Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Guess where we are??!!!

It all went so quickly I didn't even have the time to tell you!! You know Patrick works in England all the time, don't you? Well, as the fall holidays have started, that's where we (the kids & I) are too!!! It was a kind of surprise vacation and all decided rather quickly, but as of Sunday we're staying in Patrick's room (the suite!) in a Hilton Hotel in Leeds, swimming pool included (kids are happy!) and situated in the middle of the centre with all the shops (mummy happy!!).

Last Saturday we took the evening ferry from Rotterdam to Hull where we arrived around 8 a.m. a bit shaken because our cabin (Manon, Mats and mine) was at the very front of the ship where we went up & down a LOT!!!! Patrick and Timothy didn't have that problem though, their cabin being on a totally different part of the ship.....

When we arrived in Hull, we decided to drive to Bridlington where we walked around for an hour or so,
then on to Scarborough (where we just drove around) and took some pics

and then on to Whitby, where we stayed for several hours, walked all the way to the abbey and had our lunch:

Isn't Whitby beautiful? And do you see the old abbey there on the hill on the other side of the water??

That's where we went.... up, up, up the stairs and then we came to this:

Yorkshire is sooo very beautiful!!! The weather was perfect, sunshine all day long and because I just love England (the houses, the people, everything) I couldn't have been happier!

Around 5 pm we decided to go to the hotel where we arrived late due to traffic problems near York. As the kids were very tired (especially Manon because she just had a week away with her new school) we went straight to bed and that was the end of days 1 & 2....


  1. Ooooooh, wat heerlijk voor jullie! Ziet er lekker engels uit allemaal (wij willen ook!!).
    Geniet ervan, groetjes, Stefanie

  2. Wat heerlijk zo'n spontane vakantie. Het ziet er super uit allemaal! Engeland lijkt me ook een prachtig land. Maar als wij ooit gaan, zullen we waarschijnlijk wel door de tunnel rijden: dat varen lijkt niet erg goed voor mijn maag, haha.

    Geniet ervan!

  3. Looks fantastic. Have a great time and will catch up when you get back.

  4. Wow that is magic. It must be so cool to live so near to so many great destinations.

  5. Oh, geweldig! I LOVE ENGLAND!!! (zeggen ze tegen jou ook in alle winkels "yes love" and "ma'm"??? Leuk hè?!) Geniet ervan!!!