Thursday, 23 May 2013


A first class traveller
So indeed. After five days off, I had to work yesterday. An evening shift finishing at 1am in the morning. It was long, it was boring, it was late. And it became even later, since one colleague wanted to talk to me. Plus I had to pay in my earnings. So by the time I finally made it home, it was nearly 2am. 

I still had to sort of pack and I had to do the dishes. By the time I had done everything I had needed to do, it was almost 3.30am. I went to bed. My alarm went off again at 5.15am. I never heard it. Fortunately it went off again 10 minutes later. I still didn't hear it. Ten minutes later I finally heard it. I slumbered for a further ten minutes before I finally got out of bed. Two hours after I had gotten in. 

View over the Oostvaardersplassen National Park
But it was a special day today: I was going back to the Netherlands. Only for a one-week stay with family. Because it's family day again. Every few years a family day is organised. Basically so we won't loose touch with each other. It's always great fun. And since I would be in the Netherlands anyway, I thought it would be nice to meet up with my former colleagues as well. So, a week back in Dutch speaking country. 

A quarter past six I took the bus to the busstation in Haugesund. Where I took another bus to another busstation: this time in Stavanger. There I took yet another bus, this time to the airport. After that it was a plane to Amsterdam, a train to my friend Pepperfly and I drove her car home to my parents. 

It's all flat!!!
I've had dinner (with ice-cream for afters) and right now I am quite awake again. Later on however, I will probably collapse. But I am looking forward to this stay here in the Netherlands. 

Now you know!


  1. Have a wonderful time with you family and visiting your friends.

  2. It must have been a tiring day, but I am sure you will enjoy your week.


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