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Guilty Weekend Pleasures

January and February didn’t quite turned out to be the relaxing start to the new year I was hoping them to be. Work, a bout of man-flu and increasingly intense preparation sessions for Model United Nations (see previous blog post to find out more about MUN in Leiden) left me with much less free time…

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Becoming Mary Poppins…

Arriving in Leiden in September I came with a great belief that as an English-speaker, I would be in high-demand for employment, I thought hotels would love to have me; that I could teach English; that my Dutch would be able to be developed over a waitressing career… however, after weeks of asking in shops,…

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A Man Wearing a Balaclava and Using a Laptop

Dutch Lesson #3 (and why I am glad)

                              dief = (n.) thief       Lieve dief (dear thief),   Happy New Year! I hope you’re enjoying my laptop. Its street-value is probably around the €50 mark but it was worth quite a lot more to me. All of my Leiden work was on it and (although you’ve probably realised by now)…

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