Monday, 13 August 2012
Our week in Holland
Tom and I had such a lovely break last week in Deventer, in the centre of the Netherlands. We were looking after my friend Gerdien's house and her sweet cat, Coco whole she went on a camping holiday in Austria. Gerdien and her partner Rene live in a beautiful old Dutch house in the centre of a pretty town called Deventer. On the bottom level Gerdien has a vintage shop called 'Lab Coco' where she displays her finds. She has a really good eye for picking out the most beautiful pieces of furniture. Here are a few photos from our week.
Yummy Dutch breakfast we had on our first morning. Gerdien's neighbour was kind enough to bring us round some food as the shops had closed by the time we arrived.
A rainy day through the window..
Inside Lab Coco... vintage heaven!
Coco the cat / Lab Coco, the shop named after her!
Deventer was a really interesting place to explore, full of book shops, cool cafes and old vinyl stores. We also spent one day in Amsterdam where we found Europe's oldest comic store, wandered along canals and ended up in the Vondelpark. On our second day in Deventer we were lucky enough to be around for the biggest book fair in Europe which is held each year along its streets. I'll post up some pictures from it tomorrow! L x
In Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Our last night, taken in Gerdien & Rene's attic bedroom.