cold and dreary London

I am writing this from an internet cafe in South Ealing, London. I have been here in London since Sunday night and will be leaving next Sunday night. I am staying with Mel and Jem who are, as always, being great hosts. I was a bit scared before the flight over here, as my ear… Continue reading cold and dreary London

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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

New New Street

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

Never boring

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

job opportunity

On Saturday night, as normal, I went out to meet new people. I went to the usual places on Marnixstraat and met a few good people. At about 00:30 I decided to go and check out Pianobar, a piano bar in the restaurant area near Leidseplein. I was briefly there the week before but I… Continue reading job opportunity

ABN Amro: dat kan niet

On Friday I went to the local branch of ABN Amro (a bank) to open an account. It was 16:30 and almost empty, with plenty of idle employees. There were 2 people at the reception area and I spoke to one of them, a man. I explained the situation: I want to open an account… Continue reading ABN Amro: dat kan niet

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