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Hemelvaart BBQ

Like the past three years we have had our annual Hemelvaart barbecue with a load of people. It’s basically a group of friends, which includes my brother, who started this event those years ago. The whole family of every member of that group is invited, which combined makes a whole bunch of people.

Every time we’ve had beautiful weather and the food tastes really good! Everyone is happy and getting along. It really was a good way to spend my Hemelvaarts day, again!

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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Blog, Video

 

RSW: The Weekend


SOME OF MY SCOUTS AT THE GRAND FINALE

After hours of preparations, practice, informing and grooming our scouts the moment finally arrived. The RSW was about to begin. Our scouts have worked so hard and picked up on so many new techniques on such a short time that I have to admit I was already proud on them.

When Kees and I arrived at the campsite that morning, people where already unpacking and sorting material all over the place. I wasn’t sure I could help at all. So I started wondering around the grounds and made some pictures. I met a load of nice people of the Trolls subcamp-staff, with whom I stayed for a chat for a while. I helped putting up a massive tent at the Werewolf subcamp and tried to help at the firepit, but failed. Haha. I did have a good time already.

As we where still enjoying our dinner together, French fries, kids started showing up. So we quickly finished our fries and lead the children to the right places. As the kids started transferring their luggage and material to their own campsite we had to change and get into our theme-cloths, which in our case was vampires. I had the fangs and everything! It was a kind of slow evening.. The kids had their subcamp introductions and had to build their own campsites. In the meanwhile I was meeting more and more awesome people!

Later that night al the kids where rounded up in the firepit. All three subcamps came up with their own yell, which they presented towards each other on the top of their lungs. That was kind of funny! The kids got a midnight snack and there was a word of welcome. After that everyone went back to their own subcamps, getting ready for bed. We stayed up late with a few and had a good time with some beers and the bonfire. I barely slept that night, I just couldn’t keep myself warm inside my sleeping bag. And the fact that I lay on top of a massive pinecone didn’t really help.

That morning we had breakfast and organized the people who would post on the hike that afternoon. Kees and I where made post 1 and we had to come up with a game. We monitored the game called Creating Monsters, which goes like this: You have a group of people, say 5, which means you’ll have 20 hands and 20 feet to work with. If I tell them to build a monster with 8 feet and 11 hands, the whole group has to adjust till they got 8 feet and 11 hands on the floor. Nothing more, nothing less. So they have to piggybacks and stuff to succeed. They got 5 minutes to build as many monsters as they could, one point for every finished monster. It really was a fun sight to look at!

After all the kids had passed our post we could leave. Three kids had stayed with us, bellyaches and blisters. Lucky for us Roel stayed with his car nearby. Feeling adventurous, we made our way trough the woods using non existing roads. Till ofcourse, things went wrong. The little van wasn’t build to take us up hill trough loose dry sand. We where stuck. It has taken us over 40 minutes to free ourselves again, which would’ve took even longer if I hadn’t spent so much hours watching Ultimate Survival in the past, haha! Like a real Bear Grylls we dug a hole in front of the wheels and poked in a buckload of sticks and moss. It worked! I was very excited about the whole awesome stuck-in-the-sand adventure, unfortunately the “sick” kids didn’t see is that way.

We didn’t really do much the rest of that afternoon. Ivo asked me if I could help judging that evening, so I did. Which was fun till I had to taste the food the kids had made, which meant I had like a gazillion plates with slightly different prepared food which I had to eat and actually consider the taste, blegh. I felt a bit sick after that, just for a while though.

That evening the kids could preform on open podium if they wanted. So we watched that and after the open podium there was music. It was fun dancing around and acting all crazy. Again we stayed at the bonfire while the kids went to bed. I also went with Ivo, Niels and Jaap trough the McDrive that night.

Thunder woke me up the next morning. It started raining like crazy right after that.. Luckily the rain didn’t last long, but long enough to soak everything. A wonderful start of the day, haha.. The sun was shining again as we started breakfast though. After breakfast we started breaking down the tents and kitchens. I helped Niels judging the Witches subcamp. Then something went wrong. Three of my fingers got smashes between 2 metal trunks! It hurt like hell and got all blue and everything.. After a while we decided I should get to the hospital to have my fingers checked. Jaap took me, also for his own benefit of a clean toilet I must say haha! At the hospital they took Xray pictures and feared one of my fingers was broken. They took some extra Xrays and came to the conclusion It wasn’t broken, thank god! But I did render those three fingers useless for the upcoming 2 weeks. Damn..

As we got back, the skilldrive had already began. It looked like a chaotic mess.. I didn’t really get it. The kids enjoyed themselves though, which was the most important thing. The skilldrive kinda abruptly came to an end as the weather seemed to turn ugly. So the kids had to make sure everything was packed and if they hadn’t forgot to take some stuff from their subcamp.

The grand finale took place in the firepit that afternoon, aunt Beppie and aunt Annie hosted the whole ceremony. It was a blast! Out of the 43 competing groups, my scouts ended 30th, 20th and 17th place! Well done! I truly am very proud of them!

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Blog, Scouting, Video

 

Plants vs Zombie(walk Arnhem)

Last week Arnhem experienced a rather terrifying sighting. Tons of undead people appeared out of nowhere and roamed the streets of Arnhem that afternoon. Scared people and crying children fled into the stores the moment the zombies passed by, the few who did stay outside risked their brains to be sucked out and ending up as an zombie feast.

Neeh, I’m just kidding. It was quite an spectacular thing to witness. All those people in their costumes and make-up, some more realistic than others of course, but I did like it! There was a soldier, rollerblade girls and even a zombie dog! The zombies did have a higher purpose than just creeping people out though. They tried to get attention and food for animal shelters if I stand correctly. Attention they’d get!

As for some people, I’m very attached to my brains. So I didn’t like the idea of them approaching zombies eating it! I collected as many sun rays as I could and started building my defense lines as quick as possible!
DIE AGAIN YOU ZOMBIE BASTARDS!

Inspiration: Plants vs Zombies

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Blog, Design

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. A day of pampering your mum. Like everyone suddenly loves their mom a tat more that particular day. I think it’s just an excuse for shop owners to sell us stuff for our mum, as if your a bad son or daughter if you don’t.

I got our mum something anyway (I had to do something for both me and my brother ’cause he lives in Ghana). At days like this breakfast means gift-time so I brought mum her present along with her cup of tea! we gave her a cute green glass lantern with white flower shaped wire wrapped around it. Inside I put a similar green candle with white dots. Mum really liked it!

After breakfast mum and dad went to my grandma’s and I went to work. It was such a lovely day, so I couldn’t stay inside. After work I went straight to Horsterpark for a walk and I took some pictures.

I also did some street art again! …better name it playground art though

That night we decided to go out and grab something to eat. So we went to Emmerich. They have a boulevard over there packed with little restaurants. It really was nice being there with mum and dad! After dinner mum was brought a rose by a waiter because of Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day ❤

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Blog, photography

 

Liberation day

As an spin off on the world war II we celebrate 2 occasions. We remember the people who died during war on may the 4th. On may the 5th we celebrate our liberation.

Yesterday we had to go and remember the people who died so we can live the life we know today. free. Which is something load of people forget everyday, including me. I think it’s really important to remember the deceased once a year. We have this annual thing every may the 4th with my scouting group. We walk in the death-march to the monument and keep quit for 2 minutes, then there is a flower banquet.

Today was the best day. The day we celebrate our liberation all over the country. This year was an really quit edition for me. I didn’t go to one of the festivities which where all over the country. I chose to spent my time with my aunt in Aalsmeer. I really enjoyed myself today. I contacted my ex-roommate and we made an appointment for that night. A few of the guys I met at Queensday joined in and it was great! Later on Tim passed by and sat down with us for a while. I really enjoyed myself tonight! So I wanted t thank everyone involved!

Next year couldn’t be better!

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Blog

 

The Dilemma(s)

After everything what happened lately I’ve decided to change the way things where going. I quit school, lost my boyfriend, lost my jobs and got stuck in my work. Now I’m looking for a new way to handle things. Like the Linkin Park song says “the hardest part of ending is starting again”. Being on the crew of Ik en Emma really took my mind of things.

Being on the set was time well spend. I’ve learned a lot! We almost finished shooting and we’ll have to start editing really fast, as the premiere is coming up real soon!

Which brings me to my next subject. The premiere. Now Maarten and I have broken up I don’t have a date for the premiere. I’ve dreamed about my first premiere for so long and I don’t intend to attend it on my own. So I guess I’ll have to go on date-hunt like Ditte likes to call it! I’m gonna be picky though, I’m not gonna bring just anyone!

But there’s an other dilemma which I have to overcome before my calendar tells me it’s June the 14th. The dress. Guys will think the dilemma is overrated but all the girls will agree with me. I have a few options here. I’m considering wearing a dress I presented myself with a year ago for getting my diploma. It’s really pretty! But maybe I’ll go and try to find a new dress. It kinda depends on the guy who’ll escort me. What will he wear? A suit? And which color tie? And what to do with my hair? Argh!

So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! =D

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Blog, Ik en Emma

 

Qday

We’ve got this annual festivity back in the Netherlands called Queensday. Queensday symbolizes the birthday of Queen Juliana, the mother of our current queen, Beatrix. We’ve celebrated this day ever since 1948.

There is an official part in all this. Every year our royal family participates in a small city tour which is different every year. Tons of people watch that live on TV, mostly elder people I must say. The rest of us go out and have a good time!

This years edition was e excellent one! It started the night before the actual day. It wasn’t like I attended to go but I saw so many people having fun and drinking beer, so I decided to go and find Ditte. She has already there. We started at 8Bahn which was awesome! The beats, the lights, the people! We startes wondering around later on and where kinda all over the place! We did have loads of fun (and beers for that matter!) We ended up at the Move and spent the last hours there. Loved it! Ditte stayed over that night..

The next day started great! The sun was shining and I wasn’t hangover! I went home to my parents to get to work as soon as possible so I could be back in Arnhem as early as possible. Ditte was delayed because (ofcourse) the trains refused to do what they where invented for. Transporting people. So later on we went to the festivities! I had an backpack filled with cold beers, the sun was still shining and we realy felt like partying! There where loads of stages all over the city and I’m not sure we’ve seen all of them even though we’ve switched a lot between stages. The details of the day are a bit hazy! I do know we ended up at the move again, I’ve met a few awesome people, danced like crazy, enjoyed the weather, had some beers and had a great time with Ditte!

I realy needed this!

Le photo’s

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Blog, Video