I am in Amsterdam at the moment, tonight is my last night. We had a massive day yesterday for koninginnedag and we are all feeling a bit weak today. Lots of photos were taken and will be uploaded when I return to Australia. I will post in more detail when I get a chance.
pasted from an email: arrived in Paris, met Adam and Bits and had a lunch of “salade au foie”, foie meaning liver (i guess). Within 12 hours I experienced all the classic signs of food poisoning and was confined to my room for the next day. I will never eat liver again, just the thought… Continue reading quick update
I am shipping a box of stuff back home, so I went to the Post Office (postkantoor) to pick up a good box. I waited for 20 minutes to buy the box. When I got to the counter, I asked the lady how much it would cost to send the box to Australia. She grudgingly… Continue reading Dutch customer service: postkantoor
My lease runs out in eight days and I have not found anywhere acceptable to live. I was walking down the street pondering this when it hit me: there is somewhere that I can easily find a good place to live. Sydney. I have now given it some thought, and invited Adam and Mel to… Continue reading decision
I haven’t posted much lately, and my excuse is that I am sick. I have been sick for over two weeks now and have been sleeping 16+ hours per day. I thought that I had a really bad cold, but I went to the doctor and found out that I have a sinus/middle ear infection.… Continue reading Quiet
I just got back from checking out my new house. I have to move out of my current house on Keizersgracht by Feb 1, and I have been lucky to find somewhere to go. My new place is on Nieuw Nieuwstraat (New New Street, not to be confused with the nearby Old New Street), near… Continue reading New New Street
I haven’t posted for a while, nothing new has happened, but things are evolving, and this post is about one of them. I don’t have any friends in Europe. My nearest true friend is Mel in London, and everyone else is in Australia, 21,000km away. This is not a sad story. I am not lonely.… Continue reading Never boring
My Mum has come to visit me for Christmas, she has been here nine days and is returning to Australia tomorrow. We have had a great time together as I showed her my city and some of the surroundings. Today we went to Den Haag to see the Vermeers and Rembrandts at the Mauritshuis. Afterwards… Continue reading Mum’s first “dat kan niet”