Summertime! Finally!!

The sun! The sun! After all the rain and cold, finally summer has arrived!!

This weekend I have spend as much time outdoors as possible, enjoying the sun. That’s why I haven’t been writing on my blog for the last couple of days. When you live in The Netherlands, you need to enjoy it while it lasts!!

Yesterday, I went to the zoo with my friends and their kids: Lynn, Alessandro, Adele and Giorgia. The weather was perfect, the animals lovely, the kids were having fun…what more can you want on a random Sunday morning! It was awesome.

To the zoo with the Abates!

Btw, Lynn is an American mum, married to an Italian dad and raising their two little girls in The Netherlands. Lynn has a blog (and website) about raising your children in a foreign country: Nomad Parents. If you too are raising children abroad, you should definitely check out her blog!

This afternoon I left work a bit early to do some shopping. I bought a nice little table for on my balcony. I’m actually sitting on my balcony writing this post on my laptop at my new table, yay! And since I have the evening sun on my balcony, I had to think of a way to shield me and my computer from the sun. I bought two wind/sun shields from Ikea and they are a perfect fit for my balcony. I love it! Now, I can sit on my balcony in the shade!

Did I mention that I love it already?!? I love it!! And so does Sam, my cat!


Fair enough, the fixing method (now just painters tape) needs some tweeking :). But imagine how awesome it will look when I put hooks in the wall to attach the shields to!!

Now, while finishing this post, I’m already daydreaming about the lovely summer evenings I will be spending on my balcony this week. Starting tonight! With a good book on my sofa on my balcony!!

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