Thursday 31 December 2015


Hello again!

I wanted to update you guys once more before the year ends! Crazy how fast time goes! An enormous cliché but very true.. For real it feels like the first of January was two months ago, I can remember NYE so vividly (kinda). 2015 was a year with lots of ups and downs for me so let's hope 2016 is just all ups. There are some things that I am already looking forward, like graduating high school and moving out and also travelling to Japan in August! But anyway in good tradition (although I skipped the 2014 one) I wanted to make a little favorites of 2015 post. So let's start!

I didn't read any books published in 2015 except for M Train by Patti Smith which I didn't like at all and don't want to include in this post so all three of these favorites were published earlier but I read and loved them this year!

1) We should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists is an essay based this TedxTalk she gave in 2013 and you might actually recognize some parts because Beyoncé used it in everyone's favorite song of 2013 (let's be honest) Flawless.

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” 

So good!! It's a quick read so you should definitely pick up a copy!

2) The world according to Garp - John Irving: Whilst reading this book I laughed, I cried and fell in love with it. The characters are so well developed and John Irving is such a great writer, I can't wait to read more of his work next year.

3) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov: I read this book in the summer or 2015 and although it is a very unsettling because the protagonist is a pedophile and talks very openly about the subject, I thought it was very good. It's beautifully written and a true classic. Also if Snoop Dogg thinks it's good enough to read it's a must (click the link, you won't regret it).

2015 was such a great music year in my opinion!!! So many amazing new releases! And because I didn't want to cramp up this whole post with me raving and fangirling over so many albums I decided to make a little Spotify playlist with all my favorite songs released this year. It's very random and I intended to only include fifteen songs (15 tracks because 2015, you get it? So clever wow) but that failed and I had to add ten more oops. I mean how could I only pick one To Pimp A Butterfly song?!

Ps: It isn't like a ranked list but I didn't put Faucet as the first track by accident haha.

I didn't see any movies that came out in 2015 except for like Spectre haha so instead of sharing movie favorites I thought I would end this post with some of my favorite photo's I uploaded on Instagram this year (basically my favorite moments of this year!)

From left to right seeing Les Nymphéas in Paris, visiting Bergen, Myrte and me on my birthday party, finally getting Channel Orange on vinyl (!!!), Saturday mornings at Kopergietery with Seppe, Szechenyi baths in Budapest with Otto, Pukkelpop and again my birthday party!

So that was it! Hope you have a wonderful new year's eve and a fantastic 2016!!!

Monday 7 September 2015

after 8 months


I don't really know how to start this post to be honest. It's been 8 months. A lot of stuff has happened obviously. Including this blog turning 5 years old (I know???! How did that happen???)  and me completely neglecting it. I could say that I've been busy which is true for a part. I mean school was obviously very time consuming (I just started my last year of high school!I know???! How did that happen???) and kind of having a social life as well. But if I am completely honest a lot of time has also been spent watching Netflix and scrolling through Instagram.

The past 8 months I haven't been writing or photographing as often which has also been a contribution to the complete lack of posts. I just didn't have anything I felt was worth sharing here and I really do feel bad about that because being creative is something very important to me.

But another reason is that I just don't really feel like blogging anymore. And that's something that has been mentioned on this blog multiple times before (you can also blame that on all of my teen angst), I feel that I've been growing out of blogging but not out of writing so I just don't really know what to do with this space anymore.

But just to make clear this is not a goodbye post! I just need some more time to figure out what I want to do with this blog. Maybe I will feel like posting again maybe I wont. We will see I guess.

But in the meantime here are some photo's that I took with disposable camera's and also my new analog point and shoot camera which I got for 2 euros at a flea market!

New camera: Kodak Star Zoom 70

I just got the first film roll developed and I love the way they turned out so I might be sharing more of them here in the future! So look out for that in the future (aka in 8 months or so).
Almost all of these pictures were taken this summer (except for the ones in Amsterdam)! This summer has been so good! I spent 10 days in Norway with my family, went to Pukkelpop, camped with my friends and just hung out a lot with people I love the most.

 Biking- Amsterdam
 Zeno - Zwalm
 Bergen, Norway

 My sisters Flo & Lotta - Oslo
 Otto - Gent
 Bergen, Norway
 Flo - Zwalm
 Myrte on a train
 On top of the opera building - Oslo, Norway
Flo & Lotta - Bergen, Norway
Myrte and me - Pukkelpop
 Bergen, Norway
 Opera building - Oslo, Norway
 Flo on top of the opera building - Oslo, Norway
 Flo & Lotta - Bergen, Norway
 Me and my bike - Gent
Otto - 6 a.m

Ok so to finish this already way too long and photo hefty post here is some music that I've been listening to a lot lately. Hope you kind of liked this post!