The new year new me bullsh%t

HELLO, IT’S ME!
I am still strolling around on this globe; I am still breathing; I am still taking photos of my food.

I know it has been quite a long time since I have written any blogposts, but I have been very active on my Instagram trying to gain more followers and joining the foodie community, which I very much enjoy!

The reason for my absence on my website was mainly because of the job that I had started in September, it asked a lot of time and energy – double shifts three to two times a week and ‘normal’ 8 hour shifts on the other two/three days -. As most of you know: I am a very busy bee who had lots of other things beside the working life, but like I said: the job asked a lot from me both physically and mentally, resulting into not doing anything else than take rest after.- I do have to say that I knew what I had signed up for, but just did not realise how much it actually affected me.

So after four months of blood, sweat, tears, laughter, friendship, and sore legs from all that standing, yet an other opportunity has came onto my path, greeting me with open arms and I accepted its embrace.

Upcoming Monday I am starting a new adventure as an intern at a wellknown global company. It will be completely new for me as I have been in the Hospitality Industry for almost a decade and now…. I will have…. a nine to five job.. Monday till Friday…. Every weekend off… Am I dreaming?? I am joining the ‘normal’ labour! Whoohoo!

I have been talking to family and friends about it, and especially my parents were their critical advisory self and pointed out that I will go back in salary. Which is true, but then again; it is a completely new thing for me, I have basically no clue what is waiting for me, so being trained for half a year is actually the best way to start, and if it means earning a bit less to eventually do what I want to do can be considered as: one step backwards, and three steps forwards! – Did I say this right? Or is it something compeletely Dutch of me? –.

So yea, this post is basically a quick update, I did not go in too much detail, but I promise I will come back to it very very soon!!

TOODLE PIP!

You’ve cat to be kitten me right meow! My first Cat Cafe experience

photo credit: kattencafekopjes.nl

Yaas! I can finally say that I have visited a Cat Cafe!

lovelovelove animals, when you ask me about my favourite animal,- I have some unexpected ones like: ducks, koalas, penguins,- I think there is still quite a lot of people that love penguins or koalas, not particularly ducks, I think – but the most frequent question you can expect when getting to know another animal lover is: ,,Do you prefer cats or dogs?” well, I do love them both, but I honestly go

Across the vineyards

One of the adventures that I will treasure the rest of my life is the ‘Wine Tour’ my uni –Short for University- organises for second year hospitality management students. I had the privelege to join this tour twice, as I had to resit my second year at uni. A blessing in disguise as I would like to call it. I was pretty gutted and highly dissappointed in myself that I had

Rolling Kitchens

Last weekend my parents invited me to come along with them to “Rollende Keukens”, a foodtruck festival in Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Like the title already gives away: Rollende Keukens is translated as Rolling Kitchens –kitchen in a truck..and it rolls..because it has weels.. you know what I’m sayin’?-
If you are an ultimate foodie just like me, this will make your gobble heart beat a little faster:

A ride in the park

You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning –or afternoon- on your day off, sunlight is peeking through the curtains and it automatically puts a smile on your face? You have one last big stretch and a wriggle before you get out and have a little peek outside; people walking or running, cycling, ducks that quak, kids playing outside… Now you have to get out too and do something useful with your day as it can be considered as a rare event in a rainy country. Although, I must say; summers can be really good in London, sometimes even better than in The Netherlands, but you just know that a storm is lurking around the corner.

Now you have to decide what you can do without having to spend too much money,