Day 6… Just About!!!

Never fear…Day 6 blog is here! It’s just a little later than usual. That is because I have been living in the moment. My task: write and get this blog up in 15 minutes or else I will have failed at NaBloPoMo! I have no time to waste… let’s do this!

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I had my first ‘festive’ Starbucks coffee of the season this morning. I lived on Toffee Nut Lattes last Christmas, and this year it shall be no different! While I was slightly irked that I did not get it in a red cup like everyone else (save the trees and all that jazz!), I did get a free sample of an Orange Mocha – one of Starbucks’ new festive coffees. It tastes like Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Divine, but I’ll stick to my Christmas Blend Americano’s for my instant caffeine fix in the morning.

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 The highlight of my day was climbing the 465 steps of the Dom Tower with Morgane. You may remember seeing a picture of the Dom Tower at night from a previous blog. It is the tallest tower in the Netherlands standing at 368 feet in height.

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 There are 50 bells in the Dom Tower weighing 32,000kg in total. Half way up there are 14 bells, one of which I got to ring. And by ring, I mean I was spontaneously handed a hammer and told to ‘hit it with all of your girl power!‘ Gotta love the Dutch directness! Meet Mariah, the bell I beat up. She sounded amazing, and before anyone asks, yes I could reach perfectly fine thank you!!

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The tour took over an hour – but there were some beautiful sights to see on our walk up. For instance, this beautiful chandelier in one of the banquet rooms that people can actually rent for parties/weddings (the hospitality/event nerd in me liked this fact!!)

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 And the view from 30 feet above it was pretty impressive too.

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 And this beautiful stained glass window… I’m a sucker for architecture and pretty things!

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But the most impressive part of all were the views from the top!!

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2 minutes before midnight here in the Netherlands. NaBloPoMo Day 6 complete!!

Tot morgen,

Charlene

xoxo

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