Sinterklaas, food and whipped cream in my eye

Last Saturday was Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. I won’t give you guys a detailed explanation about it (since it’s pretty long haha), but basically on December 5th it’s ‘pakjesavond’ (‘presents nights’) and Sinterklaas visits all the children in the country and leaves a lot of presents and candy.

I ate so much food (if some of it even counts as food haha), which is no surprise unless you’re new here (in that case: hi!) because if you’ve been around for a while you should know of my love for food.

Basically I was really full and a bit nauseous (but content!) when we went home haha. But of course the evening wasn’t just us eating! (it may sound that our family gatherings are always me and my family stuffing ourselves with food, but really, it isn’t!)

To keep my six-year old cousin occupied we played some games when all of a sudden we heard a few loud knocks on the door! But when we opened it, there was no one there except for presents! My cousin remained very calm as he dragged his presents inside haha. He had a cool image to keep up of course.

He was really spoiled, but he wasn’t the only one who got presents!

Sinterklaas

How did Sinterklaas know I wanted all of this?! *cough picked all of it out myself cough*. I ordered the illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when it had just come out, but since it’s rather expensive I got it for Sinterklaas (though I was really lucky to already find it with a 50% discount!). I now own two Harry Potter POP! Funkos (I already owned Dumbledore), more Tsum Tsums have joined my Tsum Tsum family and I finally have Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (if you’re a fan of Animal Crossing, I definitely recommend it. It’s very cute and fun to play!). I mentioned the Jigglypuff hat in my post about POPCULT. I thought I’d get it for Christmas, but since it’s cold already my mom decided to give it to me now (I mean, Sinterklaas decided that).

I actually wanted to take a picture including the chocolate and the gingerbread man I got, but most of the chocolate is gone already (I doubt any of you are surprised to hear that). My six-year old cousin’s father always buys the gingerbread men, and when my mom unwrapped hers the six-year old cousin was like ‘that’s Dad’s!’ so naturally we all looked at each other like ‘oh shit, how does he know that?!’, but he was referring to the chocolate  letter ‘M’ that my mom had also gotten (both my mom and his dad’s names start with an M). It was a moment of panic haha.

The rest of the evening we played the games he had gotten, including the new ‘pie face game’ (at least it’s new here). If you’re not familiar with it, here’s a link. I was very lucky to not get whipped cream in my face (*cue evil laugh every time I escaped the cream*), but of course everyone insisted that I’d play until I got some too (why do they have to be so mean?!). That’s how I ended up with whipped cream in my eye.

That was my ‘pakjesavond’! If you celebrate Sinterklaas, did you have fun? If you don’t, what’s on your Christmas wish list? Let me know in the comments!

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My Top 11 Disney Songs

As you may or may not know, I love Disney. So here is my top 11 of my favourite Disney songs (it was originally five, but oh my god how do you expect me to choose??) in no particular order. I limited myself to no more than one song from the same movie (otherwise this would have been a veeeeery long list). Without further ado, here’s my top 11!

Colors Of The Wind

Reflection

Let It Go

I Won’t Say I’m in Love

Kiss The Girl

Dig A Little Deeper

I See The Light

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

God Help The Outcasts

This song actually brings me to tears.

Tale As Old As Time

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Okay so I made a top 11, but who am I kidding. I LOVE ALL THE SONGS.
What are some of your favourite Disney songs?

– The Writing Hufflepuff

Frozen Book Tag

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As I was listening to the Frozen soundtrack on my iPod I thought: this would be a fun book tag. And here we are!

Frozen Heart

Beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold! What character do you think of when you hear this description?

The first character I thought of was Tom Riddle. Beautiful before he turned into Voldemort and definitely powerful, dangerous and cold.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

A character you want to build a snowman with.

Fred and George Weasley (I know this is cheating, but I don’t care). They would be so creative with a snowman and imagine what kind of neat (the snowman’s target might not find it that neat) stuff the snowman would be able to do!

For the First Time in Forever

You haven’t been able to read anything in a long time and your TBR pile has been growing larger and larger. What book (of your TBR pile, so no rereads) would you pick?

I will pick The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer. I’m just so excited to read this. The protagonist starts an internship at a magazine and from what I’ve read she’s very clumsy and awkward. Basically she is me. As soon as I’ve finished The Bane Chronicles and Deathly Hallows I will start this.

Love Is an Open Door

With what book or which character (or both!) would love be an open door with? Or for what book/which character would you close the door?

Am I really supposed to choose one? (I know I’m the one making up these questions, but still).

With Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices) love would be an open door.

With Harry Potter and all the books love would be an open door (I swear the next one won’t be Harry Potter)

I would close the door for Octavian (Heroes of Olympus).

I would also close the door for Catcher in the Rye.

Let it Go

A book or book series you used to love but you let it go.

I honestly can’t think of any. There are books that I sort of liked, but then as I moved on to the next books started to dislike, so they don’t count. There is just no book that I loved then and don’t now.

Reindeers Books Are Better Than People

Books are better than people. We all know that.

Let’s say you’re tired of people today. What book would you rather spend the day with?

Alright guys, I won’t choose Harry Potter. Even though I totally want to. I’ll choose Percy Jackson, because Percy is a lot more fun than some people I actually have to spend my days with. Can I just switch some of (read: most of) my classmates for cool fictional characters? (With the emphasis on fun. I may not like some of them, but I’d rather have them as a classmate than Voldemort).

In Summer

A book perfect for summer!

Anything cute and fluffy, so anything written by Rainbow Rowell and Stephenie Perkins is perfect.

Fixer Upper

A book that’s a bit of a fixer-upper and should be fixed with a little bit of love ?

Isla and the Happily Ever After is the first one that comes to my mind. I just expected a lot more.

Now for the tagging! I’ll tag people I know love Frozen or think they do, because they love Disney. If you’re tagged, don’t feel obligated to do this! If you aren’t and want to do this, go ahead! Let me know in the comments so I can read your answers.

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No More Than Books
By Hook or by Book
Where Books Never End
Words We Heart

– The Writing Hufflepuff