Pineapples 🍍🍍🍍, the Azores

Yes, pineapples were a big part of our trip to the Azores. I didn't know this before we actually left for the Azores, but figured it out soon after coming there. So big, they even have two words (in Portuguese) for pineapple: abacaxi and ananas. The way it was explained to me there, was that... Continue Reading →

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Mount Pico

(grab a snack or some tea, it's a long story) It's been a while since our trip to the Azores, but there's still so much to tell. Somehow, I need a little distance first, before I'm really able to write anything down about it. None of my blog posts about the Azores will be in... Continue Reading →

Whale Watching

During our summer holidays we went whale watching. I'd never done anything like it before and wasn't really sure what to expect. Sure, the ocean is huge, but so are whales, right? How hard could it be to spot them? Indeed, it was a summer where I was often wrong. We went whale watching from... Continue Reading →

2017 Goals REVIEWED

I've finally worked up the nerve to review the goals I made for 2017, turns out it's not so easy to stick to them. In case you're not interested in checking out the link to the goals (which I can totally unstand, who has time for that?) Here is the short list of goals I... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and fun New Years. And what better way to start the ýear, than to show you how we did on our last challenge of the year? As you can see, we finished! It started off fairly easy, we still had a pile of stuff to... Continue Reading →

Goals for 2018

Before I'm going to review my 2017 goals, I want to set some goals for 2018 and be a lot more specific than I was last year. I've been having a really hard time trying to review them, because they're not specific. Sure, I knew it was going to bother me, but I've finally reached... Continue Reading →

My (bookish) Christmas Presents

I've gotten really amazing Christmas presents. The biggest presents was something I really didn't see coming. In Germany, it's tradition to unwrap you Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, so we did: Christmas Eve Morning. Not traditional, but we just couldn't wait. Since we're both adults, we get to make our own rules. Yay for adulting!... Continue Reading →

♪♪ Oh Christmas Tree… ♪♪ (DIY)

We're not regular Christmas tree people. It started when I spend almost a year in Canada. I didn't want to buy a tree there, because for the time of Christmas I was renting a condo. It seemed a waste to only have it for so little days and still spend so much money on it.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cards

Yes, even in my Christmas cards I managed to use book pages. Unfortunately, the ones that I used the book pages in are already in envelopes, so I couldn't take pictures of it anymore. However, it's fairly easy to see how you could use book pages for these cards. Again, I found my inspiration on... Continue Reading →

Christmas (Bookish) Decorations

You've already seen some of the baubles, stars and trees I made out of book pages in my posts about my Advent calender. However, there is more that you can do with books. Something I tried this year and that I'm quite proud of, is my poster cover-up, that you've perhaps already seen on my... Continue Reading →

Decluttering in December

You may remember that last year, I started the Konmarie Method (also see me declutter my clothing and my books). I didn't manage to go through all the steps, but also added a few things to my house throughout the year. Now, things have gotten a little more cluttered again. So, in oder to unclutter, I've... Continue Reading →

Home-made Advent Calender

Christmas is coming! I've been preparing for Christmas all of November, which is probably why I didn't have much time for anything else at all. So, it's probably a little late to share this, but perhaps it can be of some use next year: a home made Advent calender. I really wanted something a little more... Continue Reading →

Azores Holiday – Accommodations

I've been trying to figure out where to start. I'm still too overwhelmed with all the thoughts about the vacation, that I found it difficult to start writing about something that really affected me. Instead, I decided to write about some of the more mundane things first. On the Azores, we stayed in 5 different... Continue Reading →

Back to normal

Now that my summer holidays are over, I'm going to start blogging again. I'm going to be doing a couple of book reviews, but I'm going to be writing about our trip to the Azores as well. There is a lot to tell and the few pictures that I posted on Instagram, realld don't do... Continue Reading →

Finally, Summer Holidays!

Goodmorning lovely people! I'm quite happy about the new layout of my blog. I hope you can also find your way around. Unfortunately, I'm not quite back yet. Next weekend, we're flying to Sao Miguel, Azores (Portugal), where we'll be vacationing and island hopping for two weeks. A well deserved, all be it late, summer... Continue Reading →

New Layout

I've been working on a new layout, and today's the day that I finally take that leap and roll it out. I'm very happy with it. I hope you are too. If there's anything that's not working properly for you, let me know and I'll try to fix it. Happy blogging!  

Reading for Mental Health

Most of you will know reading as something you do for fun, or because you have no choice if you want to pass that exam. Maybe without reading, you wouldn't understand most of the movie you're watching (hello subtitles!) or the game you're playing. Reading helps us in so many ways to make sense of... Continue Reading →

Questions and Answers Book Tag

I saw this tag about a week ago on the blog of Annemieke of A Dance With Books and it seemed like a fun one to do. Also, I've recently been going through my blog posts and I haven't done a tag in ages. It's really been so long! The tag was created by Kwante in... Continue Reading →

Switzerland in May – tropics and snowy mountains it’s all in a day trip.

Those of you following my personal Instagram account already know. We spend the second week on May in Switzerland, trying to speak French and mostly miserable failing. Luckily, there were a lot of things around to cheer me up about the terrible state of my French language skills. We stayed in a little village called... Continue Reading →

4th of May – Dodenherdenking

The fourth of May isn't just Star Wars Day. In fact, I didn't even know it was Star Wars Day until about two years ago. I've never watched the movies. It's not my thing. The fourth of May for me and every other Dutch person, means Remembrance Day. On the fourth of May, all victims... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step three: books

As promised a long time ago, here finally are some pictures of step 3 of the KonMari Method, the decluttering of my books. As you can see, that's a lot of books. Also, lots of chaos! I discarded almost half of all these books. My list stands at 235 that I got rid of. This... Continue Reading →

Review: Goals 2 0 1 6

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I wanted to check up on the goals I set last year. What happened to them? Were they reached? I posted two different blog post at the beginning of last year describing my social media goals and my reading goals. original pictures on the blogI mostly managed to... Continue Reading →

2 0 1 7 GOALS

* 2 0 1 7 * The previous year went by so fast, with lots of ups and downs. I feel like I've finally got the hang of working full time and having a social life. However, blogging seems to have taken a backseat. I'm hoping I'll be able to fit it in again at... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step two: Clothing

The KonMarie Method has a certain order to things. This means that when you decided to start doing it, you'll have to follow this for best results. The first part, I've already explained, which is thoroughly asking yourself why. Next up is choosing which items in your house to keep. You'll do this by asking... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step one: Why?

I've been away for a while and in that time, I have of course still been reading. One of the books I've read (and have started to implement) in my life is: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo, in which she explains her KonMarie Method. I am not a tidy person. I'm clean,... Continue Reading →

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