Thursday, 31 December 2009

This is the end, beautiful friend

Before we dance the night away and enter 2010, let's finish the year with some music lists...

Monday, 28 December 2009

Most played (18)

1. Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (still prefer the original to the A-trak remix, even though I'm probably the only one in this world to think so, and even though that remix is quite great as well)

3. Owl City - Fireflies
(click to see the video, it didn't allow embedding and I didn't want to post some amateur-made vid as the original one is so lovely)

4. Little Red - It's Alright

5. Bell X1 - The Boys Of Summer (Don Henley cover)

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry X-mas darlins!

Not in the mood to be original, and let's face it: this is a classic. Happy Christmas sweeties! x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

You don't know how lucky you are, boy

Last week I went to Cologne, Germany with Tessa, Shera and Pieter to see Paul McCartney perform. Tessa had seen him once before (two weeks earlier in the Netherlands) but it was the first time for me, Shera and Pieter. The gig was mindblowing, possibly the best I've ever been to. Almost 3 hours long and packed with fantastic songs by The Beatles, The Wings and Paul solo. Paul is still a great performer, you could never tell his age by his stage appearance. Our stay in Cologne was very nice too. We didn't get too touristy (I had been in Cologne before anyways) but spent most of our time walking around the huge christmas markets, eating and sitting at Starbucks. Some pictures of my friends (no misplaced self-portraits for once :p), the Paul gig and lovely Cologne:

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

We've got obsessions

I recently went to a house party by my friend Leehana and her flat mates. I didn't know too many of the invited people, but being the 'official' photographer (as in: Leehana lended me her lovely camera to take as many pictures as possible of as many people as possible) I got to meet heaps of them, mostly international students and mostly very nice people. Might've been the best house party I've ever been to.

Monday, 21 December 2009


...for all the birthday wishes I got so far and am yet to receive by facebook/twitter/e-mail/text message/phone/postcard/in person/... They are very much appreciated!! xxx

Friday, 18 December 2009

'Cause everything is never as it seems

I got back from Germany last night (from the amazing Macca gig and a small trip to Cologne - more about that later) where were we had no snow at all, and was rather surprised to find Belgium covered in a white blanket. Today it's still there, traffic is a mess (and I have to go to Ghent tonight, help!), my feet are hurting like hell after walking a few meters on the snowy ground, but I did manage to take some pretty nice pictures.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

'Cause they'd fill up the air and leave teardrops everywhere

I know, I know, I've been a rubbish poster (again) the last week, but I promise things will get better (again) after this week, when things calm down a bit. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of Brussels' christmas market, which is a success as usual!

(hurray for Mongolian vodka!)

Monday, 7 December 2009

Most played (17)

1. Julian Plenti - Only if you run

2. The Boxer Rebellion - Spitting Fire

3. Stereophonics - Innocent

4. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension

5. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (usually not much of a fan, but I must admit this is a really interesting single)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

London part 6

And so we've arrived on my last day in London. I spent the morning on my own (Mathi and Lenny took the coach back to Belgium very early) and made a little trip to Covent Garden (I've passed your greetings, Bart!) as I was dying to see how they would have decorated it for Christmas (I am a sucker for Christmas decorations). There's a lot of picture material so you can judge yourself.

After having a great tagliatelli carbonara, I met up with Rob. We took the tube to South Kensington where he could finally show me the Natural History museum he had been telling me about for a long time. He seemed to be quite into the dinosaurs exhibits and considering my own enthusiasm for the dinosaur museum in Brussels, he said I should definitely see it. The museum was absolutely worth the visit, even if it was just for the amazing building. The architecture was fenomenal, on the inside and outside. But of course I enjoyed the dinosaurs just as much. :) Mine and Rob's favourite was the huge whale, though! We had a drink at the museum, then made a walk through Hyde Park. A part of Hyde Park was now renamed to 'Winter Wonderland', an extremely tacky but - that's the Christmas freak in me again! - also very cosy christmas market/ fair. Unfortunately there wasn't too much time left before I had to leave, so we took the tube to Liverpool Street and had one more drink and a very nice chat in the Ten Bells (Jack The Ripper pub :)). Then I headed back to Brick Lane to pick up my luggage, met up with Eloise at Liverpool Station to hand her the keys and say goodbye, then got to St. Pancras for my Eurostar. The end - but hopefully not for long!

The shop on the left ('Duke of Uke') was the cosiest ukelele shop you can possibly imagine. One night a week, they even give ukelele classes. :)

Covent Garden.

Natural History museum/the whale!

Rob and the wonderful architecture of the museum.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Goodbye Brick Lane.