to meet princess Sarah.
8/ Bordeaux France to meet the super Tweens and see their glorious parents, and because Bordeaux is a great place to be.
(Point B.7 and B.8.
(we could meet up in Paris, would be easier, or in Lux))
9/drôme France for my herbal studies ( June )
10/ Lyon France idem
11/ switzerland to see our sweet Irish/French friends ( could be combined, with the B9 and 10)
12/Israel, Tel Aviv and further to attend the wedding of in our Belgium family and see our family there, always a good reason to travel to this beautiful country. ( a piece of our summer 2014)

Wouah my head is spinning I need idea! Courage, and strength to let traveling be a pleasure and not a pressure 😉

I wished for a life of traveling and I received more than I wished for our life is traveling!

We are just back from week in Holland ! A mix of work and school holidays, driven by my 3 Wild kids and our dogs! This week was breathless…and yet I think ahead!

Sometimes, I can’t stand traveling anymore, and after more than 4 weeks or 5, I start feeling the thirst of it again!
When it’s to much I stop for 2 months and try to resource myself in Luxembourg.

Tonight I am happy to be back, normally going again is Paris next week end and for us( kids and puppy) not moving until 4 April…ouf… husbany, brief breathing and many traveling in between….

P.S.: traveling include, children, husband and dog ( most of the time).
For those wondering, yes we travel with our dog, he came back with us from Friesland in November, than back to Amsterdam once 5 December and twice this week with a brief stop in Breda, Den Haag, etc in the meantime, he came with us to Evian for Christmas, than Provence to see family and south of France and Burgundy…
And he’s a great traveler.
Only issue, will be USA but we found a super cosy pension, and some country like Australia or New Zealand that ask to long quarantine to bring him along… But wherever he can come he will….

So any ideas in my quest are welcome ! In the meantime I’ll enjoy some time in Lux….Small country very propice for traveling 🙂

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As it is nice to have some images, you can admire this great idea: a lost and found object’s fence in the Vondel Park in Amsterdam. I just love this idea!

warning:
The following is To read only if you have energy to lose:

Come one, are you ever going to search for a lost glove in the list and found on a city? For example in Paris you have a huge one, but in from my 0 to 24 years old, when I was living there, I have never even attempted taking the time to go there and look up for something… I know it’s an absurd example but it explain it all.
And after a week in Amsterdam I’m lawfully granted a crazy quote! Quote of my raw though! Ok I ll stop there sorry…

What’s really great in the Netherlands, is that you re somehow never to far from the sea…so when the sun comes out.

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For more of this challenge:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes
http://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

Enjoy your week end … Or your week day, depending on when you’ll be watching my post…and thank you for passing by.

Arrived in Amsterdam, last Sunday the wind Was blowing hard! The pick of the Storm Was announced for this Monday 28/10/2013.
I decided to mainly stay “home” ( hotel) with the kids.

Just a little walk to De Bijenkorf, around 11 a.m. we’re we had lunch. I Would not have imagined it was so nice, the cooks prepare the food on request on the moment and seeing me arriving with 3 young kids, adapted their rythmne and all.

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I was not serene as I saw some tree’s branch on the Daam. But all parents would acknowledge how difficult it is to stay in, an entire day with kids under 9 years old.

As the walk was of 2 mn, I evaluated the risks as very low. Most of the walk was in small narrow streets between buildings, and the last part on the Daam. But at one stage, just about to enter de Bijenkorf, I clinched on my 3 years old son’s hand afraid to see him fly away!

At 12.45 I received a message from my husband, “where are you, I m very worried,
Someone just died on the Herengracht”.

Poor person killed by a tree, sad, terrifying.

I dedicate this post to his memory.

And wish all other luck, which seems to be the key to life.

I feel very sorry for this person and his/her family.

Life does not hold only explainable fact/ mysteries.

After this dramatic news, we went right back to the hotel, un noeud dans le ventre and hoped bad news would stop there!

Nature is impredectible, by 4 pm, the storm was over and we could walk out again and see the result of its venue.

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Life brings its lot of suprise, sorrow and happiness.

It seems anachronic to speak of lunch time and then inform on one’s end of life! But as horrible as it can be, it is how life is

Since I was a child, My father always told me to, open the window every morning, breath air, and thank G. For this day. I surely did not do it everyday, nor really understood it. But I have it in me and do it my way, trying to keep a smile on my face.

The best we can do, is think about the lost ones, keep their memories, and try to smile as much as we can. A smile is not much but can make the world a better place, as a smiling person gives positive energy and courage, it does even to yourself.

Ceci etant dit this being said, that does not mean you need to smile at any cost, a fake smile is worst, an sometime we need a good cry, or shout!
( no I m not Charlotte aux Fraises 🙂 )