March 5, 2013

that's the way love goes.


It’s been almost 8 months since i left the Netherlands, knowing deep down that my short time spent there would change my life forever.  Sounds a bit romantic, and boy, is it. Who knew that an aussie girl and a dutch boy would make such an impact on each other’s lives after spending  only a few hours together. The beauty of technology kept us in touch, every, single, day. Morning, noon (more like 3pm australian time) and night. Phone calls often lasting an average of 3 hours were the backbone for building a relationship from  such a long distance. There were trying times, but they only reaffirmed how much we felt for each other and just how hard it was becoming to be apart. A few months after my return from Europe, I made the decision to return, indefinitely.  Firstly it was to be London to be closer to my family,  especially my nan whose dementia is so sadly setting in. Though  as time progressed and the dutchie was becoming more cemented within my future plans, I made the decision to give moving to Holland a try. I spent last week in London spending much needed time with my british family, all the while having very little doubt about my grand move for love. I trusted my heart, and I can happily say, it didn’t let me down.  It’s now my 5th day in Rotterdam and I am really warming to her.  Who knew how  strangely normal  it would feel living with a boy.  The time dedicated to building and nurturing this relationship has paid off and although the language and work situation has me often feeling a tad unnerved, the possibilities of a life with my Dutchman far exceed any of the worrying thoughts. We spent the most beautiful day in Amsterdam today, wandering the canals and vintage shops. I’ll save those photos for later in the week.  Over the past few days I’ve reacquainted myself with the amazing local market, biked the city, seen some awesome art, found art supply heaven, opshopped, been made breakfast, slept in for the first time in years, been on dates and met beautiful new people. Rotterdam is shaping up to be everything I had hoped for and then some..helped nicely along by a very patient, caring and handsome boy.




falling back in love with hagelslag.


spring is on its way.


the boy.


have always loved these two.


the amazing cube houses.


art supply heaven. many, many screenprints coming soon!


the koons delight.


i'm a happy girl on a bike.


awesome art everywhere.


found my local baking supply shop.


bedroom view.


19 comments:

Zara said...

You lucky girl with your handsome boy. I'm so happy for you my dear.
x

Bake on Sunday said...

Love seeing all your happy snaps on instagram, have a wonderful time xxx

My Nana's Joy said...

So excited/extremely jealous/so very happy for you xx

Kirst said...

So great to see that everything has worked out :) Long distance is hard but it's so worth it when the wait is over and you can be together.

Wishing you all the best in love and life xoxo
Kirst

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

This is so sweet! Such a brave move but it seems to be paying off. Have loved keeping up with your Instas. x

Trudie said...

Watching our journeys and adventures are like watching a love story.

Kylie said...

It warms my heart to read this Laura. How lovely. Love in a foreign clime...it's the stuff of novels...

p.s. I'll always remember your very kind comment when I started my blog (it was my first one) I really wanted to say that. Take care x

humble habit said...

Yeah for you, you sound happy as. I will tell you something that will help you see this as an even longer term thing. I met my husband 20 years ago he was from the US and here on a massive navl ship, we had less than 2 days together. Well he went back, we had 18 months of letters and phone calls all very expensive. He moved here on my birthday 9 th of Sept 1994 with a bag and a guitar that's it. We have been together since we married in November that same year. We have 4 awesome kids and I tell you I am glad I met him and I will say it's hard sometimes but I believe we were just meant to be.
So It happens and it has happened to you and you are going with your heart. Good on you!!!!

two squirrels said...

Bliss and love holding hands.......perfect.
Happiness to you and your lovely new partner.
love v

melania said...

Oh SO happy for you! So fantastic to hear more of the story. The best kind of adventures are unfolding for you xox

brismod said...

How positively romantic. Just beautiful. I wish you well in your adventure. x

moose and bird said...

I do enjoy a good love story and yours sounds even better than the movies. Love and happiness to you x

Karen Walk ♥ Crafting ♥ Writing ♥ Living said...

Sounds like a wonderfully big, romantic adventure. A true love story :-)

Linda said...

This is just the best story ever! I'm loving all your instagram photos of your new adventure!

Bungalowgirl said...

Goodness, you dark horse Laura! Who knew you had a boy squirrelled away over there waiting for you. So happy that you have moved for love and enjoy every minute. Sad we did not catch up before you left, life just got in the way I think. Looking forward to seeing you screen print away over there. mel x

Lea said...

Oh how wonderful and exciting. New beginnings...much love and joy to you Laura.

sky-blu-pink said...

So glad you are following your dream! May it last forever!

look see (naomi) said...

Awww, you guys! That's awesome! :)

At My September Cottage said...

What a wonderful story, I wish you both many, many years of happiness together. Never forget this amazing feeling. I am new to your blog, Ann