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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Kingsday 2015

Last Monday we celebrated our king’s birthday. We call it Kingsday and then we all go mad and dress up in orange. (You may have seen it or heard about it. It’s known as the ‘orange madness’ in The Netherlands.) There are big parties everywhere and free markets and games and parades. I didn’t go out this year so I wasn’t dressed up in orange... But I did paint my nails in red, white, blue and orange.

I went that day to my niece who lives nearby the beach so we went there for a walk and to try out my new zoom lens on her camera.
I bought a second hand camera a few weeks ago and the day I got it, I made two photos and then the camera gave up its life and died in my hands. Very sad. So we had to try out the lenses I bought on her camera and here are some of the pictures on the beach.

Ps. It was really cold and there was almost a storm at the beach so I was really glad I wasn’t wearing my little orange dress!




Did you know that it's actually really hard to photograph the sun? You can't look throught the lens into the sun :)



Xx Rianne


Monday, 20 April 2015

Tag: 100 Questions That No One Ever Asks

So today there’s tag post. I was tagged by blogbyshophie7 .<--- click on the link to check out her tag! The tag is about 100 Questions That No One Ever Asks. So go make a cup of tea and sit down for a while because I'm going to answer 100 questions!!! Here I go.

The questions are:

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed!!

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
No I’ve never done that. I always go camp or go to youth hostels so there hasn’t been a chance to take them with me. Nor will I ever do that I think.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in. I can’t sleep when they are not tucked in. I believe that scary animals who live under my bed will tickle my toes and I don’t like that!

4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
No

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
No, they don’t stick good enough and I loose them all the time.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
No

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Attacked by a big bear.

8. Do you have freckles?
No

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Yes. Because everyone knows: a smile is the best make-up a girl can wear!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I hate it when I can hear people eat. It drives me crazy!

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No

12. Have you peed in the woods?
Yes, I always have to pee when there's no toilet nearby... I don't know why.

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?
No

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Yes… ;)

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No, those chewed off pencils are looking so disgusting

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
No one

17. What size is your bed?
I've a single sized bed. But I want bigger. Who doesn’t want a bigger bed?

18. What is your song of the week?
Paint Me Black by Ben Hazlewood and Mali-Koa Hood. The song was released a long time ago but I still have it on repeat!

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
Yess!!! I love that!

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
I don’t have a TV in my student room and at home I don't really watch TV either…

21. What is your least favourite movie?
Serendipity. I bought it because I thought it was the most awesome lovely christmas movie ever but it’s the one that disappointed me the most!

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
I would never bury it! I want to keep it where I can see it. What if someone is going to bury some treasure too and accidently discovers my treasure and takes it with him... I would be heartbroken.

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Ice Tea or water

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Sweet Chilly

25. What is your favourite food?
Pizzaaa!!

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Narnia, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Frozen.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
No comment.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
No

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
No never!

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Too long ago! I can’t even remember.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
No.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
No, I don’t have a drivers licence

33. Ever ran out of gas?
No

34. What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?
Umm I don’t know. Every sandwich is good because food is always good.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Slice of bread with 'hagelslag'<--being typically Dutch (it's choclate sprinkles) or Nutella

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Most of the time around 11pm. But, when I just started watching a new tv serie or a movie there's not a real bedtime.. I just have to finish the movie or the season. (That happens almost every night) Or when I've to hand in a bunch of homework the next morning :)

37. Are you lazy?
YAS!

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Here comes a big shock! We don’t do Halloween in The Netherlands. It looks awesome but I’ve never dressed up for Halloween. :(

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
I had to google this and I found a site and it said that my year of birth was the ‘year of the rat’. I don’t know what it means but I don’t like rats.

40. How many languages can you speak?
3. Dutch, German, English. And I speak a little bit French...

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No, but I buy every month Vogue and Glamour

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?
I’ve no idea what we are talking about here.

43. Are you stubborn?
Yes I am!

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?
And again. I’ve no idea. But I’ve heard from Letterman so I choose him.

45. Ever watch soap operas?
No?

46. Are you afraid of heights?
Yes sadly I am...

47. Do you sing in the car?
Yeah! There is no better place than the car. Especially when I’m with my sister!

48. Do you sing in the shower?
No

49. Do you dance in the car?
Sometimes...

50. Ever used a gun?
Nooo

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51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

2013

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
No! I love musicals

53. Is Christmas stressful?
We don’t do presents for Christmas so no not really. We organize a dinner for lonely old people from our church but that's not really stressful.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
I’ve no idea what it is. But google images shows me some delicious pictures. It looks yummy!

55. Favourite type of fruit pie?
Apple pie! But then only the one my mum bakes!

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a movie star.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
Not sure. In movies they scare me. So I don't watch any scary movies because I can't sleep after I've seen a scary movie. So I'm not sure if I really do believe in them or not. It's confusing and scaring me. I try not to think about it.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
All the time.

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
No I don't think I need them ;)

60. Do you wear slippers?

Yeah. Right now I’ve got some cute blue once with flower print on!

61. Do you wear a bath robe?
All the time. In the morning, evening, when I’m cold. Always! I've got a pink Betty Boob one and a purple Snoopy one!!! (In case you wanted to know) It's so comfy.

62. What do you wear to bed?
My bear or sheep pyjama

63. What was your first concert?
One Direction Where We Are Tour (5sos in pre show!)

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
I’ve never seen one in my life. I hope one day I'll go to America and that I can make a choice.

65. Nike or Adidas?
Hmm.. I can’t choose. Nike has some really good shoes for sport but Adidas clothes I wear the most for korfball. It's a draw.


66. Cheetos or Fritos?
I don’t know what Fritos are. So I choose Cheetos

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Peanuts!!

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
No

69. Ever take dance lessons?
No but I wish I did. I look like a penguin when I'm dancing. Kind of embaressing...

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Yes. He’s the drummer in one of my favourite bands: 5 Seconds of Summer ;) hahaha.

71. Can you curl your tongue?
Yes

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
No, we don’t have that in the Netherlands.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
No

74. Own any record albums?
Nope my dad has them and I listen to it sometimes.

75. Own a record player?
My dad does.

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
No that stinks.

77. Ever been in love?
No not really I think.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Ed sheeran, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande. There's much more who I want to see in concert. But these are the ones that popped up in my head immediatly that I haven't seen yet.

79. What was the last concert you saw?
One Direction!

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Hot tea

81. Tea or coffee?
Tea

82. Sugar cookies or snicker doodles?
Sugar cookies I'm not sure what snicker doodles are..

83. Can you swim well?
I’m not a champion but I won’t drown when I’m in the water. Is that good enough?

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Yes I can

85. Are you patient?
Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. Depends on my mood.

86. DJ or band at a wedding?
Band

87. Ever won a contest?
hahaha yes, I won a mountain bike. I think I was 8 years old and it was way to big for me so my brother used it.

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?
No

89. Which are better: black or green olives?
Green

90. Can you knit or crochet?
No

91. Best room for a fireplace?
Living room

92. Do you want to get married?
Yes <3

93. If married, how long have you been married?

-


94. Who was your high school crush?
-

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No.

96. Do you have kids?
No

97. Do you want kids?
Yes!!!

98. What is your favourite colour?
It changes every time. One day it’s green, the other day it’s blue or pink or red... It depends on my mood.

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
No

100. Who are you going to tag to do this video (I changed it into blog post in my one) next?
Pink Demure & noirbeanie. Good Luck girls!


Sooo, what a lot of questions. It took me a long time to answer all of them. I had to translate a lot and search on google what was meant by some things because I had never heard about it before. I was like WHAT?!? I’m not from America!! But it was fun to answer. And I hope you had a little fun reading this!


Xx Rianne

Saturday, 18 April 2015

My 19th Birthday

My birthday was on April 15th. I still can’t believe that I’m 19 years old now. I mean, when I think about my life and my behaviour I would say I’m 9 years old instead 19. I’ve just started the last year of my teen years! Time goes by so fast. (I sound like an old lady, but hey! I am. 19 ís very old.)

But I had a great day with my family. It was a very sunny day and I was lucky to be at home and not being in my student room. Also I got some awesome presents: a big suitcase for travels. (I’ve got big plans for the future.) I also got money for the travel to London. And the two books of Lauren Conrad: Beauty & Style. I’ve wanted those books for a long time and now I finally have them. I know what I’m going to do after I’ve posted this blog: shut down internet and turn of my phone and read!! I’ve already read some pages of the book “Style” and I love it. I love the photography in those two books too! I also got a package with 8 different facemasks and some body products for pamper evenings.


The cake is made by my sister. I found a photo on Pinterest and said to her: can you make this? And well: see here the result!! Isn’t it beautiful? And it tasted just like it looks like. Delicious!!!!!!
So all the love to my sister who has been in the kitchen for a very long time to bake this cake!! Thank you!!! I eat so much of that cake that I can’t see a cake for a little time now.

I had an amazing day and now I’m going to read my two new books!!

Xx Rianne

Friday, 10 April 2015

School Goes Before Everything


I’m so sorry for not posting any blogs the past few weeks. I’ve had a crazy few weeks at school. Lots of deadlines, tests, a very important presentation and I also have to find an internship which is also stressing me out. And at school I’ve to get 60 ECTS (if google translate is right) every year. But with 50 ECTS I’m allowed to go to the next year. And now the end of the year is coming closer and closer and I don’t have that much ECTS I was hoping for. I was far behind and these past few weeks I’ve worked really hard to finish everything. And now I’m almost done. And I finally found some time to sit down and write this blogpost.

I know I have excuses but school goes before everything. My study means a lot to me (Duh). Of course I had some time off but then I watched movies or I just shut down my laptop and read books or I went out with my friends because my eyes felt so heavy after working for hours and hours on my laptop. I’ve had some fun evenings but also evenings that I worked till 4am in the morning to finish my homework before the deadline. Now I finally feel like I can breathe and look back and think: it was all worth it.

Oh and I finally watched the Harry Potter movies. I had never seen them before and thought I wouldn’t like it. But I just had the idea that after I had reached a deadline I was allowed to watch a movie. So I started with the first movie and loved it and watched them all. For sure I’m going to watch them all over again. I always do that with movies I love, the second or third or even the hundredth time I watch the same movie I discover something new that I didn’t notice before. So I’m looking forward to that and I want to read the books!!

Also my birthday is next week and I’m really excited about it. I’m lucky that I’m free that day so I don’t have to stay on my lonely attic but I can be home with my family!
I’m happy that I’ve got time to blog again. But I cannot promise that I keep up with a new blogpost every Monday. Of course I’m going to try to, but if it comes to weeks like this I’ve no time to write a blog. Hope you understand that!

Lots of love from this girl who's birthday is next week!!! Yay!

Xx Rianne