How do you deal with grief at Christmas

When the Magic of Christmas Is Gone

From a young age, we’re told Christmas is the one time of the year we need to spend with our loved ones. But no one prepares you for that time when your loved ones are no longer there. Having lost several family members to cancer, Christmas isn’t that obvious ‘merry’ time for me. In this blog post I’m talking about coping with grief at Christmas.

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Wat wil jij later worden als je groot bent? // Dutch Girl in London

Growing up in the Netherlands as a Second-Generation Immigrant

It’s funny to realise that while I might be a first-generation immigrant here in the UK, growing up in the Netherlands I was in fact a second-generation immigrant. I don’t think I’ve ever been discriminated. I’ve only experienced some of your ‘normal’ degree of prejudice at the most. But there are some moments that I still remember to this day that made me realise I had a different ethnical background than most of my Dutch classmates.

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A Typical Work Day in the Life of Dutch Girl in London

“So what is it that you do exactly?” Although I feel I share a fair bit of my personal life online, people I meet often can’t work out what I do for a living. Some think I am a full-time London tour guide. Others think I couldn’t possibly be working as I’m always travelling. (I wish!) So to clarify this once and for all, let me tell you what goes on a typical day in the life of Dutch Girl in London.

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