Luka and I were standing on the train platform in Sydney Central, five km away from the consulate when we heard the announcement ” the next three trains will terminate at this station”. After having been traveling for four hours already, were we really going to miss our appointment now? Then the next announcement came through: “There is a car on the train track towards Bondi Junction”. That did not make our situation any better… Continue reading “Renewing a Dutch Passport in Australia – Part 2”
Christmas vacation 2016
When I grew up, Christmas always followed the same rituals and traditions. The Adventskalender, the food on the 23rd, setting up the tree, the Christmas room being locked on the 24th, fondue and presents, everything was following the same script every year. And, since I really liked it that way, I was determined to follow the same path when I had kids.
Well, apart from the Adventskalendar, that didn’t really work out. Out of the last 5 years, I think we’ve had “the same” Christmas maybe twice. Instead we’ve been at my mothers place, been skiing and spent the day at the beach. And this year we’re doing something else again: we’re out on a cruise. Continue reading “Christmas vacation 2016”
It’s still dark outside and the clock is not yet showing a 6 when I am woken up by an alarm going off. Bleary-eyed, I roll over, thinking that someone probably opened the wrong car door, or some shop owner forgot to turn off the alarm. In any case, nothing to do with me. Continue reading “Firealarm”
More running in Sydney
Last week I was back in Sydney for work (as previously posted), which meant that I was back on the road for a bit of running. And since I had already explored the area around the Opera House and Darling Harbour, I figured it was time to do the “drive out and run back” routine to see a bit more of the city. Continue reading “More running in Sydney”
Another touch of home
After our Sinterklaasfeest last weekend, it was time for me to head back out to Sydney for another week at the client. And it was here that I had my own, personal touch of home experience. Continue reading “Another touch of home”
Running in Sydney
Running has been a hobby of mine for a few years now – maybe not always as continuously as I would like. But I do enjoy to put on my sneakers and go out to clear my head. And what better time than when I’m away on business, sitting in a boring hotel room. Continue reading “Running in Sydney”
Sydney… or London?
This past week my work has taken me to Sydney instead of Brisbane, for a change. As this was the first time I have been there longer than 8 hours (flying in and out the same day), I had a chance to look around a bit. Continue reading “Sydney… or London?”