Survival guide for running in shorts

[Writing 101 Day 5] Rokjesdag. The first day that Dutch women can wear skirts without tights, it’s today! 21st of March may officially be the first day of spring, here it is only Spring when we’ve celebrated Rokjesdag. That day… #rokjesdag — Eline van Beek ✏️ (@elinevb) April 10, 2015 I decided to celebrate Spring with a run in shorts and running skirt. You should keep some things in mind when you do so: 1. Chafing Know your body type and what kind of shorts suits you best. So choose a bicycle shorts length if needed or one with inner boy … Continue reading Survival guide for running in shorts

The lost art of writing

Note book in the train

[Writing 101 Day 4] This free writing thing is taking me places I’d never thought I’d see again. Today it takes me to the art of writing and how it is taught at school. To the opinion of some that children shouldn’t spend so much on calligraphy writing as on typing. But they forget that writing is not just an art that is under appreciated as we grow up, it is also a learning strategy that is under valued in this digital world we live in.  Continue reading “The lost art of writing”

How to make a Spartan warrior costume

How to make a Spartan warrior costume
It’s no rocket science what this year’s theme for Mardi Gras would be when Junior is obsessed with ‘Sparta’. Inspired by the wonderful site Storm the Castle, he has put together a full Spartan armor. One piece of advice: take a newspaper subscription, as you’l be using a lot of newspaper. This is a paper mache project with a capital P. When we started I was quite shocked that Junior didn’t even know what paper mache was (what do they teach those kids in school?!) but know he is a selfmade paper mache expert. Don’t feel guilty about your online shopping either, as you’ll need cardbox too.

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A Ten-Month-Old’s Letter To Santa

Originally posted on The Ugly Volvo:
Dear Santa,  I am a ten-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my “Christmas List” to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want.  I could give two s#*ts about receiving stacking cups. And I know you’re ready to make the joke about ten month-old babies and how all we want is the wrapping paper and the boxes.  Touché, Santa.  Touché.   We do, of course, want those things.  But I have a number of additional things I want very badly. My… Continue reading A Ten-Month-Old’s Letter To Santa