I visited my father and my sister, and their respective entourages, too. More drinking tea and taking it easy! On Christmas Day I was still poorly, so I went to bed rather early. I ended up going at the same time as my niece with whom I would share a room. She always gets masses of family kissing her goodnight; I scored a few too this time! A happy by-product of faltering health.
I saw some friends too; Roelof, of course, and I visited my old MSc supervisor. I hadn't seen him in three years! But we just pick up again where we left off. I also went for a few beers and dinner in den Bosch (of all places) with six of my old PhD mates. We still pretty much all look the same but the number of wedding rings and children is growing!
No chasing of wedding rings for me, but I did go for dinner with Floor, the man who broke up with me in 2008 and whom I have been able to meet up with with dry eyes since only about a year and a half. Time takes the sharp edges off anything!
Altogether it was nice but not many unexpected things happened. But I got back feeling a whole lot better than when I arrived! Bring on 2017!
With my sister on the foggy moor
Leiden at its dreamiest
Den Bosch, also in the fog
The book I read. It's very gripping!