Edinburgh Fringe Festival day 1

Every other year I go to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh with my mum (and I used to go by myself before that), as one of the passions we share is theatre/performing arts, and there’s no better place to indulge that than at the Fringe. I feel extremely grateful that I am allowed to just…

Beery Christmas day 4 and the Haarlem Winter beer festival

Today I visited the Haarlem winter beer festival here in the Netherlands, and while they definitely had some good beers it was pretty much an HSP nightmare. I had kind of envisioned a Christmas market type of atmosphere with different stalls out in the open air, between which you could wander and sample various beers….

Cat café Kopjes in Amsterdam

I can’t believe I’ve made a whole 7 blog posts already, and none of them were about cats! I need to amend this grievous error immediately. Fortunately, it just so happens that I went to visit Amsterdam’s one and only (to my knowledge) cat café: Kopjes, this past weekend. It’s a bit out of the…