my weekend was…
Posted in pia's photos, the houseboat September 28th, 2009 by pia



…eventful. And included a beautiful night ride along the ij river, a late supper of dim sum, a stroll around the spiegelkwartier gazing at glorious antiques, afternoon tea, and sweet sweet music, live,  as the sun set, in my little boat living room.

Oh, and my hair caught on fire in a cafe, with thanks to a table candle. Thankfully I saw the flames reflected in french boy’s suddenly wide eyes the second it happened and managed to grab it with my bare hands to pat it out. For the whole night all I could smell was burnt hair.

How was your weekend?

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  1. heather c says

    Wonderful! A weekend with a lovely party for a dear friend.

    But even better is my Monday morning here in Portland Oregon as I gaze upon your lovely pictures and sip tea!

    Thanks Pia!! Happy Monday indeed!

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  2. Charlotte says

    Awesome photo’s, and nice teapot! I have the same one and I love it!

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  3. beauty comma says

    oh dear pia, hope you’re okay and that your hair wasn’t too damaged? sounds a bit scary. other than that, your weekend sounds – and looks – lovely.

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  4. v says

    hi pia! i hope your hair is ok!!! i was wondering if you had any tips on things to do and see in amsterdam? ill be there for a few days in a few weekd =) thanks!! vanessa

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  5. trinsch says

    oh, sounds like a perfect weekend (minus burning hair). my weekend was bittersweet, saying goodbye to summer and a good friend with a camping trip to a wild beach.

    your photos are beautiful!

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  6. pia says

    trinsch – your camping trip sounds awesome, minus the bittersweetness. I could dig a camping trip! I haven’t been camping for yeeeeeeeears.

    v – my hair is fine, I’ve got quick reflexes! But my heart took the stress – it was beating so fast, I thought it would jump right out of my mouth and make a run for it. Take a look at my amsterdam category at the top of the page, there are heaps of tips in there, enjoy your trip!

    beauty comma – thank you! I think it’s ok, I actually forgot to take a look when I got home.

    charlotte – haha, great! thank you.

    heather c – nice! merci merci.


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  7. katiecrackernuts says

    Ah, a sign that you were leaning in and intently listening to what French Boy had to say (whisper).
    The teapot is lovely.

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  8. Jane Flanagan says

    Your images are so beautiful. I hope not much of your hair was singed!

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  9. ibb says

    Your photos are great! Would love to catch the light as you do.
    My weekend was calm, full of medieval market images of the city and calm breakfast.
    Less dangerous that going out and fighting with flamable candles. Hope it was just a fright.

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  10. Jen Jafarzadeh says

    wow the hair incident sounds a little scary, but the rest of your weekend sounds divine. and your photos are so lovely!

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