Whenever I set out to learn a few words in a new language (so handy when travelling), I always start with thank you. So it seems appropriate that I begin the story of last month at the end, with a thank you.
When I found out that we would be finishing our trip to Africa with a few days in Amsterdam, I emailed Pia, to see if there was any chance we could meet. I thought it was a long-shot, since she seems to be so busy. But she emailed me back an enthusiastic yes.
I spent a lovely day, being shown around this beautiful city by one of my favourite bloggers. Pia showed me her favourite neighbourhoods and a few of her favourite shops. We stopped for tea and talked as though we had known each other for years.
The next day, I was invited to see her houseboat. We had more tea and conversation. I came away really happy to have met such a lovely, generous and thoughtful person.
And with renewed enthusiasm for this blog.
Thanks so much Pia! I look forward to returning the favour when you find yourself heading this way!