Perfect day

Last night I went to bed with a big smile on my face, it had been a perfect day and made me think of this song as I fell asleep…

Mr Esther and I slept in quite long yesterday morning after having a late night, meaning we had a nice relaxed start to the day. Mr Esther junior had to go to work from 3pm (internship at a hotel) and mini-me had a party to go to in the evening but our day was wide open and we didn’t want to do anything useful around the house. It was quickly decided that the four of us would go out for a lunch outside on the beach, close to where junior works. We had missed junior on our holiday and doing lunch with him like that, as a family, felt like a holiday in itself. That was a perfect day moment and lunch was good too!

After lunch, junior went to work. Mr Esther and I wanted to walk on the beach and mini-me wanted to walk into town on her own. So, we split up, arranged a time to meet up again and off we went. When it was hot these past two weeks or so, the beach here had been extremely crowded according to the news, but yesterday it was about 20 Celsius (high 60s Fahrenheit), with some rain in the morning and early afternoon and very windy.

There were quite a few people around but it wasn’t crowded, which made the distance keeping easy. Mr Esther is growing his beard and hair in quarantine and it felt weird to him to feel his beard and hair flapping around in the wind, which was funny to see.

We walked on the beach for about an hour, reminiscing on when we had first walked and kissed on that same beach as a new couple. It turned the afternoon into an unexpected romantic beach walk, which was another perfect day moment.

We met up with mini-me again for drinks and then walked to where junior works to say hi. Another perfect day moment, to see him being professional and an awesome employee at the health center part of the hotel.

We drove home where mini-me got ready for her party. She had arranged that I drop her and her friend off and that her friend’s mother would pick the girls up again at midnight. That meant that Mr Esther and I also had an evening to ourselves! We reserved a spot in a restaurant we hadn’t been to before in our home town and biked there so that we could also partake of some wine. Parking our bikes against a bridge made for a typical Dutch image…

The restaurant turned out to be great. Very few people present, good distancing of tables and ample ventilation. We took our time with a 3 course meal, I only took a picture of the dessert…

… but all of it had been delicious. We were stuffed by the end but it had been worth it. Yes, a romantic dinner at a restaurant was another perfect day moment.

Then last night just before I finally went to sleep I also caught the LOROS and Richard Armitage thank you messages for the auction fund raising…

That was another little moment right there.

So yes, yesterday was pretty perfect! Today on the other hand, I need to do a huge load of laundry folding… I guess not all days can be perfect.

25 thoughts on “Perfect day

  1. Esther wow!!! You guys did it all yesterday
    Family lunch, walk on the beach, romantic dinner and then Richard came through!!!!πŸ˜‰β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ
    You look so beautiful and that background sky just so tranquil!
    That lunch looks very yummy too! πŸ‘πŸ‘

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          1. Whoops! Matching sunglasses is totally unintentional as we are very much anti matching outfits. Somehow, however, we have managed to acquire prescription sunglasses that are similar. Must pay better attention when either of us orders new ones in time. πŸ™‚

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            1. Esther ohhh I meant no disrespect and I’m not a fan of matching outfits either although I’ll love a pair of Richards Mykitas πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ€—
              I just noticed how sweet you took looked and thought the matching color sunglasses were a great touch!! ❀️❀️❀️

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  2. Servetus

    This really makes me homesick for northern Europe. I spent so many summers near Emden and Aurich as exSO’s family lived there at the time. Until recently I’d been thinking that there were two things I’d really missed since lockdown, but lately I’ve been reading the Emden paper and lusting after those Klinkerstein exteriors and thinking about the wind on the dikes.

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    1. Sounds lovely! I’ve never been to Emden and Aurich, maybe if this Corona thing lasts a long time we can consider renting out next holiday home somewhere near there… It’s accessible for us by car, maybe 3 hours away I think? Hmm, thanks for planting the idea. Should you ever get around to visiting NL, we can do a winds on the dikes experience here as well. πŸ™‚


      1. Servetus

        You know, it’s not the part of East Frisia you’d miss unless you were from there. Esp if you figure the most important historical events happened in the Carolingian period (Aurich) or before 1700 (Emden). We knew a lot of local history because of exSO’s dissertation topic, and we always had a list of places to visit both b/c we liked looking at churches and because his parents lived in Aurich and had jobs that kept them very aware of what was going on in the region. I think most people take the train as far as Emden and then go on to an island (which strangely, we never did, and now suppose I might never do).

        Would love to walk on the dike with you (she said wistfully).

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    1. The man is what it says on the tin ‘moody anti-socialite’ so we shouldn’t be surprised when he’s mostly not in the social mood. Makes when he gets into the social mood extra special. πŸ™‚

      And yeah, the day really was pretty awesome!

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  3. Just awww, perfect day indeed. and i absolutely love non crowded windy beaches πŸ™‚
    So glad you had such a lovely day!
    Re love beaches when colder – So much so that a few years ago i dragged my Slovakian and Swedish colleagues outside Aberdeen to a local finishing village to a walk by the North Sea coast πŸ™‚ I was chuffed and they moaned all the way. But we had the most amazing fish meal after i took a taxi back so they could have drinks πŸ™‚ One of the loveliest places i have ever been to and i really hope one day i can go back to that restaurant too πŸ™‚


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