2007 is here!
I caught Eurostar at 12.30 yesterday and got to Amsterdam just after 7pm. The journey was mostly uneventful but the train switch at Brussels was a bit fraught. I only had 20 minutes in which to do it which should have been enough had the two platforms not been miles apart and had I been carrying less luggage. I got my connection with 30 seconds to spare!
Once I got to Amsterdam's Central Station, I texted my landlady, saying, 'I get trams 1, 2, 5, or 9, right?'
She replied, 'No 9, others ok.' So I got number 9.
After about 10 minutes, I decided that the journey seemed unfamiliar. I had another look at her reply and realised that she'd meant 'Not 9'. Off I got, returned to Central Station and got number 2. None of this was very pleasant. It was raining, the trams were crowded and my luggage made me an unpleasant hinderance to other passengers.
It was about 8.30 when I got to my apartment. The landlady and her boyfriend were there to greet me with a bottle of champagne.
Happy New Year everyone!