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21 Reasons I Would Make the Perfect Housemate or Tenant :: An Open Letter to the People of Amsterdam

[When I first posted this, it helped me find a place till September. Now, with September breathing down my neck like a malicious stepfather who wants me gone, I’m hoping it’ll help me find somewhere a little more permanent. Alstublieft.] Alright, let’s just get straight into it. We’ve no time to waste here. Basically, like a hundred thousand other… Continue reading 21 Reasons I Would Make the Perfect Housemate or Tenant :: An Open Letter to the People of Amsterdam

FEEDBACK · REAL LIFE

Feedback Friday :: Heatwave

work completed :: 10 copywriting jobs / 4 hours of teaching hours of Dutch learning :: at least 8 hours physical exercise :: 5 gym visits / 4 back routines / lots and lots of cycling metaphysical exercise :: 14 metaphysical gym visits weight lost :: this morning I was down to 11st 3, so just three pounds to go routine… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: Heatwave

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Feedback Friday :: Gimme Shelter

work completed :: 17 copywriting jobs / 1 scriptwriting job / 2 hours of teaching ongoing jobs :: 1 apparently stalled copywriting job / my life hours of Dutch learning :: 2 hours. I have found an online course. It’ll do for now. I’ve also been glancing through some children’s books. Dutch is kind of on hold though. There are more… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: Gimme Shelter

CORRESPONDENCE

Catmilk :: Milk for Cats

A few weeks ago, Facebook reminded me of a terrible mix-up that occurred four years ago. I had forgotten about it – somehow – but thought I might now share it, for pussterity, even though in the initial letter I have written e.g. instead of i.e. and I am obviously absolutely mortified… I like the withering… Continue reading Catmilk :: Milk for Cats

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Feedback Friday Tuesday :: Thicker Than Water

I missed Friday. You may have noticed. You know why I missed Friday? Because I was busy. I had copywriting jobs and scriptwriting jobs and family in town and something had to be sacrificed. It’s great that I have work, don’t get me wrong. If all goes well, it’s work that will allow me to… Continue reading Feedback Friday Tuesday :: Thicker Than Water

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Feedback Friday :: Overwhelm

work completed :: 10 copywriting jobs / 5.5 hours of teaching ongoing jobs :: 3 more copywriting jobs – whoppers I tell you hours of Dutch learning :: 1 concerted hour. Maybe. The toad work kills everything, you see. Well, not everything. One day though, one day I’ll have nothing to do but learn Dutch, play guitar, write… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: Overwhelm

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Feedback Friday :: All This and Oceans of Soup

work completed :: 8 copywriting jobs / 2.5 hours of teaching hours of Dutch learning :: maybe 2. I need a teacher. A teacher is what I need. cinema visits :: 1 soup :: oceans physical exercise :: 6 gym visits, a few hours of cycling, mostly lost. metaphysical exercise :: none weight lost :: not sure, but I’m now down below… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: All This and Oceans of Soup

FILM · REVIEW

Jason Bourne :: 60% Fun, 100% Nonsense

So this was my first experience at a Dutch cinema, and whilst I appreciate that this experience – Thursday night, mainstream cinema, blockbuster film – will be different to most of my cinema experiences – afternoon showings, non-action films – it was a bit of an eye-opener. The first thing I noticed as I found… Continue reading Jason Bourne :: 60% Fun, 100% Nonsense

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Feedback Friday :: Summer in Amsterdam

work completed :: 1 script rewrite / 15 copywriting jobs / 1 hour of teaching hours of Dutch learning :: 2 ish (but lots of osmosis – listening intently in gym changing rooms, that kind of thing) physical exercise :: 5 gym visits, a couple of hours of cycling, a couple of hours of swimming metaphysical… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: Summer in Amsterdam

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Feedback Friday :: Panic Attack

No time! For the next six days I have so much work to do that I will definitely have to miss out on rather a lot of sleep. How exciting! It’s not just SEO stuff neither. It’s also very interesting translations and a hugely enjoyable scriptwriting job. Plus I’ve managed a good 85% routine adhesion and… Continue reading Feedback Friday :: Panic Attack

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Feedback Friday Sunday :: Soft in the Middle

work completed :: 4 copywriting jobs (1 whopper) / 1 hour of teaching hours of Dutch learning :: 4ish (poor start) cycling accidents :: 1. I got my front wheel stuck in a tram line – classic – and clattered to the ground on my left knee. I wasn’t particularly hurt though, and there was… Continue reading Feedback Friday Sunday :: Soft in the Middle