Today I finally booked our next holiday for the half term break at the end of October.....its like 8 sleeps away so I left it all pretty late, but I am soo excited for it!

We had lots of ideas for where we wanted to go for our 1 week break. First we wanted to go to Scotland but thought it will be getting colder and also we had just been to another scenic place - Ireland. So then we decided maybe Croatia, to go sailing, but aparently this time in Croatia the weathers unpredicatble so not many of the sailing tours run. Then Clint suggested Amsterdam, so thats what we decided on. We are not going on a tour, but travelling independently for this trip.

We are going to Belgium first - the beer and chocolate country! So we leave on the 27th October and will stay in Brussels the first night. The next 2 nights, 28th and 29th October, we are going to stay in Brugge. Brugge is meant to be lovely and just like Paris in its beauty. I am looking forward to this as Brugge is meant to have lovely canals (apparently, so the internet says, that aren't smelly) and buildings. Then for the 30th, 31st October and 1st November we will be in Amsterdam, the party/relaxation capital of The Netherlands!!!

As you can tell I am quite excited and can't wait...... 8 more sleeps to go. I will make sure I take lots of photos.

I have been making this cute little thing.....isn't he just the cutest. I'm a bit slow but its taking shape and starting to look like a lil turtle.

A while ago I started listening to the lead singer of Train's solo album. Pat is just amazing and this song makes me tear up and gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it....what passion! It's constantly on repeat at the moment.

Check out this live version, no microphone, now thats something I have never heard of anyone doing in a live concert before....how amazing is this! (not the best filming angle I must admit)

Anyways.....quick messages.

Happy 17th to my lovely brother for the 4th November!

Congrats to Tasha, Travis and Taylah for the birth of Meyah Rebecca on the 15th October!! Fantastic news......hopefully someone will send me some pictures soon.....hint hint.

Will update with news of our travels to Belgium and Netherlands when we get back.....I may even have a piccie of the finished lil turtle!

Life for Clint and I are the same, work and stuff so no updates in that department.

Take care, xox


Anonymous said...

Hi Raquel,
I can't believe how much you have done!! You and Clint are having an awesome time ( as you would say)!!!!!
It's amazing how much travel and sight seeing you have fitted in and still managed to work in between. Your blogs read like a wealth of unique experiences each one better than the previous. What a fantastic opportunity you are both having - I'm tired just reading!! Keep having a fantastic time and take care.. Rita xoxo

Belinda Venables said...

"la la la la" *she says with her fingers in her ears* hehe!

have a great time!

The green eyed monster...xx *wink*

Anonymous said...

Hi Raquel & Clint, You will be away now. Hope you have a great time in Belgium & Holland. Will look forward to hearing of your travels when you get back.

Anonymous said...

The previous comment was from Grandma. I Forgot to sign it. Love to you both.