7 Reasons You Should Work Abroad

  As my time in Maastricht comes to an end, I have become super reflective. Top of the list is how much on the whole I have enjoyed my time working abroad in the Netherlands. A by product of all this thinking, is this post. If you’ve ever thought about…

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Fun Valley

  So Fun Valley; not the name of the happiest cul de sac ever, but an attraction in Maastricht! A must for any beach lovers that can’t be asked to drive to the coast on a sunny day! I can’t believe I’ve lived here almost two years and never been.…

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Eurovision 2018!

It’s 3am and I can’t sleep. So I thought I might as well write about why.   Last night, well on Saturday, I went to a Eurovision party in Germany. This sounds very extreme, but it was just over the border from Maastricht. I took the bus there which took…

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Heatwave

Maastricht is a beautiful city all year round, but when the sun shines, it’s really something else. We’ve been having a little heatwave lately, and with the sun beaming down from the sky illuminating the Maas river, the views are truly breathtaking.   The town, much like the rest of…

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Seeing Styles

I. Love. Concerts.   Do you?   I don’t know what it is, there’s probably a word for it, but after I see a concert or a show at the theatre I feel so alive. Like the world is nothing but magic and anything is possible. It’s the best feeling.…

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Beychella

After watching the event of our lives, which was ‘Beychella’, my heart was completely full. Full I tell you!   Because I am a tad oblivious, I didn’t realise that Beyoncé’s headlining performance at Coachella was happening yesterday, or that it would be streamed on YouTube in all its glory.…

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Keeping Perspective

A few weekends ago, I pretty much hibernated. I bought food on the way home from work on Wednesday afternoon, and didn’t step back outside until Saturday, to go to work. Before you panic for my well-being this isn’t super unusual for me. Often I can get carried away working…

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Language Learning

Working in an international environment in the Netherlands, I consistently take for granted my lack of language skills. Here I am awed, by colleagues and friends, who speak, two, three, four, five plus languages, whereas they see this as something as run of the mill. Depending on their backgrounds, they’ve…

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Winter Wonderland

To me, one of the single best benefits of cold weather is snow. If it’s cold without magical white flecks falling from the heavens, I’m often not impressed. This Monday, as I went to retrieve my bike from its resting place for my commute to work I found it was…

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