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

“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

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

Weekends without High-Speed Broadband

Wow, I have to admit I thought access to the internet would be the least of my worries. But here I am, Sunday afternoon, the internet cafe is shut, and I only have my mobile internet dongle. It suck’s that it takes so long to get everything in life set up when you move somewhere … Continue reading

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