Coming to the close of my seventh month in the Land of Dutch, I have noticed that I have picked up a few Dutch behaviours which I’m not sure whether I am ashamed or proud of. Regardless of how I feel about it, the truth is, I do all of the below. Regularly. Saying ‘Ja’ … Continue reading You Know You’re Becoming Dutch When..
From the months of November onwards I remained in a slightly jealous state of my Australian friends, who were soaking up the hot sun and flaunting it all over their Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest etc. Meanwhile, I was devising ways to look half fashionable whilst wearing at least two pairs of pants and several jackets. It was getting … Continue reading Spring It On!
Remember the days when you met somebody, you liked them, they liked you, they asked you out on a date, you went, you went on more dates and eventually you became boyfriend and girlfriend? Nope? Neither. It seems that this positively vintage way of dating is unheard of to the kids of today. These days … Continue reading Tinder – Fad or Not?
You are never lost. You are just thirty minutes of walking around in circles away from stumbling upon your destination.
As au pair and chief birthday cake-maker it was my duty to make the cake to end all cakes.. And well, I'll let you decide if I succeeded.. As well as a killer cake, we also went go-karting which was an absolute blast. The Dutch sure can birthday party like a baaaws! … Continue reading How to win at life (or at least kids birthdays)
So this afternoon I’ve spent the last two hours researching things to do on my next trip to Tromso, Norway and it has been exciting and frustating all at the same time. Personally, I think one of the best parts of travel is planning for a trip. I get so excited planning where to go, which flights … Continue reading Pre-planning vs. Just winging it
In a mere three days I will cross off six months of being abroad. Part of me feels like its been an eternity since I left and the other part feels like I only left yesterday. I have witnessed so many things, felt so many emotions, laughed, cried, appreciated and cursed at what life has … Continue reading Reaching the six month pinnacle..