Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Hellevoetsluis

Hellevoetsluis

An afternoon in the lovely little town of Hellevoetsluis, followed by walking past a few caches to reunite with the girls at the wonderfully named Quackgors Beach.

Capital Cities

Capital Cities

Somehow the Netherlands has ended up with a debate about which city is its capital. Is it Amsterdam or is it Den Haag ? To avoid confusion, we went to both. On the same day.

Windmills

Windmills

Kinderdijk is one of the most stereotypical (or iconic) places to visit in the Netherlands. It is the very epitome of the historical Dutch approach to water management. It’s well worth a visit.

Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Deltapark Neeltje Jans

The only bit of dodgy weather on our whole trip. It wasn’t bad for long. We filled the time by learning about water management in the Deltaworks and by watching a few well trained aquatic mammals.

Not a Lot Happened

Not a Lot Happened

Every holiday has a least one day where nothing really happens. This is the one.
There was a lot of laziness and a bit of geocaching.

Old Haunts

Old Haunts

In the late 1980’s I used to live in the small Dutch town of Brielle. On this day I took the girls to see where I used to live. It has changed remarkably little.

Over The Border

Over The Border

A lazy morning in Bruges, followed by a change of country and a drive across the Deltaworks to reach our destination at Center Parcs in Port Zelande.

On Our Way

On Our Way

The start of a “road trip” holiday in the Netherlands, involving a very early start, a tunnel, and then a lot of wandering around in a very warm and sunny Bruges.