What a hot week! I have lived in Spain and whenever there’s a cloud of heat there it’s seriously unbearable, thankfully that used to only happen in the south of Europe. WRONG. This immense heat has now moved up and I don’t like it, if I had a pool, it would be different, but who has a pool in Holland?
Anyway, I’m cheating a little here as it’s my favourite things from the past two weeks because I haven’t written one of these in a while. I’ve been doing a combination of working on my blog a bit, cleaning the house, visiting family and going to a festival (more on that below). My boyfriend has also been away since Thursday night until tomorrow night so I’ve had the house to myself which meant that I did not feel like cooking at all, ’cause that’s what you get when you don’t have to cater to anyone, hey?
10 things I’ve been loving this week
Spanish friends | Last year at Defqon 1. I met some Spanish friends that I really got along with. We hadn’t seen each other for a year because they don’t really live near where my parents live in Spain but they came back for the festival again this year so obviously I went to see them in Amsterdam the day they arrived!
It was so nice seeing them again and we had a little wonder around, we went to the sex museum which was interesting. I did have an exam the next day so I had been studying a lot so I would be done on time so I could actually spend the afternoon with them.
Defqon 1. | My favourite festival of the year had arrived again! I am actually gutted it is now over and we have to wait another year, but that’s life. It was my third year going and I had as much fun as ever. On Sunday I went to the festival at about half past 1 and didn’t come back to the camping or sit down until about 1 in the morning. There were just so many amazing DJ’s to see that I didn’t want to sit down.
Power hour & endshow | Part of Defqon 1. is power hour, which is one hour on Saturday where EVERYTHING is possible. Sounds a bit weird when you’re not a connoisseur of hardcore music, but basically all kinds of different (popular) songs can come by. Such as we are the champions by queen or pipas pal pajaro, see there’s a real mixture there!
Another element of the festival are the endshows on Saturday and Sunday. A lot of money goes into a lot of lasers and fireworks to make an amazing show. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint. Every year they have to think of something new and exciting since a lot of the people going go every year and even though I did think last year’s was more impressive, this year’s was definitely amazing too.
Last lunch with a friend | One of my friends who was here as an exchange student for a couple of months went back to Spain last week! I am really gutted but I’m also really glad I got to make a new friend. I am definitely going to visit her in Madrid soon so she can show me around!
Getting back into the gym | I had a little break from the gym during my last month of uni which was pretty intense studying wise. But I want to get back into it so last week I got a schedule from my trainer there and I followed some classes and I’m loving it. My goal is to be able to lift 15kg easy by the end of the month on the different types of equipment (please don’t ask me what I do because I wouldn’t be able to tell you haha)
My blog turned 1 | It was my blog’s birthday yesterday! You might have seen my post on everything I’ve fallen in love with through blogging which I wrote kind of in celebration. I never usually stick to one hobby for a longer time as I usually get bored after a couple of months, weeks or even days. So the fact that I’m loving blogging even more than when I started is a real win for me as I’ve finally found something that I am truly passionate about.
Visit from my sister | On Friday I got a visit from my sister and little niece. We played table football (I won, obviously) and had a little catch up, which was nice.
Homescapes | I have become addicted to a new game on my phone. A friend of mine showed me this game a little while ago and at the time I didn’t really feel like downloading it. But after coming home from the festival I was super tired and laid on the couch all day so I thought, why not. And now, obviously, I can’t stop playing. It’s essentially like candy crush except every time you win a level you get a star and with those stars you have to renovate your parents house, if you like candy crush and you like interior games this is perfect for you.
Selfcare | With this intense month of studying I was also neglecting my self care very much. I was so glad last week that I had time and wanted to make the effort again to put a face mask on, put a hair mask on, spend a little time with my skincare. It’s nice to indulge once in a while and that’s just what I needed
A clean home | I spent the whole of Sunday and the whole of Monday morning cleaning the entire house for when my dad came today. I cleaned the doors, the windowsills, the windows, etc etc, literally everything. It took me a day and a half and I was dead tired Sunday night but it’s nice to see it all clean and tidy now.