At the beginning of this year I was working full time in what looked like would be my career, as was Andrew. We lived together, we had a cat, we went shopping for our first real Christmas tree. I cooked a lot, my favourite store was the home floor in John Lewis.
I love summer, really I do. But I'm also from Scotland and I'm not quite used to prolonged heat. As a result, more than ever before I'm really looking forward to autumn. In fact, I may even go as far to say that autumn is my favourite season.
It has been easy to forget these past two months that the entire reason that I am here in The Netherlands is that I will be studying for my master degree at The University of Amsterdam. This week is essentially the Dutch version of Freshers Week and it has been so exciting to get back into a learning environment.
I've now been in Amsterdam just short of two whole months and in that time I have moved three times. First in a lovely AiriBnB room in Zaandam, then to Lucky Lake, then to Leiden and finally to a friends parents place in Amsterdam.