12.31.2013

Happy New Year!

12.31.2013
As I am sitting here comfortably wrapped in my IKEA blanket whilst hearing all the kids play with fireworks outside and wait until my mom has made her delicious spring rolls before we head back to our little Supernatural/Grimm/Sleepy Hollow marathon I just want to wish you all a lovely evening tonight.

You must have heard and read this a thousand times but I cannot believe how fast this year has passed. Finally having my well deserved Christmas break I have had some time to just relax and let everything go by before heading into full student stress next week. My year does not have the best end and though I wonder time and time again why life is so unfair it has only made me want to leave this year behind. 

However, 2013 has not been just filled with sadness as I have had the opportunity to travel and made it to my MA university year among other wonderful things. Tonight I will celebrate the start of a new year with the family and though I do not know what to expect of tonight since we'll be going out I do hope it will be fun. Whether your year has been good or bad, I hope you will have a great and festive time tonight!

Xx

12.26.2013

Christmas!

12.26.2013

Hello everyone,
A very merry Christmas to you all. I hope you've had a wonderful couple of days, can't believe how quickly it went by. Sitting here behind my laptop on my birthday, yes the 26th, which unfortunately did not turn out well. Trust and love are rare and I have experienced  my fair share of wrongs but I will not delve into that right now. Before moving on to the jolly part of this blog post I also want to take a moment to pay my respect to my stepfather's grandma, a kind and lovely woman who sadly passed away on Christmas eve. May she rest in peace...






Whilst Christmas does not only contain joy and happiness we did have a Christmas tree that was surrounded with gifts. As last year, we all bought gifts for each other and there was hardly any place left to put more of them. I love shopping for Christmas for my family and I even had some ideas some time ago for some members of the family.




For my mother, I bought this shopper trolley as we always end up with too many bags to carry and she always wanted one. In the same practical manner, I got a USB stick for my sister since hers doesn't have that much capacity and her boyfriend a universal phone holder for in the car. It can also be used for MP3-players and all sorts of things. Really handy. As for my stepfather and brother, I just bought things I know they'll always love and appreciate. My brother got a whole bunch of snacks and styling items from me and I gave my stepfather two books, one about chess and one about soccer, as well chocolate. This wasn't any chocolate bar, but chocolate in the form of a keytool.

As for the wonderful Christmas gifts I received from my family:



My boss also gave all team members a lovely gift:

They're scented!
Christmas Day breakfast and dinner :3
Since the 26th of December here in the Netherlands known as the 2nd Christmas day is my birthday I also received some great birthday presents today. 


It is funny to see that both my brother and my sister and her bf went for owl-themed birthday presents. It is true I do love owls a lot blame Harry Potter and now I have a whole cute selection. Still doubting whether I should get my artsy on and paint the little owl statue. 


Still enjoying all the desserts etc. that were part of today's menu, I end this post. A tiny plus when no one shows up, more deliciousness for us, right? I hope you enjoyed your holidays, let me know what your favourite item is that you got.

Xx

12.22.2013

Outing: Food and Glowgolf

12.22.2013


More than a year has passed which means a new outing with my colleagues!

This time, a colleague and I had the honor to come up with activities and we opted for all you can eat at the wok followed by a nice game of glow-in-the-dark golf. Both activities are situated in the rather new Leisure Dome at Kerkrade which is basically an entertainment, or obviously leisure building with a cinema, game hall etc. I ate so much at the wok, we had three hours instead of two which meant more time to eat - it was delicious! Afterwards it was time for 'glowgolf'' and whilst we heard from several people that it was a one-time thing I really liked it. The whole concept was in this fantasy style which I am a big fan of and the walls and everything was just amazing to look at. I just kept making photos and photos. Here's an impression:


Xx

12.07.2013

Primark

12.07.2013

Tadaaaaa! Oh yes I went there... I visited the new and allegedly biggest Primark of the Benelux at none other than: Eindhoven. It was freaking cold that day and after waiting in the cold on the train platform in Sittard and a forty-five minute drive Aranka and Silvana, two of my friends, and I arrived. Prepare for the picture post - these are the items I bought:




Hahaha yes I was in desperate need for some warm winter items. Can you see the theme; ALL the comfy cardigans I could find.  A few days before I came to the realization that it's not even winter yet and I am already running out of winter outfits. So I put a stop to it. Furthermore I also got these items from Primark:


Did I scare you?


 And that's it! Love the boots they are really sturdy and comfy. I also love the details on the inside. And another theme which is basically my entire wardrobe: black. Yes I do love my dark colours. Obviously. We went in around two o'clock and came out of the busy store around five. YES three whole hours in the Primark. Insane, but so worth it.


I love this shop! It also was the first time I went to the fitting rooms and am I glad I did since I could leave half of the clothing items I had in the bag-to-walk-around-with-until-it-becomes-oh-so-heavy when I was done fitting. Afterwards we searched for food we could easily take and eat in the train and were even able to take a train earlier back to Sittard because it had a five minute delay. This turned out especially great for me because two of my other friends were coming over to watch The World's End at my place in the evening. So funny, how I spent so many days with nothing fun to do and then I have just too little time because of all the fun things that I had planned. Oh, how I love days like these!

Xx