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17/5/2013 I’ve been to a few speed dating events here in Amsterdam. Most of the companies who organise them have their own rules and guidelines but one of the rules of a blind date which I went on recently, made me smile. It brought a grin to my face because it’s such an unusual thing,… Read more »

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11/4/2013 I’ve entered an article in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The contest’s theme is “Inspiration – A Place You Love”. I wrote of course about my passion for New Zealand. The article is called “New Zealand – A Land That Welcomes You With Open Arms & A Purity Of Heart”. The link to… Read more »

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28/03/2013 As I mentioned in my last post “What Made You Smile Today?” I’ve been reading a book called The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. It’s about consciousness and how by being aware in every moment and by being open to things, you can appreciate and enjoy life’s experiences. There is a lot of… Read more »

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20/2/2013 If you’re a lover of our feline friend, the cat, then you’ll like De Katten Kabinet (The Cat Cabinet), Amsterdam. It’s unique in the fact that it’s the only museum in the world with a permanent collection of art forms about the cat. It portrays cats in art and culture from 1860 to the… Read more »

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16/2/2013 Amsterdam Restaurant Week takes place twice a year (in spring and autumn). From 1st to the 10th March, customers will have the opportunity to try out some of the finest cuisine in Amsterdam, with the choice of a full 3-course dinner for 27.50 € or lunch for 22.50 €, (excluding drinks). Flinders Café, one… Read more »

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20/1/2013 The pain in my fingertips this evening cycling home from my friends house, in the east of Amsterdam, was nearly unbearable! Even with warm, furry gloves on, I thought my fingers were going to drop off!  Luckily though, that was the only part of my body that nearly succumbed to the cold. I’m sure… Read more »

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10/1/2013 Better late than never! The Christmas Canal Parade took place on 15th December 2012 but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write about it. This was part of the first ever Amsterdam Light Festival which goes on from 7th December to 20th January.  The canal parade was actually organised… Read more »