With all the handmade presents to show you and the magical winterwonderland that is happening here in Belgium I almost forgot to tell you about my Christmas present I got from Jurgen and Robert ( Jodi's husband ).
First of all their was this mysterious cardboard box with a bottle inside. As you can see these are waves and I was the finder of the bottle..... The bottle also carried a lettre......
Sorry for the english readers but the lettre is half dutch, half english ;-)
It says that the finder of the bottle has to come over to Ireland because he's all alone on the island and he misses me and that he put some money inside to pay for my flight.
Extra information: Maybe I should tell you first that it is a BIG BIG dream of me to visit Ireland one day. Since I've met Jodi (Who is originally from North Ireland) this dream got more and more realistic ( Jodi would loooove to come with me) So since last year i've been saving every little extra we have left.
And this gift sure brings me closer to the BIG moment.
But this is just the beginning, let me tell you what happened later on Christmas day.
Jodi called me and there was a strange exciting sound in her voice. She said there was a present under the tree that also involved me !! It was a return ticket to Shannon for two persons and an overnight at a hotel for the first night.
I was speechless and shouting at the same time, I double checked and kept asking her, is this real !!? Ooh yes it sure is real........................................
Ireland Here I come !!!
So we fly into Shannon and than move further west to Doolin were we will stay in a B&B. Ofcourse we will be visiting the cliffs of Moher and the Aran Island and enjoy the Irish music in the local pubs.
There are not enough words to express how exciting I am for this trip. Only 12 more weeks and Mama Ilse is in IRELAND, jieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!