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

Every silver-lining has a cloud.

Yesterday was fantastic, today was not so much. You see yesterday I had my first face to face meeting with my future business partner. It went great! We had some coffee, spoke about our ideas, discussed start dates and set out a plan of action for the business. So as you can imagine I was … 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

The Stingy Budget’s best friends.

I don’t know about you, but when I’m low on funds I like to budget everything! And I mean everything! So what happens when the budget suggests that you will struggle to feed yourself? What do you do? Do you call for help?  Maybe, but not yet. Do you spend hours at the internet café filling out over … Continue reading

It’s been 3 weeks

Three weeks since we left the UK, Time sure does fly when you’re in a high stress environment 24/7. Still it’s life, I’ve still got my husband, and still got a roof over my head so that’s good. Strange though, this land of windmills, circle parties and cheese that we live in seems to be … Continue reading

Words to Rise Above

“Remember that many people will try to put up reasons and obstacles as to why you should not do this and those reasons are their own fears accepting their own inability to pursue their own dreams. Please recognize that you and only you know what is right for you. Your accomplishments and your mistakes are … Continue reading

The problem with not speaking dutch…

Today was heartbreaking. While paying for my shopping I was approached by a small child, he must have been only 6. I have no idea where his parents were, but he made a heartfelt plea for something, he looked so sweet. For all I know he could’ve been asking for an apple, a biscuit, or simply … 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

So we are here.

Well we’ve arrived, here, in the Netherlands. It’s cold, it’s scary and it rains a lot (even compared to the UK). But, it has the most beautiful sunsets, the people are really friendly and We have a really nice flat. Life’s a little stressful at the moment. But I’m keeping on top of things – … Continue reading

This is the story of yet another British Expat.

One day to go, and then my partner and I will be thrown into expatriate life. It’s not by choice, the British Gov’t has decided that because I insist on studying I have no right to love the person that I love. You see I’m married to a foreigner. One of those terrible, migrants who … Continue reading

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