Alone under the skies

I realize that I forgot to share any pictures of Lille, a pretty French city where I got to spend a part of my Christmas holidays. Even though I didn’t have much time there, I got to see a lot of the city because I climbed up this monster:

Not the statue, the wheel

Heights make me uncomfortable, especially when I’m facing them alone. I had hoped to share a cabin with the couple in front of me in line, but the chief of boarding had other plans. He probably thought their ride would be more romantic for them without me.

There they are, happy as clams probably happy as clams!
And it was far down - view of a christmas tree
And it was far down
The view was nice though - city
The view was nice though
Notice how the houses in Lille look like cakes from above?

xo xo, the survivor :-p

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Ready for a bright Christmas

First of all, a big thanks to all on WordPress for being super awesome!  Well, “all” on WP didn’t actually visit my blog the last two days, but those who did are officially in my Sweetest book. No wonder I got better really fast this time, lots of water and good wishes are great for recovery! My nose might look like I’ve been polishing it with sandpaper, but I’m ready for Christmas holidays!

I’ve even packed all the presents and printed out photos to send along with postcards. Christmas, Christmas, it’s time! Just take a look at the boats in Amsterdam…

Santa is cruising the canals
Santa is cruising the canals
Boat parade - Amsterdam Light Festival
Boat parade – Amsterdam Light Festival

No, not really, not like Amsterdam. Every little venture to town has been a surprise this month. Last week I happened to need to cross an overly crowded bridge, people were simply glued to the railing, waiting for a boat parade… Another day I walked into Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” while I was stumbling to the night bus at Rembrandtplein. There is also this huge egg outside of Hermitage and the fishing net that looks like red smoke in the night, and so many other wonders. I wish I had more pictures.

Just wait 😉