Why I’m Excited For Autumn

While reading Kayleigh’s blogpost about why she’s excited for autumn, I thought I could easy fill an article about why I’m excited for the pumkin season too! Even though I can find a little charm in any season, autumn has become my favourite. Summer’s been nice but I’m kinda ready for some colder weather, tea […]

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Following a TEFL course

As you all (probably) already know, I follow an English and Creative Writing degree course at Manchester Metropolitan University in England. I’m starting my third and last year in September, hoping to get my bachelor degree in July 2018. The dream is to get a writing/editorial job straight after university, so why am I following […]

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Four reasons to visit Austria in Summer

Last week I spent hiking in the beautiful Austrian mountains with my family. We didn’t have any summer plans – only me going back to the Netherlands to visit them – but my mom spontaneously booked a holiday on a Monday and we left on the Tuesday. I’ve been to Austria countless times, mainly in […]

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Visiting Rome

In 2015 I visited Rome for a few days with my mom and my sisters. Back then, I wrote about what we did in those five days and give some tips for future Rome travels. They’re still relevant to today, which is why I decided to post this older post onto the new blog. Enjoy! […]

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Brexit and its impact on my future

What are your plans for after university, Nele? I get asked this question a lot. Especially now I’m back in my hometown for the summer and everybody knows I’m only one year away from graduating university. Do I want to get a job straight away? Get a master degree? Move back to the Netherlands? What […]

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My favorite video games

As I kid I loved video games. From online games like runescape and neopets to playing Mario kart on the wii with my sisters. Near the end of my high school career and the start of my higher education – dropping out of my first course, taking a gap year and then moving to England […]

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How I edit my instagram photos

Out of all social media platforms, instagram is by far my favourite. I love seeing all the creativity that is put into making sure your feed looks good, your pictures show personality and being able to engage with your followers in such a great way. I’ve been on instagram with a personal account for years, […]

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My Cruelty Free Skincare Routine

As long as I’ve been using make-up and skincare products I’ve made sure I only bought from brands that don’t test on animals. I just don’t see why animals would have to suffer for something as silly as cosmetics!? By not buying any cosmetic products that are tested on animals, I make sure that I […]

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The resources I use to learn Japanese

Almost a year ago I started taking Japanese classes at my university. I already had some basic knowledge from self-study but the “pressure” of having deadlines helps me revise much better than having to do it all by myself. Also having a Japanese native teaching me the things I find difficult saves me a lot […]

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University room tour ’16/’17

In July I moved out of my student hall/dorm room into a little house that I started renting with four of my best friends here in Manchester. It’s amazing to be able to live with friends instead of random people and share a bathroom, living room and kitchen with them instead. My bedroom in our […]

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