gone awol


The Netherlands

To Adelaide, from Amsterdam

It’s getting cold here. Trackies have swapped out the shorts and at least one jumper keeps my heart beating in a temperature my body is not equipped for. It’s still hitting 13 degrees at midday, but for me, I may as well be in Antarctica.

Yesterday I made a life-threatening decision and stepped out into the sub-arctic temperatures for a wander around Continue reading “To Adelaide, from Amsterdam”


This is Living

Here I am, once again, sitting under the bluest sky and warmest sun on the greenest grass in Vondelpark.
A solid hangover cure this is.
I know I haven’t written a post in a long time now. Life so far has been a constant cycle of Continue reading “This is Living”

Working for The Pig

As most of you may know, I recently got employed by The Flying Pig Backpacker Hostels in Amsterdam!

Under the WHAP (Working Holiday for Accomodation at the Pig) – or as we are called, ‘whoppers’- I will be working approximately Continue reading “Working for The Pig”

Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 12

The unemployed is no more! No, this kid doesn’t have just one job, he has TWO!

About a month ago I was called in for an interview at Generator Hostel which went really well, evidently, as I got called back for a second interview with the head chef and later scored a job in the kitchen #dishbitch. Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 12”

Living in The Netherlands: Experience 11

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these, but I decided to add another subject to write about – experiences. We’ve been living here in The Netherlands for 7 weeks now, and there certainly has been no shortage of exciting, exhausting and educating experiences in that time. Let me start with my first week living in Amsterdam. Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands: Experience 11”


Welcome to Amsterdam! The naughty corner of Europe – the city I fell in love with as soon as I stepped foot on it’s 400-year-old cobblestone streets. Lot of highs, little low’s, everyone is here to have a good time, not a long time. For us? Both. Continue reading “Amsterdammer”

Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 10

Gee I’m really pumping these ones out lately! Guess it is the time where everything is happening all at once, and I’m trying to keep ontop of it all so that one day when I’m back home and wishing I wasn’t I can read back on these and reminisce like an old man. Maybe. Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 10”

Living in The Netherlands: Concern 9

Hello and welcome to my little introverted brain. Tomorrow I have a job interview for ‘Clink Noord’ hostel in Amsterdam. Job interviews don’t bother me too much – I’ve had a a few in my past. However, this one is a group interview. Don’t mind me while I work myself sick about this one. Tomorrow I will enter a hostel I have Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands: Concern 9”

Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 8

Jessie got employed!!!!! Woo, yay!
That now makes her the first to find a job, aaaandd leaves me on my own scrambling to find accomodation and work before the end of this week comes. Because at the end of Continue reading “Living in The Netherlands: Excitement 8”

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