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New year!

Dear all,

It has been quite some time since you’ve last heard of me, and I’m truly sorry for that. However, the end of a year brings some (maybe) good news: I’ll be more active in 2018!

Not that it’s even possible for me to be any less active in 2018 haha but I think you guys get the picture. I cannot promise to read a certain amount of books per month, and I’m definitely not going to, but I can promise that there will be regular posts on series, some books, and mostly study related things.

It has been about half a study year now since I started the Archaeology bachelor next to my English bachelor and it has been amazing. There are so many new things to learn, things to discover, and in my opinion there should be a little more interdisciplinary work :’) But most importantly: I’ve learned so much and I’m having a blast!
This time off has given me the space to see whether I could do all I wanted and maybe more, and it seems more than possible to me ^_^

Now, enough about me.

Folks, I wish you an amazing new year!
Some of you might be at some huge party, other quietly sitting in the living room with a book, or together with family. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re going to do: may 2018 be a favourable year for all of you, filled with wonder, amazing opportunities, and just downright amazing things!



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The Sword, the Story, and some pictures

In my previous post I promised to try and see if I could find some pictures of the whole sword fighting thing. Well, this is where you’ll get to see some pictures ^_^ (and get a background story, of course).

Here goes:

about a year ago I was talking to an old work friend of mine and he told me that sword fighting (or Historical European Martial Arts) was actually a thing. So, obviously, I decided to give it a shot and I loved it. From that moment on, everything went quite fast. I started in September, got my own sword in December (birthday present woopwoop), and finally got a shield, and mask, last February. After getting all that, I looked like this:

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(there was a person without a mask where the boom is :’) a creative way of Photoshop… right?)

And then, things started to escalate quickly and I bought the rest that I have now. Basically it’s new shinguards, a fancy jacket and some fancy pants. This results in me looking like the black little thin in the next picture:


I look awesome! Also, the blue arrow point to where I hold my sword and the red arrow point to where my enemy (nah he’s a good guy) walks into the point of my sword… It’s amazing!




And then there is me trying to do other stuff with a long sword. Resulting in getting my ass kicked by this awesome woman who had the patience to try and teach me how to hold, and use, this massive thing :’)

longsword1 awesome vs ass-kickedasskicked1

That’s it folks! The sword, the story, some pictures, and some awesome people!

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My Happy Moment #6

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Hello everyone!

It’s time for another post about my happy moments in life.

About a month ago I officially entered my summer break (there are still roughly 5 weeks of ‘summer break’ ahead of me so let’s consider it a fairly long break). Since then, a ton of things happened! No, of course nothing happened. Basically all I’ve been doing is working, netflix & chill, trying to read a lot of books but failing miserably (and buying more books while doing this).

But, luckily for me, nice things have happened too! For example; I’ve finished my second year at Uni (huzzah), finally bought enough gear so that I am able to practise sword fighting without worrying about breaking any bones, and I’ve started driving again! Next to that I’ve also decided to start Archaeology next year! Do the amazing things ever stop? Of course not! I’ve also bought a ticket for Castlefest (those of you who have no clue what Castlefest is, click this link), and I’m planning on making my own costume! (whether this is actually going to happen remains to be seen).
Also, I’m going to be on the board of my sword fighting association. How awesome is that?! (I’ve even created a blog section on the website :’) seems like I can’t escape it haha).

I’ve even tried to learn a little of Japanese, though its a lot tougher than I thought it would be!

In short: my ‘summer break’ has been great so far ^_^ How are you guys doing? Did anything amazing happen to you lately? Let me know in the comment section below!

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My Happy Moments #5

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Good day everyone!

Oh my, how time flies right? I haven’t been that active lately because of Christmas, my birthday (I’m 22 now :D), new year, and preparing for my end terms in January, but I’m kinda back! Hurray! Be prepared for some study related posts in the near future.

But, since this is a happy moment post, let’s talk about why I’m happy! Here’s a list for your convenience (and mine :’)):

  1. I got a tablet for my birthday! My boyfriend gave it to  me and I’m extremely happy with it. I’m even using it to write this post right now! How awesome right? And sweet, very sweet *nods *
  2. My parents gave me a freaking sword for my birthday! No idea if I already mentioned it, but I’ll just say it again. It’s so shiny and beautiful ^^ I think I’m in love :’)
  3. My boyfriend has a new bed 😀 why does that make me happy? Well, I won’t have to sleep on the floor anymore so that’s pretty good xD
  4. I passed  the first end term, quite well if I can say so myself, that I made before the holidays!
  5. Did I mention the sword? Look at it!15774707_1373283416037302_8317022254800337039_o
  6. After my end terms I have the rest of January to not do anything that has to do with uni!!

Well, this was my list of happy things. What did you  get for Christmas? And how is the new year treating you so far? Happy new year folks and let’s make it a good one! Filled with books and cool stuff 😀

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My Happy Moments #4; or My Top 10 Favourite Things To Do While Procrastinating

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Hello dear people of this planet!

Today’s post is not so much about being happy about something in particular and more about how I am happily procrastinating my life away :’)
It’s nearly exam time, essay deadlines are ready to hit me in the face, but I like to live life dangerously, and that is why I decided to write today’s post: My Top 10 Favourite Things To Do While Procrastinating. It’s probably going to be the most useless post you’ll ever read, but this is a part of me procrastinating, so yeah…

Today, I will give you a list of my favourite things to do while procrastinating! How exciting that I can share my weirdness with the world 😀 This list of 10 things is in no particular order.

  1. Netflix and chill. Everyone knows this and it definitely has to be in this list.
  2. Writing. This includes writing for blogs, Facebook, twitter, for fun, and everything else that has nothing to do with what you actually should be doing.
  3. Watching YouTube videos. Really guys, you should watch Man at Arms Reforged. This is an awesome series as it were where a team makes historically correct sword, cosplay swords, hammers, bows, and a whole lot of other awesome things. Really, check them out! For an episode see the link at the end of the post.
  4. Read. Again, anything that has nothing to do with what you actually should be reading. I.e. Read that book that has been waiting on your bookshelf, and has been calling to you for ages. Re-read that other book that has been patiently waiting, or take a look around the World Wide Web.
  5. Making photos. You can go out for a walk or stay at home and take all those cute pictures of your pets.
  6. Sleep.
  7. Eat. You can make it as crazy as you want! You can even decide to make a warms breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  8. Making a planning instead of doing what was on your previous planning.
  9. Clean your room/house. They need attention too, and at least you’ll be busy for a couple of hours at least. Don’t worry, you’ll be doing something useful 😀
  10. Shopping. This can be you going outside to do some old fashioned shopping, or you can do it on your computer/laptop/mobile phone/other device.


This was my Top 10 of favourite things to do while procrastinating. Are any of these things on your list? Do you have a wonderful thing to add to this list? Let me know by posting you answer in the comment section below 😀

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My Happy Moments #3

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It was about time! I have been waiting for ages (alright then, about two weeks) to write this post for you guys.

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There are a couple of things that have really made my life a bit more interesting and made me in particular very happy. So, be prepared for a lot of text here, mixed up with a couple of photographs, and a nice story of the existence of my own (though short lived) realm.

So, at this point I can proudly announce that me and my significant other have decided to buy….. *tension building here*…..*drums*…. A CAR! Yes, people from across the globe, we have bought a car. It’s cute, it’s fourteen years old, it’s dark green and my second most love inanimate object: a Ford Fiesta from 2002. Curious now huh? Well, here’s our little beauty!:

This, my dear humans, is Floki. I didn’t name him, the boyfriend did :’) He called him Floki because we both like vikings and it’s a Ford, so it starts with the letter F anyway!Floki

Lo and behold, the magnificent green death on wheels!

Another thing that happened to me last week, next to becoming a car owner and driving for the first time in 1.5 years, I was a mentor for the Orientation Week of my university.

If any of my kids read this: Guys, you were awesome. If none are reading this, you’re missing out you guys… cuz this post is awesome.
For those of you who have no idea what that all means: I was a mentor mum together with someone else, caring for a group of round and about 13/14 people when the group was complete. These people came from across the globe and it was amazing. We had an amazing week filled with activities, not the best kind of food, and a lot of sunshine (for which we were truly greatful). Most of my kids even bought a bike! I’m so proud of them… they grow up so fast *stares away into the distance… dramatically*. By the time it was friday, we were somewhat cold, a little hyperactive, and quite hungry for meat. So during the bbq we came up with the most amazing story! Read it here:

“It was on Monday that our royal court got together to form the thirteenth kingdom.

Together with his most beloved queen, the king reigned the thirteenth kingdom wisely and good (a great king indeed). Their court existed of a joker, a sailor, a cook, a noble lord, an evil sister, three loyal guards (some better than others to be honest), three awesome royal assassins, a corrupt treasurer (who claimed not to be that good at her job), one peasant who had to much ambition for his own good and a merchant.

The queens evil sister however wanted her dead, but the queen was unaware of that because (honestly) she was well loved (or so she thought). The royal pair decided to raise taxes and that was all the evil sister, the corrupt treasurer and the pesky peasant needed to try and get rid of the queen.
Sadly, the sailor and the merchant already left after two days at court, and they missed out on a lot of awesome courtly stuff. But, a knight joined the party (a loyal one who was most gracious).
Being careful not to fall out of grace before they succeeded, the treasurer, the sister, and the peasant came up with a plan to make more people dislike their most kind queen.
(Demoting one of her guards was not such a smart move, the queen admits that).
After the demoting, two more peasants joined the peasantry (one of the guards was loyal to the other and so that one had to go… obviously). Because of that, taxes were raised again! (hurray).
At that point, the most beloved queen discovered the plan for her undoing and before that plan could be executed, she fled the country. That resulted into the addition of another peasant (yeey). But, without a queen, the king was quite sad. And so, the traitorous peasant who was willing to kill his own queen, became the new queen of the thirteenth kingdom.

No one ever heard from the evil sister again, she probably became a state prisoner. Unlike her, the rest of the kingdom was now in peace, and everyone lived happily ever after.

The End.”

You have to be at least a little bit impressed, right? No, there was no alcohol involved in making this up! Shame on you if you were thinking that there was!

So, after a most magnificent week, I’m now ready to go to my first sword-fighting lesson tomorrow. I’m not sure how that is going to work out, but I have high hopes and I truly hope that it is going to be as amazing as I think it will. (I might be giving you a heads-up tomorrow or next week about this topic, it depends on the awesomeness).

Wednesday I’ll be going to England for a couple of days, so you will not really hear from me again before next week! Good luck for those of you who’ve already started school today, the rest of you; school is coming :O Be prepared, but most of all: Try to have fun and good luck! You’ll be fine 🙂

What things made you happy in the last two weeks? Please leave a comment below 😀

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My Happy Moments #2

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Finally there is another happy moment in life that I feel is worthy of sharing with you ^_^

It started three weeks ago when I had to hand in an essay for my resit. You see, I’ve been enjoying life without uni for about four weeks now. It wasn’t all that bad, working and catching up with people, but I still had to wait for that one grade that would determine if I had passed my first year at uni in one go. For weeks I’ve been a nervous wreck, but today I finally got my grade!


I know it’s kind of stupid, but I’m already looking forward to next semester ^_^

Enjoy your holiday!

Are you going anywhere special in the coming weeks? Or is there something you’re just really happy about and you feel like you want to share it? Please leave a comment!