To Do, To Eat, To Visit

May 2nd –

Come Thursday our โ€˜to do, to eat, to visitโ€™ (not eat who we visit ๐Ÿคช) list, was greatly shrunk… one remaining item was to visit our other set of grandparents.

Besides that, we didnโ€™t have any specific plan and decided to let the day take us where it would ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

It took us to Utrecht because Mike found a store there that carried Tout Patisserie macarons ๐Ÿค“
Which are the best macarons weโ€™ve ever eaten and had planned to get from Amsterdam, depending how our trip went.
The place we went to only had two of the pistachio flavour, which is our very favourite, so we purchased them and thought maybe they would satisfy the sweet tooth enough that we wouldnโ€™t need to make a stop in Amsterdam.

As it turns out, it only intensified the desire and Tout Patisserie was typed into the GPS ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚
Not immediately, as we did think of some stops along the way but it was the destination none the less ๐Ÿค“

Mich found a store that carried the brand of work pants he wanted to buy… deciding it was time to refresh that area of his wardrobe, having had his two pairs of โ€˜Snickers Workwearโ€™ pants for 10 years ๐Ÿคญ
They didnโ€™t have exactly what he wanted but he found some to order online ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The weather wasnโ€™t the nicest, so Mike found an actual mall to shop in which felt lovely opposed to the possibility of walking down the rainy streets to search out the shops you wanted to look in.

Sissy boy was a favourite store when we lived in Europe and that fact remains.

It has got an anthropology vibe in a way but maybe a smidge less costly.

I never said I BOUGHT a lot there, just that I LIKED it๐Ÿคช

A Vapiano’s was spotted across the street and so we happily went there to eat a lunch, I wasnโ€™t at all hungry at the time but knew I would enjoy it anyways ๐Ÿคช

I love their pesto basilica pasta… a crinkly edged long noodle, bathed in very mild cayenne, oil, garlic, pesto and pine nut sauce, topped with parmesan  ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
We hadnโ€™t expected to strike that off the list so it was a nice little ‘bonus’ meal ๐Ÿคช

We popped into another outlet area and I actually found some denim skirts for my sister and I at the G-Star Raw outlet, for anyone interested in a high-waisted, button front, denim skirt, go there ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Tout was left with a package of 10 macarons in hand. Eight pistachio, one vanilla for me and one salted caramel for Mike ๐Ÿค“

Mike felt like he needed supper so yet again, a snack bar was found and he got himself a frikandel and fries… I opted for just an ice cream ๐Ÿคช

We then went to Oma and Opa H to visit with them awhile. Being served drinks and sweets while catching up on the most recent goings on. They don’t speak much english, so it was mostly smiling from my end but Mich does better conversing with people, no matter the language when compared to me anyways, so it’s all good ๐Ÿค“


May 3rd –

For Friday we mainly just wanted to gather up some more of the groceries we wanted to have for taking home. Cheese to be precise ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿง€

First we ate some kibbeling for brunch though ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿด๐ŸŸ

We popped into a second hand store, seeing many an item that could be refurbished so nicely if the chance were given ๐Ÿ™ˆ

These little glasses were also spotted and if theyโ€™d have had more than two, I probably would have given into temptation and bought them ๐Ÿคช

A flower shop was entered for a little looksie and youโ€™d think our amazement at the prices would ebb and fade away by now but that has not been the case ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’

Back at the house, Mich decided to do some trimming up of the garden.

It’s one of his favourite tasks…and that isnโ€™t being sarcastic. Itโ€™s the type of job that can be done decently fast but can also be done using as much precision as he wants, which he usually wants a lot ๐Ÿคช

While he did that, I made a sopapilla cheesecake he’d been asking for ๐Ÿ˜ Also known as ‘lazy cheesecake’ by me and whoever I make it for, because I’m so uncertain about its true pronunciation ๐Ÿคช

He had soccer to go play with his brother that evening and when he returned, this is the grinning face in the window that greeted me ๐Ÿคช

He had managed to bring an ice cream for me, from town, without my asking or having it be all that melted ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ


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