Winter in a fairytale park

It snowed in The Netherlands. IT SNOWED!

It's not really that unique, it should snow here, but as long as I remember we go crazy when it does. It turns in to total chaos. Every. Time! Dutch people somehow are still not prepared. Trains stop going before the first snowflake falls, roads get blocked, buildings close and people complain. A lot. Same goes for the summer. When the thermometer hits more than 25 degrees, people jump in the ocean in extremely large numbers. It's a wonder we haven't caused a tsunami.

Now on the second day of Christmas we went to 'De Efteling', an amusement park in the Netherlands. It is cute, and filled with old fashion fairytales and rollercoasters. We had a few days to spend there while we stayed in a little house on a park right next to it.

The next morning the snowing started. That day the park opened later than usual and when it did, it only opened some of the features as the trees started breaking and building started to become hazardous objects due to falling blocks of ice. I was not surprised given our capability to handle anything more than a little rain. I thought all of this was pretty hilarious. And totally expected. I grabbed my camera and was as happy as dogs eating yellow snow. Warre woke up and when I told him to look outside he didn't understand what he was looking at, until I said it was snow. He went crazy.

So here's what we did with our time there;

We went swimming in the cutest little pool for as long as the park was closed, watching the snow fall outside.

We went swimming in the cutest little pool for as long as the park was closed, watching the snow fall outside.

We went to meet some of the inhabitants of the park...

We went to meet some of the inhabitants of the park...

Wale watched the gnomes cope with the snow..  [no, the one with the blue jacket is mine.]

Wale watched the gnomes cope with the snow..  [no, the one with the blue jacket is mine.]

And we made some weird snow creatures ourselves, after listening to the fairytale tree tell a story.

And we made some weird snow creatures ourselves, after listening to the fairytale tree tell a story.

So. That was it. Now, let's talk about something else; New Year! 2015... Have any of you made some good resolutions yet? I want to finish my study, start a new one, eat less and drink less. I should be able to make 2 out of 4 happen. Right now I should start cleaning the house and clearing the christmas decorations. But I just can't. They say that the things you do when procrastinating is what would make you happy and that you should make it your occupation. Anyone looking for a chocolate eating, coffee drinking, doodling slow-blogger?