Non-Bookish chat

Good morning Coffee

Good morning! Grab a coffee, maybe a biscuit or two and sit down and enjoy my first blog post in a new series called Non-Bookish chat. I will take you through my ‘exciting’ life from the past week…. Why did I put excited between brackets? Well… it is because I do work full time so when things might look exciting to me, it might just be a hmpf moment for someone else haha!
Why would I like to chat to you about non-bookish things on a bookblog? Well it is because I think I have lots to share or at least let you know my thoughts and feelings about what I encounter on a daily basis. I am after all still a Dutch citizen living for the past 7 years in the UK and for the past 3 years here in Aldershot, the home of the Military!

But I feel like I am almost losing your attention already, so let’s get to it!


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Thursday I made my Meatballs – yes meatballs! What is so special about them? Well I made them from scratch on my own recipe with some help from Blond Amsterdam cooking book – these are called Gran’s Meatballs! I made these with 500gr mincemeat, 70% pork and 30% beef, throw in some milk, egg, breadcrumbs, onion and garlic and voila you have created these amazing meatballs! The smells were amazing and the approving sounds from 2 squaddies made my day ^_^

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Happy Sunday

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Hey all – you might have been wondering where I have been? Well it has been quite a hectic last couple of weeks for me in my private life and therefore blogging and even reading had been put on hold! Shock… I know… even reading!

But I am trying to get back in the game again with some hopefully good new surprises along the way, not many as I quite enjoy my blog the way it is. You will see one notice fairly soon, which is my weekly non-bookish updates. This is for me a way to briefly let you in on my non-bookish life and what else I do and achieve as a Dutch person living in the UK for the past 7 years. Plus I think it will give some variety to not only my blog, but for my readers and for myself.

Thank you for sticking with me and I hope you enjoy the minor changes and the many book reviews & tours to come!

Happy Me

And for now I will leave you with a picture of me on my holiday in Amsterdam visiting family, walking the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar eating some well deserved Hollandse Nieuwe (in other words, I did a walking event of walking almost 10 miles a day for 4 days having loads of fun and here you can see me eating raw herring with onions!)