The Return


Yes! Invading Holland is back. The lure of writing was too strong, the need to share too great, the desire to put finger to keyboard too powerful, and more importantly, a whole bunch of new crazy events, random happenings and strange circumstances have transpired which I have to tell you about.

With my happy return to writing I have also completely redesigned the site. The gallery section has had a complete overhaul and now contains a lot more examples of my work. The profile page has also been updated (and is a good place for new readers to start).

A lot has changed during my break from writing. In my continued efforts to investigate and integrate with Dutch culture and society I have met, fallen in love with and moved in with my Dutch girlfriend. We have been living happily together for the past half year. This also means my Dutch speaking ability has suddenly accelerated and I’m able to say more then, “hello,” “Goodbye,” and “Quickly, where is the nearest hospital,” in Dutch.

Some other things have stayed the same. I continue to work in Amsterdam for the same computer games company (Guerrilla Games) that brought me to Holland back in 2001. At the start of the year we finished Killzone 2 for the PS3. I’m also still performing improv comedy (I’ll post details when a show is coming up).

As for the rest… well you’ll just have to wait and see. I’m not going to give everything away just yet. For now I will say I am happy to be back and I am looking forward to sharing a lot more observations about the Dutch people as well as my own embarrassing stories with you.

12 responses to “The Return”

  1. axshuzaifa says:

    It’s good to have you back!

  2. Super Pi says:

    So glad you are back, this is really good news! !!! and by the way, I like the redesign. Nice work!

  3. zed says:

    W00T! So glad to have you back – just don’t leave us again, ok?

  4. Invader Stu says:

    Thanks. It’s great to be back :D

  5. Tess says:

    Love the new design!!! Welcome back Stu (sent you email) and I hope this will be the start again of more hilarious posts ;)

  6. kiki says:

    Kiki is super happy.
    It looks great, Stu!!!!

  7. Anneke says:

    Yeey! You’re back! I’ve been checking your page regularly, but never saw a new post until today. Huray! Anyway, moving on. Seriously, it’s nice to have you back. Also, I can move the link in my favs from occasional check to daily read, which must be nice. :)

  8. Mr. Nighttime says:

    Glad to see you back. I also am an actor and do improv comedy here in Rochester, NY…

  9. Wezz6400 says:

    I moved the RSS feed to the trash bin tab of my homepage, but never deleted it. I’m so happy I did! This news is great! I’ll be enjoying your stories a lot. :-)

  10. Jo says:

    So glad you’re writing again – your site always gave me a chuckle. Welcome back, and congratulations!

  11. Isabella says:

    So great you’re back! I’ve got your blog added to my list of expats in NL on my blog too & thanks for stopping by mine :-)

  12. tenakalaz says:

    OH YES!!! HE IS BACK!! I have been a bit slack in checking, but it was great to hear it!

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