• Wherein I am not a tourist

    Before I begin today's post, I wanted to thank those of you who have commented on previous posts. You have been so supportive and I am grateful. It is so much easier to keep writing when one knows one has an audience. So here we go... Last week was a week of frustration, and I apologise for not posting, but you will soon see why. We moved into our house on 3 January amid worries that our furniture wouldn't make it through Customs in time or the movers wouldn't be able to coordinate with the shipper on such short notice. But all the stuff got to my house at about the same time the [...]

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    So there I was.  I found out there was an English language comedy night at The Hub in Eindhoven last Wednesday featuring professional comics from the US, UK, and Europe.  The Hub is a kind of gathering spot for expats.  There are a lot of us because of the presence of ASML and the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.  So The Hub provides things like live music jams and Dutch conversation hours and other meetups for people new to the Netherlands and Eindhoven in specific. I wanted to go see some live comedy.  So I got Bob and Dutch Whisperer Annet to go with me.  If [...]

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