I’m excited to share a new kind of blog post on my blog which is a book haul. I bought some awesome books this month 📚. I still have so many books unread at home but you can never buy enough books, right?! 😂. I’m happy I’m enjoying reading again as it’s so good for our mental health and you learn so much about life and this world from reading. I bought 4 books from Book Depository. I loved this website so much because there are no shipping costs 😍. I almost buy all books on that website.
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
I wanted to read this book for so long now as I saw many bloggers reading this book. I was pretty excited to read it. I almost finished this book in two weeks and never read so fast. I will make a review about it soon. The book is about a girl called Maddy who’s sick and has not left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the boy who is living next door and is determined to find a way to reach her. This love story is so beautiful and is all about the crazy risks we take for love 💗. Besides, there is also a movie about this book which I can’t wait to watch as soon as I finish reading this book.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is a classic book which so many people have read and was always on my list of books I wanted to read. I finally bought it. It was also very cheap. This book is about the “roaring twenties” and a devasting exposé of the “Jazz Age.” I think this will be an interesting book to read. I’m always reading young adult books so to read something different will be nice too. At least, I hope so hahah 😂. They say that The Great Gatsby is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. I hope this book will be as good or even better as the movie I watched.
All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
When I was reading a few blog posts and comments from one of my favourite bloggers and friends Chloe I just knew that I had to buy this amazing book. In many blog posts she mentioned that this is her favourite book ❤️. I also know that it’s a sad story and I’m afraid it will break my heart too. I don’t know if I just can read it when I want or have to wait for that moment when I feel good to read it. This book is about Finch and Violet. Finch wants to take his own life and Violet is devasted by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. I can’t wait to read it and I guess it will also break myheart 💔. I have read so many good reviews without spoilers about this book. They even say it’s the next The Fault in Our Stars which is my favourite book ever. There’s also a movie coming up in 2019 so hopefully before the movie is there I have read it.
Call Me by Your Name – André Aciman
I’ve seen this book everywhere and I’ve also seen the annouchments of the movie in so many places. I have never watched the movie or have read the book. This book was on sale too so I had to buy it together with the other three books. The story is about Elio who’s 17 years old and falls in love with his father’s house guest, Oliver on the Italian Riviera. It’s a book about fear, love and a coming-out story. I’m happy to read this book as I always read books about a girl falling in love with a boy but I also love to read other stories like two boys or two girls falling in love with each other. Love is love and there has to be many more books of the LGBT+ community 🏳️🌈 as well.
Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you all liked it. Did you read any of these books? Which book would you read of my haul? Which one is your favourite and why? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.
This month was a month full of beautiful music. Some good albums were released and also really great Spanish plus other amazing pop songs were released 💖. I can’t wait to share it all with you.
Taylor Swift – You need to calm down
“Cause shade never made anybody less gay
So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh You need to calm down, you’re being too loud And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh) You need to just stop Like can you just not step on his gown? You need to calm down”
One of my fav artists released again a new song! 😍 Taylor is back with some good music. This song is so good, so catchy and I just love the whole vibe! It’s also such a good song with a good meaning behind it. Love is love 🏳️🌈. The videoclip is AMAZINGtoo! I can’t wait for her new album “Lover” in August. I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!
Julia Michaels – Inner Monologue part 2
Julia released her second part of her album Inner Monologue. I was so excited to hear it. She is such an amazing singer-songwriter. I love how authentic, real and beautiful sheis. I love all the songs. Here are my favourites songs of this album.
Julia Michaels – Falling for boys
”Cause I like, uh Guys with big lips that treat me like shit That only want my hips when it’s convenient for them People I can fix that leave when they’re good again I keep falling for boys And mistaking ’em for men Mistaking ’em (I like ’em) Mistaking ’em (I like ’em) I keep mistaking ’em for men”
I love this song so much 😍. I love her vocals and I just agree so much with the lyrics of this song. I used to also fall in love with boys instead of men. I have had so many boys who treated me like shit and didn’t care about me at all 💔 . Boys will treat you like shit but a men will know that you deserve the best and will treat you well. We all deserve to be treated well.
Julia Michaels – Hurt again
“Oh, I can see the future, it doesn’t look pretty I’m lookin’ in your eyes, I’m ready to be hurt again Feel some type of way whenever you’re with me I know we’re fighting fire with fire, but I’m Ready to be hurt, hurt again“
Again such an amazing song! I love the melody, the beat and just everything! I can’t wait to sing this song along hopefully when I’m going to one of her concerts in the future.
Julia Michaels – Body
“I just wanna love my body like you love my body I wanna look in the mirror and tell it that it’s beautiful like you do I wanna love my body like you love my body Wanna make it feel like it’s incredible like you do And I don’t see what you see But I want to, I want to, oh Love my body like I love your body”
This song is my favourite of her album because it means so muchtome. It made me cry a bit. Unfortunately I can relate to the lyrics so much. It’s just such a beautiful song. Her voice is like an angel who tells me that I’m enough. We are all enough and all our bodies are beautiful. I find it so important that she makes songs about dealing with anxiety, body insecurities and real life stuff. It makes her real and does so much good in this world so we know that we aren’t alone in our struggles and insecurities 💗🙏.
Sofia Ellar – Ahora dime
Sofia Ellar is also one of my fav artists! I love her so much. She’s such a ray of sunshine 😍🌞🎶. Every song is amazing and so lovely. This new single sounds so good. She dances and sings so well. I also love that all the people she loves are on the video such as her lovely cat, her boyfriend Alvaro Soler, her mother and other friends from her band. I LOVE THIS SONG! She’s such a hippie girl like me and that’s also why I can relate so much to her. I love her free spirit and how she always her authentically self. She is also always so lovely with her fans. She calls us all family. I met her and got a picture with her last year. She also always interact with us online. I can’t love her enough.
Miki Núñez – Celébrate
Miki who represented Spain at Eurovision Song Contest this year also released his first single. THIS IS JUST ONLY GOOD VIBES! 🎉💃 I love that he sticks to his own style of music because it’s just so positive, uplifting and you can dance so well on this song too! It’s about celebrating your life. I also love the Volkswagen car so much. My dream is to one day to be able to drive and have such a car and go surfing 🏄♀️. I can’t wait for his album in September.
Amaia – Nadie podría hacerlo
Amaia the winner of the Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo 2017 released her second single. I love it so much. This is just how she’s. It’s simple, beautiful and so pure. The sound of this song makes me nostalgic and reminds me of all the good times in life. I love how you can see her playing the piano which she studied for and seeing her dancing with her daddy when she was a child. It’s just so cute! 😍
Aitana – Spoiler
Aitana from Operación Triunfo released her first album called “Spoiler.” I really love it so much. She is such an amazing singer. I also love her personality so much. She smiles a lot, is always sweet with her fans, is sensitive and honest. I will post my three favourites songs below. One of my other favourites songs of her is “Con la miel en los labios” which I shared in this blog post.
Aitana – Vas a quedarte
SOOO BEAUTIFUL! This song was released in December 2018 but I think I didn’t share it before on here. It’s included in her album. I love her soft and pure voice. The popular group Morat from Colombia wrote this song with Aitana. The song is about hoping that this time your loved one is going to stay. It’s about having a second chance or a second part with the one you love. I think it’s the best song of Aitana 👌.
Aitana – Stupid
“I can be a girl, not a Stepford I am not a step for you to step on, I’mma step forward You can take a step back, playing like a chessboard Don’t you know the queen protect the king when you’re on check boy?
All these stupid guys like these stupid, stupid girls (Stupid girls) Telling stupid lies, like we’re stupid, stupid girls (Stupid girls) Why do all this guys want these stupid, stupid girls? (Stupid girls) All these stupid guys like these stupid, stupid, stupid girls”
This song is just amazing! So catchy! I really like it so much. I love when Aitana sings English too because it’s so good.
Aitana – Hold
THIS IS SOOOO GOOOD! I definitely think it’s the best English song of Aitana. She sings it with so much power. It has a good melody and you can sing along with it well on the chorus. I LOVE IT 💖.
Alfred García ft. Pavvla – Wonder
“And I wonder if you wonder about me Do you think of all the things we did when we were free? And I wonder if you wonder too And I wonder if you wonder about me”
I know Alfred too from Operación Triunfo. Alfred is such a special artist. I just like this song so much. In his first single “De la tierra hasta marte” he sings about mars. This is his second single which is going to have a third part. His three singles are linked to each other. In this videoclip he is on mars. He is burning his album “1016” in this video. He explained that that means that we are our own worst enemy. He also explained that you have to sacrifise a lot being famous. That’s why you see him on the cross.
Shawn Mendes ft. Camila Cabello – Señorita
AMAZING SONG! I love everything of this song so much. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are amazing. Their voices sound so good together. The video is amazing too. I ship them so much hahaha really 😍😂. They are so cute together. I love to see them dancing too. This song has just such a good vibe.
Marta Soto ft. Julia Medina – Entre otros cien
Wow such a beautiful song! Marta Soto is a well known Spanish artist. In this song she is collaborating with Julia which I also know from the Spanish talent show. Their voices are so beautiful together. I really like this song so much because you can see and feel the emotion.
Natalia Lacunza ft. Guitarricadelafuente – Nana Triste
This is such a beautiful and sad song. I also know Natalia from the Spanish talent show. I love to know new young artists. Guitarricadelafuente is a Spanish singer-songwriter. I love to hear a Spanish song together with someone playing a guitar. It just makes the whole atmosphere so good and so magical ✨. Their voices are so beautiful together just wow.
Sebastián Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha ft. Jonas Brothers – Runaway
It’s a nice and catchy song! I’m only sad that The Jonas Brothers not sing so much in this song when they are part of this collaboration. I loved all of them singing. I also loved the little boys dancing which reminded me of BTS.
Marco Borsato, Armin van Buuren, Davina Michelle – Hoe het danst
I LOVEEEE THIS SONG. IT’S SO GOOD! It’s a pop song and also sounds like a dance song. Marco is a popular singer in The Netherlands. Armin van Buuren is a famous DJ in The Netherlands. Davina became famous because of sharing covers on Youtube. Her cover “What about us” from Pink went viral and even Pink said that it was amazing and “That’s better than I will ever sound.” These three voices together are amazing and connect so well 😍👌.
Avicii – TIM
I love that this posthumous album of Avicii was released in June. There are such good songs in it. What I love the most is that all fundings of this album goes to the Tim Bergling foundation which is a organization that helps other people going through mental illneses and suicide prevention. It’s a beautiful way to help others too 💗🙏. I loved the song “Though love” which I also mentioned in this post. I will write down below my other favourites of his album.
Avicii – Heaven
“And I think I just died I think I just died Yeah, I think I just died I think I just died And went to heaven And went to heaven“
Such a beautiful song and also emotional because of the lyrics. I guess he already knew he would die and couldn’t stand the pain of life anymore. I’m still so sad he couldn’t be saved 😢. I wish we can all heal from our demons as we deserve it. I love the sound of this song so much. They already recorded it some years ago in Madagascar.
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – SOS
AMAZING SONG! Every song on this album is just so good, such a bop! I love the sound, instruments and the beat. It makes me so happy 😍😊. I’m so thankful for the music of Tim. He will never ever forgotten because he is a legend and legends never die. His legacy is forever. In this video you can see the beautiful words some fans say of Tim.
Avicii ft. Bonn – Freak
“I don’t want to be seen in this shape I’m in I don’t want you to see how depressed I’ve been, yeah You were never the high one, never wanted to die young I don’t want you to see all the scars within“
Again such a good song! I keep repeating myself but it’s just the truth. I have this in my head now tudutudutudu – love it. The lyrics is sad though as you can feel how much Tim was struggling.
Avicii ft. Imagine Dragons – Heart upon my sleeve
WOW SOOOO GOOD! Avicii and the Imagine Dragons together is just too good to be true. It sounds amazing! 😍 The violins you hear make this song even better.
Thank you all for reading this long blog post full of beautiful music 🎶 . What were your favourite songs from my list? Which artist do you love? What’s your favourite music style? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.
From now I’m going to be a fashion blogger haha no just kidding 😂 I like to share OOTD, hauls and stuff. Today I will share a short post about a Summer OOTD. It was 38 degrees almost 40 on Friday. I love Summer and Summer nights but I can’t stand heatwaves. I didn’t felt good, had headaches and my tummy hurt. Now I’m feeling a bit better.
I was about to go eat some delicious Spanish food with my friend when my mamita took this pictures. I was in the mood of puting make up on and dress up. I wore this white dress which I bought from a lovely friend of Instagram. It was a size M but it fits perfectly. I really love this dress somuch 😍 I got so many positive comments when I shared it.
Thank you all for reading this short blog post. Did you like my dress? Do you wear dresses in the Summer? How’s Summer in your country right now? Let me know lovelies 💗. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.
I wrote this a few days ago because I was feeling emotional and had to cry. It’s about an illness you all know: cancer. I wrote a poem about it too.
Lately I can’t sleep well so last night was not an exception. What do I do when I can’t sleep?Writing, writing and writing. I love to write especially poems as well. When there’s so much in my mind I need to let it go. You know that feeling that even though when you are struggling yourself you want to help people who are struggling too?That feeling of impotence is what I feel right now. It makes me even feel guilty to have fun in life sometimes because I see so much pain in this world which breaks my whole heart 💔😢
I’m really feeling all the feels. I feel emotional and I also feel anger. Life is so unfair. I cried when I heard the awful news that Lisa from my choir died from cancer which I wrote in this post. I cried when I heard that my neighbour died last month because of cancer. I cried when I heard that someone I know very well has cancer now. Here I’m crying again because Lisanne has another form of cancer again 😢 It’s just so awful. She has neuroblastoma and now she has leucemia too. Lisanne is almost 6 years old. She is a child from a man which I know from my choir too. I’m thinking that this could happen to any child like my niece too.
I just had to write this poem in respect for everyone who has lost someone because of cancer or is going through this sickness. I also shared it on my poetry account seaofwordsx. I’m here for you all 💗. In the past I donated money for a cancer organization and also for the organization for neuroblastoma. I will keep doing that in the future because I hope that that will cure more people of cancer 🙏.
I’m always here for anyone who needs me. I love to help people and will keep doing that forever. We are always in this together 💪 I’m sending you all my love and strength. I love you all so so so much 💞
Thank you all for reading this blog post and my poem. I hope you liked it and it inspired you ✨. Did you love my poem? Do you also know someone who suffers from cancer? Do you also sometimes feel impotence when you see so many people suffering in the world and you don’t know how to help them? I will speak you all in my next blog post.
For I begin, I would like to thank you all so much for all your support on my last blog post. You guys mean the most to me! 💗 I’m so thankful to always have this amazing community to be there for me. I love you all so much 💕
I was dying the day I wrote this because it was so hot. There was a heatwave in Spain. It was 40 degrees in Valladolid. I was staying inside because I didn’t felt good because of it and because of my period. I can’t wait to go swimming this week when I don’t have my period anymore and feel better. The temperature is going down to 30 degrees which is perfect. I’m going to tell you in this blog post all about my June favourites such as celebrating my birthday with my family and friends, Summer time, the delicious food I’ve eaten and other amazing things.
Things I did with my family 👨👨👦 :
My birthday celebration 🎉🎂🎈🎁
It was my birthday on the first of June. I turned 26 years young haha. You can read my summary of my 25th year here. I had to cry on my birthday because of having my period and I just felt so emotional. I was feeling like I don’t have my life together and I still feel that way. However, I have to think that we all have our own time in life to do things and make things happen. I also enjoyed my birthday with my mother, the brother and mother of Verónica which came to visit us. We ate a delicious chocolate cake and I blew the candles. I hope my wish will come true. I got amazing presents such as much stationery, a beautiful shirt, make up, flower headbands, jewelry and more. I also got a lot of beautiful handwritten cards.
I will show that with you all this month in a haul since I had to wait until I got everything to take pictures. My mother also bought me a lovely purple balloon and decorated our home. In the evening we went to eat dinner all three in my favourite restaurant called Elany. The bad thing was that we went late so there wasn’t much food left. We could enjoy some cheese, salad and chorizo. I was drinking a delicious grape fruit drink. I went home early because I felt bad because of my period. My mother went for a drink with the family of Verónica.
Eating delicious food with mamita 🍲
I ate so much delicious food this month. I love to eat outside especially when I’m in Spain as the food is so good and also so healthy. The Mediterranean diet is just the best. I ate twice in the big shopping mall El Corte Inglés. We love to eat a sandwich ham & cheese with potatoes. You get free mayo, ketchup and anything you want. In Holland every sauce cost money. I also ate in a new restaurant called Rodilla which I discovered with mamita. We ate a delicious sandwich together with croquettes which were just €1, so cheap!!! We also ate one day eggs with potatoes together with jámon serrano in my fav restaurant Elany near to my house, another day I ate a delicious tortilla de patata and paella. It’s my favourite Spanish food together with paella.
Milkshake time 🥤🍨🍧
I LOVE ICE CREAMS, MILKSHAKES AND SMOOTHIES SO MUCH!!! I love to drink this delicious chocolate milkshake with whipped cream so much. Also the waiter is such a lovely man and we always have a good talk with him. He knows us very well. My mother was drinking a tea with ice cubes. We also got free olives which I love very much.
Enjoying sunny days ☀️
I enjoyed some sunny days with my mother on the fake beach here. Here in Valladolid there’s not a real beach just an artificial one with sand. We have a river but it’s dirty to swim there. I was reading the Dutch psychology magazine while my mother was reading another magazine on the bench. It’s nice to enjoy the sunshine while there wasn’t a heatwave. We also enjoyed a nice walk along the river.
Things I did with my lovely friends 💕:
Celebrating my birthday with my friends 🎊💗
I had such an awesome night celebrating my birthday with my friends at the restaurant Eh Voila 💕. I made a reservation for the Greek restaurant but when we arrived they said it was closed. It was full of water haha that never happened before. There are so many restaurants in Valladolid so it’s easy to choose another good one. I love the creperie Eh Voila. I had a delicious Italian crepe with champignons, cheese, ham, mozzarella, and tomato. It was like a pizza so delicious. My friends ate also crepes, salad and spaghetti. As dessert I had a delicious ice cream of yoghurt and vanilla. I went here many times and now the decoration and everything is new 😍✨ It’s so beautiful.
After eating a delicious dinner we went to drink something on a terrace. We also went dancing at Juanita yeahhh fiesta time! 💃🎉 It was such a long time ago that we did that as friends group. The only time I felt anxious was when I went to the toilet at Juanita because I felt like I couldn’t go out. I’m always so anxious about being closed up somewhere. I’m so happy with all my lovely friends. I wouldn’t know where I would be without all of them. Thank you for being there for me ALWAYS! I’m also thankful for all the lovely presents I got. They are da best. It’s so nice to have the best friends of the two countries 🇳🇱 🇪🇸 Having friends in so many countries is the best thing ever. Thank you for making me so happy. I’m so blessed to know you all. I love you all so much 😍😭
Friend visiting Valladolid
I was so happy that my good friend from Granada came to visit me all the way from Madrid for my birthday celebration with my friends. It’s almost already 4 years since we were all in New York City during the Many Languages, One World forum. We all spoke at the United Nations and it was just a once in a life time experience. I met a lot of awesome people during that week. I love MLOW reunions and hope to meet many of this group soon too! I miss you all 💗
I’m happy to have showed my friend Valladolid together with my mother. We visited the churches San Pablo, La Antigua, the Cathedral, saw the university of Valladolid and La Plaza Mayor. We saw it by night and by daylight 😂 It was 25 degrees so perfect weather for sightseeing 👌🌞 We also ate a delicious meal in Bar Pablo which is just 100m from our house. It’s so cheap and the menu is delicious. I ate paella, potatoes with meat, and a delicious flan 🍮 with whipping cream. Valladolid is such a beautiful city and I’m so happy to call it my home as well as Haarlem of course 🇪🇸 🇳🇱 Two of my fav cities ever. It was a beautiful weekend. I can’t wait to go to the south of Spain again soon! See ya soon mi amigo! Granada here I come oleeee! 😍🇪🇸🌊🌴
Birthday of my Spanish friend
We celebrated the birthday of our Spanish friend Sandra in the village of a friend of her. She has a house in a village near to Valladolid. It’s 30 minutes by car. We had a delicious bbq outside in that house with 9 friends of her. We had a nice time and enjoyed it a lot. We talked a lot about sex lol and other subjects 😂 I love to talk about anything. When I feel comfortable with people I can talk about anything. I was happy it was during the evening since it was 40 degrees during the day. At night it was just 20 degrees oufff much better. She loved our present which were two fancy champagne glasses. Sometimes I don’t like to meet with a group of people because it makes me anxious but it was fine. We also ate a delicious chocolate pie 🥧 and we played Jenga. They said I’m very good at it and it’s because I played it during my childhood a lot. I’m used to build big towers without letting them falling down hahah. I also loved how you could see the stars shine so brightly because there are no city lights. I’m in love with the universe 🌟✨
Other nice things of June:
Summer time 😎
It’s officially Summer time! 🌞 I’m so happy my favourite season is back. I survived the heatwave 🔥 at the end of the month which was way too hot for me. I love 30 degrees but 40 degrees is really way too hot for me. Even my mother suffered through the heatwave. I hope I can enjoy Summer time much and have fun! It’s the time that I’m mostly the most happy in life. I love to go to the beach, go swimming and travel a lot.
San Juan 🔥
I didn’t went to San Juan this year but my mother went and got me some delicious churros 😋. San Juan is an evening at the end of June were we welcome the beginning of the Summer. It’s typical to do it on the beach but here we have a fake beach like I said. There is a big bonfire and there are things to eat and drink. There’s also a lot of music to dance on 🎶. It’s a tradition to write down all the bad things that happened that year and burn it in the fire. You also write some wishes down for the next year which you keep at home. It’s a magical night.
Stationery and pen pal letters 🖋️💗
Last but not least, I bought some nice stationery stuff. I bought some nice stickers with hearts, flowers and stars and also some other cute ones. I also received some nice pen pal letters from Chloe (as well as birthday presents such as a beautiful painting of palmtrees she made 🌴, cards, notebook, pencil and body masks), a beautiful letter from a new pen pal Vikki, from Jess and from the lovely Sophia (I loved all the goodies from you so much such as the beautiful cards, stickers and geen earrings). I love you all so much. Pen palling is awesome and I’m so happy I have now more and more pen pals to write too! 😍 Writing letters and receiving letters makes me so happy.
Thank you all for reading this blog post. What were you favourites of June? What did you like from my list? Are you already enjoying Summer time? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.