We had a wonderful time. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Tulips from the Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam.
Splashy glass sculptures by Giampaolo Amoruso.
Nemo science museum.
Knopenwinkel button shop a highlight for mummy. I bought a handful of special carved, wooden buttons. Sadly my photos from inside the shop didn't work but the outside is special too.
Cycling everywhere we went.
More photos on Flickr if if you like.
And now for the blog birthday contest winner.
Thank you to everyone for entering, I really enjoyed reading your thoughtful comments and hearing how you all get your best ideas. It seems most of us are inspired when our brains are focused on the mundane or at rest.
As today is a busy back to school day for me I used the Random.org to choose a winner. The lucky number was 46 which makes Elissa from Birch Swinging the winner. Elissa, email me your postal address and I'll ship off all of your prizes.
These were the items I picked up in Holland to add to the prize package. A bracelet from Knopenwinkel, the button shop, toadstool trim from a pretty outdoor market in a seaside town and a notebook from a museum shop in Amsterdam.
I hope you all had a great week too!