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Shifting the suburbs: de Baarsjes vs de Pijp

In Uncategorized on 3 June, 2012 at 13:35

I’ve moved. The ceremony of Amsterdam is that a new appartment needs to be found every 3-4 months until you find social housing or buy a property. I have been living in de Baarsjes for an impressive 9 months and am lucky to have found a residence that looks like stability, though away from the locale to which I had become quite attached.

One of the first rituals when moving into a new place is establishing a relationship with a local café. Requirements are that it is comfortable, music passable and coffee excellent.

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Storytelling Festival

In Uncategorized on 3 November, 2011 at 12:02

The Storytelling Festival is on in Amsterdam this weekend and I am going to eat it up like an angry hoover in gravy. Or maybe a gentle swallow in dew. Depends on the stories I suppose. In any case they’re mostly happening at the NDSM.

Here’s my picks:

Friday
20.45 Theresa Amoon – Through the Golden Door
Saturday
20.00 Ben Hagerty – Gilgamesh
Sunday
If you’re coming let me know below!

Diary of an Unborn Writer #64 – Any Orange Sunday

In Uncategorized on 14 July, 2010 at 00:34
Reuters own this.

When the last ball is kicked, say you'll be mine...

Amsterdam blast furnace of traffic and storming youths caked in Orange marauding train platforms and festivalling through the city. Horns and yawns on vuvuzelas. Excitement, litter, beer, suncream.

People have travelled in. As I sit to take in the scenery around Muntplein there’s a one way traffic to Museumplein – where the big screen is and a hundred thousand dreams could love or die. Streams of orange feather bowers and orange, orange, orange and orange .

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