Thursday, 17 August 2017

Adventures With A Wheelchair 1 : Bryan Adams Get Up @ Nostalgie Beach Festival 2017

Hy guys and welcome to a new segment on this blog : Adventures With A Wheelchair!

These posts will be written by me and my friend Shannona as we go to events all over Belgium (and maybe abroad) with a lot of courage, enthusiasm, hopefully good weather and of course her wheelchair. 

Here's a bit information on why Shannona uses a wheelchair from time to time:
So umm, because of my physical disability I need to wear protheses on both my legs to be able to walk (and do other stuff, like driving, riding horses and so on...) But it takes quite a toll on me, so whenever we're talking about going big distances or standing for a long time, I definitely take my wheelchair with me.

So, this is how we're going to do this from now on: 
You guys will get a few details on when and/or where we went, what the weather was like, what we got for food, drinks... We'll try to put in a few pictures if we don't forget (no selfies though) of the place we went to, the event we saw. 

There also will be a score list on these 8 categories: 

  1. Weather - Eg. What's the best weather to do this in? (/10)
  2. Food & drinks (/10)
  3. Event (/10)
  4. Accessibility - Eg.: is the terrain in good state for someone in a wheelchair? (/20)
  5. Politeness, respect,.... (/10)
  6. Sanitary aka toilets and stuff - Eg. is there a toilet for someone with a handicap?(/10)
  7. Information in advance - Eg. where can we park? Do we have our own exit? (/10)
  8. General experience (/20)
Total on /100

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Top 10 travel essentials

Hy guys!!

This post is something I wanted to do for a while now. 
And after I asked you guys on twitter, I just had to sit down and write it!

(don't mind the picture, I don't have a good space to take pictures like this)
MY TOP 10 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS (for when I go on holiday for more than 1 week)

1) My Camera, a Nikon D200

I love taking pictures, I really do. So I can't leave my camera behind for a vacation where I know I'm going to see things that I can't get with my Iphone camera.
Here are 2 of my favorite photo's from last vacation :

(Maillane, July 2017 - Newzik)
I really prefer taking pictures of people over animals or scenery. 
Especially musicians & little kids are my favorites.

Go check out the rest on my facebook page!

(Graveson, July 2017 - fête de St. Aloi)

2) My Nintendo DS and Gamboy Color

Nothing more boring than sitting in a car for 10h with nothing to do. So I bring along my nintendo and my gameboy. Both are a bit worn but still work fine.
My favorite games? Pokémon (gameboy) and Professor Layton (Nintendo)

3) A Quiz book. (the one with the 4 faces on)

For when I'm just bored by the pool and want something else to do besides lying in the sun & reading.

4) My external charger/powerbank

I use my phone A LOT. And because of it, it's battery is not in the greatest condition. It goes to 20% 2 times a day when I don't watch out. 
This charger I go for my birthday a few years ago. It can recharge my phone 3-4 times.

5) Books!

I love taking an old school paperback with me on holidays. Ofcourse I don't bring the heaviest books with me but nothing is wrong with some Harry Potter during holidays. + You can actually read them with sunglasses on IN the sun...

6) My tablet

...something you can't do with this one. I have over 100 books on my tablet to read in the car or at night. As I said, out in the sun it's really hard to read a book on a tablet!

7) Sunglasses

Just because. I actually took 2 pair on holiday with me. One pair for in and around the pool, another for daily activities. Both are from Montana

8) Ipod touch

Again an old little device. I only use it for listening to music. It has 16gb (wich is becoming a problem because I have a lot of music) but still works AMAZING. (mine is an older model but this is the closest one.

9) Sony speaker

We rent a little house when we're on vacation and often want to listen to music. My sony speaker can hold my Ipod Touch and charge it when it's plugged in. It has an amazing sound too.

10) USB Port for the car

As I told you, I need to recharge my phone a lot. And tbh, I really like playing pokemon go when we're in traffic :p So I have my double USB port for the car with me when I'm going somewhere that has a) a lot of pokemon stops b) no wifi and c) places to take amazing pictures.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this little insight in my travel essentials! 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

My life in books tag

Hy guys!

Today I did the "My life in books" - Tag.

well.. enjoy!

1. Find a book you've read for every letter of your first name.
M - Marie by Marc de Bel
A - A Thousand pieces of you by Claudia Gray
R - Romeo and Juliet
G - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
O - Oorlogswinter by Jan Terlouw

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: what book is it?
(I did not include my comic books in this)
I'm 21 now = Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

3. Pick a book set in your city/country
Het uur nul (The hour zero ..or sth like that, it's a Dutch book) by Dirk Bracke. Set in Belgium :)

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you'd love to travel to
Ten Thousand Skies above you by Claudia Gray. I would love to visit San Francisco one day.

5. Pick a book that's in your favorite color
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Black and Orange, my two faves :)

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by JK Rowling. What a book. I loved and still love every second of it.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Pitbull by Deflo. I hate thrillers but had to read this one for school. Not my best choice.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
A Million Worlds with you by Claudia Gray. Finally I will know how the story continuous.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Music in my life Tag

1) Favorite band/musician at the moment?

I'm gonna go with Ed Sheeran.. Right before I went on holiday, I downloaded his new album (late, I know) and I've been listening to it all week!

2) One band you always come back to?

Rixton. And always the same song too: Me and my broken heart ..not because my heart gets broken all the time but because 1) they are all very good looking 2) it's directed by one of my favorites, mister Kurt Hugo Schneider and 3) I'm just a sucker for songs in British-English

3) Favorite Movie Soundtrack?

For those who know me this won't come as a suprise: The Harry Potter Soundtracks. Duh. Favorite one? Lily's Theme from the last movie.

4) What is/ are your favorite song(s) of all time?

Oh god, this is a hard one.

5) What's your most embarrassing song on Itunes?

This one. if your parents/younger sister(s)/brother(s) are in the room DON'T PLAY THIS 

6) Top 3 songs played on your Itunes?

- Hey Jack by Carrotsquare
- Empty Chairs at empty tables from the Les Miserables Soundtrack
- Don't Rain on My Parade, the Glee version by Santana :)

7) Favorite Concert you've attended?

Pentatonix a few years ago. 200 people in Trix in Antwerp. It was epic. The year after that they played in Brussels for 3000 people. I didn't go, that was just to much.

8) Most underrated musician in your opinion?

Probably a youtuber. I follow a lot of youtubers and some are really good but not signed to a label or something and that really is a shame.

9) Favorite quote or song lyrics?

I grab your hand, ask you to dance
In the middle of the street
Learn to sign, cheesy lines
Like "Baby, you complete me."

- Love you like the movies by Anthem Lights

10) Why do you like music?

Because I was brought up surrounded by music. Both my parents are musicians, my dad even teaches Saxophone and has a degree in Music. I just can't not love it. :) <3

11) Name a song that inspires you the most?

This one by Set It Off

12) Name a song that makes you feel sexy?

13) Favourite song right now?

I've been watching Will and this is one of the main soundtracks.

14) Which song is your guilty pleasure?

This one

15) Name a song that always makes you cry? 

The opening of Oliver and Company... So this song 

16) Name a song that you dislike/hate?

About everything by Justin Bieber?

17) Think of your child. What song springs to mind?

I don't have a child... But if I would have child if probably would be this one:

18) Favourite era & genre of music?

Era would probably be the 60s - 70s.. Genre goes from hip-hop & rock to musical soundtracks and sometimes even rap :)

19) Favourite music youtuber right now?

Chase Holfelder. That guys is just amazing.

20) If a song was to describe you, what song would that be?

Amnesia by 5SOS.. or in the cover by Tanner Patrick

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Are we on to something? - Our theory on Zoo Season 3

Hy guys!

As you all already know, I'm watching Zoo Season 3 this summer.. If not, go read my last blogpost!
If you are a new reader, welcome! Glad you joined us today :)

My friend Shannona is watching too and after the first three episodes we think we already figured out the biggest question of (the start of) this season.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Top 5 Series to watch this summer

hy guys!

I've asked you guys on twitter to vote on a the blogpost suggestions for today and you guys voted for this one!

As you know I'm a big series junkie. If you don't believe me, believe my tv showtime account:

Episodes watched in a week:

Episodes watched in a month:

In my life I've watched over 9300 episodes from different series so I spent about 8 months, 12 days and 12 hours of my life watching series. If you think, wow, that's a lot. Just go make a profile on or download the app and see for yourself how many months of your life you've spent watching Bones and Glee. 

But over to the blogpost of today :D 
I'm going to give you a list of series you should watch (or rewatch) this summer!
They won't be in order, just a list of the serie and WHY you should watch it.

First up we have some new additions to my latest watch list 

1) WILL - A serie for the people who have seen Shakespeare in Love or are just a sucker for a great historical drama like Reign about a character that existed in real life.

2) STILL STAR-CROSSED - Weirdly enough another serie about Shakespeare. Not the man himself like in Will but about one of his greatest plays ever written. (I'm talking about the classic Romeo and Juliet, duh) It's the story of what happens in Verona AFTER Romeo and Juliet are dead. For the fans of Reign: it has Torrance Coombs (Bash) in it. 

3) The third season of ZOO - If you haven't seen the first two series, go watch them too! For the lovers of a great drama series about animals and weird genes, this is the summer serie for you

4) The seventh and last season of SUITS - We have watched Mike grow up to be the lawyer he is today. I'm sad it's the last season but it's a great show and I'm sure it will go out with a bang. For those of you who like a good drama and law series :) 
For those of you who haven't started watching and have the summer of, you have the time to watch the whole thing now, CHOP CHOP!!

5) GLEE- Everyone knows this classic. I know almost all the songs by heart. You have 6 amazing seasons full of love, hate, heartbrake and song ahead of you. 

Enjoy your summer!!


Thursday, 6 July 2017

2017 Reading Challenge

Hy guys!

Like the past 2 years, I'm doing the "2017 Reading Challenge" again this year!
Here's my progress so far :)

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic
52. A book based on mythology

So, if I counted right, that makes 26/52 challenges completed :) 
I did use one book for more than 1 category because I mostly read thick books and don't have the same amount of time every week to read. 

Right now, I'm reading my 17th book of the year. 

Feel free to copy the picture down below and fill in your own reading challenge so far!