A decade after being refused a mortgage in Ireland, I sit in the beautiful home I own in Rotterdam, finally happy that Ireland drove me away. This choice of words may seem harsh, but when more opportunities have been afforded to me as a foreigner in The Netherlands, I am left wondering what kind of … Continue reading I am thankful, now, we were refused a mortgage in Ireland.
As the most densely populated country of the European Union, and one of the mostly densely populated countries in the world, The Netherlands engages in the constant struggle to balance population requirements with the need for green urban spaces. Skip to Urban Garden photographs Green spaces and public parks not only benefit the emotional well-being of … Continue reading Rotterdam Urban Gardens
Being a native English speaker, I grew up on a steady diet of American programming. Americanised words, names and terminology became as familiar to me as the English I heard around me every day. Being from Ireland, I already understood that English words could be vastly different from country to country, so adding American English … Continue reading The Dutch influence in everyday English
I look at the controversy surrounding Coca Cola’s activities in Colombian factories and take a look at the subsequent actions taken by organisations around the world, including many student unions in Ireland. Coca Cola has become the target of a major worldwide boycott due to the treatment of its workers in Colombia. Many top Irish … Continue reading Killer Coke? – It’s The Real Thing
The 100 (2014 - ) TV Series; Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi Season 1; Episodes 1-13 Dixie score: 7 out of 10 At first glance The 100 has all the hallmarks of being just another programme which sprung up out of the batch of numerous young millennial aimed dramas. Films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, whilst … Continue reading Review: The 100
Graffiti alley in Gent, Belgium.
Rotterdam afternoon skyline - January 2014