Go local

In our ever expanding society which commits to constantly increasing efficieny of lifestyle, speed of communication and technological advancement – all claiming to act as some kind of phony benefit to improve our own lifestyles to a point where we can really experience authentic happiness (bullshit), we can get lost amongst the crowd, indulging in dreams…

Reflection

Sometimes blessings come in the strangest of forms. At the time of adversity we can endlessly question and often torture ourselves as to why the event unravelled in the way it did or why it happen at all. I suppose, the biggest challenge most of us face, is trying to find that silver lining whilst…

The most surreal day of my life to date (part 1)

It’s quite a strange feeling knowing that the last time you embarked on this journey, the car was packed to the ceiling with belongings, holiday luggage and random antiques that your mother had acquired from the last brocante (she’s extremely talented in bringing dying pieces of furniture back to life, yet we still complain about…

Amsterdam livin’

When you relocate to another country, your mind is forced to simultaneously process such a raw influx of information, that it is only natural to feel overwhelmed. I remember within my first month at my new apartment in Amsterdam (that still lacks internet, leading it to be incredibly lonely at times), my determination completely subsided…

Skidding towards my destiny

A month has passed since I carelessly packed up my entire life and jumped on a flight to The Netherlands (I was filled to the brim with sedatives, regardless of the flight duration of course). My only regret at this point, is that I wish I had taken a little longer to pack my suitcase –…

The attractive sister of London

Amsterdam is like the attractive sister of London. The kind of sister that allows others to take centre stage, knowing that one day she’ll get noticed. Amsterdam smiles, whether on a long commute or simply whilst embarking on a pleasurable journey of leisure and exploration. Perhaps it is the lackluster effort to be angry or…

Holland – week two

I can’t believe it’s almost been two weeks. I feel very positive about starting my new life in Holland which is such a refreshing sentiment due to the fact that my last overseas move didn’t execute itself so smoothly. If you’ve read my blog before, you may have noticed my commentary on my previous move to…

Holland – Week one

So much has happened in the week that I really ought to note down my experiences before they overwhelm my capacity to remember anything. Settling in My first few days in Den Haag entailed settling into the area as well my new home – my family have gone to such an effort to make me feel at…

Holland – day one 

As the title of this blog post reveals, today was my first day in Holland. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that a huge amount cannot typically occur in one day whilst living in a new country, however due to my occasional impatient/anxious traits, I’ve wanted to get the ball rolling pretty hastily. I think…

Moving to Holland – travelling

I thought that it would be interesting to document my hectic experience whilst moving to Holland in order to perhaps offer some information for others who maybe going through the same experience – I also thought that my blog posts could come in handy when some personal reflection is due.  Last night I attempted to…

Moving to Holland – The preparation begins 

In five days, I move to Holland.  A couple of months ago,I visited my aunt in Holland. This was the second time that I had visited the country as a whole and the first time I had visited this particular area – The Hague. After this fleeting trip, I made the decision to move out…

New beginnings

It’s never ceases to amaze me how one event can change the direction of one’s entire life. Since I have become single, I often remind myself – ‘my life can go in any direction’. For some people this uncertainty is a threat to their happiness, whilst for me, it provides myself with a thirst for…