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 [...]


A True Midwinter Fair

If asked, and forced to give an answer, what my favourite festival is I will reliably answer that it is The Midwinter Fair, held at Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn. It's always so cosy and yet so much fun at the same time. Even though it tends to feel a bit disorganised in the [...]

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 [...]


Another Year, Another Castlefest

For those of you who have read previous year's round up posts, this one is a bit different. Instead of splitting up by day I am splitting by topic so if you're wanting to read about the music please bear with me and I'll get that up soon, for everything else, read on. Last year, [...]


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 [...]