27 May 2012

Sunday's Brunch; A visit to a friend, LLC & a free book

Last week summer arrived in the Netherlands which I loved and hated at the same time. It never is a gradual increase of heat, oh no, the Netherlands had to go from around 14 C to a whopping 28 C in a few days. Can I say; Yikes!! But now that I’ve come accustomed to the humidity and temperatures I’m enjoying myself – if I don’t have much to do ;)

On twitter I’ve been following Pearl’s progress in her move to a new house and yesterday she and her hubby celebrated it with a housewarming party. It was one of those days that had a golden glow to them. First of all I was on schedule, which means I could take it easy and go to the bus in a less than frantic mode. On the bus I listened to music, sun was shining on my face and people were all in a good mood. A free day full of summer weather will do that to the Dutch people *wink*

PS: Due to hot weather my feet were swollen and I had to wear these, instead of the strappy sandals I had in mind, so I could walk to and from station & Pearls house.




I got on the train, had free wifi *woot* and though I had some stressors due to new public transportation route I was doing good. To Pearl’s former home it took me about 2 and a half – three hours but now it is a tight route and it takes me one and a half hours which is so full of win!!! I got out in Pearl’s neck of the woods and of course lost my way. The first friendly face I found I yelled “whelp me”. She did and while I walked in the right direction I found a beautiful fix me upper:


With a fantastic view given from across the street.


Then I got to the street of Pearl’s home to find myself at number 101, looked at the invite and yeah, I had to go way down the street. But there were cute stores; a fresh veggie and fruit store, an Italian ice-cream parlor (very important to me cause I LOVE Italian ice-cream!) I even came across a mill!

Pearl was already outside to greet me and from there on it was good company, good food – my taste buds got acquainted to a whole new set of tastes and structures *win* and most important good convo’s. I had a blast. Met with Lucy again after five years and we talked up a storm! Before I knew it, it was nine PM and time for me to go.

On the way back I was tired, I had a sun soaked skin, a grin on my face and I was uber tired. I had to take a picture from my view to commemorate the moment.


Then at eleven-ish I got home to find this:


It was the cherry on the day and it made me buzz around for at least forty-five minutes before I dropped dead in bed!

Now it’s Sunday, I’m taking my day to have some ‘me time’ before I have to get my apartment ready so my bro & his girlfriend will come in a reasonably organized house. They are going to furry sit on Lady Bug and Queen Furry while I am going to the Love letter Convention. On Thursday I’m going to my sister, Natascha, have a home cooked meal with brownies as dessert and catch up. Then on Friday our Love Letter Convention adventure is going to start. We’re going to meet up with @Lucy73 and @Pearl_828 and have a grand gurl time. We’re also going to see @xAurianx and her bestie, hopfully @susisunshine, @pattepoilue and @_ClaudiaGC, too!!

I know I’ve said it once or twice already *rolls eyes at self* but to meet Nalini Singh, Larissa Ione, Lara Adrian, Maya Banks, Shannon McKenna, Lisa Marie Rice, Bella Andre & a few more authors is just such a treasure!! It’s going to be an awesome experience!

I will close this Sunday’s Brunch with the annoucement that Samhain Publishing is having a $5,50 discount with the code RT2012 which will last, if my information is correct, till May 31st *woot* I already got me some good and free stuff;


Kate Sherwood - The Shift (m/m alternate worlds)


Arianna Hart - Waking Up (m/f paranormal)

Have a great sunday everyone!!

8 comments:

  1. I'm neon green with envy about TANGLE OF NEED! *gnaws on own liver*

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    1. I was shocked to find it in my mailbox already. On releaseday it can happens, sometimes its a few days later but this early only happened one time before. It was a pleasant shock, as you can imagine ;)

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  2. Wow that's the view?! Nice, very nice indeed :D

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    1. Isn't it!? Lots of more weeping willows and flowers too but my camera didn't have the width to snap it. Really atmospheric town Pearl moved to.

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  3. Oh, sounds like an absolutely lovely day! :)

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    1. I did!! From start to finish it was an incredible day and it still makes me smile. Love those days :))

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  4. You sure had a great day Leontine! Did you visit that ice cream parlor? And you alreday have the new Nalini Singh book! I hope mine arrives today. Leaving for Berlin tomorrow for a few days of sightseeing, so today is busy busy busy with cleaning house, doing laundry and other stuff.

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    1. I'm doing laundry too and some super sekrit stuff *wink* Lots of house chores but i still have tomorrow too...so I'm taking it slow. I hate leaving for a holliday all stressed out so I made a schedule what I had to do to finish on wednesday evening. That way I can leave on thursday, late morning with a calm mind. Or so i hope ;)

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