Friday, January 31, 2014

Out and about

Today my friend Sophie and I went hiking and once again I took a lot of photos. It was pretty cold outside, but the light was so pretty!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Music Monday #46

The music I'm sharing today is a bit different than what I normaly share. It is a piano piece and it was one of the first ones to inspire me to try to play piano. I can't play it yet, but one day I will.

George Winston - Joy

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Going for a hike

Last sunday Suzan and I went hiking in a woodland and moorland. The weather was beautiful and, eventhough it is only January, it made me feel like spring was almost upon us. I took my new camera with me and made a lot of photos.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Music Monday #45

A while ago my brother showed me some songs by Alt-J to hear. We listened to it through the speakers of his laptop and I thought it was okay. When I visited my brother we listened to the record and it made such a difference! I actually really like their music and love it more each time I hear it.

Alt J - Tessellate

Alt J - Matilda

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Enra - Pleiades

Today I wanted to share an inspirational permonance by enra. Enra incorporates images in their live performances to create something quite unique.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trip to Delft & The Hague

Last weekend I visited my brother in Delft and together we went to The Hague.

First we visited a permanent exhibition of M.C. Escher's work in the former palace of Queen Emma in The Hague. Escher was a Dutch artist who made woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints and used a lot of mathematical pricipals in his work. He is best known for his impossible constructions and tessellations.

We wandered around in The Hague for the rest of the day and in the evening we ate at an Indonesian restaurant.

 The next day we went to the city centre of Delft and I also took a couple of pictures there. 

We also visited the Johannes Vermeer centre and in the afternoon we went to a concert of Eefje de Visser. Johannes Vermeer was a painter from the 17th century who lived in Delft.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Music Monday #44

Yesterday my brother and I went to a concert of Eefje de Visser. She is a dutch sing a song writer who also sings in dutch. Usualy I'm not really a big fan of songs in dutch, but I find hers really good!

Eefje de Visser - Dat kan ('which can')

Eefje deVisser - Ongeveer ('approximately')

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Oat flake cookies

As a kid oat flake cookies used to be one of my favorites! They are really easy to make and taste very good. If you think them to plain, you could add pieces of chocolate or raisins for instance.


100 g self raising flour
200 g brow sugar
125 g butter
1 tbsp milk
150 gr small oat flakes

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix. Add the butter and cut it into little pieces, then mash it through the mixture. Add the milk and make sure the mixture has an even consistency. Then you can add the oat flakes. When you think the oat flakes are evenly spread throughout the mixture you can make small rounds of it, flatten them and put them on baking paper. Make sure to leave enough space between the cookies, because they will spread due to the self raising flour. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.


Friday, January 10, 2014

A new camera

I got a new camera which is far better than my old one. The last couple of days I've spent making a ridiculous amount of pictures. The coming weeks you'll probably will be seeing more photos. Here are some random pictures I took this week.

I'm still trying everything out so it will probably take a while before I really get the hang of it, but it is so much fun!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Music Monday #43

I've been a fan of The Lumineers ever since I heard Ho Hey. I love every song of theirs, they never disappoint.

The Lumineers - Stubborn love

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day Zero Project

101 Things in 1001 DaysJan 04, 2014 - Oct 01, 2016

I wish you all a happy new year! This year I'm not really doing any new year's resolutions, but I decided to make a new Day Zero list. Basically the idea behind this project is that you make a list of 101 goals that you are going to try to achieve within 1001 days. I made a list like this before and in the begining it really helped me to achieve my goals, but after a while it didn't anymore because a lot of my goals were school or horse related and I finished high school and I don't ride horses anymore. I have been thinking about making a new list for a while now and I finally got around to it. Eventhough I might not even complete all of these within the given time, making a list like this really stimulates me to try. Here are my goals:
  1. Learn 10 phrases in Manderin Chinese
  2. Read 5 non fiction books
  3. Go hiking or make a biking trip without without pre-set destination
  4. Complete a coursera course
  5. Learn to play a song on the guitar
  6. Make myself a dress
  7. Go camping
  8. Learn to fold 10 more origami creations
  9. Make a webseries
  10. Finish the Web Fundamentals course at codecademy
  11. Learn a card game
  12. Repeat my swedish course
  13. Learn a song on the violin
  14. Run a 5K race
  15. Finish a crossword puzzle
  16. Make an idea book
  17. Learn about runes
  18. Read a book in German
  19. Decide what I want to study
  20. Learn to play Nuvole Bianche on the piano
  21. Write a book
  22. Send a message in a bottle
  23. Complete NaNoWriMo
  24. Enter a writing contest
  25. Make a short jacket
  26. Reread the Hobbit and finally finish the Lord of the Rings
  27. Participate in BookCrossing
  28. Ride a horse again
  29. Cook a three course meal
  30. Read a book about physics
  31. Finish a painting
  32. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  33. Read a book about mythology
  34. Organize a themed party
  35. Make a dreamcatcher
  36. Learn first aid again
  37. Get up at 8 a.m. for a week
  38. Make 10 things from my pinterest DIY board
  39. Succesfully bake bread
  40. Read a Jane Austen novel
  41. Finish my quiver
  42. Bind a book
  43. Make a backpack
  44. Copy our movie 'Miesje' for Sophie
  45. Crochet a blanket
  46. Read a French book
  47. Spend one weekend with only my music, art and books. "Unplug"
  48. Make a short film
  49. Do yoga every day for a week
  50. Spend a day at the beach
  51. Write every day for a week
  52. Learn 10 phrases in Russian
  53. Bake 5 cakes
  54. Go on a multi-day biking trip
  55. Do some volunteer work
  56. Learn 10 phrases in Spanish
  57. Send 10 Postcards via PostCrossing
  58. Get photos printed
  59. Do archery again
  60. Compose a piece of music
  61. Go ice skating
  62. Learn to identify all the countries on a map
  63. Make a hat
  64. Read 10 classic books
  65. Do something to become more self sufficient
  66. Learn to say hello in 10 languages
  67. Learn a card trick
  68. Blog for 7 days in a row
  69. Go kayaking or canoeing
  70. Be able to identify 5 constellations
  71. Read the Narnia series
  72. Write a poem
  73. Learn to find 10 edible wild plants
  74. Make a smoothie
  75. Bake pizza
  76. Send a handwritten letter
  77. Have a Lord of the Rings movie marathon
  78. Buy something from Etsy
  79. Knit a scarf
  80. Bake Christmas cookies
  81. Make shorts
  82. Bury a treasure
  83. Swim in the ocean, a river or a lake
  84. Go to a climbing forest
  85. Learn to play 2 more songs on the piano
  86. Go on a picnic
  87. Take my painting supplies and go paint outdoors
  88. Visit a cave
  89. Spend an entire day outside
  90. Write 50 more blogposts
  91. Get my driver's license
  92. Buy camping gear
  93. Go to an amusement park
  94. Make a new friend
  95. Do something completely out of my comfort zone
  96. Visit Teyler's museum in Haarlem
  97. See an IMAX film
  98. Go to a concert
  99. Enter a photography contest
  100. Go abroad by myself
  101. Read a book in a day