The Dutch tradition on the first day of the year is the so-called New Year's dip in the North Sea.
Now you can imagine how freezing cold that is this time of the year, but thousands of crazy Dutch folks do it for fun, making a grand occasion about it all.
Even Marlies took the train there with her friends and jumped in the seething, foamy and freezing cold salt water called the North Sea.
There she was in her skimpy blue bikini, jumping in and out twice, as if once was not enough to redeem the long adventurous trip.
I guess my daughter is tougher and more adventurous than I.