It was a birthday weekend for two members of my Dutch family last weekend, and thankfully, it’s gotten better than in previous occasions. It’s still a wonder to me what having a job can do.
My partner had a double celebration – one on Saturday night at home for his friends and another one on Sunday with his brother, his brother’s girlfriend, and his mom, whose own birthday was last Friday. While birthday celebrations here are spartan affairs, and quite tame to what I’m generally used to, it still turned out to be an improvement from previous years. We ended up back at the Skylounge close to Central Station for a post-lunch nosh, and amidst the somewhat swanky setting and gorgeous skyline view, our small group was able to have some quality time together. I tried my best to keep up with the Dutch conversation and after all was said and done, there may be some hope for me yet. Here’s hoping it all keeps getting better and better each time around.