“Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
|A picture of a favourite tree I see every day
when I bring the girls to school. Taken last 25th of March on a
beautiful Spring day like today.|
This was edited, inspired by the Almond Blossoms painting of Van Gogh, which I adore.
Today is the first time in Spring (the first day in the year of 2014!) that I biked without shoes!
It was spontaneous, like many of our Spring picnics, which is the reason I went sans socks and shoes today.
On the way to picking up the girls from school after running a quick 5K (in preparation for Sunday's 10K run in Hilversum - I will write more about this @ Happy Feet in the Netherlands) I run into (can one actually say, bike into? ;) ) the oldest daughter on her way home from her school, and I asked her if she would like to have a picnic.
She agreed and after we picked up the youngest (middle daughter had a spontaneous - yup we are a very spontaneous family! - playdate and opted not to join us) I bought myself simple flipflops in HEMA before we got our spontaneous delicious picnic from Jumbo.
I still am riding the bike the whole year through but not taking as much pictures like in the previous years since we moved in Holland.
|Biking home after our picnic.|
Littlest finally got her wish to ride behind her older sister.
I feel so lucky to live in this idyllic village.
Most of the pictures I did take remain unshared, unblogged.
I find it such a pity, so I plan to share them even if not on the same day, or the same year.
I am happy that I am able to share the story of today, right away!
Our littlest was very happy when we told her we would be picnicking at her favourite place - Natuurmonumenten!
We were so hungry after a very active day, that I did not have the time and motivation to take pictures of our food! Unheard of from me, I know. ;) But alas I too need to nourish myself first before I can think as a blogger again. :D
At this point I have to abruptly end the blog because it is too late, and I have to go to bed (11:11 PM says the clock, even though the time stamp of this blog is 7:24 pm, I have not sat all through out to write it in one go!).
But I PROMISE to share all the pictures tomorrow, and the little bits of stories behind them.
It was a special day worth documenting because it felt so light, so great, so simple, so familiar, so comforting... :)
Let me leave you all with a favorite quote I seem to relish specially in Spring time..
“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
― John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril