Read a post or not? What attracts you? (1 min read)

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To read a post…

or not to read?

Tell me, what do you look at if you scroll through the blog? Is it the title that makes you want to read? or is it the featured photo that makes you curious and want to read a post? I’d like to know how you guys look at posts before you actually read them.

I personally get curious if I see an awesome photo (which you set as the featured photo for your post). I try my best to upload quality pictures for you guys. I also like “the more photos, the more fun it is to read the story“. This is also why I like Instagram so much! I love to scroll through feeds and watch pictures. You can find me 24/7 on IG (ok ok not really 24/7 I like to get some sleep too)

Let me know how you guys look at posts before you click on them 🙂

*the photo in this post: We did this on mother’s day for breakfast and millions of photos were taken that day haha

Cheers! and follow my blog and here on IG, I’ll follow back of course!

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Saal Digital NL review

Saal Digital NL

Saal Digital review.

Nederlands (Dutch) scroll down for the english version

In deze review heb ik het over een fotoboek dat gemaakt is door Saal Digital. Deze mocht ik testen naar aanleiding van mijn aanmelding hiervoor. Het eerste gedeelte is over het boek zelf. Het tweede gedeelte is over de software.

Deel 1.

Ik heb op een Zondag mijn boek besteld. Donderdag is mijn boek binnen gekomen van 19x19cm. Dit is naar mijn mening een uitstekende levertijd, niks om over te klagen. De eerste indruk is dat het een super mooi boek is.

De voorkant is met een glans/lamineer laag zoals ik dat ook bij mijn andere boeken heb. De binnenpagina’s zijn op een soort stevig Ice White/Pearl papier geprint en deze heb ik mat gelaten (dus geen glans laag erover) zodat ik het kan vergelijken met mijn andere boeken. De foto’s zien er scherp uit. Dit papier heeft een soort structuur erin waardoor de foto in het zonlicht wat korrelig lijkt, dit komt door de structuur van het papier! Dit heb ik ook met mijn andere boeken! Dit is dus geen minpunt maar dit is meer mijn kijk op de print aangezien ik zelf bij een grafisch bedrijf werk, dus ik zal er misschien met andere ogen naar kijken (misschien kijk ik wel iets te precies).

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Happy New Year! 2017

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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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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)

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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