Bulldog

I forgot to say – on Friday night I went into the Bulldog, on the grounds that I can’t mock a place without having been there. Now I can. I went to the “nightclub” Bulldog on Leidseplein, not any of the coffeeshops. It was a total sausage fest, the ten or so women in the… Continue reading Bulldog

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abode

I went to have a look at a room yesterday in De Baarsjes, not an encouraging experience. Despite the 2

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Amsterdam

I arrived at Schipol airport yesterday afternoon, and conveniently there was an immigration office before passport control. I cam to them and explained the situation. The lady said “don’t worry, you are Australian” and I was stamped and let in. The weather was pretty horrible, quite dark at 3pm, raining and cold. Due to these… Continue reading Amsterdam

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Leaving London

Tomorrow morning I am flying to Amsterdam and hopefully I will be let into the country with a minimum of imprisonment. Breigh tells me that the Netherlands is even colder than here in London, so I am a bit scared, not to mention sartorially under-prepared. So tomorrow is the big step out of the comfort… Continue reading Leaving London

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brother-in-law

I can’t believe I forgot to post about this. On Michelle’s birthday her boyfriend Luke became her fiance when he proposed marriage. The ring is an antique with a ruby surrounded by diamonds. Michelle is very happy, as are the rest of the family including myself. Congratulations, Michelle and Luke.

Jailbird

I am writing this from a detention holding cell in London’s Heathrow airport, in my trusty moleskine. My uneventful 13.5hr flight from Hong Kong landed at 04:50. After walking through kilometres of corridors I was at passport control by 05:20, and was in detention from 5:25. I was not given any explanation and was left… Continue reading Jailbird

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