Articles by

Kirsten de Bouter Shillam

For 26 years Kirsten lived abroad before returning to her “home” country the Netherlands. The re-integration has been a weird and wonderful journey as described in her TEDx talk, but she is slowly settling back into the flat, cold and honest land. With a family that “crosses borders” there are still plenty of daily eyebrow raisers and hilarious confusions. Kirsten works as a speaker, coach and writer.

Another Brexit loss: The Dutch are even making British passports now!

Not again! Oh dear, oh dear. The Dutch have done it again. First it was EMA and then it...

Lost in translation? The fun you can have from a bilingual perspective

More than half my life I have been speaking two languages. It’s fun, even though one of...

Have yourself a very merry Dutch Christmas – without the hype

Words that might be associated with Dutch people, or the Dutch lifestyle could be “down to earth,...

Brexit (more like Brexshit) and returning to a foreign Holland

As someone who has lived the past 26 years in the UK, returning to Holland meant a...

The wonders of Dutch sex education at primary school

The wonders of Dutch sex education at primary school (Or a lesson in just saying how things...

What do Dutch kids eat? A Dutch Culinary Journey for Kids

Put yourself in the shoes of my children who were brought up in the UK the first...
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