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About karafraser

Fame and celebrity used to be something reserved for a select few, but then the internet, reality tv, web cams, you tube, Facebook, Twitter, smartphones and countless other forms of technology came along enabling Jo Blog and Mary Ordinary to cash on on their 15 MB of fame. Thanks to my extreme form of tech-lexia (the inability to understand and or navigate computers or basically anything with a screen, buttons and power chord) this is my first attempt at creating my own personal blogbuster. I swapped Vegemite for Hagelslag, Bega for Goudse belegen and went in search for the boy who stuck his finger in the Dyke... This is me, going Dutch.

Winter Whimsy


Dropping temperatures and shrinking days, balding trees and nights that suck up the morning, frosty windows and chilly fingers, winter is on its way. As a foreigner the Dutch winter takes me by surprise every year, like an icy assassin. … Continue reading

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Cities never sleep, a tale for the urban insomniac.


It’s almost 3am on a Tuesday night, well I guess oficially it’s now Wednesday morning, but whatever, this is no hour for semantics. You might be wondering why I am not curled up in my bed counting sheep while breathy … Continue reading

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Autumn fizz.


Having lived in a climate for several years where the only discernible seasons were hot and wet and hot and dry you could forgive for thinking that ‘season’ is something you do to food with salt and pepper. But then … Continue reading

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Cliches: alive and well, and coming soon to a gym near you.


People whinge about cliche’s all the time, but I love a good cliche. I love that we talk about these stereotypes as if they are characters from a cartoon, imagined and living in some fabricated universe inside the television or … Continue reading

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The devolution of love


Every facet of society is in a constant state of evolution (or devolution…) even the way we (people in general) interact with one another. So by this logic you could argue that love also evolves; how we love, what we … Continue reading

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One half of a whole.


Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow. My body hates me today, I feel like every work out I’ve ever done has come back to haunt me.  Why is the floor so far away? Typing hurts, sitting, hurts, walking, hurts, lying down … Continue reading

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Frozen fever


Holland has been waiting with baited, icy breath  to hear whether the “Elfsteden tocht” (a ridiculously long ice skating race, something like 200kms across natural ice in the North of Holland) might finally get the green light this year. The … Continue reading

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