A Happy Easter to those who celebrate Easter as a holiday and a happy long weekend to those of you who don't .
I'm off to Amsterdam on Thursday to stay with youngest daughter in her student flat on the Prinsengracht , just three steps away from The Ann Frank House . Smitonius and partner should be arriving about the same time in their camper van , which they'll be staying in in a campsite nearby-ish .We're all going to spend the weekend as tourists . Fun !! We plan to sit on cafe terraces , eating lots of good food , which someone else will have lovingly prepared
Museums will be visited .....but not the Van Gogh because the queues are a little long at holiday weekends . The Amsterdam Historic Museum , on the other hand , is never too busy and , in the courtyard at the moment , there's a free exhibition called My Chidhood Home where 45 Amsterdammers from 12 different countries show how they remember their youth
Endless window-shopping will be done , more cafes will be visited , vintage clothes , old books , antiques and buttons will probably be admired and quite possibly another couple of cafes will be inspected .
This is actually in Antwerp , but you get the idea .
Mind you , as we're not a hen party , we won't be wearing tiaras , pink tee-shirts and a silly grin ....well , maybe the silly grin . And I , for one , am not planning to run round shrieking ....but who knows ?
We'll take loads of photos and later show a select few ....or more ....to you later.
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