Given my previous experiences in blogging about doctors in this country, I really should have learned my lesson by now and stopped when I had the thought ‘Hey, this could be a super funny post!’ Continue reading “The one about the trip to the doctors … (again)”
The one where I became Inbuggered … finally
I started this blog nearly 4 years ago to document the move I was making to the Netherlands. Over that time, I’ve talked about learning the language, about integrating into a culture that is similar, but so different to my own. I’ve talked about having twins, and about my life here as an immigrant.
I really haven’t covered (at least lately) the whole process of “Inburgering”, or, as it’s known colloquially amongst some expats “Inbuggering” (you now see where the title of my blog comes from!) Continue reading “The one where I became Inbuggered … finally”
The one where I read a book and decided to talk about it …
First of all, let’s get one thing sorted here. I am not paid to write this review. I bought the book with my own, hard earned cash. I won’t receive any kickbacks from writing this review. (Well, maybe some gratitude from the contributors of the book if it sells a book or 2. ) I have friends who have contributed to this book who’ll get something out of it, of course, but for me, well, all I’ll get is a thank you and of course the experience of reading the book. All opinions of said book in this post are my own and may or may not be influenced by a couple of glasses of wine – purchased by me with my own hard earned cash.
When you’re an expat, you hear all the stories. The good, the bad, and the ugly. And believe me, there are some really ugly stories out there – bad guests, bad visitors, even bad doctor’s experiences. But there’s also the stories that make you laugh, cry and empathise, because well, you’ve been there and done that as well. It’s what makes being an expat a unique experience. You are a first hand witness to culture shock. Continue reading “The one where I read a book and decided to talk about it …”
The one with the second part to Grocery Shopping, Dutch Style … Enter the toddlers
Way back in 2012 I wrote about my adventures grocery shopping (If you’re interested, it’s here). 3 years, and 2 kids later – I thought I’d update.
Fundamentally, the process hasn’t changed. It’s still a game of tetris, it’s still to each their own and may the best shopper win. That part will forever stay the same. I’ve learned that Hamstereen is like a suicide mission – head down, and head straight for the products you need. Don’t look anyone in the eye and don’t forget to sharpen your elbows … Continue reading “The one with the second part to Grocery Shopping, Dutch Style … Enter the toddlers”
The one where I got interviewed …
This was loads of fun to do – especially as I got to write more about myself rather than twin wrangling/random rare conditions/parenthood/etc.
Although the title about carrots … seriously, I’m going to get some crap about that one! Haha.
Without further ado – this is the link to the article.