Onestepahead

Looking for that extra sparkle for my life in London after 3 years abroad

My 5 hour nightmare in Luton airport

The WH Smith cashire advised,’You have to stay strong for the children’ and advised us to walk 20 minutes to Gate 6 where we would find first aid.

20 March, 2017 · Leave a comment

England how I missed you

These are the things I am enjoying most after three years in Amsterdam. Don’t get me wrong, Amsterdam is a wonderful city and we had such a lovely time living there. … Continue reading

18 October, 2016 · Leave a comment

Living in two countries

The children and I now live in London and my husband has stayed in Amsterdam. He visits some weekends. Essentially, I am a single parent. It is difficult to express … Continue reading

11 October, 2016 · Leave a comment

7 Things You May Not Know About Working for a Dutch Company

After 12 months working for a Dutch company in Holland, I feel qualified to comment on the cultural differences between working in London and working in Amsterdam.  It’s been quite a … Continue reading

22 June, 2016 · 2 Comments

Planning a cross-country move with three kids and no husband

We’ve been in Amsterdam for nearly three years. I have decided that as my oldest is nearly at secondary school age it is time to go back to London. It … Continue reading

30 May, 2016 · Leave a comment

How good intentions led to me being called a liar and a thief

I can’t properly communicate here and I feel like as soon as I open my mouth, people know I am not Dutch and then treat me like a second class citizen.

27 May, 2016 · 7 Comments

What a difference three years make

My trip back to the place I lived for the majority of my 40-something years had a dream-like quality. There were buildings where buildings shouldn’t have been, there were big … Continue reading

13 May, 2016 · 2 Comments

Top 5 Quirky Date Nights in Amsterdam

Glow Golf Prins Hendrikkade, 194, 1011 Amsterdam glowgolf.nl What to expect? The venue is difficult to find the first time you visit. Glow Golf is in the basement of Noah’s … Continue reading

18 April, 2016 · Leave a comment

All white

Themed club nights and events are very popular in the Netherlands. There is one dress-code theme which is streets ahead in popularity. The wearing of white clothing. Last summer we … Continue reading

4 March, 2016 · Leave a comment

It is enough

I have stopped pretending.

25 February, 2016 · 3 Comments
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