Looks like it might be a white christmas!
Trip Start Nov 26, 2008
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Since my last entry I have been doing a lot of travelling around the city of Groningen and the rest of the province of Drenthe and I have included in this entry a video of the ice skating area in the town centre of Groningen.
It was like being in a movie watching people ice skate in their city centre at Christmas!!!
Petra and I got a Christmas tree which we balanced on the back of Petra's bike and pushed home!!
I couple of dodgy moments on an ice coated slippery street, let me tell you!
I have included some shots of us decorating it,it was a feet in itself just to get the thing up stairs.
Petra is still madly trying to get a job in time for my immigration interview and I am being as supportive as I can be during this time.
I am hoping that all will go well concerning this cause as hard as it can be when everyone around you is speaking a different language and you feel like the family dog understands more of what's being said than you do, I really want to stay here!
It IS cold but it really is a very beautiful country and the people are incredibly welcoming with every making a real effort to speak to me in English when I am around.
One of Petra's friends Annette has a boyfriend named Arne who is heavily involved with both the set design for Qlimax party's and the local club 'The Palace' here in Groningen and he has introduced me to the club owner and a few of the local hardstyle D.J's.
I am trying to work on getting the chance to D.j at the palace within the next few months and Arne is doing everything he can to make that happen.
Being a foreigner in this country has given me a whole new perspective on what foreigners back in Australia go through trying to be accepted into the Australian culture and I can tell you it would not be easy for them.
Here, I am the foreigner and the Dutch people are a lot more accepting of people who don't speak their language than a lot of Australians I know.
Oh well, I'd best be off now but to those of you I won't get the chance to speak to before next year, have a very merry christmas and a happy new year all of you.