• Sinterklaas •
The very favorite holiday of Dutch people is Sinterklaas. It’s a legendary figure based on Saint Nicholas and his day is celebrated on 6th of December. It’s believed that every November Sinterklaas arrives to Netherlands from Spain by a boat with lots of assistants (Zwarte Piet). And today he arrived to Groningen. Holiday mood 🔛
I have been reading so many personal posts on Instagram.. I can sometimes relate but often think people just want to complain, but I do that as well.. 🙄I think I share a lot about my life with you, with my followers but somehow I never talk about my family. That's too personal. I have one brother, Pascal who is 25 and has just moved to the Netherlands. He will be visiting me tomorrow. We used to have a very close relationship but thanks to some family problems, we hardly meet nor talk. We have been raised very differently but I am curious and also excited to spend my day with him tomorrow. We won't be doing touristy things, like sight seeing. We will be doing things, which have a purpose. Working out together, cooking together or talking to each other! I won't be very active tomorrow, I apologize. I will be going for a short walk now. It's super cold in the Netherlands. I better wear my gloves! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📷: Philipp, @snowgasm aka my ❤️
My watch: @2nd_liar
Cookie dough 🍪
Recently, a new store opened in Groningen and they are selling cookie dough 🙌🏼 They had several flavors, for example chocolate, white chocolate+cranberries and a vegan option 👌🏼 I chose the vegan one with raisins, dark chocolate and mini spiced cookies ("kruidnoten") and my sister chose pumpkin spiced ("speculaas") cookie dough with dark chocolate 🍫 Sooo good!
Lars van der Molen! Na vorig jaar zijn eerste Hel van het Noorden meegemaakt te hebben is hij dit jaar weer van de partij. Hij zal de hele dag op en om, hopelijk niet in, het water te vinden. Als Commissaris Baan is hij verantwoordelijk voor de tijdswaarneming en de wedstrijdbaan. Nog maar 8️⃣ nachtjes!