What I Watched & New Youtube Channel

Let’s do a bit of an update, because I haven’t been blogging much these past few weeks. So before I am going to update you on some of the movies and series I have been watching lately, I am first going to update you on the blog and my youtube channel.

What I Watch: Downton Abbey

What rock have I been hiding under? I feel like I am the last person to have watched this ITV period drama. After watching one period drama at the start of October, I ended up digging straight into another after I came back from New York. With Downton Abbey having 6 series of roughly 10…

What I Watch: Peaky Blinders

Welcome to my new obsession: Peaky Blinders. This BBC/ Netflix period drama has really drawn me in and I ended up binging all seasons in the span of 2 weekends. The series is dark, violent and has a banger of a soundtrack. Set in 1920s Birmingham, the story revolves around the rise and near fall…

TV series I watched

It was summer break which means I finally had the time to be watching some TV series again. As part of Free for all Friday, I thought I could also give an update of movies/ tv series I watched in the previous month. Because I definitely love bingewatching a tv series and with a heatwave…

TV series I watched

I already mentioned I got my Netflix game on this summer break and where I watched quite a few movies, I did the same for TV series. I watched a few Netflix smash hits that I hadn’t gotten round to yet, but I also watched some brand spanking new series. Here’s what I watched and…

Movies I’ve watched

My summer vacation just wrapped up and during vacations I love to read books and watch movies and TV series mostly. I hadn’t really had time for it in the months leading up to the summer vacation, so I had some catching up to do. Today I’d like to talk to you about some movies…

Recent TV Series

Time to update you on what I’ve been watching. Apart from my usual intake of beauty videos on Youtube, I’ve also been watching some TV series again. And before I delve head first into House of Cards (yay 5th season!), I thought I’d talk you through some of the series I’ve been watching. And this…

What I watch on Netflix

For the past year or so I’ve had a subscription to Netflix. I found myself watching more and more TV series and fewer movies and signing up was a natural next step. So these past months I’ve been watching loads of Netflix series. Some of those original series, some are not. Here’s what I’ve been…

Youtubers of the moment

Every year I seem to discover a few new Youtube channels that I enjoy watching. I also unsubscribe from a few every year and it’s just that I like to keep things fresh and new. When a channel becomes too samey, I tend to become disinterested and then I know: it’s time for something new….

Remember when… or: blog post memories

This blog has been around for more than 5 years. It will be 6 come next September. Six years of almost always daily blogging, which means there are a lot of blog posts to come by on this space. I thought it would be fun to take a peek back in time and show you…

Lookbook: Spring trends in my wardrobe

With a new season comes new trends. And I found out that I already own quite a lot of the spring fashion trends. Like I did last year, I figured it would be fun what the current spring trends are and how I would wear them. Where last year, I just took some pictures of…

Words that have gone out of style

The best part about language is that it changes all the time. The words you say today, will not be the same as tomorrow’s. This cycle of new utterances has caused language to evolve over time. From big changes such as The Great Vowel Shift, which caused all vowels in English to pretty much change,…

Words that changed meaning

One of my favorite things in the world? Not make up, not food, not dresses: it’s language. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with language. From how it shapes our understanding of the world to how it is such an inherently unique human feature, to how we learn it, to…

Netflix series I want to watch

I finally got myself a Netflix subscription. Yes, I know, I am way late to the party. But better late then never, no? I waded through some of their selections, but there is so much that sounds good that I don’t even know where to start. I already made my way through Narcos and I…

Movies I’ve seen #5

Good morning (well almost afternoon here), but this blog post was delayed for a good reason. I went to see a movie last night and wanted to include it in this blog post. Since I don’t do these very often, I didn’t want to have it sitting around, waiting until the cows come home. Which…

5 Youtubers I’ve started watching

Before summer I was watching more Youtube beauty videos than is healthy for one person. I mainly watched declutter videos and through that process I found some youtubers that I have started watching on a regular basis. Since I decided to no longer subscribe to any Youtube channels, I now rely on what pops up…

Favorite TV series

It’s been a while since I have watched or let alone written about TV series that I like to watch. These past few months were so hectic that I had little time to start a new one, but during my summer vacation, which ends today, I watched a few series again. I stayed true to…

Movies I’ve seen #4

Movie time! I went and watched some movies, but not lately. The past year I haven’t watched many movies at all, but I managed to squeeze in a few and I took notes as I went along. So in today’s post I’ll say a bit about the 7 movies that I’ve watched since June. The…

Favorite make up tutorials

I stopped watching TV years ago. Instead, I’ve found myself more online, reading books or watching television series. However, one of my favorite past times is watching youtube videos. Some of my favorite videos are well executed make up tutorials and I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my favorite…

Current favorite youtubers

It’s winter which means it’s the ultimate time to cozy up on your couch with a blanket and some tea. But what to watch? I stopped watching television more than 5 years ago. I still watch the odd movie and TV series (but only in bulk during the weekend or vacations). On a more day…

Favorite dance movies

With dance being a huge part of my life, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m fond of watching dance movies to lift my spirits. Apart from the dancing, the stories are paper thin. Mostly they are the best type of feel good movie out there. If you like watching beautiful people fall in…

Movies I’ve seen #3

Staying home with a borderline burn out has its perks. 1) I get to sleep in. 2) I get to make up the pace of my day. And 3.) I can watch tv series and movies to my heart’s content. I’ve been going with TV series mostly as my concentration lasts roughly one hour after…

My favorite Christmas movies

It’s almost Christmas which means it’s time to cuddle up, get cozy, eat food and watch movies. I’ve been having myself a downright Christmas movie marathon this past weekend and there’s a few favorites that I simply have to watch. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without it. 1.) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation This is…

Blogs I Follow #2

Another 6 blogs that I check on a regular basis. Like last time, there are a few big blogs, some smaller, personal blogs and most concern beauty & fashion. 1. Livelifegorgeous Run by besties Willemijn & Martine this blog is a must read if you like their chatterbox style videos and reviews about slightly different…

Blogs I Follow #1

I don’t just blog myself, I also follow a few. I am currently following 12 blogs via bloglovin’. That’s not a whole lot, but I find that following many more is simply not feasible to keep track of. There’s a hand full that I check on a semi-regular basis when I see a post on…

Movies I’ve seen #2

If there is one thing I did during my summer break it was watching movies. I simply scoured the top 250 of IMDB at the beginning of summer and decided to bite down into some classics and highscorers as well as some more current movies I hadn’t seen yet. Today I´m presenting the 5 movies…

Current favorite youtubers

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is watching Youtube videos. I am subscribed to quite a few channels and I thought I’d share a few new ones I started following in recent months. Lately, I have found myself with little time to watch videos when they are uploaded and…

Movies I’ve seen #1

It’s about time I did one of these again. I saw some movies again these past few months and weeks and I thought I’d share my thoughts on some of them with you. This time I’ve only seen movies I actually liked, so be prepared for lots of positivity. 1.) Drive Forget the trailer, because…

Collective media haul (books, CDs, DVDs)

Time for a different type of shoplog! These past few weeks I haven’t been very active on the make up and clothing buying front. I found myself more in record stores, book shops and on Amazon than in H&M, Zara or Sephora. I am not really going to concerts now because I’m simply too busy…

Sociolinguistics 101

Socio-what?!! That is the usual response I get when I tell people something about what really gets my heart beating faster. It is no secret I love languages. I’m a language teacher, studied English and have graduated in topics concerning linguistic topics. But liking languages is something that can occur at several levels, because languages…

Must watch movie: Lincoln

Oscar season is on! And since it’s been a while since I wrote a movie review, I thought it would be time. It’s not as if I haven’t seen any movies in the mean time, but nothing was really worth noting. Until now. I went to see Lincoln last week and I can tell you:…

5 movies I´ve seen (and may have loved)

It’s movie time! When I was sick a few months ago I watched and rewatched quite a few movies. Some of these I had sitting on a shelf for too long, others I bought just recently. There’s a few I liked, a few I liked less. Curious to see what I watched and what I…

Favorite youtubers of the moment

It’s the weekend! And so it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and watch some youtube. Since I last did this type of post (which was June may I add), I have found quite a few channels that I enjoy watching. Some of these I have been watching for quite a while and some I…

Argo movie review

Last week I saw that Warner Bros. had a giveaway for free tickets to see Argo. A movie about a CIA official who rescues 6 Americans from Iran in early 1980 based on a true story. Since the movie was already on my ‘movies to watch’ list I decided to enter and I won! So…

Skyfall movie review

I just realized it’s been months since I wrote a movie review. It’s not that I haven’t been watching movies, I just didn’t bother with writing about them. My most recently watched movie is the latest James Bond film: Skyfall which has been out in cinemas for a few weeks now. I already said so…

Why language fascinates me

Let’s change things up a bit. Instead of another post about music, beauty stuff or clothes, I thought I would get a bit more personal for a change. This blog is after all about everything that I find interesting. And one thing that has always fascinated me is language. English in particular, but language in…

My DVD Collection

It’s November! Can you believe it? Only two more months and the year will be over. And not only that, but with November comes some dark and dreary days. Winter Time is now in full effect and days are only getting shorter. The perfect time of year to snuggle up on the couch with some…

10 things I wished did not happen on social media

This post is a bit of a rant I guess. A bit sarcastic at times too. So don’t take everything too literally. I’m just trying to vent my frustrations regarding some practices I encounter on a daily basis while using social network sites. I could go on for hours, but these are my 10 main…

Movies I want to watch

At the beginning of fall, I found this article on DailyBeast.com. It lists all must see movies of the coming season. It made me realize that the next few months plenty of cool movies are being released. Want to know which movies I’m looking forward to seeing most? Then keep on reading. The Master Character…

My favorite magazines

Magazines. I go through phases where I devour each and every single one out there, but can also go months without buying a single issue. I used to have a subscription to Time Magazine as well as Newsweek. I mainly bought them to keep up to date with current affairs and, believe it or not,…

Must watch: The Newsroom (TV Series)

Welcome to my new addiction: a TV series by HBO called The Newsroom. The first season of these series aired over summer and is slated for a second season next year. Unfortunately, it only has 10 episodes, but it’s an amazing show that I think everyone should watch. The series was created by Aaron Sorkin,…

Some of my favorite make up tutorials

One type of video I watch the most on youtube (right along fashion videos) are make up tutorials. I have shared my favorite gurus with you before, on several occasions, but I have never shared my favorite make up tutorials. These are just some of my favorites that were floating around my youtube favorites list….

TimesTalks Cosmopolis Interview

Last week, Cosmopolis, the movie about arrogant multi-billionaire Eric Packer who goes across Manhattan for a haircut, finally opened in the United States. For David Cronenberg (the director) and Robert Pattinson (the lead actor) this meant a slew of more promo and hence more interviews. One of these interviews was with The New York Times…

How I write blogs

I have been blogging for almost 2 years now and it is something I enjoy doing. I started blogging because I missed writing. Writing is something I enjoy doing. I am not a very creative writer, but more of a productive one. Depending on the topic, I can write up an entire post in 30…

I bought a new camera!

Yeah baby! I already mentioned it a few times in previous posts, but for my birthday which is coming up on Friday, I wanted to buy a new digital photo camera. The one that I’ve been using, a Casio Exilm EXZ20, was bugging me for months. It hardly focused, it washed out every color in…

Current favorite youtubers

In recent months I have found a few fun Youtubers again that I like watching. And I thought I’d share. All these channels are beauty/ make up/ fashion related, which is what I tend to watch most. I also just realized that all these people live in the UK. So yay for the Brits! Let…

Resources for learning Dutch

Several people reading my language blogs on here are trying to learn Dutch, which, given that they don’t live anywhere near Holland, can be quite a feat. They asked me to list some resources that I would recommend for learning Dutch. So below I am listing the things that I think might work and why….

Dutch vs English: Past Simple vs Present Perfect

It’s time to get serious again. In this post I would like to discuss the differences between two tenses that I know cause headaches to many learners of Dutch and English. The Past Simple (henceforth PS) and Present Perfect (henceforth PP) are two tenses that cause problems for both Dutch learners of English as well…

The power of swearing

Swearing is bad. Isn’t that what your momma always told you? Well according to The British Board of Film Classification that isn’t always the case. I came across this article on Language Log which describes how the BBFC thinks it’s okay for an 11 year-old girl in Kickass to refer to a group of men…