How was March?//The Erasmus Diaries #4

Another month has come and gone and as more of a time capsule keepsake for myself, I’m going to do an update on how my second month on Erasmus was.

In this present moment, I am sitting in one of my favourite coffee shops in Utrecht with a big mug of mocha beside me. At the start of April, I (of course) fell down some steps while I was in Prague and sprained my ankle very badly. Right now it’s not the easiest to walk on, is a gorgeous on trend colour of purple bruising and is still pretty swollen.

But this isn’t me pulling out tiny violins. I’m trying not to get my spirits down that my birthday is next week and I had planned to dance the night away, but instead I’m gathering all the positive thoughts I have, in the hope that my ankle heals in time (ok universe?)

So this is a positive, draped in daffodils, sunny list of how March went.

In March…


My experience at a Dutch Poetry Slam

As part of a college article, I had the unique experience of attending my first ever Dutch Poetry Slam event. The criteria being to look at how creative events impact a city. Keep reading to find out how the night went.

(Edit: I also managed to get the piece published on this website:, so if you want to have a look at it over there that would be lovely <3)


On the first Wednesday of every month poets and onlookers gather in the Theatercafé de Bastaard, in the buzzing cultural city of Utrecht, to take to the stage of U-Slam.

The event is a Poetry Slam Contest, free for anyone to enter, organised by the art organisation Het Literatuur Huis which is based in the city.4