Tag Archives: Netherlands

I miss my friend; I miss the Netherlands

I spent a month staying with my only remaining friend, S in the Netherlands for a month in June.  Honestly, it was the best month that I’ve had for as long as I can remember.  I usually have difficulty living … Continue reading

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I hate England and I don’t belong here, or in the ‘Remain’ movement

I feel very low today.  Obviously, I didn’t go to that protest in Liverpool, as I’m here screaming into the depths of cyberspace again.  It’s not ab actual ‘march’ type protest anyway, but an anti-austerity rally that is more about … Continue reading

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Final update from the Netherlands

I have to return to the UK today.  Obviously, I’m feeling anything *but* good about it.  I have no support and no family there, just painful memories and I’m returning to a divided, angry UK  that bears little resemblance to … Continue reading

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Ugly in Antwerp (a beautiful Belgian city)

I had another nightmare about the UK and Brexit, involving soon-to-be Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  I’ve been having similar nightmares almost every night and they really screw me up.  Needless to say, I’m dreading returning to the UK tomorrow.  When … Continue reading

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The ‘black dog’ barking at my door

I’m having a difficult time managing my depression.  I know what’s causing it and if you’re one of the 3 people that read my blog, you’ll know what’s causing it without me having to go into too much detail.  All … Continue reading

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Depression and weekend anxiety didn’t stop me from going out cycling

It’s another sweltering hot day here in the Netherlands, but the heatwave is finally disappearing as of tomorrow,  I really don’t like summer at all because of the hot weather, bugs and children everywhere and too many hours of daylight  … Continue reading

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Ugly in Brussels, the Capital of Europe

I spent 7 hours in Brussels yesterday (Thursday) and a total of 5 hours traveling there and back.  I must’ve walked at least 15 km, as I covered a lot of ground.  Brussels was actually on my bucket list of … Continue reading

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