The Clogs are off to Amsterdam!

Pinch me hard ‘cos my clog blogger competition entry just won the Blog08 prize. In a nutshell, that means that I am now going to Blog08 in Amsterdam. This also means that I will be wearing clogs. All. Day. Long.

The competition was a huge amount of fun to take part in and the other entries were incredibly clever. I also have to thank competition adjudicator, Andy Bargery, for sharing my somewhat eclectic sense of humour. Without that I wouldn’t be sitting here thinking so much about CLOGS.

Click here to see the competition announcement.

Now for the part where I need help. Yes, help, and we’re not talking about padded jackets or small purple pills (although you could be forgiven for thinking that after seeing The Clog Blogger). I need help planning what I do after the day at Blog08. If you’ve been to Amsterdam and you think you know what a girl in clogs (that’s me) should see/ do/ eat while she’s there, please let me know!

Now please forgive me if I’m quiet for a while. I have to set up The Clog Blog. After all, I did promise…

13 Comments Add yours

  1. bonnieluria says:

    That’s so fantastic. Hearty congratulations.
    Now remember, it’s Amsterdam, so depending on who’s recommendations you listen to, you might either come back in a smoke infused cloud, or not at all!

    I’ve never been but always wanted to go there. I”ll be looking forward to reading about your trip.


  2. epicurienne says:

    Thanks Bonnie!
    It’s going to be a Clogging Big Adventure. Did you know they have canal boats in the shape of clogs? Just found out. Wow. This clog thing is taking on a life of its own.


  3. I opt for the smoke-infused cloud then major splurging on poffertjes.
    Stay AWAY from the space cake.


  4. epicurienne says:

    Oh oh. Nat. I need you here. What are poffertjes? Just so I know what I’m splurging on…


  5. Oh oh and also I found this online store for you. It has quality clogs with decor!

    Please bring a photographer along with you.


  6. Poffertjes are tiny pancakes made of sheer goodness. It’s really gooder than shit.


  7. epicurienne says:

    Nat – thank you for this info. The poffertjes sound scrumalicious! Will give them my full attention, I promise. Also had a peek at the site you sent through. VERY tempting. I don’t know how I’ll ever restrict myself to just one pair…


  8. planetross says:

    Belated congrats on your upcoming journey across the pond.


  9. epicurienne says:

    Thanks PR. Should be entertaining, clogging about in A-dam! Blue Monkey will be staying at home, however. He feels too fragile to make the trip…


  10. razzbuffnik says:


    I haven’t been to Holland but never let it be said that I’d opt for recommending anything sensible.

    The idea of going to a famous old icon like the Milky Way (Melkweg) bar in clogs and having a double helping of space cake appeals to my sense of adventure.

    Perhaps Nat can fly over and document the evening.

    It might get interesting!


  11. No space cake. Let me repeat: NO space cake.
    In my humble experience (and I will not say that it happened to me) your best friend may end up in a coma for six days and the drug squad may be at your door very early in the morning.
    No space cake.
    Razz, you are evil.
    If I were there, you’d have to fight me (and probably hurt me) to prevent me from documenting the adventure. Clogs! Someone is definitely going to STAND OUT (especially if I can persuade you to buy the Witty Titties!)


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  13. epicurienne says:

    Razz and Nat – you both crack me up. Don’t worry, space cake doesn’t really appeal. Knowing my luck I’d be the one in a coma. I think I’ll stick to cheese. FAR safer!


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