Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pig Day!

It is Pig Day today!

Apparently two sisters in the US started a National Pig Day on March 1 in 1972. It is to honor the pig as one of the most intelligent domesticated animals. Isn't that cool!?

So a big cheer for all piggies out there!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Books, FairyLoot and a Photobombing Cat

I don't think there are followers who also subscribe to FairyLoot, but if there are, and if you haven't received your February box yet: spoilers ahead! You have been warned.

Last Wednesday I had an awesome mail day!
My February FairyLoot box arrived as well as two books Voodoo Bride and I had been waiting for. One was Witch Creek by the amazing Laura Bickle, the other A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole, a Contemporary Romance Voodoo Bride really wants to read.

I was of course eager to find out what was in the FairyLoot box.
The theme was Twisted Tales!

While I was distracted by arguing with Voodoo Bride what book we were going to read first, the cat decided to sneak a peek at the box as well.

And here is all the loot!
The book is a special hardcover edition that's signed by the author.

Here's a closer look at the other loot:
socks, bath salts, a bookmark, a candle, and a mug.
The candle smells really nice, and it's called Hinterland, which reminds me of Dragon Age Inquisition, where my favorite area of the game is called the Hinterlands. But it seems this candle has to do with the book.

While I was playing around with the mug Cat decided to photobomb once again.

A closer look at the mug.

And another one.
I love the little froggy!

I'm very happy with my FairyLoot.
Next month I'll get the anniversary box, which will be purple!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bookish Mail!

I haven't done much lately, but today I had mail!
I won this book in a giveaway by Kelley Armstrong in December. It took over 7 weeks to get here. I wonder if the book had any cool adventures on its journey here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Birthday Presents Catch Up Post

I wanted to share the cool birthday presents me and my owner got in January.

We got some really cool Funko Pops, like this Cupcake from E.

He also got us Maleficent and the Evil Queen from Snow White.

We got the The Cat in the Head from JS.

Extra picture of the Evil Queen just because I think it's a cool shot.

We got a plushie Mummy and a Cthulhu/Dr. Zoidberg balaclava from D. and P&J.

We got several books from people like Melliane, S. and K&E. Here are some of the books we got.

And yesterday we got a big package from Miki.
It had lots of yummy candy and chocolate.

And awesome goodies like dice and a Cthulhu key-ring.
She really did her best to find us things we love.

We have been really spoiled by lots of people.
A big thanks to all of them!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Part 2

The next few days it was very rainy and there was even a storm, so we stayed mostly indoors. When we did venture out it was either too rainy or too dark to take pictures.

I did get pictures of the yummy food though!

Strawberry and vanilla ice cream with fruit.

A nice glass of beer.

Here I am safe and warm inside while outside it is raining.

Yummy potatoes and carrots.

More ice cream and fruit.

This is an attempt at getting a picture of the lighthouse in the dark...

On the day we had to leave again it was dry enough to take some pictures on our morning walk.

Goodbye, Shiermonnikoog. I hope you'll be less wet next time we visit.

In the afternoon we took the ferry back to the mainland.

There are the rain clouds again.

I got pie and hot chocolate again!

We played Pickomino to pass the time.

A last view of the ocean.

We took a bus back to Groningen and were home at the end of the afternoon. Even with all the rain I had a great time!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Part 1

Last week we went on a trip for the birthday of me and my owner.
We took the bus and then we boarded a boat. We were going to Schiermonnikoog again!

On the boat I got hot chocolate and apple pie!


On Schiermonnikoog we took another bus which took us to our favorite hotel!

The weather forcast said it would be a rainy week, but with a nice soft bed like this and all the reading material I brought, I wasn't too worried.

After we rested a bit from our journey, we had dinner.
I got mushroom soup!

And Crème Brûlée for dessert.
I never had Crème Brûlée before and thought it would be hot, but they cooled it down. It was very yummy!

After dinner we went to our hotel room and read for a while, before going to sleep.

The next day was my birthday!
We started the day with breakfast. I had a croissant and sugar bread.

Because it was my birthday I got to decide where we were going on our walk, and I picked the lighthouse. The walk to the lighthouse is through the dunes and very beautiful.

It was grey, but luckily it wasn't raining just yet.

The lighthouse!

From the lighthouse we walked to the beach. On the beach it was very muddy, so my owner didn't want to take anymore pictures as she was afraid I might take a tumble in the mud.

After our walk we relaxed and read a bit before going into town for some shopping and a snack. It was starting to get rainy, so again we didn't take pictures.

I got a bottle of Licor 43.
That will taste good while I'm relaxing and reading in the evening.

Dinner was very yummy again, and I especially loved the dessert, which had a chocolate butterfly on it!

After dinner we went for an evening walk. It was too dark to take pictures, but the night sky was beautiful and filled with stars. Then it started to rain and even though it lasted for only a few minutes, we got soaked.

So when we got back to the hotel we sat next to the fireplace and got a cup of hot chocolate to get warm again.

We played a game and then we went to our room to read and open that bottle of Licor 43.

I had a great birthday.