Hi, I am Siobhan. I’m an Australian who lived in the Netherlands between 2005 and 2010. Why? Because whenever I travelled around the world I met Dutch people in the most random places and I liked them, so thought I’d try life in their country. I am also […]
This article is part of a series sharing the stories of Dutch Australians. Today I have the pleasure of introducing Siobhan. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Siobhan a little via this email interview and also through another article that will be published on Dutch […]
English version below….. Beste Landgenoten in Australië In 1984 schreef ik een boek, getiteld “Alaaf Carnaval in Nederland en België”. Daarin heb ik ook aandacht besteed aan carnavalsverenigingen van Nederlanders in Zuid Afrika, Brazilië, Curaçao. Nieuw Zeeland en uiteraard Australië. Ik ben er in geslaagd met diverse verenigingen email […]
Are you a Dutchie in Australia missing the taste of Dutch licorice? Did you know that you can probably find your favourite Dutch Licorice at Lollyworld, who deliver Australia wide? You can read more about the history of Licorice (also spelt Licorique) on Wikipedia. Also known as “Drop”, […]
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!