My mother is not feeling very well for a while already, she has a cough since many months now which drives both herself mad and tired, as its exhausting but also drives my dad and anyone else around her to the brink. In 2 weeks she will be taken into hospital, for further observation and investigation. Being the only Son and having all their grandchildren in Hong Kong, its a time where you start to think…..I am now thinking maybe it will be a good thing to try and go home this summer for holiday again. Its always a costly thing though, a drain on the account with 5 people needing to fly over. Anyway I hope she gets better soon and hopefully then some time soon they can come and spend some time here with us instead. I leave you with some pictures from last years holiday in Belgium, Holland and Germany!
Emilie, me and Jens slept in the Caravan as Jens was still a bit a difficult boy and needed his own routine/timing and we dindt want to deprive Opa and Oma of their sleep! Jens loved to sleep there, maybe its because he is used to Hong Kong shoebox sized flats? Anyway I have to admit its a caravan with all the comforts!
One of the thing I love about my parents is their love for hobbies, nature and natural things, they keep chickens, bees, a dog and have a garden that accommodates at least 4 different kind of apple trees, plum trees, pears, cherries, walnuts, Kiwi’s, Peaches, Raspberries, crossberries, and a huge vegetable and fresh herb garden in which they produce things according to seasons!
Its nice to see over many years how friends grow and stick together, there were people which i knew when i was a small kid, it was a great time to catch up with everyone, brothers and sisters (not mine, i got none) , uncles and aunties, old and new friends were all there!
Pa loves his Garden and space, as well as their awesome house, which is really great, lots of wood and glass, they almost like live in their garden! but what I love most is my Dad and Mom together do almost everything themselves, its their hobby, need a new fence, need painting, need some new fruit trees, or some trees to be cut down……they just enjoy this kinda stuff.
Emilie never really took up knitting yet, what for in a tropical place like Hong Kong? I am not particularly waiting for a pair of knitted wool socks, but one day, I am sure it will coem in handy when we move to colder weather.
The Trampoline is my parents neighbours, they went for holidays anyway so asked if we could borrow it……..I can tell you if you have kids and the space, get one! never seen any of the kids, my wife and myself and even Opa and Oma happier then on the trampoline! Little Jens couldn’t be kept off of it!
So here he is under the watchful eye of Mommie!
Kinderdijk was great going into the windmills etc, we had some awesome but very windy weather, hey its Holland you know its like always windy, but we all enjoyed, I just like this picture a lot as those two big honkeys could never loose their Hongkines, of needing to wear big shades and look cool all the time!
I particularly like this image, as King who is my stepson, had trouble to get the lawnmower going, as he is so tiny, skinny and light, we had to prop several bricks on his seat first so the safety switch wouldn’t keep cutting power to the motor! He had great fun driving it and I had a great panning shot instantly!
What great BBQ we had, my Mom and Dad picked this one up for very little money and it swings, great for slow cooking!
Miss you guys, hope we can come to you this summer or you can come to us!