‘Drinking water doesn’t prevent a hangover’ says Dutch researcher

The Dutch have one again, in my eyes, won the award for pointing out the obvious. A study recently from the University of Utrecht have conducted a study into the aftereffects of drinking and how to cure/avoid the hangover; their ultimate advice – simply drink less alcohol. This is my little rant in response to their study.

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Day One of Super Geek Mode!

I’ve got 6 days till my Level 2 exam. I am doing at least an hour a day. I can’t commit to any more than that. Ages ago I dug out my old GCSE French Questions and translated them into Dutch (via the-powers-that-must-not-be-named being Google Translate). I’m going to use these for a framework of my practice. Todays practice was Huiselijk leven.

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The Power of Alternative words (Term 2, Lesson 9)

In this post I am going to be waffling about the use of alternative words in place of ones you may not already know plus giving a handy little language exam tip that has never failed me!

Generally speaking I enjoy my drive back from class. It’s a little English wind down that I really appreciate after being bombarded with conversation that I only confidently understand just over half of. On my drive back from college tonight I started thinking back at some of the notes I had made. Queue note: If you don’t know the word, just explain it.

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Term 2 Lesson 5!!


Its starting to become a habit of updating on an evening now. Last nights class was very much a tale of two halves.

Part One. Adjectives. Those pesky little description words. I have kind of covered them to death now but repetition is the key to recalling them!

I’ve jotted down 6 main sort of ‘rules’ for adjectives. Then we did 30 to really drum in the rules in practice.

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Midweek Dutch update

I decided to use my afternoon off work to catch up on my Dutch homework. I had a fair bit I wanted to cover for last week but my non-Dutch life took over!

Today I covered verb conjugations in verb table and then in sentences. I covered pronouns and choosing the correct pronoun in sentences pairing them with the right verbs.  I started to cover past participles and perfect past things but I had had enough after the first 2 hrs! I’ve got to get my work checked though, I handwrite all of my Dutch so the idea of typing it all up is a little laborious but I’ll get round to it soon enough. I haven’t called upon the assistance of my Dutch counterparts for a while so its time to tap into their expertise!

I’m back in class again tomorrow. I don’t know about you lot but I feel like the weeks are rolling round somethings silly! Are we serially nearly half y through February already? What the hell happened to January?!

Tot volgende keer schatjes!