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ZINE Magazine Feb Issue 2016

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It's Out | Zine Magazine 2.0 |Fab Feb Issue 2016
Click the squares below to unleash the inner workings of the expat mind. 

This month our deep fried “Fish and Chips for the Soul magazine” compares North Sea cod with Robbie Burns poetry’.

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Chairman's Report | Feb 2016

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You'll be pleased to know that our Christmas Charity Ball raised over €3,000 for the VUmc: VU university medical enter.

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Burns Night 2016

Happy 257th Birthday Robbie
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Robbie Burns was born on the 25th January 1759, which would make him 257 years old.

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The British School in The Netherlands

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The British School in The Netherlands

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, we are now one of the largest and most successful international schools in Europe.

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International Women's Day

8th March 2016
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March 8th it is 'International Women’s Day'. A worldwide celebration to honour all women and their achievements.

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Nick's Nosh | Feb 2016

Food and drink
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Brasserie Ambassade **I was recently asked by a friend of mine, who knows I love to eat out, where they could take a group of clients for a really nice French meal. 

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The British School of Amsterdam

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Small classes and personal attention. At the British School of Amsterdam we get to know each and every student.

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Texel Island Discs | Feb 2016

Music
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Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the North of Holland, Dee Bodle chooses her favourite 10 discs to take with her to keep sane.

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Expat Poetry

| Impoverished conversation by Dave Thomas
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Impoverished conversationspaghetti letters tumblejumble in TetrisLetris fallingappalling, bereft of emotion

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The International School of Amsterdam

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Setting the stage to excite and develop young minds

At ISA, we believe that great facilities can set the stage for great learning.Read More
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Short Story

The girl without a face
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Another evening, same meal. I stand dutifully at the table corseted in my Sunday dress. Read More
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Mangled English

from a Round World
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GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE, OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED. 

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British Photographer Benjamin Arthur

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Benjamin Arthur

The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ARTRead More
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The Hateful Eight

Film Review
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Hateful Eight gets Ten out of Ten"Original, smart and thought-provoking"

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Mr Porter

Nick's Noshette
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Mr Porter ** W HotelThe theme of the restaurant, as the name may convey, is meat and lots of it.

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Amsterdam International Community School

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Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

The Amsterdam International Community School is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English.Read More
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The Spanish Masters

Hermitage, Amsterdam
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I love the sense of calm I always get when I enter the courtyard of  The Hermitage in Amsterdam. 

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Leek and Bacon Quiche

Cooking Coach | Feb 2015
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I have this thing about 'Having Something In'.  Sounds vague I know, but what I mean is I get nervous at the thought of having visitors and nothing to feed them.

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British Language Training Centre

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Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam

Your centre of choice for English and Dutch courses as well as Cambridge Examinations, Business English, International Legal English, International Financial English and Teaching English (TEFL) qualification courses

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Beth's Book Blog

Feb 2016
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David Mitchell’s new book Slade House is a slim and accessible ghost story. This makes it an excellent introduction to the work of this skilled and many-facetted British author

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Dyslexia Parent Support Group

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Do you have a child who is, or may be, dyslexic?

Come and join our group. We will be discussing and sharing ideas on how to help a dyslexic child with their reading, spelling and homework, as well as all the other issues that affect their lives.

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Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore

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Taste Life!

Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!

We are known for our wide range of products from countries all over the world. ‘Taste life’ is what we call that. Read More

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