May 14, 2014
I had never expected people to be interested in what I write here. I’m grateful to have so many readers (50.136 so far!) and followers (1003 by now!)!
THANKS DEAR ALL FOR YOUR INTEREST & SUPPORT!
To celebrate, here’s a short clip I made during one of the festivities in Badalona, Catalunya I attended last week. What you see is the traditional Catalonian Ball de bastons (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbaʎ də βəsˈtons], stick dance) is the name of a ritual weapon dance spread throughout Europe and the rest of the Iberian area (cossiers in Majorca, Portuguese pauliteiros, Aragonese palotiau, Basque ezpatadantza and Spanish paloteo or troqueado) but mostly in Catalonia. English and Welsh Morris dances are well-known relatives to these traditions. The origins of dance are difficult to reference; first recorded mention dates to 1150, in a banquet of Count Berenguer IV) (with thanks to Wikipedia)
As promised a few posts ago HERE , I announced I would thank # 1000 with a personal gift.
Thank you Nikki Lehnert (http://nikkilehnert.wordpress.com ) for being my 1000th follower!!
I think you might be in the crazy city of Amsterdam now, could you let me know how long you are staying?
Perhaps I could meet you and give you my gift personally. Or show you one/some of my favorite hotspots and buy you a drink.
May 15, 2013
For the 2nd time (See 1st HERE ) I’ve been awarded with the versatile Blogger Award! YAY, thank you Libby!
The Versatile Blogger Award is all about to introduce bloggers to each other and to promote quality blogs that the awardees and their readers might not been discovered otherwise.
“Versatile Blogger” Award Rules:
Share 7 random facts about yourself. – I’ll try to make it facts that (most of) my readers don’t know yet.
- Post a picture of the award.
- Thank the award giver.
- Share 7 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers about this and tell them by leaving comments on their blog.
- You could wake me up for…. soup.
- I thought if one can cook, he can bake, but I can cook and not bake.
- I’m 30 now and still didn’t grow up.
- I’d like to combine food & tourism professionally.
- I don’t consider myself as Dutch as my passport states, but I still didn’t discover what I do feel like.
- I can’t wait to travel outside Europe.
- You can contact me for consultancy on or in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
And my nominees are (in random order!):
April 25, 2013
Sorry followers & readers, playing around with layout, theme’s etc.
Soon up to date again!
April 8, 2013
I just received a Happy birthday-notification from wordpress; I started blogging 2 years ago!
Thanks dear followers & readers!
P.S.: this was my birthdaycake the beginning of this year…
January 23, 2012
first of all I’d like to thank ALL OF YOU for reading my posts and supporting me.
Since I was able to write, I’ve always written about things I liked. I contributed to the schoolpaper in highschool for years, I’ve written many stories (I always dreamt of writing a book), filled many notebooks, and one day I was invited by a Dutch girls’ magazine to interview a famous Beverly Hills 90210 actor, after which I was shocked when the interview was published. The journalist wrote down so many lies! I then decided I wanted to become a journalist so i could write honestly.
Years later I failed the entrance test of the School for journalism twice and then decided to …..
screw…. the test and do something else with my life. I wanted to only write about things I liked and I didn’t want to write in assignment for anyone anyway. I found a college I liked and loved the direction I chose. Besides homework, papers and essays, I didn’t write much since then.
When I decided to start a blog, I decided to write about everything I like and here’s where we are today. My blog has been viewed 5110 times since I started in April 2011 (Check out my first post HERE!) and I’m getting more and more ideas what to write about.
Last but not least, a special thx to my followers ( I’d never think there would be people who actually read almost everything I write… ), in particular to Trinzic , You are my 100th follower! This means a lot to me!
January 10, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.
In 2011, there were 58 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 59 posts. There were 176 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 85mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was November 7th with 130 views. The most popular post that day was About DLCS Management.
Click here to see the complete report.
Thank you WordPress and thank you my dearest readers for supporting me in 2011!