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 [...]


Plunder, Pyrates!, The Dread Crew of Oddwood

Because a weekend at a festival is clearly not enough excitement and music for one person, I decided to travel from Alphen aan den Rijn to Almere for a pirate themed evening. Well, with Dania back in the country we couldn't miss the opportunity for what promised to be a thoroughly fun evening and especially [...]

We made it!

Well, we finally did it. On Friday 7th July I graduated along with a lot of the lovely people whose companionship and friendship has blessed me over the past three years. Additionally, I was lucky in that I got to share the day with my parents and with Leonoor, who came, not only as a [...]


An Update in Bullet Point Form

The exceptionally short version of this post: University is nearly over and it's decided that I'm moving back to England in July. Deadlines and packing all around! I know, I know, I know. I'm writing something in a slightly less wordy way than usual. It's bizarre. But no, there is no need to worry, I'm [...]



After three years living in the Netherlands, I've finally gone to Efteling. Are you proud? Actually, quite a few different groups wanted to go with me for the first time so I always felt like I'd be letting someone down through not going with them and, well, never went. However, after a hard old week [...]


Quick Update

It's been a while, yet again, since I've written here. As always, that doesn't actually mean that nothing's been going on, and, to the contrary, often suggests busy times. That's actually been the case over the past few weeks, perhaps unsurprisingly. I thought it about time I posted a general check-in post so this isn't [...]


Wait, January happened?

I think it's fair enough to say that January has been one of those months, my end. It's gone by in a whirl - certainly assisted by the fact that I can't remember half of it - and not exactly as planned. I guess we should have got the drift when we were up at [...]