Thursday, May 25, 2017

I went and came back with 2nd-hand fleas


Today I didn't go to work because I have a day off thanks to the Ascending Day in The Netherlands. And what does a person like me do on a day off? You go out with friends to see a flea/vintage market and write a blogpost about it.

This is so rare for me to write a blogpost about the happenings of the very same day. I don't know but since I've decided to slow things down with blogging, spontaneous blogging like this one is quite refreshing and I really enjoy it.

I also want to thank you guys for your thoughts about me considering on pursuing getting a master degree at the previous blogpost! Hopefully more of this coming soon.  

Vandaag hoefde ik net als vele andere niet te werken want het was Hemelvaartsdag. En wat doet een persoon zoals ik op haar vrije dag? Juist, ze gaat op pad met vrienden. Naar een vlooienmarkt welteverstaan en ook nog gelijk erover bloggen.

Dit is best zeldzaam: over een gebeurtenis bloggen en deze op dezelfde dag versturen naar je eigen blog. Sinds ik besloten heb om `t bloggen wat rustiger aan te doen, is het spontaan bloggen zoals nu best verfrissend is en bovendien erg leuk om te doen.

Nog bedankt voor jullie berichtjes over mijn overweging op het behalen van een master diploma in mijn vorige blogpost! Hopelijk meer van dit binnenkort.   

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2 bucks please!
This vintage fair has a name and it goes by `Vlissingen Vlooit` (literally means: Vlissingen Fleas) and dares to put out an entrance price for visitors. Two bucks! I was a bit in a love & hate position about this because I love flea markets but I just don`t like the idea of paying to see vintage/2nd-hand merchandise. Sigh. So I paid anyway, received a stamp on my hand as confirmation and had high hopes for this fancy vintage fair.
Love the location though of this flea market fair which is this old machine factory.

my seek list:

- a (leather) backpack
- a cake stand
- vintage camera (preferable twin lens camera`s)
- kitchen tools
Awesome! And I almost purchased you.
Am not to fond of old dolls because they creep me out.
It turns out not to be a big flea market fair. The fair itself did not spread out the entire factory place sadly and had only 3 lanes of stands plust the ones that were outside.
We did not leave Vlissingen Vlooit without tasting their food. You can eat Vietnamese springrolls. Or a hamburger, fries, carrot cake or ice cream. My friends treat themselves with carrot cake that appears to be a good one while I treat myself with homemade fries.
It`s Thursday today and I am not allowed to have refined sugar. A rule that I have made for myself and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I am proud at myself for resisting it but, lord, honestly. Inside I was crying because these carrot cakes literally just came fresh from the kitchen, placed in front of me looking awfully delicious and not forget to mention my friends really enjoyed these darn carrot cakes. Again #sodamnproud - it hurts.
No carrot cake for me but me has fries! I witnessed how the potatoes were sliced, dumped in oil, tossed, seasoned and eventually lands in this plastic tray. I sure love homemade food and the process of it. The fries were surely fresh with good potato flavor but unfortunately it was not crispy.
These happy beautiful looking ceramic bundt cake pan! The damage: €5. O yeah!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A day in Utrecht


Yesterday I was in the Dutch city Utrecht alongside with good company of two friends. We went for orientation at an university. Me and friends are considering to get a master degree hence we went to check out this orientation day. After that we didn't went straight back home. Oh no. We went relaxing, shopping and eating in this beautiful city Utrecht and that pretty much was the highlight of this weekend. Hows your weekend so far going?

Gisteren was ik in Utrecht samen met een twee stel goede vriendinnen aan mijn zijde. We gingen voornamelijk voor een open dag over een master opleidingen bij een universiteit. Wij drieën overwegen namelijk om een master opleiding te volgen dus vandaar. Daarna gingen we nog niet naar huis. Echt niet. We bleven nog om te relaxen, te winkelen en lekker uit eten te gaan in deze mooie stad genaamd Utrecht. Dit is weliswaar mijn hoogtepunt van dit weekend. Hoe is jou weekend dusver?

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We drove
Since I only got my driving licence for just over a year I didn`t feel to confident driving on a 2 to 4 lane highway from country land hometown to a big city like Utrecht. So A. took over the steering wheel and about 1 hour and 15 min in the car me, A. and K. have arrived. All safe and sound.
It`s all about the all-you-can-eat breakfast
Our first stop was to grab breakfast that was just 8,90 bucks! Whoot!
More of this coming soon.
Turkish coffee.

This is sweet `tahini molasses` spread and it`s super delish!
Sharing is caring but I took the strawberry ha.


Why I sometimes prefer you over Amsterdam. Utrecht you were was rainy, sunny but most importantly friendly warm.
Something serious
Something serious
Something serious
Time to be a tad serious because the main reason for me, A. and K. to go all the way to Utrecht was orientation day about master degree of education at this BCN building.
Here we are with many cups of caffeine serious thinking about getting back to school and dreaming about having a master degree in the pocket. That would not look bad at all in my CV am I right?
After this master degree orientation thing we decided to grab a snack and more caffeine at Starbucks.
Then we left for Utrecht again
Spotting Piet Mondriaan street art work for free.
€60 damage at Other Stories.
Yikes and more damages were made. #dontworrypaycheckisnextweek was the mantra.
Again this is not Amsterdam. Utrecht is much neater.

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"One yogurt with figs ice cream please!"
How to end a day in Utrecht? With ice cream of course.
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