Yearly Archives: 2013

New Layout, New Inspiration

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The last couple of months this blog has been bleeding slowly to death, my camera has been laying around the apartment without seeing any day-light and my mind has been on a non-blog state. But I miss blogging. I miss writing down what I experience, I miss seeing writing opportunities in all the fun stuff around me, I miss having a legit reason to make pictures of my food (without looking too Asian), I miss being more active in the blogger community (I still read all you blogs though), I miss getting feedback on my blogs from all of you and in general I miss trying to get this blog to the next level.

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There were multiple reasons why I lost interest in blogging. As said before, I detested the previous theme, but with help from Glenn from Some Quality Meat the theme is a lot more “me” now. There is still a lot I want to change, but at least there’s a start and I don’t hate it so much anymore that it makes me not wanna write. Another thing that has been daunting me is my written language on the blog. While I do think (or at least hope) that I’m fluent in English, it will always be my second language. I think I would be better in writing my personal opinions and experiences in my mother tongue Dutch. But having lived abroad for the better part of the last 4 years, having made a lot of friends from all over the globe, I feel that I would either loose a lot of readers OR I wouldn’t be able to communicate things that are especially interesting for those who are living in Copenhagen. I’m still not completely sure what to do with the language, but for now I will just continue writing in English.

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Besides that, everything is all cool. These round balls are called “æbleskiver” and it’s a mixture between the Dutch “poffertjes” and “oliebollen”. I wasn’t really fond of it previous years, but they definitely grow on me.

Are you ready for Christmas?

With love,
-Janet

InstaUpdate

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Hi guys,

It has been awfully quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks for several reasons. I’m really dissatisfied with my blog lay-out and have been trying to change it, but then stopped again because I didn’t had any inspiration and time to finish it all… So if you know or are somebody that knows their way around wordpress, hit the comment box! I have also been quit busy with working. But I missed you guys, so I thought I’d just put up some of the pictures that were on my iPhone…

I have been selling all my old clothing and shoes at a fleamarket. It was the first time I have ever done it, but it feels so good to get rid of your own shit and make some place for new things.

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Which I obviously did by getting a new pair of Air Max 97, I used to own these as a 10 year old girl in elementary school and they make me feel as cool as they did back then! I also got me a pair of red timberlands and they look amazeballs with a pair of black skinny jeans.

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I went to Croatia for the weekend to visit my friends who just moved to the capital Zagreb.

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The food and wine is AMAZING and CHEAP, it honestly makes sense to just buy a plane ticket and eat and drink like a madmen and you’ll be still using less money than a weekend in Copenhagen..

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We went to the Electronic Beats Festival, where a vodka cranberry only costed 2 euro’s (15kr). In Denmark you would easily pay about 6 to 10 euro’s for anything with hard liquor..

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We ended the night at McDonals. That BigMac was the best meal I’ve had, ever…

With love,
-Janet

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Madrid: La Cesta

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Madrid seems to been ages ago, but the city really conquered a place into my heart! The first night I booked a table at La Cesta and was already overwhelmed by happiness to see that the first table was available from 20.30 and the last table at 23.30! I found the restaurant after a review on the blog My Little Madrid and it specially attracted me because of their vision” “A creative menu, offering delicate, tasty, natural and uncomplicated dishes which avoid pretention and over-sophistication. Not divided into starters or main courses, and nothing over €20.” and to top it off because of their dream-team in the kitchen (two Michelin stars and three Repsol sun).

To be honest, when we arrived I wasn’t really impressed by their entrance, but luckily their main restaurant looked a lot better. Nice and colorful and with a table at 20.30 (which is late for both Dutch and Danish standards..) we were the first to arrive. This was a bit akward, but our stomachs definitely couldn’t wait any longer! We weren’t sure what to order, so we started with some starters and they were HEAVEN, pure HEAVEN. So we decided to go for the entire menu. This ended up to be a bit too much, but I can reassure you that every single bite we had was just amazing. Amazing food and amazing wine: what else can a girl ask for?

I can imagine that the restaurant is a bit more expensive for Spanish standards, but we paid around 130 euro for an amazing meal with a bunch of wine, so for Danish standards it was actually a “normal” price with outstanding food and wine. Oh yeah and before I forget: the service was also more than amazing, definite recommendation! Take me back to this place 😉

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With love,
-Janet

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Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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With an early flight to Madrid, we arrived to the city around noon and I can tell you: this makes you hungry! Well to be honest, pretty much everything makes me hungry, so after we dumped our stuff at the hotel it was time for lunch! Luckily our hotel was a walking distance from Mercado de San Miguel, which reminded me a lot of Copenhagen’s own Torvehallerne only with a lot more tapas and A LOT cheaper (think: 1 euro per tapa). It was like heaven for me and I ran around like a chicken without a head buying everything I wanted to try, to the amusement of the boyfriend which thought I fitted in quite well with all the Chinese tourists. The place is a bit touristy (a lot of pushing and pulling) but I would still recommend it: who doesn’t want’s to eat oysters, cheap tapas and have a Sangria?

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With love,
-Janet

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Madrid

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Madrid, Madrid, Madrid. What can I say? Besides good food I didn’t really had any expectations about the city and got totally blown away by all of its awesomeness! We got invited for a wedding and it has set the bar extremely high regarding all future weddings. Unfortunately I didn’t make any pictures of it, but picture Gossip Girl X Prinsjesdag (a lot of hats) X The Hangover… We met some pretty cool people from all over the globe and had the most amazing tapas.

Going away for a weekend, kinda makes me realize we should go away more weekends 😎 We arrived on Friday afternoon and explored the city. Coming from Northern Europe it was extremely nice to enjoy some sun again (and going outside without jacket) and me being food addicted (it seriously becomes scary at this point) we started a walk to get some food to walk more to get some more food. Saturday we had the wedding and Sunday we tried to get over the boyfriends hangover to go for walks to end up with more food. But anyways in this post I wanted to share with you how beautiful the city is, I will upload some pictures this week from all my food recommendations!!

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With love,
-Janet

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