You made it to my page. So, this is me. I’m Jamie. New to the world of blogging (well, since October 2010) and all that goes with that. I’m a Brit living, working and loving life in The Netherlands. I’ve been living in the land of clogs, cheese and windmills since 2005. I planned to stay in The Netherlands for 1 year, but after about nine months in the country I met Bas, my wonderful partner. Now, years later – with a house, a car, two cats and still head-over-heels in love I think I’ll be in the flatlands a little longer. I am living the expat life. It’s a strange one. You find yourself in a bubble of happiness where the outside world seems so far away. However, the longer I’ve spend here the more I realise that the bubble is getting thinner…… Maybe I am becoming ‘more Dutch’.
I’m a lover of all things Eurovision (that’s the Eurovision Song Contest to those outside of Europe). I have a kind of love/hate relationship with it. It’s what you get when you mix glitter and politics! To many Europeans the Eurovision is a one-night TV show with songs and acts that make them laugh (or cry). To me the concept spans from November, when countries start picking their first entry, to the evenings shows (yes, there are a few) in May.
I’m a traveller, nursery school teacher and the guy who never quite made it to being a television (Blue Peter) presenter. I wish, I wish, I wish. I have dabbled in
stage work theatre…… Well that’s if you count Pantomimes as stage work. So far I’ve been a village idiot and an Indian Dame. I like to vary my character portrayals.
As for blogging…. Why have I started? Well, I want to share the things I see and do. An anthropologist at heart, perhaps? I’m always watching people around me or noting down things that people say and do. My friends may start to panic at this point. Some think that my blog will be my new form of friend-exposure. Panic not friends….. I will be kind and gentle.
I’ve blogged about so many different topics since I started in October 2010. Maybe you’d like to hear about:
- The time I caught a mouse in a rather unconventional way. (Not for the faint hearted).
- The time I survived a crazy bus journey in England.
- The time I first discovered ‘Chat Roulette’.
- The time I destroyed my kitchen in a cooking disaster.
- The time I got stuck in a very small, Spanish lift (elevator).
I always said that one day I’d write a book, but why not start here? So here goes….. Happy Reading Bloggers!