Hi, my name is Thinkie, welcome to my blog! I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
10: Make an inspirationwire or -board
I have made an inspiration wire (or string, actually), with
postcards I've picked up over the past few months.
12:Build Cupcake and/or Mini Cupcake a sand castle
I have actually made it to the beach but it was dark and there were
lots of people... Pics soon of the fireworks we watched that
15: Have a picnick in the park
So I organized a picknick. Again. And it rained.
Again. We had a great time, but had to turn the picknick into a
And then yesterday the weather was great so we decided to have an
impromptu little picknick, just the two of us taking our dinner to
Love this photo Maarten took!
The light of the setting sun gave some of the trees in the park a
golden glow. Having this park nearby is one of the fun parts of
17: Bake Cupcakes and decorate them nicely
how about these?! And these?! :-) My head is full of ideas for baking
but I'm trying to balance that with an attempt to lose some weight
19: Keep learning on my own after my English Examn (German, Latin
and Maths for instance)
I have visited several museums, have read quite a lot of books and
magazines and have improved on my German and French lately.
As a kid I wanted to be a writer. When I was about 11, my interest
was caught by archeology. In the next few years that shifted
towards history in general. I read books, visited museums and had a
subscription to 'Scarabee' for several years, the later Archeology
Magazine to which I won a subscription last year (I prolonged it
for another year after receiving a good discount offer). I'm pretty
sure that if my health hadn't intervened, I would have gone to
university and studied history. There are options for part time
study at the university of Leiden, which is about 45 minutes away
from here by public transport, but even those take about 25 hours a
week, which is too much for me. With reading, visiting museums,
attending lectures and browsing the internet I learn bits and
pieces all the time. But I keep dreaming... Recently Francien had
an interesting suggestion: why not try to find out which books are
used for studying history at university and read those? If I can't
get what I dream off, why not try to get part of it that way? It
was quite easy to find the information on the books. So I took my
bookstore giftcards I received for taking care of cat Ko in June
and went to a bookstore in Leiden that sells studybooks for
university students. I bought a book about the middle ages, an
interesting period and I plan to attend some lectures about
medieval art soon, so this will be a good way to prepare for those!
I found out that I already own two of the books on the list. And I
found out that you can attend the lectures on some of the subjects
at the university without getting studycredit for it or having to
turn in work or getting tested. It's not cheap but more realistic
healthwise and budgetwise than really studying at university, so
maybe some day in the future? For now, I'm happy to come at least a
little closer to my dream! I have added the rest of the books to my
wishlist and hopefully I'll be able to afford one several times a
24: Finish the book of us from before our marriage
28: Finish my scrapbookalbum about our wedding
I got several LO's done for this album, see here and here.
Geplaatst op 06-09-2010.
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Reactie van Maarten
The picknick was nice. We should do that more often.