Sunday Sevens – April 11th

A wee bit late with Sunday Sevens this week – but my excuse is we were away for the weekend and I wasn’t home on Sunday until 10pm. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I was whinging last week about being poorly last week, but flights were booked and paid for to visit Lovely Eldest in the Netherlands, so there was no not going!


No photos from the beginning of the week, as I didn’t leave the house. But on Thursday,  Lovely Husband scooped me into the car, drove me to the airport and made sure I didn’t lose my passport or get on the wrong plane.

Lovely Eldest’s apartment isn’t big enough for us all, so we stayed at the Grand Karel V Hotel in Utrecht.

On Friday we went to Keukenhoff to have a leisurely stroll around the gardens. Keukenhoff is one of the world’s largest flower gardens, covering 79 acres. Apparently 7 million bulbs are planted there each year. It certainly felt like spring.

Back to the hotel for a nap then out again in the evening.


Saturday we visited the lake at Henschotermeer…

And the pretty town of Naarden, which is set inside a fort…

On Sunday we had a meander around Utrecht, before, all too soon, it was time to go home.

Despite being rather tired from not being 100%, I had a lovely time and, of course, kept my strength up with lots of lovely food.

(Sunday Sevens,  devised by the wonderful Nat at Thread and Bobbins for bloggers to share photos of their personal week.)

39 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – April 11th

  1. What beautiful places to visit, Bekki. The Keukenhoff Gardens look quite stunning. I must get them onto my Places to Visit list. Glad you were feeling well enough to make it over there and enjoy some nice food again. Gorgeous photos – and perfect models, of course. 🙂

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  2. How amazing and handy for trips that your daughter lives in the Netherlands. 🙂 I still have never been, though hoping to visit Amsterdam at some point this year.Hope you are feeling better.I still have my unshakable cough and cold but i’m getting there.Thinks there’s lots of bugs going around this Spring!

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    1. Sorry to hear you’re still suffering – but you’re right everyone seems to have something. Daughter, I’m afraid, has handed her notice in and is off on her travels again, so no more jaunts to the Netherlands to visit her 😦


  3. These are absolutely amazing. I love the photos of the Netherlands, and all the stunning places you had the opportunity to visit. Amazing.
    Glad you see are getting a bit better as well. Take it easy and keep it up. You will be 100% soon again.
    Hugs to Mr. H as well.

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      1. Indeed, it is so very pretty there. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit, but my daughter and son in law had, and they loved it. They are planning to go again towards the end of the year. It is Winter then, but they dont mind. 🙂

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  4. Lovely pics – what a beautiful place! My bad habits are obviously infectious… didn’t you tell me that it is supposed to be 7 pics! lol Glad you broke the rules as the pictures really are lovely – yummy food you I’m glad to see you are feeding your fever and must be well on the mend! x

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  5. Fabulous photos! Rounded off by a stunning pudding! I’m behind as ever, and after reading your latest post I’ve just scooted back to get up to speed. Glad you’re on the mend here and it didn’t spoil your trip 😃

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