Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy Christmas 2009

Girlfriend: 1 – Stuart: 0 Invading Holland will be taking a short two week break while I travel around England and Holland visiting friends and family. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and I will return in the New Year. In the mean time you might wish to check out one of my short fictional stories I did for Christmas back in 2007:The Ebenezer Scrooge Timeline

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Quote of the Week: Red Light District Rebound

The following takes place between 11:30pm and 11:35pm on a street in Amsterdam near central station. As I attempted to unlock my bike I was approached by a tourist with a strange smile on his face who seemed to want directions and a bit of a chat. English politeness and the inability to get the lock on my bike open forced me to take at least some part in the bizarre conversation that followed. Tourist: […]

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Dealing with Tourists: Coffee Shop Directions

Today’s lesson: How to deal with tourists in Amsterdam who have asked you for directions to a coffee shop with the intention of purchasing and inhaling marijuana. Step 1) Pretend to be in deep thought for a moment: You don’t actually need to think about the question you have been asked, you only need to appear as if you are. To aid you achieving the correct look you may wish to use this opportunity to […]

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Meeting Bloggers

Last Friday night my girlfriend and I were sitting in a restaurant in Rotterdam overlooking one of the city’s harbors. This was no ordinary harbor we were enjoying our meal looking at. It was the harbor where VallyP, writer of Luxor lives. Anyone who has visited her blog will be familiar with her stories about life living on the waters of Holland. Both my girlfriend and myself are very familiar with her stories so we […]

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Sinterklaas & The Tooth Fairy

I was very nervous the first time I met my girlfriend’s parents. In fact, I was so nervous that I forgot to pack certain items before we left the house, one of which was a toothbrush. This became a bit of a problem when I tried to brush my teeth that night. I was forced to ask my new parent’s in-law if there was a spare toothbrush I could borrow for the weekend (which there […]

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