Monthly Archives: April 2012

Winning a Game of Risk Against My Dutch Family-In-Law

Breaking News about my continued attempts to beat my Dutch family-in-law in a game of Risk! I have emerged victorious. Many said it could not be done. Many said I would not survive. Many said I would be driven insane trying but against all odds I have prevailed and emerged victorious. There were times when defeat seemed inevitable but even in the darkest hour I never lost hope, I never gave up. And now, because […]

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English Breakfast Radio

A little over a week ago I was invited to appear on the English Breakfast radio show in Amsterdam. It’s an English radio show (as the name implies) for English speaking expats living in the Netherlands. The show was a lot of fun and the extremely friendly radio presenters made me feel right at home. You can listen to the result right here. It’s pretty long so I’ve slit it up into parts and provided […]

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Invading Holland Interview with BNN

I think I have kept you all in suspense long enough. The stories which I have been sharing with you over the last few weeks have all been part of a television appearance on BNN. I was contacted by someone from the show 24/7 (after they saw my interview in Het Parool) and asked if I would like to talk about my blog and life in Holland on the show. A few things you’ll notice […]

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Filming an Interview with BNN – Part 3

As I step into the bar I suddenly feel deeply nervous. The place is almost empty. There are no crowds for me to hide within this time. Behind the bar two members of staff are engaged in a casual conversation while an old couple at a nearby table study a map of the city together. In the opposite corner a man sits alone, simply staring into his beer. I avoid making eye contact with anyone […]

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