A brand new addition

t-shirtFor those who don’t yet know me all too well, I do have an enormous collection of t-shirts. All of them have a different print on either the front or back. There are at least 20 to 25 different t-shirts hanging in my closet. A dozen others just lay on the top shelf, waiting for that rare moment that I run out of t-shirts to wear. Yes, every time I enter a store and see a t-shirt that I like, I can’t help myself but buy it and extend my collection. Continue reading

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A snow cold Friday

mzl.zmhqfmwv.175x175-75In every song people sing about how wonderful it would be to have a white Christmas. Knowing this you would think everyone would be happy when Mother Nature decides to give us some snow. Since it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas comes around, now is the time for snow and such. Well, the opposite turned out to be true, because we could not cope with the snow that was falling just this morning. Continue reading

Sinterklaas Evening

gedichtensintSinterklaas is somewhat of a tradition in Holland and especially within my family. We have been celebrating this since I was like one year old and never stopped doing so after. So despite the fact that I am 25 years old already, it always remains an exciting day. Already for the fact people are finally going to read the poems I wrote out loud. Now allow me to take you all through one of these Sinterklaas evenings. Continue reading

What happened to respect?

41-4zzPyo0L._SL500_AA300_Sometimes I feel it is good to just take a moment and stand still for what is going on in this world. That’s every much needed to realize what is really going on in the world around us. Only this weekend something horrible happened. An event that can’t denied. This weekend A voluntary linesman was beaten to death, because he supposedly made some bad decisions. Really people, how the f*ck did we got to that point? Continue reading →

Sinterklaas shopping

sinterklaas (1)With only five more days until Sinterklaas evening, I had to get out and buy the last presents that I was still looking for. Like every year I still had to go out the last weekend to get the last presents I needed to buy. Hoping it would not have sold out, yet. So yesterday I head to the shopping center (again) knowing what horror I would have to go through. Then again, isn’t that part of the holiday spirit? Continue reading

Birthday mom part II

11949867001754692741balloons_01.svg.medAs I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog about my mother’s birthday, the other half of the family would come today. Friday. This time it was my father’s family’s turn to show up at our doorstep. It was almost four months ago since I saw them last time and some I had not seen for at least a year. Somehow they don’t have a real strong bond with my parents, my brother or I. Still, it was nice to see them again anyway. Continue reading

Birthday mom

animaatjes-happy_birthday-78959A couple of days ago I wrote about the horror I had to put myself true in order to get my mother a birthday present. Today finally was the day to present her with the little gifts we bought for her. Always a nerve wrecking moment, because I didn’t really stick with just the wish list she presented to us. So I was really curious to find out whether or not she would like the present that did not come of her initial list. Surprise mom! Continue reading