We're rapidly speeding towards the end of summers. A little more than a week from now most of us will be headed back to college or university, leaving the carefree days in the past and buckling down to our responsibilities. I'm actually kind of excited about school starting again. I'll be starting a new education and am quite curious to see what the year is going to offer me.
To put off the inevitable and find a way to spend our Saturday doing something else than lying around the house watching Grey's Anatomy, the boyfriend and I took a (loooooong) road trip to Wijk Aan Zee. This tiny village has one of the prettiest beaches in the Netherlands that aren't as overcrowded as the larger ones in The Hague. As you can see it's a really popular spot for wind-surfers and kite-boarders. The weather wasn't that great that we could lie out and sunbathe, but we could sit down at one of the beach bars and enjoy the sunshine and wind in our hair as we sipped on rosé wine.
The days where we just sit around and watch the people going by are high up on my list of favourite type of days. I don't necessarily need to have tons of activities when I'm out and about.
Towards the end of the day we headed to the beach club next door for dinner, a spot that my boyfriend had raved about before. The atmosphere was really chill and I really enjoyed watching the people wander in in their wetsuits ordering beers and chips and heading back to the beach to catch some more waves.
I had a lovely chicken and pumpkin curry that was incredibly filling and delicious. As the sun was making it's way back into the sea we walked back to the car through the dunes, all the while catching some Pokémon (yes, we're those kind of people) and chatting. On the highway going back home the sky turned a dark threatening shade and rain started to fall furiously, but we didn't mind, because our perfect day had already finished. So now for the rest of the night, and probably tomorrow too, we're spending time together at home. We've got to savour these last days of summer because it's back to hectic reality before we know it.
What have you been up to this weekend?