#45 Middenbeemster

Saturday we all 6 went on a day trip to Middenbeemster. We haven’t all 6 been out anywhere together since we got here, and particularly the boys haven’t done much except go to school & play on their Playstation. So I thought it was time they saw a bit of Netherlands – I’ve seen loads haven’t I.

It’s a UNESCO site as it was once totally underwater, and 43 windmills pumped it all away, the last drop in 1612 or something. feel free to read about the UNESCO stuff here: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/899

it has retained its style, particularly a type of big square house with a pyramid roof, and this cutesy village of mini-amsterdam-style houses.

Unfortunately there was a 30-minute wait between 2 buses at a dull bit of Purmerend , which didn’t help anyone’s mood. And we were all a bit underwhelmed by Middenbeemster.

We went in this agricultural museum after a hilariously ineffective dutch “conversation” between me & a very old man with an unclear voice/accent. 😂

While we were out it became clear why we don’t often move as a group of 6! I had forgotten about some of the difficulties of this complicated family.  It was hard work.

We had a nice cuppa & cake in a nice setting & were united as a family by laughing at all the things that had gone wrong. ! That’s how we roll.

tea

So we will stick to smaller groups in future.

xx xx xx

Hello, thanks for reading, but I probably won't look at the comments,

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s