I wrote a blog post about our trip to the Netherlands at the start of the year. We went again in March. On my first day back at work after the second trip, a colleague asked if I was planning to write another blog post. I said no.
Because I thought it would be boring and not relevant to the blog. You see, in that week I:
- Spent more time in a car than I spent in the entire previous year*
- Ate more cheese than I had in the previous six months**
- Didn’t ride a bike at all (!)
- Didn’t do any notable ‘eco-friendly’ activities.
* With 4-5 adults in the car the carbon emissions probably weren’t too much worse than doing all the travel by train.
** I didn’t actually measure this, but I ate a lot of cheese!
Not particularly blog-worthy is it! But as my colleague pointed out, perhaps that doesn’t matter. Perhaps it is important to write about because:
- We can’t all be perfect all the time and just do ostentatiously eco-friendly things.
- I had a wonderful time. It was a very different kind of holiday but it was lovely spending quality time with my parents while they we on this side of the world and also reconnecting with lots of relatives all over the Netherlands.
- I still found a couple of fun sustainable things to share, see happy snaps below!