It always feels so satisfying ticking something off of your bucket list. And it seems to be that the longer that it’s been sitting on that list, the more satisfying it feels when you eventually come to do it. I had long wanted to visit the tulip fields in the Netherlands and the other day I had the opportunity to live out my Dutch dream and it was even better than I could have hoped. We skipped the manicured gardens of Keukenhof which seemed to be swarming with tourists and instead hired bikes to take in the tulips at our own pace. It was a magical day and it seemed that the sun came out just for us as the minute we stepped off the train the clouds started to dissipate and then soon returned when we later boarded the return train home. The tulips fields are so vibrant that it’s difficult not to continually smile when surrounded by such colour. They come in every hue, but undoubtedly the pink fields were my favourite. I felt so thankful the whole day; for the company of my wonderful friend, for the blue skies and for being able to cycle care-free. I always make sure to appreciate days when I don’t have a worry in the world as they seem very seldom nowadays.
Photos of me taken by Merrit Koek