Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas: The Dinner Edition

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas, whether you spend it with friends, family, or by just watching (very lazy hihi) nice movies and stuff. One of the things I always do every year, mostly on First Christmas Day (Yeah here in The Netherlands we actually have 2 days, kinda like Boxing Day), is preparing dinner together with my dad.

This year we settled for a three course dinner. The starter was a platter with different kinds of antipasti, namely bruchetta, grilled asparagus, tomato/mozarella/basil sticks, pineapple, different kinds of meat, and olives.
As a main course we had a fillet of beef with Stroganoff sauce, Brussels sprouts, haricots verts and Pomme duchesses.
For dessert we made Creme Brulee, delicious!

I'll do a blog on fashion related to my Christmas as wel ;) As for now, any of you who prepared dinner themselves, went out for dinner or anything else worth sharing? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Credit of the picture goes to the rightful owner
Merry Christmas everyone! I know it is a little late, but as the country where I live, we celebrate 2nd Christmas day as well, but for everyone who doesn't, Happy Holidays anyway. I know I've been a bit quiet on here lately, but that was due to extreme amounts of work for college and of course now celebrating Christmas. Will make up to it soon!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Nail art: dots

Nail art done by Annelie 

If you guys have any (simple) tutorials of nail art, let me know. I would love to try some different things, but I'm not all too handy with nailpolish, so the tutorials shouldn't be too complicated.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

My weekend in photos

Warning: A lot of hot guys ahead ;)

So on friday we (Annelie and I) started with rewatching a couple of 'The Vampire Diaries' episodes from Season 2, and guess who appeared there...

Excuse me, to whom it may concern, you’re making a great mistake if you think that you can beat me. You can’t.

We've had a couple of episodes of Season 2, and then headed over to Season 3 the next day for this mighty fine guy...
...and this one...wait same one, just flashback...

...and this one...

...and for these two...

 ...and these two...
...yeaah mostly these two...
p.s. I swear we did other things as well during the weekend, like window shopping and nails, but that's for next blog, for now I will just resume staring at the mighty fineness above ;)


Friday, 7 December 2012

Writing Challenge: 'Why did we come here?'

Some of you might know that how much I love writing. I've been participating in a writing community for a while now, which is aimed at young writers (Go Teen Writers), besides the site they have a great Facebook community as well.

One of the parts of the community is the writing challenges they have. You get a subject/line on which you have to write a small part with a maximum amount of words. The last one, in which I participated as well, had as a subject 'Why did we come here?' You had to use that line and you could write a maximum of 110 words, those were the only restrictions.

Today I received my feedback on the piece and I would love to hear more feedback on it from you guys to improve my writing. Unfortunately I didn't make the top 20, but the more it stimulates to keep on improving my writing!

‘Why did we come here?’ I asked him for the second time, but still he remained silent. I let my eyes wander, just for a second, over the high dangerous chalk-cliffs that stood off against the green of the peaceful forest that we had left behind. I turned back to Damien to face him. ‘Why did we come here?’ I demanded for the third time now. He looked up at me, his face as cold as the chalk-cliffs facing me along with him. ‘Don’t talk, walk.’ He demanded as he pushed me towards cliffs that held the secret of my fate.

The feedback I got on it was that A) the description was very good, but that B) I used repetitive words. I know I've had that feedback before and it seems to be something I do quite often when writing. Does any of you have any other suggestios/remarks on it or tips to avoid repetitive writing, let me know!