Hello from a very warm and sunny Switzerland!

We are off later today to Amsterdam, our hometown and I’m looking forward
seeing our friends and family again. Although the weather isn’t great, most of our
activities will be inside anyway.

Next week Saturday July 7, we are getting together with 62 people
to celebrate the start of our newest adventure, moving to Dubai.

The guests will come to the Schreierstoren, a very old tower in the middle of Amsterdam.
This is where the first pioneers came with their boats to Amsterdam and from where they sailed
of to New Amsterdam (now New York).

de Schreierstoren, Amsterdam.

Afterwards we are floating too through the waters, in the canals of the city.
The last time I did this I was 3, now my girls are going for the first time.

sightseeing the canals in Amsterdam

Lately I have been Google’s best friend (had to look up so much information about locations and all)
and seeing Amsterdam through fresh eyes made me love ‘our’ city even more. 
It has it’s flaws, like any big city, but to me it’s full of good memories. 

This is our invitation, some of our holiday snaps to give people a peak into Dubai living.
I even made a slogan, Dubai Here We Come!
Can you tell we are excited? A whole new lifestyle is going to start soon,
I hope you want to read along and follow me on our newest journey in the Middle East.

We are leaving Switzerland in the middle of August, so before the movers are coming,
there is still time to blog. I know I haven’t been the best blogger lately, but with the upcoming move
involving a lot of paperwork and phone calls, children on school holiday at home
and we still  haven’t booked our family holiday yet, it’s on my to-do list…. I still have 3 weeks before we go…., it’s been hectic to say the least.
Not to mention planning for next week, meant that blogging has been on the back of my lists.

I will be back blogging after the 11th of July and than I can reveal the things I can’t tell you right now….

They say that 2012 is the year of change.
For us it certainly is.

Hope to see you when I’m back, thanks for all the comments and emails, they make my day!


photo Schreierstoren: Panoramio
photo boat: via Google

11 thoughts on “Amsterdam

  1. Jane

    Lovely, Sweetheart. You’re coping admirably with so much going on. Looking forward to your return to Blogland! J x

  2. Thisisme.

    Eeek! So many exciting things happening for you. How wonderful, and I certainly wish you every happiness as you embark on your new family life in Dubai. It will certainly be different from what you’re used to! Wonderful photos for us to look at, both of your home town and Dubai. Amsterdam is certainly on my list for a weekend break! Enjoy your time in Amsterdam with your family and friends before you leave. We will all look forward to reading of your new adventures. Hugs my friend.

  3. It's me

    Feestje ????…Amsterdam ???…heb ik een uitnodiging gemist ????…..nou ja…..of is ie onderweg ??…wat ge je toch allemaal doen ???…ben zo nieuwsgierig….eh om binnen te komen daar in die toren heb ik dat die uitnodiging nodig ???…kuchhhhh…hahaahahaha…..liefs Ria….xxx…

  4. Tammy@T's Daily Treasures

    Hey Maureen! You definitely have a lot going on before the move. Take each day as it comes and enjoy to the max. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I like that invitation. Wishing you all the best as you make the final transition. We are heading out tomorrow and will be back on the 9th. Take care! Tammy

  5. Pet

    Enjoy all the farewell parties. I wouldn’t miss your Dubai Adventure for nothing. Looking forward to your Posts from there. Have a nice holiday!

  6. Jeanne @ Collage of Life

    Hi Maureen…I think we are on the same wave length at the moment. We head off to Ho Chi Minh on the 14th of July…having fun with all the sorting at the moment. Thought I would pass this site on to you…if you do not already know it. Sometimes it helps to know others are out there sharing the same experiences.
    Best wishes and safe travels!
    Jeanne :)

    PS…Dubai will be fascinating!!! Just love a good adventure. :)

  7. Celestial Charms

    Wow, Dubai! How very exciting. Best of luck with your packing and making all your arrangements. We will be able to live vicariously through you. Can’t wait!

  8. Bluebells and Lavender

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday in Amsterdam and the best of luck with your new life in Dubai, how exciting! Looking forward to lots of wonderful posts from your new home when you are settled. Bon Voyage! Sharon :)

  9. Llecenia

    Hi there,
    I came across your blog through another blog… I just had to stop and say that I love it… I’ve been reading blogs for a few years, and this is my second time posting a comment (not that I am someone special or anything, but know that it touched me). I like the positive vibe that I get from it. It comes through wonderfully, at least it does for me. Congratulations and good luck in your new family endeavors. May everything go even smoother than you imagined. Blessings, LLecenia


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