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5 days in Holland

Day 3

sunny 28 °C
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Another day of beautiful weather! Mum, Mary-Anne, Georgie and I (Cat) set off to visit our cousin's beauty salon. After this we went back to the ice cream parlour (you can never have too much ice cream in the land of dairy!) Our cousin is friends with the couple who own the ice cream parlour so we were given a tour and shown how the ice cream was made, complete with taste testing. Their ice cream had previously won awards for being the best ice cream in Europe (and currently holds the title for the 2nd best ice cream in Holland). It certainly tasted as fantastic as it looks here in the photos.
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In the afternoon we went to a traditional Dutch Gilde meeting where our cousin Henny was competing for the position of King. Each competitor had to shoot at the fake bird on top of the flag post, the winner being the person who knocked it down. Unfortunately (though fortunately in his wife's opinion) Henny did not win (the position, which lasts one year, comes with a full schedule of meetings, functions and many other responsibilities).

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In the evening we had a BBQ with at least 50 Greijmans family members (my mum's family). It was great to see so much of our family again. I had met many of them when I was here 6 1/2 years ago, and some have come to Australia since, but my mother hadn't seen most of them in 30 years. It was a wonderful evening with perfect weather and scrumptious food.
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Posted by chris_cat 03:45 Archived in Netherlands

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