We continued our annual tradition of heading to Amsterdam for New Year’s Eve. Ollie Bollen, fireworks, food and fun – we had a lovely little time. Here are some photographs I took.
I visited the Portuguese Synagogue, which is a beautiful building.
The buttresses are modelled on those of a reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.
This is at the entrance of the mourning room.
And here is the mourning room.
Elsewhere in the city, I was thrilled as always to see my Amy Winehouse biography translated and on sale.
Finally, I don’t think the barista at Starbucks believed this was actually my name.
Happy New Year! I now feel relaxed and recharged – how was your holiday period?