I Amsterdam

 

hi there!

long time no see! Although school hasn’t started yet, vacation is over for me! I’m studying for the re-exams which will start this monday! But I thought it was about time for the first update after my great vacation! What have I done? Well, I’ve been to the wedding of one of my best friends in France, stayed there for 2 weeks, been to the sea in the Netherlands and stayed there for 2 weeks and socialised with all of my friends! And last but not least, I had a great amount of quality time with my mum, dad and doggie! This is part 1 of my holidaypics. One of the first things I did when I got back in Holland was going to the zoo in Amsterdam (Artis) with my mum. She told me I’ve been there when I was a little child, but I didn’t remember so we had to do it over again! It was a beautiful day and we rented bikes, had lunch at “bagels and beans” (which is always delicious!) and went to the zoo. Artis is an old zoo in the middle of the city and I loved it! It reminded me a bit of the zoo in Antwerp, which is going to my new hometown in about a month! Can’t wait to move! But first passing those exams!

Wish me luck!

Kisses,

Elvi

amsterdam waterlooplein swans

bagels & beans lunch

Lunch @ “Bagels & Beans”

bird eating mouse

Birdy eating lunch too!

big fish

Big fish!

artis amsterdam penguin

cute penguins!

amsterdam bike   dutch flag


Relaxing @llaollao

Freeeeedooooom!

Our exams are over, yay! On top of that the weather is amazing here, it’s 34° in the shadow and the sun is out, lovely! So we went out with our two dear friends Lai-Yan and Laura, to get some ice cream at llaollao! Jade’s youngest dog Wookiee also tagged along, but -as you can see in the pictures- isn’t as big a fan of the heat as we are.

Also, check out a picture of Jade’s long hair below, because she’s going to have it cut! Bye bye long hair!

Tonight Elvi returns to the Netherlands and Jade is going for a swim with her sister. Life is good. Jade bought a vintage-style swimsuit a while ago but so far hasn’t had the chance to try it out yet, which tonight she finally can!

Yay! Again! Because… Yay!

xx TNT

Tall and tiny Tall and tinyllaollao yoghurt ice cream llaollao yoghurt ice cream


Frightening and Relieving

Hi!

We’re still working really hard for our exams, which is so exhausting… But the end of the tunnel is getting closer! In about a week from today it’ll be over. That’s relieving as well as frightening. You see, on the one hand we want the exams to be over asap and go lie in the sun with a cocktail in our hands. But on the other hand, we want (and need) more time! We just have too many things to study! Elvi has an exam today, let’s hope it goes well! It should, because she’s been working really hard for it the last couple of days. So thumbs up for her everyone!

Check out these pictures we took a while ago. They were taken when we had to go to this ‘French Sinology’ day and attend lectures that were entirely in French. We had a whale of a time, really, it was super interesting. Considering we don’t speak French, that was sarcasm. Also, the parts that we did understand, we didn’t agree with. So it wasn’t really the bestest of days… But we attended and survived, the way we do!

xx Jade

Tall and tiny pink hair flower floral long


Motivational Music

Hi!!

We started studying for our Chinese exams today and it’s so much work and it’s so hard and aaaaah– Time for motivational music! I’d like to share some of my favorites with you all!

xx, Jadiewady

And then finishing the list, become enlightened by this one:


Happy mother’s day!

Hi there!

First of all, happy mother’s day to all mums!

 Elvi is wearing an old blouse which here mum used to wear when she was her age! Thanks mum!

We really enjoyed the weather last week, but it’s getting colder again! It’s raining and that’s actually not such a bad thing, as we have to study a lot this week! Exams are coming up in two weeks and before they start we have to finish all our assignments. It’s going to be a pretty stressful period, because we’re going to have a lot of exams in a short period, but after that: VACATION!!

Kisses,

Tall & tiny

Tall and tiny