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A Week of Horse-Riding and Writing in the Alpujarra, Spain

Just a short blog for you today as I’m lucky enough to be spending a few glorious days with fellow Writers Abroad member, Nicola, aka author, Nina Croft. Nicola and her husband Rob live in Southern Spain, in the Alpujarra … Continue reading

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Inside the Lantern #villaaugustus

Dordrecht is around an hour’s drive from Amsterdam and there is plenty to see for culture vultures in terms of museums, theatres, restaurants, cafés and independent shops. Its jewel in the crown is Hotel and Restaurant Villa Augustus, a former … Continue reading

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Shanty Towns in Amsterdam?

A student of mine recently told me an amusing anecdote. One of her Chinese relatives was visiting Holland and while they were sitting in a train my student’s relative looked out of the window and said she thought Holland was … Continue reading

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The Last Straw — A review of the film,‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and the reality of old-age

At the beginning of this year an elderly, blind woman died in a care home. My husband and I had been visiting her monthly, on a voluntary basis, to take her out for walks. She could only get about in … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny in Amsterdam!

Yay, our hood is on the up! Why do Americanisms always spring to mind when I’m feeling positive? I mean, jolly hockey-sticks our local area is climbing up the socio-economic ladder. Formerly called Bos & Lommer, a troubled neighbourhood, our … Continue reading

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Missives from Amsterdam

Welcome to my blog! I’m a writer and English teacher living in Amsterdam. I’m writing this blog under my pen name, Susan Carey but most of you know me as Angela. On this blog I’ll be chirruping like the eponymous Oriole … Continue reading

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