Brunch on both sides of the ocean…

Today is first Easter day in the Netherlands. We have two and combined with Good Friday, there’s a four day weekend for you. GG and the boys were headed to GG’s parents for Easter breakfast – brunch isn’t yet a term that’s really caught on. GG’s parents are past retirement age although not retired and they like to spend time shopping. They are also very egalitarian. I’ve been included into the mix so if GG and her sister get something for a holiday, I do too. This has always been a benefit for GG because it usually comes in the flavor of chocolate. Since I don’t like milk chocolate, she scores twice! Except now her parents know that I like dark chocolate. So, the egg pictured is what they sent home with GG and the boys for me. πŸ˜‰ I think it is cute how much effort her parents put into finding things. Sometimes we wish that they wouldn’t really send us back to the city with 14 dairy free yoghurts but we always appreciate the effort that they put into it!

Henry and George only received half an Easter egg a piece so as to reduce the risk of egg farts on the 2 hour drive home. However, I heard that they also got a piece of the ham so they were pretty satisfied and apparently on their very best behavior.

On this side of the Atlantic, the Rose Princess and I met up for coffee this morning with the intention of surprising the Move Goddess at her Easter brunch. The scream and hugs that I got when I walked around the corner as the “forgotten item” were better than I hoped. πŸ™‚

You know, during this trip, I have in four days already had so many good connections. I have also heard that there is a secret hope that it takes us longer to find a house, since it almost is turning into a reality series. Which gave me a really good idea of how I can share more of it. When I get back, it is National Open House Day on Saturday and I think we will probably visit a few. Perhaps in there, we will find a treasure. At the very least, we will certainly meet some interesting people, since it is usually the owners giving the tour and not the broker. Then you hear all kinds of things.

I thought about going to the movies today but somehow it seems like I am going to spend the rest of the afternoon reading. After all, I am using vacation days to be here πŸ˜‰

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