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