Repetitions Of Our Past

April 26th –


Another morning filled with writing and posting etc, before heading out for a walk with Inge, while Mich, you guessed it, painted ๐Ÿคช


Here is an outlining of the little journey Inge and I went onโ˜บ๏ธ

It was rather windy at times but the sunshine was warm and the pace steady, so it was a nice day for a walk.

The birdsong in Holland always sounded so tropical to me and the spring here is much more summer like then a Saskatchewan spring ever is, so thatโ€™s a big bonus ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



We trekked by the highway, in the trees and by the river, taking a ferry across at one point and then eventually stopping for ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฆ

A couple that Inge knew actually showed up at the ice cream shop and it just so happened they were headed back to Doesburg afterwords as well, so we were able to get a ride back from them, rather than take the bus ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

We sat outside awhile, enjoying some more of the sunshine within the wind guarded walls of the seating area outside and then an assortment of food was ordered for dinner. Chinese spring roll for them and more nasi balls for meย ๐Ÿคช


April 27th –

I finally had the hubby find his moms old coffee pot and brew me some coffee using the Starbucks coffee grounds we had brought with us ๐Ÿ’•

The big mug filled with the non foamy topped coffee made my Saturday morningย ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคช

It was Kings Day in Holland… when markets happen and celebratory entertainment goes on.
Usually ๐Ÿคช
But it was raining and Doesburg isnโ€™t a huge town, so not much at all was happening ๐Ÿ™ˆ


To sooth Mikes disappointment in the lack of his hometowns patriotism, we went to the snack bar ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Being the kind supportive wife I am, I also ate with him so he wouldnโ€™t feel alone ๐Ÿคช


Since the weather was glum and house painting couldnโ€™t be continued, we drove to another town to see if anything was happening and when that lead to nothing too, we decided Ikea would be a nice place to wander ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Which is true but not so much when only a suitcase sized piece of furniture would be the only purchasable option ๐Ÿ™ˆ

After renovating two houses, one canโ€™t help but see possibility and design all the more often when shopping or simply out and about, so the trek through Ikea held many โ€˜this would work hereโ€™, โ€˜that would be better this way or that wayโ€™ conversations.

That evening was the time to strike Greek cuisine off our of list ๐Ÿค“
We, along with the parents, drove to Emmerich to dine at Syrtaki, the Greek restaurant we’d eaten at many a time before when still living in Europe ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

It was as good and as largely portioned as we recalled, all but Mich having some to pack up to take home ย ๐Ÿคช

As we left there and walked to the ice cream shop, a double rainbow was spotted across the Rhine, making for a lovely moments pause to enjoy it โ˜บ๏ธ


April 28th –

Mich and I drove to Krefeld, Germany to attend church where we had previously and since it was actually a Canadian preacher speaking, I didnโ€™t even need the translation headphones which was very nice ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Itโ€™s also the church Mich’sย sister and her family attend, so we planned to spend some time with them, after enjoying the service and another Greek lunch at Poseidonย ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was even tastier than the previous evenings dinnerย and not at all too much, too soon ๐Ÿ™ˆ

We then relaxed at the sister-in-laws, giving out some little gifts to keep us near and dear in the hearts of the nieces and nephew, even if we arenโ€™t literally near them often ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

We sipped coffee, ate chocolate, walked and then eventually left after what had been a pleasant day of visiting ๐Ÿ˜‰

The autobahn was a good portion of our road back to Doesburg and though I don’t drive and I generally fall asleep whilst Mich drives us anywhere that takes longer than 28 minutes to get to, I did enjoy the once again freedom of speed that the German highway allowsย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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