A New Prompt

Teresa has thrown open a new prompt with the opener:

“Take a trip down memory lane and share your best vacation/trip/holiday memory.”

My best vacation has to be our honeymoon to Amsterdam in 1991.
At 35 (minus 2 days) it was my first trip out of the country and I was so excited at using a passport!
We got married in Poole registry office, and then the nine of us went for a meal.
Yep, including us, our wedding party totalled nine.
It was a wonderful day, no confetti allowed, so sugar puffs and rice crispies were thrown instead and the birds loved us.
Later in our honeymoon suite (one inside cabin with bunks on the overnight ferry), we were fishing them out of my bra for what seemed like hours.

When we got off the train and came out of Central Station, a barrel organ started to play and I felt it was just for me!
We took pot luck where to stay, going into the VVV to book a modest hotel for three nights.
We fitted right in as people asked us for directions, we were introduced to chips and mayonnaise, Dutch confectionery of marshmallow whips covered in chocolate and the vendor who got to know us had them waiting on the counter for us when we approached.

We enjoyed Dutch cuisine, there was no problem with language or money, definitely not food, and on my birthday, we took a canal boat ride.

Coming back was a riot as there was a public transport strike and we ended up hiring a car. We had to make the noon ferry in order for our tickets to remain valid for the rest of our journey. If you want the full details, you can read about it all here and here!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to A New Prompt

  1. Sadje says:

    You guys must have had a really great trip.

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