Monday, 17 February 2014


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While I was in Amsterdam it was National Tulip Day. This sounded almost too coincidentally perfect, but we discovered there are in fact three national tulip days per year. In any case, it was definitely an unexpected and charming celebration. The Dam was filled with thousands of tulips, attached to their bulbs, making a picture on the ground, we joined a fairly civilized line, were given a plastic bag and were told we could take as many as 20 tulips away with us. Inside it was a bit of a free-for-all, with children (and bloggers, clearly) posing for photos and people trampling each other in search of the elusive orange blooms, but I left with a big bag stuffed with mostly-closed bulbs. They somehow all survived being carted around for the rest of the day, the trip to the airport at 6am, and the trip back to Barcelona, and filled our apartment with pop-art colourful blooms for the next two weeks!

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Kezzie said...

How beautiful!!! You have my beret!!! The only thing I wanted for Christmas was a dark green beret which my Dad failed to find!!! X

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

This was a Christmas present from Victor. And there's a great beret shop or two in Barcelona... :)

Xavi said...

Colorful blosoms on your appartment means... happyness. :)
Good luck with your job hunting.

Anonymous said...

How fun! They look so colourful and pretty, bet your apartment looks incredibly beautiful!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh That is so much fun!!! Just look at all those pretty tulips :)

Miss Marie said...

Amazing! So pretty. I love tulips, and what a lovely thing to have flooding your home.

irene wibowo said...

so pretty.. it looks really fun.. oh, i hope i can go there :)
Irene Wibowo

Kirstin Reddington said...

I've always wanted to see this, it is so beautiful! You lucky girl!
P.S- It's Kirstin, I'm back to a bit of blogging again!

Norbyah said...

one of the things i miss most about living in wisconsin are all the tulips. the spring flowers in general. over CNY here we have jonquils and daffodils, and i have seen hyacinths, but it's just not the same....sigh.
lovely pictures.