Although an island mouse, I am actually composed of half city/half country. My mother is from Amsterdam and I have just spent a few days there. I soak it up, eager to visit my favourite terraces, wander my favourite canals, let my eye wander along the zig-zag of Amsterdam’s old skyline. I met my lovely Karen, who’s taking a trip through Europe with her boyfriend Steve, and relished the chance to show the city off to them. Even though I haven’t lived there, I feel it is part of what makes me.