Saturday, 13 January 2018

Top 10 photos of 2017

Hy guys!

Like these two past years, I gave my friends on facebook and twitter the chance to vote for my top 10 pictures of 2017. It's been a better year than 2016, thank god for that but it can always improve!

So, here we go :)

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Books I've read in 2017

Hy guys and happy 2018!

I hope you started the year with a lot of fun, love and some resolutions that actually are meant to be fulfilled :)

As you guys know, I read a lot and I kept track of my reading on my blog last year. And before I start a new one, I wanted to share this list with you guys :)

If you want me to do a book review on one of those books, let me know! I'm thinking of doing one on the duology I read during the Christmas holidays.

With every book I'm giving you guys an idea why I loved it :)
So, without further ado, here's my reading list of 2017!

(month/ Title - Author)


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Dec/ Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
What a series! I had a hard time starting this book. I had a lot to do for school, work and just was toooo tired when I got home. But I'm glad I kept reading because I am IN LOVE. I just adore books that take you to another world but with things you still can recognize from your life.
 
Nov/ Allemaal willen we de hemel - Els Beerten
Another favorite of mine, books that take you back to one of the two World Wars. And there's music involved.
Nov/ Team Mortis : De Spiegelmoorden - Bjorn Van den Eynde
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Okt/ Team Mortis : Bloedlijst - Bjorn Van den Eynde

Okt/ Team Mortis : Kristalkinderen - Bjorn Van den Eynde

Okt/ Team Mortis : De Zwarte Zon - Bjorn Van den Eynde

Okt/ Team Mortis : Het Dodenspel - Bjorn Van den Eynde

Sep/ Team Mortis: De Bende van Venus - Bjorn Van den Eynde
Books about espionage (like Alex Rider from Anthony Horowitz or Sam Smith by Belgian author Jonas Boets) are fun when they involve spy's that are around my age at the time. It gives you the feeling of "What if..."

Sep/ Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
I read 4 harry potter books this year.... Well.. Actually 3, one was the script of Cursed Child. And you all know I'm a big Harry Potter fan :p

Sep/ Team Mortis: Het Romeo & Juliet Mysterie - Bjorn Van den Eynde

Sep/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets - JK Rowling

August/ Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb
Honestly, I still haven't finished this one. I'm planning on it, for sure, but I have to charge my tablet for this.. Hard work, I know.

July/ The trials of Apollo 2 - Rick Riordan
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor black leaves maja wolnyBig fan of Rick Riordan here! His chapter titles crack me up every time XD

July/ Czarne Liście (Black Leaves) - Maja Wolny
Not the best book I've read this year but it's not bad.

June/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling

June/ The Battle of Hackham Heath - John Flanagan
As a fan of those other worlds I told you about, the Ranger Apprentice series is another good example. Flanagan made a great new world for us to explore but it's still "human".

May-June/ Zoo - James Patterson (still not quite finished)
...And I probably will never finish this one. The series is just sooo much better. Read my blogpost I did on this HERE

Apr/ No Man's Land - Simon Tolkien
It was a thick, very long book and it took me a while to find the "flow" that goes with it. But I found it! Again, another book about one of the World Wars. At the time I was watching DC's Legends (SPOILER ALERT) and there's an episode where they are searching for Tokien (Simon's grandpa) in that World War... HERE is the blogpost I did on this book

Mar/ Sprakeloos - Tom Lanoye
Hard book to read (in dutch). Not because I didn't like it or it was difficult, no. It was a book that made my think about my grandpa, my family.


Afbeeldingsresultaat voor miss peregrine's home for peculiarMar/ Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children - Ransom Riggs
Now, this was one of my favorites this year! I still have to see the movie but I expect it will be as great as the book :)

Mar/ Girl Online Going Solo - Zoe Sugg
I still remember the day I did my first blogpost on this bookseries. Tumblr, 2015. But, tbh, I still have to do a blogpost on this one. Not quit sure if I will...

Mar/ The Valiant - Lesley Livingston
I LOVED this book! And I really want more. I NEED BOOK TWO.

Mar/ Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Allegiant, Insurgent and Divergent. 3 great books, 3 great movies. I'm a bit disappointed they never made a fourth movie.

Feb/ The Hammer of Thor - Rick Riordan
Again... Rick Riordan fan.

Feb/ Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Feb/ Divergent - Veronica Roth

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Feb/ Reached - Ally Condie
A time, long, long, loooooong ago, I read the first part of The Matched Trilogy. I didn't really like the first book at the time. Probably because I was a bit too young to understand the feelings the characters where having. But this year I read part 2 and 3 and was HOOKED. Like omg, what a series!

Jan/ Crossed - Ally Condie

Jan/ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script
It's just weird to read a script.

Jan/ Ten Thousand Skies above you - Claudia Gray

Jan/ A thousand Pieces of you - Claudia Gray
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor a thousand skies above youThis was the best NY gift EVER. I normally hate it what someone gives me a book as a present because most people don't really know what I like to read. But my friends did a wonderfull job on this one. Part 3 is out now so I really want to read it this year! HERE is the blogpost I did on this book last year.



bye!
x

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Blogmas day 24: What could go wrong, Christmas Edition

Hy guys!

I've made it! Blogmas day 24.
It's been a while since I did a blogpost like this but I've been looking forward to this one for a while now!

Things that could go wrong at Christmas - Weird Edition

Instead of Santa, his reindeer go through the chimney to deliver the presents.

Saint Nicholas didn't go back to Spain and is now in a big fight with Santa.

Saint Nick and Santa have a fight on the rooftop

Santa gets stuck in the Chimney

Santa's elves go on strike

Santa's reindeer go on strike

Rudolph his nose turns white

Rudolph starts his own business

Saint Nick Highjacks Santa's sleigh

A fire destroys all the presents

On his way to deliver presents on Christmas Eve, Santa gets stopped by air pirates and has to turn over all the presents.

Trump declares a sleigh flying ban.

The Easter Bunny is too early!

Santa mistakes a pack of paper for your glass present and accidentaly sits on it.

The Christmas Carollers scare Santa away.


Merry Christmas!

And a Happy New Year!

Bye!
x

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Blogmas day 23: Quotes I pinned on twitter in 2017

Hy guys!

As you all know ( or not, if you're new here (welcome!)) I never blog in the week between Christmas and New Years. So I decided to do this blogpost today instead. Every month in this past year, I pinned a quote as a tweet on my wall on my own twitteraccount ( @Sax_O_PhoneGirl). Because I like to look back on things, I've bundled them in this blogpost. Enjoy!

My favorites? August and September.

Bye
X

January
"Sometimes if you want to make change you gotta make a little noise." - #BA

February
"We push away what we can never understand. We push away the unimaginable." - #AS

March
Openness is a habit you form over time, and not a switch you flip whenever you want to. ~ #TobiasEaton #4

April
There us nothing noble in being superior to your fellowman. True self is being superior to your former self.

May
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. -

June
The flame of the diya,or lamp,reminds us that light will ultimately triumph over darkness. - @BarackObama

July
"Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us." -

August
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door - Kyle Chandler

September
Just like Pippin, I’m going to find my very own corner of the sky.

October
I got no use for moonlight Or sappy poetry Love at first sight's for suckers At least it used to be. ❤️ -

November
Helemaal alleen Vervreemd van iedereen Ontspoorde ik bijna Herhaal alles supertraag Iets dat aan me vreet Op mij getatoeërd Het antwoord op mijn vraag blijft in alle talen vaag - 🖤

December

There may come a day when our courage fails us, when we forsake our friendships and break the bonds of fellowship. But today is not that day. And perhaps in showing our humanity, we might just save it. - / -

Friday, 22 December 2017

Blogmas day 22: Christmas party Musician Invite

Hy guys!

Today I'm giving out my last 4 invites to musicians!


First up we have Mister Leo Pellegrino. One of the best Saxophonists I know
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Second, we have Mister Bryan Adams. My favorite singer since I was 5 and saw Spirit for the first time :D

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Third musician invite is going to miss Michelle Williams. Go check out her work on The Greatest Showman !
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Last invites goes to Adele!

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bye!
X

Blogmas day 21: 5 ways to a perfect Christmas Dinner

Hy guys!

Today I'm sharing 5 tips for a perfect Christmas dinner.
Christmas is (for me) a family holiday. Everyone gets around the table, gives gifts, eat, some sing songs,.... It's my favorite time of year. It gets dark early, the fire is on, every tv station sends out the best Christmas movies (still haven't seen my fav yet though),....

So my first tip is to order our Christmas gifts soon. But really soon. Like March soon. Seriously. You don't want to have to order every single one of them a week before Christmas. It doesn't end well.

Second tip, go buy your food a the local shops! You'll help the self-employed and products are (mostly) better. But again, BE EARLY. Or at least give your order early so they can get your order ready for Christmas Eve. 

Third tip: Decorations are fun but don't go overboard. It will ruin a lot of things... Like the time you could use to prepare dinner. And we don't want to end up like Bonnie Wheeler now do we? 


4, DON'T go looking on the internet for perfect dinner settings, food, stuff like that. It will ruin your evening because you'll think it's not good enough. 

and Finally, have yourself a merry Little Christmas.  Go have fun, sing, dance and celebrate!

bye!
X

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Blogmas day 20: If I would be one of Santa's helpers

Hey guys!

Today I'm going to tell you what would happen if I was one of Santa's helpers :)

First of all, I would provide music during work! And not just a cd playing, oh no! I would ask singers to come and perfome live for everyone! Pentatonix, Mariah Carey,... And not only Christmas songs, everything!

Second I would make every single World Leader a personal card. Probably with some rhyme... Maybe something like this:


And there was a politician
His skin as orange as the California sun
A smile that made children want to run
Such a man whom all loved to hate
With a belly that made you wonder what he ate
He wished to “Make America great again”
But he surely doesn't have it in him to be America's superman.

Third: Always ask for a raise... Duh.

4th... I would probably check every present to look for something I would want for Christmas :p 

And number 5, I would ask Santa to give us some vacation time on the Bahama's after Christmas. All-in anyone?

bye!
x