Monday, April 16, 2012


a collage of my Monday's spontaneous nowacation
Thanks to mijn liefste P, I was able to rest and rejuvenate my mind Sunday.

He was the one that urged me to take a ride on the bike, when I told him I was feeling very tired after I showered.  Normally, I don't need urging but the last days has been mentally stressful for me.  My own doing.

Biking without any destination is not quiet back yet in my system.  Since our fridge and cupboards always needs refilling, I went biking for some Sunday shopping.

It served me well not only for refreshing my mind but it made my Monday's spontaneous nowacation possible.

Today, I brought our Littlest again to school.  It was great that she had a relatively peaceful weekend without the tiring coughing through the night. This helped start the Monday right.

We were the very first in front of her classroom door, and I helped her start her day at Groep 1 (the equivalent of kindergarden in the Netherlands); I felt lighthearted to see that Littlest felt at home right away even after a period of absence.  This feeling alone already made my day.

I could have rushed home to do the chores because I did not have to do groceries, like I usually do after I brought the Littlest to school.

Somehow, something strong willed me to stop. Perhaps it was the exhilirating Dutch wind blowing against my contented demeanor, or the beautiful sun which always seem to make the skies bluer here in the Netherlands. Whatever it was, my mind called out in a melodious voice, "Nowacation!"

I have the camera almost always in my bag, and I took several pictures of many familiar spots, which I am very fond of to rediscover each time the season changes.

It was simply a day of letting go of the pressure, that constantly nag at you to go, to hurry, to do and finish everything NOW; I  literally followed the adage, "stop and smell the roses".

Well in this case smile at the smelly sheep and their stretching lambs.

More pictures of this day, well...tomorrow! :)

Have you ever had a spontaneous, nowacation?


  1. those are great pics! looks like you had a grand time:)
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  2. Cute! I like the bike! Looks like you had fun in the field and I love to take photos too wherever i go :3

  3. I sure like that word. I may have to do more of them. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs in April. My alphabet is at

  4. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  5. A Now vacation! What a beautiful and fun idea. I think I have and I have never called it that. I like the name.

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