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FOAM (FOtomuseum AMsterdam)

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The Photographic Museum Of Amsterdam isn't actually a museum at all, just a gallery.
This bit of graffiti in the gent's caught my eye more than anything else, to be honest. But, maybe my mind was on other things.

So, off we went then, to Amsterdam on Friday.
We had an appointment with an Australian Migration Consultancy.
Yes, we're considering upping-sticks and joining the rest of my family "DownUnder".
Only it's not that simple, never is, is it.
Although my own case is pretty much nailed-on, Anja's actually isn't at all, unless we murder her remaining family,
all of them.
The feller suggested trying for New Zealand, which would be no problem for both of us to get in. (they're a bit desperate over there apparently, take anyone)
Well, it's in the same hemisphere at least, was his considered opinion. Next best thing, as it were.
Now I know absolutely NOTHING about New Zealand, other than the obvious; that LOTR was filmed there and that they're pretty good at rugby. Tesco buys up their entire production of frozen lamb and the Kiwi is a particularly silly looking flightless bird as well as a dodgy-looking fruit that you eat like a boiled egg.
So. There are Emails flying about all over the shop, making sure we've left no stone unturned as far as Oz is concerned and in the meantime I've bought a stack of tourist-guides and migration information packs for NZ and I'm watching Billy Connolly's "World Tour Of New Zealand" again while paying a little more attention to detail this time.
Pfff, I dunno, we don't particularly want or need to get away from where we are now, it was/is more about being able to join the rest of my family there. But the idea has been planted now and it keeps going round and round: what if in later years we're saying "what if".
What if?
31st Aug 2008, 17:59  


MaggieD says:

Ah, so that was what it was all about, life changing to say the least!

31st Aug 2008, 19:47

Jane Doe says:

Go for it. No question. But what do the boys think? And personally, I'd pick NZ over OZ

31st Aug 2008, 19:59

Caine says:

Oh, how neat. I'd go to NZ, it's amazingly beautiful. Of course, there's much more to be considered in such a move. What's the work situation like?

Love the shot, faved.

31st Aug 2008, 22:19

minkey says:

Corto Maltese yeah :-) long flight to either OZ or NZ :-(

4th Sep 2008, 12:21

JokerXL says:

Finishing the kitchen (re)build here at the moment, we'll see. we'll see.

6th Sep 2008, 17:29

I wish you all the very best in whatever happens. Just don't lose touch.

7th Sep 2008, 08:29

some friends of mine shipped out to NZ a while back and opened a pub in Auckland called the Dog's Bollix. It's worth knowing.

8th Sep 2008, 07:50