Thanks for popping in. Been a beautiful day in Leiden. Walked miles, found lots of lovely Christmas gifts, and even managed to squeeze my tired self into a few nice dresses! It was very heartening to visit these many tidy little boutiques, filled with original and unique gear. It was also very refreshing to meet the owners, mostly women. Super friendly, very pleasant energy, all really switched on and into good conversation. And the cynic may say they are just courting you. But then I know plenty of English shopkeepers who could do with a lesson in courting !
We went on a boat trip around the town which was great, and sat in the sun drinking coffee. November! I ask you!
I could definitely live here. The pace of life and the vibe is right up my street. Sell the car, buy a bike and go! Never seen so many bikes! Bikes, boats and boutiques. Perfect.
Dave and I have had quite a chuckle with the Dutch language. Good job the Dutch speak such good English!
Stripwinkle Dumpie clearly decided to relocate….
Found a much better spot then!
…and this one in front of a shop.. well, I nearly fell in the canal laughing! Now my German half lets me know what this actually says : You Can Also Collect from us. i.e takeaway. But my English half sees something completely different. And Dave doesn’t even have a German half…
And on that note, I shall love you and leave you.
Till tomorrow xxxx