Happy New Year! 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! xoxo

I know we are already a week into 2017 but It’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year and best wishes (I think)! May all your goals and dreams be fulfilled (or at least a step closer). Bless all of you and thank you for sticking around and reading even though I don’t really have a posting schedule lol.

I have some pictures of NYE below. It was a quiet one this year, the mist wasn’t really helping either so we couldn’t see the firework very clear around midnight.

I have a few more things coming up in the next weeks. About how my performance went for the good cause “3FM serious request” and how we spend our Christmas at home with the family, you can expect this… end of 2017… haha joke ๐Ÿ™‚

Also 3 music tips below the photos to start the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ I love “can’t help falling in love” (Elvis Presley), this is the version sung by Haley Reinhart, I flippin’ love this version!!

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Serious Request 3FM! donate and help each other!

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Serious Request 3FM!

I wanted to let people know that there is a huge project every year which is called Serious Request 3FM.

You can find all the information about this project right here. Unfortunately it’s all in Dutch but maybe you can use a website translator! With the help of everyone starting their own little projects and a radio station (Radio station 3FM! started this project)

Now on with what I really wanted to tell

My niece studies at the Media College in Amsterdam, they also started a project where they have to run their own radio station and all that comes with it. Now she asked me if I wanted to do 2-3 songs. I said yes not knowing what it actually meant… performing on stage (luckily that has changed to the studio lol) I have a huge fear for stages. I don’t know why but my heart is almost beating out of my chest. I have never sang outside of my bedroom and shower before. This will be the first time that I’m going to sing and play guitar outside of my room (and full songs too! lol).

Anyway you can read here who you are helping if you’re going to support/donate to this project! everyone in the whole country has different ideas about raising money for this project. Every bit helps! last year Serious Request raised an incredible amount of almost 9 million euro! This year the money will go the the research and medicines for Lung inflammations. Every year almost a million people die because of this and we can help. This is also the number 1 death cause for children under the age of 5, it’s the most deadly infection a child can have.

I’ll be singing tomorrow morning (dec. 20 European time 10.30am) and you can watch the live stream here.

Help this project and help the world! I thank you kindly! you can donate here until this thursday 5pm.

*this is a project started by students at the Media College Amsterdam all the money they raise will be donated to Serious Request 3FM!

Have a wonderful week and cheers to a healthy life.

*featured photo is not mine

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Ice cold hometown (1 min read)

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ICE COLD HOMETOWN

A photo I made this morning in my ice cold hometown.

The temperature has been going up and down in the last few weeks with sometimes a difference of more than 10 degrees celsius. Last night it was -4 and so the small rivers/ditches have a thin layer of ice. Of course at 8am in the morning this looks incredible, everything is covered in a white layer of cold air and ice.

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On my way to work

I myself am not a person that loves the cold. I get depressed easily, don’t feel like doing anything beside drinking tea with milk or hot chocolate. I’m more a sun kind off guy. Sun gives me energy and makes me want to do so much activities. I’ve also noticed that the lifestyle is completely different from each other. I guess you could say that people do more when the sun shines. I notice in my hometown (and probably a lot more places) that people here live inside their homes. Always between 4 walls, we live our lives as individuals mostly.

When it’s summer everyone is happy, going outside, never sitting inside their houses, socialising on streets, parks etc. it feels like life is so much more when the sun is out, don’t you agree?

*Tell me, are you a winter or a summer person? do you think that the weather all throughout the world is changing? do you see difference in temperature compared to years ago?

It’s chilly billy here and I need to pour myself another cup of tea, Cheers!

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Bye old passport, hello new one! (1 min read)

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Bye passport.

Last week my passport expired so I had to get a new one. Of course I didn’t want to say goodbye to my passport because it has all these cool stamps in it from traveling! haha. Yes this is the only thing that I’d like to keep. So I asked if I could keep it and here it is (in the picture) with holes and all haha. All of my far away travels started in 2012, so this passport went to a lot of places already.

New passport.

I had to get a new passport photo and these are always horrible because you can’t smile haha. I forgot to shave, there are icy winds that make my eyes tear and all red. I walked into the shop and said “I want to make a good passport photo”, “of course” he said, so I sat down he took 4 shots in 1 second and I got to pick one… seriously I wasn’t even done with getting “my look” ready lol. Ah well the photo looks rubbish just like my old one, like I’m a dead zombie that just woke up xD

What’s your story?

So what do you think of passports and do you -like me- also like to keep the old one for memories? let me know and don’t forget to share your crazy photo story with me haha love to hear it! cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

*for the dutch people, the magazine in the picture called SALT is a very adventurous magazine with lots and lots of tips/places/eco friendly products and great travel stories! makes you want to travel even more!

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WordPress app can redirect to wrong page (4 min read)

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WordPress app notice!

Is anyone here using the WordPress app on either tablet or phone? Well I am using it more than my Mac. The only thing I do on the Mac is writing. I have encountered some problems while using the app. I’ll explain what the problem.

Some people (like me) started out with a WordPress.com account (and a lot still have it) and this comes with a handy Reader where you can read, like, comment and follow all kinds of blogs. Super handy of course!

In my enthusiasm I switched to a self host at Blue host after 2 months. The great thing is I can addย this self host site to the WordPress app and use all the tools inside WordPress EXCEPT the Reader which is quite important. Now what I’ve noticed is that sometimes when a notification pops up and I click on that person it sometimes occurs that it says “unable to retrieve posts” or “this blog doesn’t exist” while they of course do have a website, otherwise how could you like my post.ย What I do when this happens is, I go to my post, scroll to the comment section and THERE I click on the persons name/site. This redirects me to the correct and current website of that person and there I click follow.

My website

This is also the case with my website. Some people follow me on goingearthstyle.wordpress.com I understand that because when they click on me it probably redirects it to this. This however is my old WordPress.com account which I don’t use anymore. My page is goingearthstyle.com. If you get a like, comment or whatever from me it is possible that you end up on either one of these 2 pages of mine and this depends on what you click, my avatar, my name or something else.

I currently have 120 followers or something. So if you see my blog that has zero or around 10 followers it means that you’re on the wrong page ๐Ÿ™‚ of course this isn’t that bad because this site is still up so it’s only logical that you click there to follow (so please just click that thing lol). What I do when I have around 10 followers, I migrate them from the WordPress.com account (which you’ve followed) to my Self host. The followers will disappear from the WordPress.com account but you are actually then following my current blog (This one). So no worries, you are all still following me and you still get an email (I think) when I post something new ๐Ÿ™‚

If you don’t understand what this is all about it’s ok haha It’s pretty confusing I knowzzz. I just wanted to share the problem that I encountered in the WordPress app.

Do you ever use the WordPress app? Do you find it handy? Well thank you for reading and let me know what kind of problems you are running into ๐Ÿ™‚

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