Reading Week Saw Less Reading than Planned

Okay, actually, I probably got most of what I had planned to do this week done and that which is still to do will most likely be completed on the plane home. I'm writing this at quite the pace while waiting to board so please do excuse any typos and general nonsense. So, if you [...]


December in Dutchland

The fact that I was to be spending ten days in the Netherlands in December was something that I had been looking forward to for quite some time. These flying visits have been brilliant but to have enough time to actually see people and take things at a bit more relaxed pace... now that would [...]

Dickens Festival

I had been aware of the Dickens Festival in Deventer for the majority of my time living in The Netherlands. I had even planned to visit it with Aimee when she was over last year although, for obvious reasons this didn't actually happen. When booking my trip over this December I quite deliberately extended it [...]


Pre-Birthday Trip to Dutch-land

Just because I've moved away from The Netherlands doesn't mean that you lot have managed to get rid of me yet! When I heard that Cesair was going to be playing a concert with Irfan, and my having missed the latter on their trip to the UK and thus not having seen them in too [...]


Away with the fairies

I was so excited for this trip back to the good old Netherlands. It was going to be a short one, shorter than I would have liked, but one packed full of, well, fun stuff! There was also something of a fairy-tale theme with trips to both Elfia and Efteling lined up. Because this is [...]


Until We Meet Again.

When I moved to The Netherlands, just under three years ago now, I never planned on it being a long term thing. I was moving, quite literally, for my degree and on a bit of a whim. I'd been to the a few times before - for Castlefest and for my interview - but I [...]


Last days exploring the Netherlands

Well, my June of exploring is through and, for various reasons wasn't quite as exploratory as had previously been hoped. I've also not really been blogging, oops. All that said, today there was time for one last day trip and so Laura and I headed to the lovely Delft. Most of you who are reading [...]