Blog Challenge Day 30: What’s been going on this month

Today’s the day: The final day of my blog challenge! When I started it, I wasn’t even sure I would manage to write something on here every day for 30 days, but I did! Somehow I did it and you know what? I actually liked doing it. I hope you guys liked it too! I…

Blog Challenge Day 29: My wish for the future

I have a very clear wish for the future: moving to the USA. Preferably for 5 to 10 years, if I like it indefinitely. I’ve had this wish for a while, but there is a bit of story behind it that I do not want to keep from you. It probably started when I was…

Blog Challenge Day 28: My favorite place

This one’s easy, my favorite place on the planet is New York City. I first visited the Big Apple when I was 19. It was my first solo vacation: 3 days with temperatures far below zero. Yet, I loved every minute of it. Since that first time, I’ve been back 4 times, spending a total…

Blog Challenge Day 27: October Favorites

I changed the topic for today’s blog. Why? Because I only just started reading a new book, but haven’t read enough to really tell you something about it. That’s why, if you google it, or go to Amazon, you’d find out probably even more than me telling you about Colum McCann’s Let the Great World…

Blog Challenge Day 26: Favorite memory

Wow, day 26 already! I’m nearing the end here folks! It’s been a long run, but I kept going, despite that little hiccup last week when I was just a bit too lazy to really be bothered by typing up an entire post. Right now, I’m also extremely tired and I’m desperate for lounging on…

Blog Challenge Day 25: Three good things

Today’s topic is three good things that have happened to me in the past three months. My three things are: starting university, having a break & planning next year’s vacations. As you´ll probably know by now, I´ve just gotten myself back to university to start a Reseach Master Language & Communication. The one thing I…

Blog Challenge Day 24: Something that means a lot to me

There are lots of things that can mean a lot to people: pictures, people, a favorite scarf/bag/hat, you name it. When coming across this topic, I asked myself: in case of fire, what would I definitely NOT leave behind and I would only have time to bring one item. That, to me, was crystal clear…

Blog Challenge Day 23: My celebrity crush

Do I have a celebrity crush? Yes, I do. Though, it’s not, as some of you may think, Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys. Not anymore at least. For years, I thought he was the cutest thing to have ever graced this planet. Looks wise, of course. Whether he’s actually cute in person, I wouldn’t even…

Blog Challenge Day 22: An item I don’t leave the house without

The item I dread to forget, the one thing I cannot live without, is Chapstick. I already showed it in my ‘what’s in my bag’ post and it’s the first thing I’ll chuck in my bag when I go anywhere. My favorite is the regular, classic chapstick. I got my first chapstick back in 2005…

Blog Challenge Day 21: Favorite TV series

This one is going to be so obvious if you’re following me on Twitter:  It’s Dexter. I’ve literally been raving about this show for weeks. It’s funny, smart, and enticing. I’ve had my share of favorite TV shows over the past years. My first solid obsession developing around reruns of Dukes of Hazzard when I…

Blog Challenge Day 20: A photo of a place you’ve been to

Paris! Oh how I love thee! Perhaps a town you wouldn’t quickly associate me with, but I have been to Paris several times. Mostly, because I used to have a friend who lived there and I would go over once every 6 months to visit her and vice versa. It’s been a while since I…

Blog Challenge Day 19: My favorite musician

I have a hard time choosing my favorite musician. I don’t play any instruments myself (unfortunately), so then it always gets a little bit harder to pick one. I had a few singing classes a few years ago and I’m an okay singer. Nothing major, but I do not completely suck either. That is why,…

Blog Challenge Day 18: What’s in my make up bag?

I don’t have a make up bag. I do have make up though. I only use a make up bag when I’m traveling. Other than that, I have it all neatly stored in my room, because too much make up to fit into a make up bag. So I assemble a make up bag, whenever…

Blog Challenge Day 17: What I wore yesterday

I can’t really say anything interesting about this, because yesterday I decided to just throw on some clothes. It was one of those: f$%& it! It’s vacation and I’m not going to bother with looking cute days. I have those from time to time. Especially on weekends and when I’m on a break from work….

Blog Challenge Day 16: Last thing(s) you bought

For this one, I’ve decided to make a little video again: a shopping haul vid. I thought it would be easier to do this, then to take pics of all of the stuff I bought. It’s my first video, so be nice, lolz. The lighting is horrible! Any ideas on how to fix that? My…

Blog Challenge Day 15: Songs that match my mood

Today marks my 15th consecutive day of blogging, which means after today I’m half way through with the challenge. And what better way then to share with you the songs I like to play when I’m in certain moods. I’m pretty tired after a full day of shopping (it’s a sport), so I’m gonna keep…

Blog Challenge Day 14: my favorite vacation

As long as I know I get to go somewhere, and then especially to the USA, I already know I’m gonna love it. Going to new places and exploring them, is another thing I love doing. To mark my transition from student to hard-working woman in 2008, I decided to go on a trip of…

Blog Challenge Day 13: Favorite cake recipe

I love to cook and bake. Whenever I tell people I’ll be trying a new cake recipe for my b-day, they’re usually already excited. I have even made cakes/ muffins/ brownies for friend’s b-days, my mom’s b-day, or just whenever I feel like it. It’s something I thoroughly enjoy and it excites me when my…

Blog Challenge Day 12: A picture of the town I live in

I live in Leiden. A city in the Netherlands, about 30 minutes away from Amsterdam. It’s got lots of history, as many Dutch towns do, and plenty of buildings date back to the 17th century. The most affluent century of the Netherlands. During this time, rich merchants would buy stately homes on the shores of…

Blog Challenge Day 11: My hobbies

Hobbies. Everyone has plenty of them. Below I will list my main ones. 1.) Dancing This is definitely my biggest hobby. This is what I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember. According to my mom, I took my first dance class when I was six. She enrolled me in dance classes, because…

Blog Challenge Day 10: Favorite painter

I don’t know all that much about art, but I do like going to museums from time to time. All I know is what I like, or what I don’t like. I usually have no clue about the rest. So what I know is, through trial and error, that I mostly like art from the…

Blog Challenge Day 9: The importance of education

How important is education? If you know me, you’d know I work as a teacher and have just enrolled myself in another Master’s program at university. Answering this question is therefore easy for me: yes, I think education is very important. For one, because if education wasn’t around I would be out of work. Secondly,…

Blog Challenge Day 8: Favorite Quote

This topic doesn’t require a very long post. I could just give you the quote and let that be that. However, I have a little back story to where I found it and what it means to me. To sing images, like a luminous fish does in the dark depths of the ocean, not with…

Blog Challenge Day 7: My Day in Detail

Since today it’s Sunday and Sunday’s are always pretty uneventful, as I’m lazy as hell. Therefore, I will instead give a description of a week day as that’s usually when I’m busy busy busy. My work & school schedules change constantly. As of this week, my schedule changes as my classes at uni are canceled…

Blog Challenge Day 6: My Favorite Book

I have tons of books and I read when I have the time. I’d like to read more. I always tell myself I should read more, but there are always times when I just hit a dead end halfway through a book. It just happens every single time. Even with books I really really like….

Blog Challenge Day 5: What’s in my bag?

Can you still call this a purse? I think it’s a bit too big for that, so I’ll just call it a bag. I know some of you would like to know what I have in my bag. Well, here it is! I only just got home and had to unpack my bag anyways, so…

Blog Challenge Day 4: My favorite movie

I actually already wrote about my favorite movie a little while ago, when I wrote a post about Into the Wild. In light of the challenge, I think it is only fair, however, that I do write a completely new post on another movie that really touched me. This movie would be Remember Me starring…

Blog Challenge Day 3: A recent photo & an old one

Well what can I say… I thought it would be interesting to see what you all have to say in response to this post. The title of this post is pretty self-explanatory. Below you can find a picture from July on the left, the most recent one I have that’s decent and on the right,…

Blog Challenge Day 2: Favorite Song

Picking a favorite song is something that I find extremely difficult. I pretty much change my favorite songs like I change my clothes. If you’d ask me today I will give a different answer than yesterday. That’s why I’ve decided to simply post the one song that has moved me since the first time I…

Blog Challenge Day 1: 15 Facts about moi

Today is the day!! Wait, what day do I hear you think? Well, the day I start my 30 day blog challenge! Today is topic one: 15 facts about me. I’ve tried to make this interesting for everybody, including people who actually know me. I found it hard to come up with 15 facts that…

30 Day Blog Challenge

There is a list that has been going round blogs for the past couple of months. This list includes 30 items that you will blog about for 30 days: one blog per day. I thought I would like to take up this challenge and start blogging for 30 days according to the list  below. The…