It is the 1st of July and we are already one week back in Curacao. Busy with maintenance and especially improvements and some new gadgets for the boat. On the 22th of June our Fairy Queen became 40 years old and she did earn some presents. Last month we went to the Netherlands and France to celebrate my mother’s birthday, she turned 80. As always, the Bakermans family has a kind of battle, the winner must organize the next fight. This time it was a painting competition and unfortunately 🙂 I did not win, the subject was free but there were still a lot of sheep painted.
During the day we were busy with the preparations for the work to be done at the Fairy Queen and in the evening it was a reunion of family and friends, both in the Netherlands and also in France.
A trip through a number of ports in the Netherlands, Heusden, the best pastries ever eaten, Zierikzee, of course the new herring, Middelharnis a stop at Neutmast and Willemstad where we are married almost 5 years ago and were we left on the 19th of june 2014, we had some lovely food at ‘t Pumpke, in short nostalgia.
In France we visited Saintes Maries de la Mer, went shopping in Nimes, pruning the olive trees in the garden of my father and mother and were experiencing an abrivado (horse / bull race).
It was a lovely time again but also tiring with lots of food and drinks, we have not become slimmer this time 🙂 . Well with the luggage it is always a struggle, we arrived already with 50 kilo each but another 60 kilo is waiting for transportation. Luckily Ronalds mother and family are visiting us 🙂 in September.