Planning for the Future

From time to time it is necessary to make plans, from budgets to shopping lists, plans are essential. So given the current state of things with money constantly being consumed and a limited supply to replenish it, how does one plan for the future? This question is never an easy one to ask as it identifies that … Continue reading

Christmas is cancelled, time to reflect.

Christmas is Cancelled

There are times in life when the traditions we hold onto fade  away and evaporate. This has been a year of great change and as it comes to an end so do the last of the traditions I grew up with. This year I made the decision to hold on to the one I love … Continue reading

Better left unsaid.

Better Left Unsaid

It’s funny how so much in life is better left unsaid. Sometimes in-order to protect the ones we love, sometimes to protect ourselves, but always with the best intentions. Conversely there are things that we must say, regardless of the pain it may cause, either to the recipient or to you it doesn’t matter who … Continue reading

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

Expatriate habits, the importance of being unique…Oh and Cake.

A few days ago the Guardian published a rather interesting interactive infographic and it got me wondering are exp ats really as unique as we think we are? Lets face it, the first thing that 98% of expats do when they arrive in their country of destination is find and locate the local expat “community”. But … Continue reading

Snow and other things

So recently I’ve not written for 3-4 days, So firstly I apologise, but I am a still student and I still have coursework as a result. So lets cover some of the exciting thing’s I’ve not been able to post about due to prior engagements. On Thursday we had our first snow of the season, … Continue reading

So, Twitter…

So I’ve just joined Twitter, Not entirely sure what to expect. I’ve mainly done it because I want to get updates from certain entrepreneurs and philanthropists that I usually check out on my social networks of choice, the issue that I hope twitter solves for me is that I can track posts by people I … Continue reading

Trying to jump through bureaucratic hoops.

So, as with any time that you want to deal with the Government, Yesterday was spent going from desk to desk, phone-line to phone-line and then desk to desk again, in a mad attempt to complete our registration process. However, even though we had been assured that we would be able to register at this address, it turns out that we … Continue reading

Warp drives and wrapping paper.

It’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about what presents to get (or in my case, as must be the same for millions around the world can afford to get / or make) for our loved ones. So Christmas on a budget…Fun! In other news —— NASA want to make life … Continue reading

Befriended by a local cat.

Funny creatures are cats. At times it appears as if they can sense “cat people”, people like myself, who adore cats and whom cats seemingly adore back. Seemingly over the last few weeks I’ve become slowly adopted by a local cat. She sits in the garden all day and occasionally comes up to the window … Continue reading

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