When it comes to public transport, the Dutch really do have their shit together, don’t they.

The architecture of Zaandam is so surreal, even the late Piet Blom might question its seriousness. dezeen.com/2010/05/17/inntel-h

Have bit of a soft spot for the Class 442 Wessex Electrics from their time on the Gatwick Express service, so it’s lovely to see them back on the railway again. youtube.com/watch?v=h8ZaIMD-pI

Yet another excellent @cssdayconf, one that this year, thanks to speakers like @steveschoger, @laras126 and @natalyathree, began to bridge the great divides in our industry by providing healthier means of framing the debates. More of this sort of thing! css-tricks.com/the-great-divid

While it’s lovely to be back in Amsterdam, given this is my fourth visit in five years, feeling somewhat inured by it all. Excited by the prospect of venturing further afield on Saturday… Zaanse Schans perhaps? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaanse_S

The Dutch deserved that win, with England an embarrassment, both on and off the pitch.

Just found out that @Pret have discontinued their egg and tomato breakfast baguette. Devastated.

Yet another of my ridiculously talented friends is publishing a book on Unbound. This time it’s @cole007 illustrating Michael Rosen’s You’re Thinking About Tomatoes. Pledged! unbound.com/books/youre-thinki

After 18 consecutive weeks, have decided to press pause on writing weeknotes. They’re getting harder and harder to compile and take up precious downtime over a weekend. But that’s okay! Was fun while it lasted; perhaps I’ll return to writing them again in the autumn.

Interesting responses to my earlier query, thanks everyone. Seems like a toss-up between Groningen and Maastricht. I’ve got a few days set aside; maybe I should try and visit both? paulrobertlloyd.com/notes/1557

Each year after, attending CSS Day in Amsterdam, I visit a different city in the Netherlands. So far I’ve been to Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Venturing beyond the Randstad, where should I head this year?

After a fantastic evening spent with my DfE colleagues, ended up sharing the train back to Brighton with @mat_walker, @carlsonator and @christt – precisely the sort of happy accident being the reason why I decided to stay in Brighton.

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