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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Hello everyone. I am in Holland. My hotel room in Noordwijk is small, but perfectly formed. It has a balcony on which I can stand and smell the brisk breeze coming off the sea. It is almost midnight. I'm feeling ashamed for addressing several Dutch people in English without even asking "Spreekt u Engels?" first. Of course, they can all speak English which only makes it worse. I left Cambridge at 3 PM. It's my own fault for choosing Sleazyjet when on expenses. I just wanted to say a hearty thank you to all the people who responded so thoughtfully and at length on my previous post. I will reply in kind as soon as I can, but this is unlikely to be before Thursday as I will be at ESTEC every day from 9 AM to 6 PM and then have work to do. In the meantime, I leave you with a photo, which you can click to view a set of photos I've taken of the London Elephant Parade.

Ampersand & Me, Hyde Park Corner
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2010-05-17 04:32 (UTC)
I would love to go to Holland one day... Elephants in London <3
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-05-21 20:51 (UTC)
I'm very fond of Holland, although I haven't spent much time there. It's a very comfortable place to be. The Dutch are friendly without being demanding, helpful without being fawning and they all exude an attractive, quiet confidence.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2010-05-17 17:07 (UTC)
Elephants! Have a great time in Holland.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-05-21 20:52 (UTC)
The elephants are wonderful! I had an awesome time in Holland.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2010-05-17 23:19 (UTC)
I am slightly shamed to admit that after assessing that, yes, it was an elephant (nice texture), my eyes zeroed in on your frickin' fabulous boots & tights combo. And stayed. I like the shot.

WELCOME TO MY SCREENSAVER, DR. NANILA, HAI NAO! *is a goob*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-05-21 20:54 (UTC)
Awww! *blushes* I do love those boots. And the purple tights. :-)

Twas my visiting American friend who took the shot. Cropping and colour-correction by me, but that was it.
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[User Picture]From: giles
2010-05-18 03:44 (UTC)
Dutch and Welsh live in the same quadrant of my brain, and they have boarded up the Windows of Comprehension with the Planks of Adjacent Consonants and... well, basically I'm an ignorant chump. Nice heffalumps though.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-05-21 20:54 (UTC)
I just can't make my throat do that "ch" thing. It hurts. I don't understand how they manage it every other word.
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