Hello from the Netherlands! First few days were great, although unbelieveably hot – something like 32 degrees C here. Wearing a suit in this weather is not advised!

I will post more soon – at the moment I’m on a wifi connection in the hotel restaurant with limited battery. In a few day’s time I’m hoping to get a flat with a more permenant connection, so stay tuned.

The new work is great. A nice mixture of friendly, helpful people from all over Europe.

Thanks for all your comments and emails – I promise I’ll post more soon, including photos (although my cameraphone’s a bit rubbish, and I won’t be back in the UK for a few weeks to pick up the camera).