48 Hours in Amsterdam

Canal Houses in Amsterdam © Kat Molesworth Photography

Sometimes you visit somewhere and just know you’ll be coming back again and again within the first few minutes.

This is how I felt about Amsterdam. A place so wonderfully open, delicious and visually exciting that there is enough to keep you busy for multiple trips. In fact, I’m currently planning my next trip.

Links for everything are at the end of this post.

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Riding the Watercress Line with Thomas

Watercress Line Day Out with Thomas at Housewife Confidential

What from your childhood gives you a sense of calm? For me it’s hearing story tapes I listened to or familiar children’s television shows. In particular, the narration on Thomas the Tank Engine in the 80s brings complete joy and relaxation. Yes, I was a Ringo fan before I could pick him out of a Beatles photo.

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Office Makeover Planning

Office Makeover The Before Housewife Confidential

I have achieved the impossible in our cramped home: a room of my own in which to work. I feel like Virginia Woolf would pat me on the back.

In the last five years I have gone from the sofa to the attic to the bedroom and finally took over half of the playroom. And while I am happiest with the space in here the children were not impressed. My equipment made it impossible for them to get at their toys and having them play in here while I work is less than ideal.

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Packing for Alt Summit + Download

Alt Summit Packing Download

 

With Alt Summit just over a week away my mind is on what I’ll be taking in my suitcase. Who doesn’t love packing for a fun week in the California sun? If you’re coming and not sure what to pack here’s my advice.

Pack Light:

If you’re flying in you might want to cut back on some of the weight in your luggage.

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