Friday, August 7, 2009
ingredients for a perfect summer day...
August is starting off to be a great month. On Wednesday Gabriel finally got his Dutch driver's license and I picked up my official Dutch residence permit! Woohoo!
It's been so hot and sunny here in Amsterdam that we also had a chance this week to visit the beach. Who knew that half of the Netherlands would also have the same idea? Driving in a mix of rush-hour and beach traffic was horrid, but we finally made it to Bloemendaal beach.
A few days ago our favourite ice cream stand (Ijscuypje) introduced a new flavour: Koko (aka Coconut). Mixed with chocolate it is heaven...plus it has chunks of coconut in it since it's homemade.
We really need to stop going to grab an "ijsje" but we have such good reasons: a) it's right down the street, b) it's SO delicious, c) it's incredibly hot in our apartment since, like everyone else in A'dam, we don't have air-conditioning.
Besides, what's better than skipping the gym to stroll along the canal eating an ice cream with your boyfriend?