August 2009


And the week has ended. Friday, the last day, we were ‘covered’ in candy, ’cause we got all these supersweet gifts from the kids. I had a suberb group, I love them. I think, of all the 4 years I’ve been a groupleader, this was the best year. The group was so nice, they were cute, they listened well and were just perfect. the boys were naughty sometimes, fighting all the time, but not hurting each other, luckily. The theme was ‘Hollywood’, so we had to dress up for the group picture, and here it is!Hollywood picture

So, that’s another completed task! (:
xoxo, Saskia

p.s. Evacuate the dancefloor, I’m infected by the sound ♪

Hi there!
It’s been a while, because I’ve been on vacation – twice. It was amazing, I’ve done some goals but I don’t have the time now to post them all.
I wanted to share one goal I’m busy with right now with you. Today the ‘Jeugd vakantie werk’ started, which means – roughly translated – Youth vacation work, in easy words: a week for children from primary school.  I’m some sort of ‘leader’, so I’ve got a group all week to entertain. I don’t have to make things up ofcourse, that’s all been done for me (and loads of other ‘leaders’), we just play games, go on quests and paint a lot of things, things like that. Day one was today and we painted a lot! My legs were all green and blue – so were my shoes also by the way 😛 It was a lot of fun, my group is amazing and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week 🙂

Hope to see you soon!
xoxo Saskia

Had I already mentioned that the three week trip I just come from (which was totally awesome!) I had planned myself? No, well that’s because I kinda forgot that one too. Anyways I díd plan this myself, with a little help from dad to look for apartments to stay in, but it was my idea to visit Prague, in the Czech Republic. I got the idea to go there from (yes Nina) a J-drama, Nodame Cantabile. I wanted to visit Vienna because I had read in a book that it was a lovely place, which it totally was! You Vienna-people sure have something to be proud of! I don’t really know why I wanted to go to Zadar, Croatia, but I guess it just kinda happened 😉

In this trip I’ve done 3 goals:
#63 Go to a museum
#68 Learn to say I love you in 15 languages
#86 Climb up  high and yell something

When I was in Prague, we made a little trip to the village Kutna Hora. There I visited an alchemy museum. It was veeery small and veeery boring, we were finished in less than a half hour!
At first #68 was: Learn to say I love you in 10 languages, but then I realised I already knew how to say it in 7 languages, thus that wasn’t a real goal, so I changed the number. But let me make a small list of what I already knew:

Dutch – Ik hou van jou
English – I love you
German – Ich liebe dich
French – Je t’aime
Japanese – Aishiteru
Chinese – Wo ai ni
Spanish – Te quiero

And yes, I do realise this is something anyone could know just by using Google, but that’s not how I got my ‘I love you’s. In Prague I asked a woman in a cute shop where they sold wooden toys for their  ‘ I love you’ and she told me: Miluju tě. I did the same in a restaurant in Croatia where the waitress told me: Volim te.
I loved doing #86!  I guess that’s something you have to experience, to understand the thrill of yelling something by which you don’t know who hears it and who doesn’t. I did this one at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. We had to walk a lot there but the reward we got was great, very beautiful lakes and waterfalls! At the end I looked at the view and I just had to yell something! But because I wasn’t really prepared, I didn’t know what to yell so I just screamed my own name >.<. And ofcourse: ARCTIC MONKEYS RUUUUULEZZ!
Yay, for one of my favorite bands! 😀

xx Michelle

I’m back home! I didn’t even know you were gone. Well, true, but I was. I was camping with two friends and the family of one of them and it was great. We’ve had so much fun. I love you guys. ❤

Back to the goals. I’ve completed three tasks! They were easy again, but who cares?

#84 Go camping.
#70 Swim in the ocean or the lake.
#80 Melt marshmallows by holding them close to fire.

These are things a normal person does once in a while and so do I, but they are special to me and that’s why they’re included in the Project. The last one makes me think. I’m a vegetarian and this task doesn’t fit with that, but melting marshmallows is too nice. The fire, the atmosphere, the friends you do it with… But that’s no excuse to eat an animal and I know that. There are special vegan marshmallows and next time I feel like doing this, I’ll get me some of these (which I fear is hard to find and expensive, but okay). 🙂

My friends Saskia and Michelle have been on holidays too and they still are, so that’s why it’s so silence here.

x Nina

Hi there! I haven’t done any new goals, I though have updated some. I still have twittered every week [3/143 now ;)] and I’ve watched a couple of movies again, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, since I don’t count the ‘The’s, that’s a D. I’ve been to the theatre three times and saw ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, ‘The Proposal’ and ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’.
D: Day after Tomorrow, The
G: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
J: Just my Luck
P: Proposal, The
T: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I also wanted to share something with you. I just found this and I think it’s worth reading for everyone. This is the site where I got it from.

Even in times of financial uncertainty, it’s always important to keep things in perspective – 10 Reasons why you are rich

  1. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.
  2. You didn’t go to sleep outside.
  3. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning.
  4. You hardly broke a sweat today.
  5. You didn’t spend a minute in fear.
  6. You have access to clean drinking water.
  7. You have access to medical care.
  8. You have access to the Internet.
  9. You can read.
  10. You have the right to vote.

Some might say you are rich, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.

I think it’s a very wise article. Think about it.

xoxo, Saskia