To bring you up to speed if you’re not yet a regular on this blog, I’m a Dutch Australian who grew up in Australia, then married a Dutch man and lived in The Netherlands from 2002-2007. In December 2007, we moved to Brisbane but then our family relocated […]
An American friend has asked me – Do kangaroos have two legs or four? She has a bet riding on this and needs to know an official answer. She asked me as an Australian – but I have no idea! There is no doubt about the two legs […]
Last week I wrote about my personal perspective on Australian politics and the upcoming election. As I write, it’s Saturday evening in The Netherlands and I’m watching and listening to Australia’s soon-to-be new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, give his victory speech on ABC News online. As someone who […]
If you’re an Australian citizen, or a Dutch person living in Australia who has the right to vote then this coming Saturday is an important date. Need to get up to date? Wikipedia has a great summary about the 2013 Australian Federal Election. For Australians living in The […]
What began as a routine shopping trip became a little more adventurous yesterday. On Dohles Rocks Road, Murrumba Downs (near the Tavern), traffic was at a standstill and it wasn’t just the ongoing roadworks – a small koala was running across the road, dodging cars. This is the story of the rescue of a koala that was named Renee…with a lovely surprise ending.
This blog is to be a collection of my experiences and I hope to also gather stories of others in similar situations about either becoming a dual national, or having connections between the Dutch and Australian cultures. I will write predominately in English, being my native language, though I’m fairly fluent now in Dutch – I can read and speak it well, though am not very confident expressing myself in writing in het Nederlands….though perhaps I can use this blog to try and change that!
2008 Brisbane Airport News