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Let’s talk Olympics

Lets just say it out loud. The Dutch aren’t doing so well at the Olympics. It seems every time I turn on the tv there is someone crying because they failed. Judo was a disaster (except for Anicka van Emden, bronze yeey!), we’re having a hard time with swimming, we had our…

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This is to the group of cyclists who passed me by

I am so angry right now I don’t know even how to begin. I have recently promised myself that if someone commented on my weight I would not keep my silence anymore, I would speak up. I would stand up for myself instead of thinking they are right and eat my emotions…

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This is a story about mr. Broccoli

There once was a green round vegetable. It consisted of all these little trees, filled with vitamins. It’s name was: Broccoli. Mr. Broccoli wanted to fulfill his life long duty: to give humans the vitamins they so deeply need. Then a young man walked into the supermarket towards the vegetable section….

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Confession: I like Pokémon Go

Hi, I am Susanne and I like Pokémon Go (imagine me standing up, saying this out loud with a face full of shame). I am over 30, I am a woman, I certainly have better things to do with my life but I just like to collect things. And nowadays…

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Will there ever be peace?

Tonight was a beautiful night. The sun shined, the weather was nice and we celebrated the weekend with cocktails at the beach. But then. A message on my phone. Breaking news: shootings in Munich. Not again. It’s easy to start to feel indifferent to these kind of messages since it seems…

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It’s finally summer!!

As a true Dutchy, I am destined to say something about the weather today. It’s in our DNA I guess. Whenever you meet a Dutch person, the first thing you’ll talk about is the weather. “Nice weather today right?” “Will this rain ever stop?” “When will summer start?” “I’m sick…

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Concert at Sea

I’m not very up to date when it comes to music. I don’t know who sings what or what a song is called. Unless it’s Backstreet Boys. I usually come to festivals for the people, the beer, the food and I enjoy myself sitting on the grass watching other people….

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Costa Rica

When I was a little kid, I traveled to Costa Rica with my parents. I remembered a lot of nature, green nature, and a flood (I guess it was rain season?) . But I especially remembered one thing. The pacific coast (I know now that this is a huge coastline…

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Fishy Friday

I am not the biggest fan of anything that comes from the sea. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s more that there is so much more yummy food out there. Like hamburgers. Or french fries. Hamburger with fries, yes you can wake me up for that! Or pizza. Pizza…