hmsies.

Cultural experiences and funny musings by two twenty-somethings living abroad

Have We Lost The Capacity To Be Alone?

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

May-hem in the UK?

I went through a number of emotions over the course of Thursday night – as the results of the British General Election were coming in.  I was enjoying a nice … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hmsies Returns!

So, what have these 2 funny and amazing (or at least we’d like to think so) British expats been up to? Well, aside from sliding off the blogosphere for a … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

5 Great Things About Living in Germany

  (And no, Oktoberfest isn’t one of them!) Ok, so we know it’s Oktoberfest season, and Jasper has been enjoying his fair share of the beer and Pretzels, but we … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Getting to know the Dutch: Part I

Do the Dutch really go Dutch? Are they that brutally honest, it makes your eyes water? And is everyone always high? As stereotypes go, the Dutch are famed for many … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Easy Ways to Get Out of a Rut

So it’s the middle of April but how many of us are still feeling as if we haven’t quite shaken off the lethargic winter season? As our previous post, 5 … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

City Break: Maastricht

Think of weekend city breaks and you think of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome etc. All beautiful places to visit of course but all of course with plenty of tourists and … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments