Winter holidays in the Netherlands… Zwarte Pieten Stijl?

Since moving here I have come across the strangeness that is known as Zwarte Piete. Now I’m not saying that I disapprove, I assume that they date back far further than any contact with Non-Caucasians was made. But even so, they are very creepy! and perhaps a touch racially insensitive given how multi cultural the world is these days. … Continue reading

The day Dad got his life back.

Today marks the first day of the rest of my farther’s life. Before you ask; No he didn’t just get out of gaol, the last of his children, more specifically my Sister, has finally moved out. It’s taken time, effort and a whole lot of patience but he’s finally managed it, well near enough anyway, … Continue reading

Transport & Route Planning (9292.nl)

Th thing about coming to the Netherlands from London (not necessarily the rest of the UK, but certainly from London), is the fact that all Londoners (or anyone living in London for anything longer than a week for that matter) with an internet connection become so used to using tfl.gov.uk that they forget how to do things manually with timetables and maps. You see tfl.gov.uk, … Continue reading

The things you forget to ask and the things people forget to tell you.

So yesterday, I went to do the trash. – shocking I know 2 weeks in and still not taken the rubbish out. And I realised, I have no idea where to take the bags, I’d forgotten to ask the landlord when we moved in and now we’ve been here for 2 week and I don’t want to look … Continue reading

“There is no such thing as a free lunch…”

Today, during my daily meditation, I was interrupted by the door bell ringing. So naturally as you do, I answered the door, to find a man in a G4S Jacket claiming to be from “Securitas” offering me a “Free home alarm system” – in a strong South African accent – Now I’m usually the first … Continue reading

Bastard Sugar???

Okay so aside from the inability to help a small child. Today went okay, could’ve been better, but it was okay. I found out about bank accounts, insurance and found a great deal on an internet contract. But what got me laughing today was discovering “basterdsuiker”, which upon inspection turned out to be caster sugar, … Continue reading

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

Here’s a little light jab as the Aussies and The Greeks, Just have to share this because of the memories it brings back. Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts. Ahh! Life in Australia, I remember it well. I promise I won’t become a sharing spammer, it’s just that somethings need sharing.

Invading Holland » Warning Signs That You Are Becoming Dutch

If you’re reading my Blog, you’re probably already a fan of Invader Stu as well, in which case I perhaps don’t need to share this, but I will anyway. Invading Holland » Warning Signs That You Are Becoming Dutch. The truth is I have to share this, it’s not really a choice thing, there is of course … Continue reading

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