Good morning, dear ones. It’s with great joy that I tell you I have my plane ticket and I’m moving to Amsterdam next month!!
I will be visiting my brother and future sis-in-law for the summer helping get ready for their wedding in Italy and getting restored in body and spirit before moving to Australia this fall.
I am so excited to see them and hug them tight and get cozy on the couch for good long talks.
While in Amsterdam I will continue my freelance writing assignments as well as work on a series of cookbooks to share with you dear folks. It will be so nice to have my bro and sis as guinea pigs for my experiments in the kitchen.
I will also do as much exploring as possible. I can’t wait to take you with me (vicariously at least!) along the canals and streets of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. If all goes well, I also hope to spend time with dear friends in Germany, and I will share those adventures with you too.
Mostly I’m looking forward to being safe with people I love, spoiling them with good meals when they get home from work, and building memories together in this wonderful city.
In the meantime, there is much to be done: paperwork, selling most of my belongings and shipping the few things I need to start my new life in Australia.
I had to laugh today because, wouldn’t you know it, the day I get my ticket and have a mile-long to-do list I fall and sprain my ankle!!! Yeesh. I have impeccable timing. 🙂
Thank you so much for loving me and cheering me on through this very difficult year. You’ve shared my heartaches and pain and I’m SO glad we now get to celebrate good things.
Love you dearly. xo