Turning Dutch

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Turning Dutch
This blog is my tale of mothering abroad, about the ups and downs of parenting in a foreign country.
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  • Dutch Win the Eurovision Contest After 44 Years 5 days ago It would be remiss of me to let the Dutch Eurovision Song Contest victory pass without comment. It’s something that hasn’t happened in 44 years and definitely worth a congratulatory note. Eurovision Fans Now I have to admit, Eurovision is not everybody’s cup of tea. Not by a long stretch....
  • Do You Wear an Expat Mask? 6 days ago Many, many years ago I read an article in the Dutch daily newspaper, the NRC, about how people wear ‘masks’ according to the situation they find themselves in and who they are with. Do we wear an expat mask I wondered….. In essence, people are only really one hundred percent themselves when...
  • When Can You Call Yourself Fluent in a Language? 1 week ago Nearly nineteen years living in the Netherlands and I live my daily life in Dutch. Would I call myself fluent? No, nee, absoluut niet. So when can you think of yourself as fluent? This post was prompted by this tweet. What does Fluent Mean? When a person is fluent, they can speak a language...
  • There's a Reason for the Political Backlash in the Netherlands. And it Starts at the Local Level. 2 weeks ago Politics. Politicians. Democracy. Elections. Corruption. All buzz words right now, with negative connotations for many. There’s a backlash, wherever you look, from voters. People are fed up of feeling unrepresented by the people they voted to represent them. It’s not just a Brexit sentiment –...
  • The Importance of Personal Boundaries When You Move Abroad 3 weeks ago Setting your own boundaries is not just healthy, it’s essential for your wellbeing. That applies when you move abroad. In fact, it is even more important when you move overseas. Why is Setting Personal Boundaries Important? Your own personal boundaries guide your decision making. Boundaries are a...

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  • Top 8 Must Buy Items For Expats in The Netherlands Writing Contest March 2013 You can’t buy happiness but as an expat you can buy eight items that will help you get the most out of living in the Netherlands. A Bike There is no doubt whatsoever that the Dutch are cycling nuts. You could sum the locals up with “I...
  • Letting Go of the Career Ladder Working Abroad Taking a step back in your career is never a satisfying move, but if the fact that you don’t speak the local language limits your job opportunities and you need to survive, sometimes you have no choice. I know that firsthand. When I moved to the...

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