Ever since I arrived in Amsterdam this time last year, I have been living on a houseboat. And I won't lie to you - it's the best. I just love it. It's my little floating hideaway, my sanctuary, my home.
But I will admit, I frequently find myself with green-eyes admiring the many other houseboats lining the city's canals. They are all unique in their own way and I can't help but wonder what life might be like on them... "what sort of windows do they have? Big windows? Skylights even? Balcony space? Oh, look, those people are smiling so much more on their boat!" And so on. I know, it's ridiculous. But seriously, some of these floating homes just make me stop dead in my tracks and sigh: "wow".
"Hi, my name is Pia, and I have house(boat) envy"...
"Pia" "Pia who?"
It's about now that this song comes to mind.
House. Boat. Bliss.