Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanks To Some Wonderful People And Groups In The Netherlands

Hi Everyone, I am back home again in Malaysia after a fabulous trip to the Netherlands and London and I want to give a thank you and shout-out to some of the wonderful people and groups that I met along the way....

Firstly, to the groups who invited me to speak, Expatica, European Professional Women's Network - Amsterdam (special thanks to Katharina Pohl) and Connecting Women - I say thank you for your hospitality and warm reception. Plus to IWC Amsterdam, for allowing me to get up at their meeting and introduce Expat Women.

Secondly, congratulations to Expatica for the success of their 'I Am Not A Tourist Fair' on Sunday 25 October, which attracted nearly 4,000 people!

Thirdly, to these friends for welcoming me:
Toma Haines, The Antiques Diva
Shirley Agudo, Shirley Agudo Photography
Jacqueline van Haaften and Leo, Global Connection
Antoine van Veldhuizen, Expatica
Carolyn van Es-Vines, Black and Abroad
Melody Biringer, The Crave Company (more to come on Melody, later)
Kathleen van der Wilk and Francoise van Roosmalen, Permits Foundation

Fourthly, to two of our site's Sponsors, who I met with in London:
Goodhealth Worldwide (soon to be rebranded as Aetna), who have Gold Sponsored us since our launch in January 2007. We are indebted to Goodhealth Worldwide, for believing in us from day one, so if you need health insurance, please do try Goodhealth Worldwide.
Exchange4Free, one of our Bronze Sponsors, who offer a fantastic service for anyone wanting to send money abroad.

Last but not least, my trip would not have been possible had it not been for the generosity of my host and good friend Jo Parfitt. Jo has been on the expat rollercoaster for many years and is probably most renowned for her book, A Career In Your Suitcase, now in its third edition. She has written 26 (!) books in total, her latest being her collection of poetry about life as an expat, A Moving Landscape. Her passion at the moment is running workshops on Writing Your Life Stories, but she provides writing, publishing and consulting services as well, so if you need someone to help make your writing dreams come true, please get in touch with Jo.

Thanks and best wishes for your day/evening, Andrea.

No comments:

Share This: