It’s all very calm and peaceful at Norwich airport. I like it here. And there’s free wifi, so I can type on the iPad rather than have to tap away on the phone.
I’m going to Maastricht to visit my friend Irene for a few days. Extra help is in place at home so that all jobs are covered, so I can relax and not worry about things.
Charlotte, who grew up in the Netherlands, was helping me last night, when I was trying to find out the name of the delicious, chewy spiced gingerbreadish food that I remember from my childhood. It seems most likely to be TaaiTaai, which translates as tough-tough because of its chewiness, but there is a possibility it’s Speculatius. Charlotte doesn’t think so, because that’s German in origin. The other thing she and I both love – and so do Ronan and Eloise – is salty liquorice. I have to say, I’m travelling very light, with a small piece of hand luggage, so there’s a limit on how much I can buy. I think I’ll be ok with a carrier bag in addition, though, or else I’ll just wear all my clothes in layers. The forecast is 25° then 17° so I can’t just have the clothes I’m wearing.
Anyway, while I’m away I hope to have a bit of free time, morning and evening, as Irene needs to rest a lot. I have assured her that I am very good at entertaining myself, going out and exploring or sitting with my iPad at home. So it’s my hope that I can, at last, start to catch up on other blogs.