Amsterdam Oriole

SusanAmsterdam Oriole is a blog about a long-term expat from the UK living in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Amsterdam. Focus on cultural differences, art, days out, also creative writing.



Latest posts on https://amsterdamoriole.wordpress.com/:

  • Love-lock Bridges in Amsterdam
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    Amsterdam is a romantic city, full of canals and pretty bridges isn’t it? So you would expect to see many, many more of those love-lock bridges around town. But no, we have only two, de Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and de Staalmeestersbrug. The love-locks on the Magere Brug have recently...
  • Happy Christmas from Amsterdam!
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    It snowed here last week and I got caught in a storm on my way home through the Erasmus park in Amsterdam west. I was glad I was just five minutes away from a warm apartment and not slithering in my car on the A10 (Amsterdam’s ring road) or out...
  • Interview with bestselling author, B. A. Paris
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    Bestselling author, B. A. Paris has achieved the kind of commercial and critical success that most writers dream of. She has very kindly agreed to share a few of her secrets with us. Bernadette, welcome to my blog! You too are a writer abroad. Why and when did you decide to...
  • House-sit Number Four
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    In September a lovely English lady, Sally Christopher approached me via a home-exchange site to enquire if Frank and I would be interested in house-sitting her Eguzki B&B in Durango for 12 days. After establishing that the B&B was shut and that there was just one neutered Tom cat to look...
  • Quintessential English Cottage – in Wales
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    As well as our house-sit in Holmfirth, Yorkshire we had a dreamlike twelve days of heaven in a house-sit on the English/Welsh border, built alongside Offa’s Dyke Path. Two former quarry-worker’s homes knocked into one formed the country cottage with roses climbing up the wall that I have always dreamed...
  • Ruby Reviews her House-Sitters
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    Name: Ruby Likes: Pouncing on things Dislikes: Dogs I live in Holmfirth where the world’s longest running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine was shot. I am far too young and hip to remember it but the middle-aged bipeds love it and come in their bus loads to see all the locations! If...