Happy New Year! 2017

cosmos, firework


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 🙂

Also 3 music tips below the photos to start the new year 🙂 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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Ice cold hometown (1 min read)

ice cold hometown, netherlands


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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Collection photo albums (2 min read)

Home, interior, decoration

Holiday collection photo albums

Just wanted to share my collection photo albums that I’ve made and ordered throughout the years (starting from 2012). I’m only missing the one for the USA, I still have to make that one. These 6 albums costed me around €600 euro in total ($650 dollar) of course I made one album every year so the price isn’t too bad.

Of course all the photos in these albums are also on this blog, if you click on one of the pages in the menu.

I think a photo album is still cool! I grab my album every now and then. What happens if your pc crashes?  some people back up their photos to a hard drive. Tell me how many times will you get your hard drive just to see your photos back? not a lot. You can keep your photo albums in your bookshelf, it’s easier to grab, so you’ll do that more often.

I live in The Netherlands and I’ve always made my albums with the software that Albelli provides. It’s easy to understand, fast and pretty quick in delivering with great quality.

Do you guys ever make albums? or do you ever print a few photos? let me know what you prefer, digital or printed 🙂

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Making a travel photo album

Travel photo album

I wanted to start talking about photo albums. I think that not a lot people make albums anymore these days. I mean why spend so much money on a photo album when you have everything digital right?

Well first of all I like to have some of my photos physically in my hands instead of staring at a screen. Second it’s just so much more fun to grab a book. What I’ve noticed is that I back up my photos to an external hard disk but I never ever go like “oh let me grab my harddisk and check some photos” you rarely do that. A book is cool, you can have it as decoration in your house maybe you walk past it multiple times a day and you always notice these books.

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I added so many photos to the USA page!

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So I’ve hooked my hard drive to the mac to check some old(er) photos. Kind of a #throwbackthursday even though it’s Monday lol.

For the ones that have visited my website, you’ve noticed that I make pages in the menu about my travels instead of in a post. Now, I have a page of the USA but since it was a while ago I don’t exactly remember everything. So I found some photos of different years and just added them to the page for you to look at. Trust me it’s a lot! 150+ images!!

Check it out here 🙂

United States of America

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