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.


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I enjoy:

Ali Edwards
Celine Navarro
Michelle LaPoint Rydell
Elise Blaha
Les ateliers de Karine
Amy Tangerine
A Beautiful Mess
Balzer Designs
Bram's tea blog

And in Dutch I enjoy:

Maarten Batenburg
Museum Meermanno
Roeland van Wely

I live, I love, I create, I capture, I learn, I enjoy.

In March...

Drinks at LaPlace with Roeland and M.

We celebrated Fred's 69th birthday with dinner, followed by cuddles with Luka and a selection of sweet stuff.

Maarten and I went to see Within Temptation play at Carré in Amsterdam. We had a great evening listening to one of our favourite bands and and enjoyed visiting Carré for the first time. Mobile phone lights in stead of cigarette lighters ftw ;-)

Bram and I spent an afternoon in Leiden together. We had lunch at La Place (I had the best sandwich with cream cheese with herbs and grilled eggplant), walked around the Hortus Botanicus and had hot chocolate at the RMO.

Guido and I attended a Rapalje concert at Stadstheater Zoetermeer. We already knew them from fantasy fairs and it was interesting to see them in a theater setting for once. They performed some of their usual energetic songs, but also more quiet ones, and there were three girls performing irish dances on stage.

I went to a study day for historiography. Quite interesting, but I'll have to wait a while before I can really dig into this topic; I'll be taking the exam in August.

I focused on literature studies this month and got feedback on last month's museological writing assignments (passed, yay!).

Roeland and I visited Frank, Nicolette and Danja to celebrate Frank's birthday. We encountered some trouble along the way (malfunctioning railroad switches, what else?) which got us stranded in Zwolle for a couple of hours. We had drinks with Roeland's dad at the station and in town, and visited the Stedelijk Museum.

This was the queue for the busses that provided an alternative for the train service. Just after we joined it, it almost doubled.

I attended two more sessions of role playing game. We fought a giant crocodile, spoke with a huge rock creature, fought a giant carnivorous plant to help an entlike creature regain his captured dryad and had to deal with young dragons turning evil.

Roeland's acquaintance T. came over for dinner. I cooked my oven dish with potatoes, ground meat and veggies topped off with a roux.

I took advantage of Maarten being on holiday to spent some extra time in Zoetermeer. Bram came over for dinner.

Wilma and I went book shopping in The Hague because of Book Week.

Roeland and I spent four days in Paris. Lots of museums, great dead French people, a concert at an interesting location and some strolling around town in the sun.

Neighbour R. came over for dinner. He brought chicory soup and I made cale stamppot ('mash pot'). For dessert we had yoghurt with banana, walnuts and honey. After dinner we played Ticket to Ride, the Europe edition. It was my first time and I quite liked it, even though the guys beat me. Poes wanted to play as well, but we had to chase her off the table before she started messing around with our train cars.

Roeland and I visited the Modern Art Museumn in Arnhem (MMKA) to see the exhibition 'Geaarde kunst', about art acquisition by the state during WW2. Afterwards I travelled south and met up with J. We had dinner together and I stayed the night over at his place.

The nex day J. and I visited Stevensweert. It used to be a fortified town and quite recently, some of the battlements have been reinstated. We did some geocaching, walked around the town and visited the Streekmuseum. After that, we had dinner in Roermond. From there I took a train to Den Bosch, where I met up with R. for drinks before heading back west.

I visited F. for dinner at his place. Good conversation.

At the end of the month, I fell ill with a cold. Yuck. I didn't want to miss out on the new fantasy fair 'Fantasy Worlds', held at theme park Duinrell, so I downed some pain killers, stacked up on tissues and candy for my throat and went anyway. I attended two days: one with Bram and one with Annelies, Guido, G. and L.. Fun days, even though my body didn't like me for pushing myself like this.

Geplaatst op 09-04-2015.
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