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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]