Warmer weathers have finally arrived! Whilst writing this it’s 16 degrees outside which is amazing for March. Especially considering last week it was about that in the minus. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but it sure as hell was flipping cold.
This week has been quite busy, but really fun busy. Met up with some people, ate some really good food, got a lot of blog work done which always makes me very happy. I even got an e-mail to receive my first ever PR package which is really exciting! Here in more detail, all the things that made me happy this week
10 things I’m loving this week
Sunny weather | I think I’ve said it about 20 times already but the sun has completely warmed up my house to the point where I barely need any heating on anymore. We have a huge window which is great for warmth when the sun is out – evidently in the summer it’s a little too much, but that’s another worry.
I’ve been loving the sun making a reappearance after that unbearable cold and making it a little more pleasant to walk and cycle outside. I haven’t even been needing my gloves on the bike during the day.
De wereld draait door | Monday evening I went to a Dutch talkshow with my uni course as guests in the audience. My dad has watched the show since as long as I can remember and I used to occasionally watch too. Sitting in the studio was an amazing experience, it was so much fun seeing how it all worked behind the scenes and everything that goes on whilst recording. I really hope I can go to some other show someday too.
Defqon | Last Saturday I bought tickets to my absolute favourite music festival of the year, Defqon 1. I now have literally no money left but it’s so worth it. It’s a hardcore music festival and I’m so excited to see some friends from Spain again whom I met at this same festival last year.
International woman’s day | As everyone probably knows – if not, where the hell have you been? – Thursday was international woman’s day. I wore a t-shirt saying: ‘ why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?’ for the occasion (Incidentally I’m also wearing that t-shirt now, you’ll read why later). Although I didn’t do anything for woman’s day (I was stuck in class almost all day and had a lot of other work to do), I loved seeing a lot of my friends and other people I know – especially in Spain – go to manifestations and stand up for us all.
Lunch with a friend | On Friday I met up with a friend and we had lunch at the cutest little restaurant here in Utrecht. Me being vegan and her having a gluten allergy we both normally only have a few options to choose from. But here – even though it’s not an exclusively vegan or gluten free restaurant – there were so many options for both of us. It took us ages to choose what we wanted!
During that lunch I had kapsalon, remember that meal I talked about last week? I had it again, but this time kind of a healthier version with tempeh as the ‘kebab’ and sweet potato fries instead of normal ones. Plus they had vegan garlic sauce and the whole meal was incredible. I am definitely going to go back there for more.
Latte Machiatto | At that same restaurant I saw they had plant-based milk so obviously I couldn’t let this opportunity slip. I haven’t bought a coffee from a coffeeshop or anywhere else in two years – since I went vegan – because they normally don’t have plant-based milk. So on Friday I ordered my first ever vegan Latte Machiatto and it was amazing. Please stop me because I want to go back there every day now just for that.
Vegan stroopwafels | After our meal on Thursday we went into an ‘eko’ supermarket because my friend had to get some little bits. I was just strolling through the aisles when I saw they sold vegan stroopwafels! They are like typical Dutch waffle cookies with honey in between them. They are absolutely amazing and of course I haven’t had any in more than two years. So when I saw these, I obviously had to get them, and just as I had expected, they are amazing!
Saturday morning, blog photos | Me and my friend, whom also took blog photos with me last time, went to the city this time to take some more photos of me (sounds a bit selfish but you know what I mean). It was loads of fun as usual and I wore the same t-shirt I wore on International woman’s day, the whole same outfit in fact. I’m sure you’ll see all the photos pop up in blog posts in the upcoming weeks.
Because I wanted the photos to look good I chose to wear my pretty, but not as comfortable as my Nike Air Max, boots. Which look great in the photos but after so much walking around, I got home and my feet were aching uncontrollably. The things you do for the gram (or blog) right?
Veggieworld | Saturday and Sunday there was a vegan food festival very close to where I live. Thankfully I saw an old friend’s Instagram story that reminded me of the festival being organised. I immediately looked online and decided on the spot that obviously I couldn’t miss this. So the next day at 10 am I was off.
I went last year and it was just as much fun, despite having gone alone this time. Last year I had bought ‘gevulde koek’ (a typical Dutch cookie) and ‘saucijzenbroodje’ (a sausage inside a pastry). So this time I had to go for some different things, and let me tell you, I had some amazing treats.
I tasted a LOT of different kinds of vegan cheeses. I had one cheese that tasted exactly like camembert and another one exactly like goat cheese. I had a lot of fake meat and a sample of Indian curry with rice. I tasted everything – really, everything – that there was to be tasted, but obviously I couldn’t buy everything that there was to be bought. So I bought and ate my first ever vegan donut. I bought a piece of caramel shortcake which I haven’t eaten yet but I can’t wait to devour later tonight or tomorrow. I also bought and ate my very first piece of vegan baklava. There’s two more left of those thankfully, so I can eat that too later on. And for lunch I brought home a doner box, which wasn’t as nice (or big) as expected but was still alright.
Carwash | This may seem like a silly thing to love but I have never before Sunday, been through a carwash before. My boyfriend is wanting to sell his car and he wanted to clean it before he put it online. When he told me he was going to go through a carwash I was so happy. I’ve been wanting to do that all my life, it looked like so much fun! And it was so much fun. A fun that lasted for approximately 3 minutes but it was genuinely lovely. It’s the little things right?