Hi APJ! How is everyone doing?
As you read this I will be packing up my home in Rotterdam. We have had an amazing two years here in the Netherlands and will miss so many people and places. It has been a truly wonderful experience for me.
Embarking on a New Adventure and Stress Reducing Perfumes
I have fallen in love with the open and friendly people, the vibrant landscapes and vast magical skies. The winter sunrises and sunsets will forever be emblazoned in my memory. The fragrant vivid flowers, colours bursting with joy, brought me endless hours of sheer fascination. Greens in all shades dotting the horizon, the parks and the gardens made me smile each and every day.
The people I have met, friends I have made enriched my life. Pain comes with change and leaving; the pain of leaving dear friends. We choose to look at it in another light – that we have friends in another country and we can always come back and they can come visit us.
We are embarking on a new adventure – uprooting our family and moving to Basel, Switzerland. Starting at the beginning again makes me nervous and apprehensive and yet I remember my experiences in Rotterdam and I know that Basel will give us priceless memories as well. My love of travel, adventure and delving into the unknown was reawakened here in Rotterdam. Through the many lonely nights with my husband on the road, I found out exactly how strong I actually am. I grew into myself with my self confidence and in all honesty learning to love myself for who I am. For that growth alone, Rotterdam will hold a special place in my heart.
This will be the fastest move I have ever done. My husband signed the contract on 28 December and we leave Rotterdam on 27 January! Needless to say I am a wee bit stressed. I have been wearing the heck out of my Dries van Noten and am dangerously low in my bottle. Other perfumes keeping me calm and clear headed are Lira, Bois d’Argent and using up my sample of Irisistible.
Do I buy a backup of the Dries van Noten or wait until it has been drained? What should I take for the two weeks before we get the shipment for the temporary housing? I will bring some new samples which will hopefully keep me busy and writing.
Here are my latest pictures from Rotterdam.
Until next time from Basel.
Lots of fragrant kisses,