December 2020

  • A life lockdown: part 2

    We’re in a hard lockdown again – it looked to my hopeful eye two weeks ago that the numbers in The Netherlands were under control, but over the last few days they’ve risen, hence the lockdown. Everything is closed, aside from the “essentials” such as supermarkets, chemists and takeaway restaurants (cannabis lovers can still get their fix). The oliebollen stands…

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  • Winter is here… here’s how to not let it feel too dreadful

    So many people are quite surprised we chose to relocate to Europe, known for its grim winters. Our priority was never about finding somewhere with a similar South African climate,… Read More

  • I wasn’t expecting this when we emigrated

    There are obviously so many things I could not have predicted I’d feel when we came to live in The Netherlands. Add a pandemic to the mix, and things were… Read More

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Hi, I'm Tanya. I'm a South African now living in Amsterdam. I'm a mom, runner and writer, and work in content & advertising. Welcome to my blog. Read More

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