Films, music & books

“La La Land”: Here’s to the fools who dream

Last Friday, I went to see La La Land: the Daniel Chazelle gem that has been nominated for fourteen Oscars. A generous number of nominations which is entirely deserved. This romantic musical comedy-drama left me done for in my red seat. Never before had a jazz themed musical found its way into my heart. Advertisements


Sounds like honey

Flowing like honey. Sweet, smooth and musical; pleasant to hear. This is the description of the word mellifluous. Originating from Latin, this word isn’t used much in daily conversation. Not in mine at least. I wish words like these would be used more. What other words are there that let you describe the sounds you… Continue reading Sounds like honey


Meditation sensation

Meditation. You’ve probably heard of it. There’s a chance people you know do it. Maybe you’ve tried it yourself. It is said to make you healthier, happier and overall just a better person. So I thought I’d give it a try.


The foolish firemen

When I was little, I loved writing stories. One of those stories decorates the cupboard in our hallway ever since I can remember. I thought I’d share that brilliant little story with you today (translated from Dutch). A little disclaimer is needed though: I don’t actually have anything against firemen, I think they’re great. I… Continue reading The foolish firemen


My little book of happy things

When I was in high school, one of my friends always had this little notebook with her. She wrote in it all the time. I was intrigued by it and asked her what she used it for. She told me it was her little happiness notebook. She filled it with all her favourite quotes, lyrics… Continue reading My little book of happy things


8 strange facts

We live in a strange world. With this strange world come strange facts (among loads of other things but let’s focus). The internet is full of lists with these facts and I love reading them. So why not make a list myself with some of my favourites and share them with you in the hope… Continue reading 8 strange facts


5 things I have learned in 2016

2016 was a straaange year for me. Not only because of all the strange and not very good things happening in the world (euphemism, I know), but personally too. I had to be much more honest with myself than I’ve ever had to be before. However hard honesty can be, in the end it’s often… Continue reading 5 things I have learned in 2016