Current Events

It has been a busy, but sad time in the Netherlands. Everywhere you go the flags are at half-mast.

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The ramifications of nearly 200 Dutch people being killed, and over 30 Australians, has left me reflecting on how precious and yet fleeting life can be. Would you like to know more?

The Artist formerly known as Himself

We had a treat this weekend! Himself placed in an art competition at our favourite café, and won (which he was kind enough to take me to) a tasting and glass of wine for two people at the Wine Bar – Screaming Beans.

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Well! Where to even begin?!? I’ll start by saying that everything we had was amazing, subtle, delicate, and yet rich and satisfying. We allowed the kitchen to choose our meal for us, because it’s always fun to put yourself in the hands of the professionals! Would you like to know more?

New Years Day

I still find it odd that fireworks are available for general public use.

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Though at least in Amsterdam this year, they did much less damage than last year. The news supposed that the rain had kept things here quiet this year. Would you like to know more?

Oud en Nieuw

When you look back on the past year, you rarely hear anyone say “it was a really quiet year.” 365 days is a lot of time, and it leaves available near endless opportunity for things to happen to you, and around you, or for you to effect on yourself.

Sometimes it’s difficult to sum up in words all the emotions you are feeling. Though I guess, as I’ve decided to become a writer, even if it is in just a small way via this blog, I need to be able to overcome that and find the words. Would you like to know more?