At the beginning of this year, I moved back to the Netherlands and it took me quite a while to get settled down - what with resuming my studies and finding a new place to call home.
Everything eventually fell into place; and after the stress of looking for a new house had worn off, the excitement of starting a new chapter in a new home replaced it. It was closely followed by the excitement of travelling again - this time to Gran Canaria!
Gran Canaria is the biggest of the Spanish islands that make up the Canary Islands. The average temperature there at the time was about 21 degrees Celsius - 14 whole degrees more than the temperature here in the Netherlands - which is one of the main reasons why my sister, Sandra, and I chose to holiday there. Not only was I looking forward to getting some much-needed R&R on this trip, but I was also really looking forward to seeing her, my nieces, and my nephew again!