Feckless in Amsterdam
Yesterday we set out with the best of intentions — to sample the high culture of Amsterdam, visit museums, etc. Instead we spent a delightful day mooching around canals, having lunch in a proper Dutch cafe, visiting a friend and seeing round her institute, taking frivolous trips on trams. And when we eventually reached the Museumplein — where the main art galleries are located — the kids spotted a pedalo and we then spent an enjoyable, but freezing, hour churning our way round the canals. We did finally make it through the wonderful gateway of the Rijksmuseum, though, where I took this photograph.