Blog, Social Media

Win iPhone Case 4/4s from Blossom Books

Winner update!

The tombola was going round ‘n round and suddenly, randomly, a name was picked out of all the competitors…

The blog did not meet all the goals yet at March 1st, 2017. So the drawing had taken place at 23:59 at March 1st, 2017.

The winner is: Miss M. Hassell! Congratulations with winning the iPhone 4/4s case from Blossom Books!

Thank you for sharing through Facebook!


Thank you all for participating and see you next time!


Greetings by Sophie


Hi everyone,

It is a sunday in february and I thought: let’s organise win action!

The only thing you have to do is complete one of those three combinations (done within one minute):
Every extra fully completed combination you do is an extra time your name in the gamble box!
  • Follow Sophie’s Blog by email or WordPress itself & like the win action post & repost (if possible otherwise leave a comment)
  • Follow Sophie’s Blog on Facebook & like the win action post & repost (publicly if possible otherwise mention it in a comment below the post)
  • Follow Sophie’s Blog on Twitter & like the win action tweet & retweet (publicly if possible otherwise mention it in a comment below the tweet)
  • Follow Sophie’s Blog on Instagram & like the win action post & repost (publicly if possible otherwise mention it in a comment below the post)
You can win: … An iPhone 4 / 4s Case from ‘Blossom Books’ with the text: “Let’s TALK ABOUT BOOKS”


Current State Facts (19 february 2017,  22:00 in Rotterdam)
  • 235 WordPress user followers
  • 93 Facebook Page likes
  • 394 Twitter followers
  • 593 Instagram followers
Goal for winning iPhone 4/4s case: growth of 25% of the ‘Current State Facts’
(number above * 1,25 rounded up)
  • = 294 WordPress user followers
  • = 117 Facebook Page likes
  • = 493 Twitter followers
  • = 742 Instagram followers
When is the drawing of the winner?
  • 1st of March 2017, at 22:00 in Rotterdam
  • OR earlier if all the above goals are met


Follow … Like … ‘n Share…


Greetings by Sophie


Again beware: sending in NL (The Netherlands) only!
Why online in The Netherlands? Because I don’t have the budget (yet) to send items to the rest of Europe or the World.
How did I organise this? Well…bought the wrong size of the case because my previous iPhone was a 5C and a buying the 4/4s case version was a misbuy  and I realised later on that 5/5s cases won’t precisely fit a 5C case. I tried that with another case from a friend. So these cases are not used!


Books, Events, Pinterest

Atlas Maior – Belgica Foederata

Today I have visited a small exhibition in the National Library of The Netherlands. Wonderful books are exhibited there, accompanied with information. Nice little lessons about books in The Netherlands.

The ‘Atlas Maior’ is the largest atlas ever made. In Dutch more than 9 volumes, Latin 11 volumes, French 12 volumes, German 10 volumes and Spanish 10 volumes. Written by Joan Blaeu and published in Amsterdam between 1662 and 1672. The atlas has 594 different maps and around 3000 pages.

This is one of the maps, do you recognise some places?

Belgica Foederata (de noordelijke Nederlanden) Atlas Maior, Joan Blaeu, 1662. Copyright on Pinterest
Belgica Foederata (de noordelijke Nederlanden) Atlas Maior, Joan Blaeu, 1662. Copyright on Pinterest

The pinterest post:

Soon I will write about my experience of the exhibition and upload some photo’s.

Greetings by Sophie

Blog, Books, Social Media

Year 2015 and 2016 in Book Statistics

The year 2017 has started and Goodreads has an overview of my book statistics for 2016. I have not posted my 2015 book statistics of Goodreads last year so I combine 2015 and 2016 in this post. Lists makes a comparison more clear. It will not be a list of books (yet) but only a list of statistics.

The list of 2015
  • Books total: 60 books
  • Pages total: 7740 pages
  • Shortest book: 9 pages ‘Een lesje nederigheid’ [NL]  written by Astrid Marijn
  • Longest book: 350 pages ‘Call After Midnight’ written by Tess Gerritsen
  • Average length: 133
  • Most popular:Twilight director’s notebook’ written by Catherine Hardwicke
  • Least popular:Wolters Informatiekunde in je pocket’ written by Albert Lubberink
  • My average rating: 3,7 / 5 stars

Goodreads link to my 2015 overview: My Year 2015 in Books

Short recap of 2015:

In 2015 I started in september with a new study so I had plenty of time in the first months of 2015. And as soon as study started, I started to read books about programming languages too.

Book Reviews I have written in 2015

Chronological from oldest to newest

The list of 2016

Did the 2016 challenge beat the 2015 challenge?

Continue reading “Year 2015 and 2016 in Book Statistics”

Blog, Culture, Events, Lifestyle, Social Media

Christmas Eve 2016

Today on the Christmas Eve of 2016






MERRY CHRISTMAS – and a good – 2017!


Books, Lifestyle, Social Media

Reading beside books

Everyone who loves to read a book now and then, or often, will recognize this. The time you can spend on reading books. The time you spend on reading other – necessary or required – readings. How much time do you spend on reading other things than books?

The past couple of decades and the past couple of years, the internet has become very important for the ordinary human. For example:

  • You have to verify that you are ‘you’. Is it at the municipality, the airport, lots of things that are digitalized.
  • At college or at the university: you have your own ‘student account’ to access documents online and stuff.

Continue reading “Reading beside books”


Netflix Infographic ‘What to Watch’ guide

Sometimes you are just indecisive. Netflix has so many films and series to choose from. But you can only watch one thing at a time. And I mean at exactly the same time. The same thing as you don’t read to books exactly at the same time next to each other.

Sometimes decision making for what to watch, can be made easy by filtering on an actor or actress. Or scrolling down through one of the many genres. Or search by year and choose something very old or brand new. There are also websites that keep track of what is new on Netflix and what will be released soon on Netflix.This differs though per country or state and what Netflix offers is also divers. For example here in The Netherlands, films that have been in cinema in Dutch have sometimes two languages. Especially animated films. It can be spoken Dutch, or spoken English and subtitles in Dutch. But the little minus is, when you want to learn English and listen to the English version, you don’t have English subtitles to check. My family and friends recommend me now and then a series or a film.

How do you decide what to watch on, for example, Netflix?


Greetings by Sophie

Social Media, Technology

Visme | The new presentation and infographic tool

Everybody has to give a presentation during study or work, just sometime.

Maybe you told a story, accompanied by some images: the Magic Lantern? a moodboard? photos through a slide projector? overhead project sheets covered with a drawing?

Maybe you told a story, accompanied by a little video.

Maybe you told a story combined with text and an image or a video.

Probably you have used once the software named Microsoft Powerpoint and later on you have maybe use Prezi – the online presentation software.

Now there is a tool that combines making an infographic – the modern moodboard with more facts – or making a presentation in a bit new way.

It is called: Visme!

Yesterday I have seen a comprehensive explanation about this tool on the blog of Thom H. Gibson –> Visme a new presentation software I actually like

I have two questions for you today:

Which tools do you use? 

Have you made an infographic? 
My previous infographic blog posts: Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign & Infographic Six Large Social Media

It is inspired by this nice video:

Continue reading “Visme | The new presentation and infographic tool”

Pinterest, Technology

Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign

Lots of people work with one of these three programs to design a website, your own blog, just an image for Instagram and so on.

But when should you use one of the three best design – and expensive – software?

All three software programs are developed by the company Adobe. And Adobe has since a couple of months introduces the possibility to buy a financial plan where you could make use of the online cloud and have access to the major programs. They have special programs for students, photographers, business and integrated with Adobe Stock. A library with millions of images so you don’t have to search for it on the internet anymore and can spend more time on designing.

The software package

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Blog, Events, Social Media

Alternating June of 2016

A new update of my student life


It has been a very busy and alternating week. The month june is nearly at it’s end but a few more days left and I hope those days will be sunny! The past couple of days before the weekend, the weather was stormy. Full of thunders and lightnings, heavy rains and sometimes it felt nearly tropical. Average temperatures and sometimes the sun broke through the clouds.

On saturday I have been to the beach to support friends who were taking the challenge of the Mud Masters event. They did it! Beautiful achievement! I supported them and walked also on the beach along with them to make some pictures to remember the event. During the event the sun broke through the clouds and in the afternoon even a clear blue sky. Wonderful! After the event I walked again along the boulevard of Scheveningen. From the ‘Beach Stadium’ to ‘De Pier’ and visited this re-opened venue. A clear blue sky, above the sea, a lovely temperature. Suddenly the summer has begun.

Continue reading “Alternating June of 2016”

Pinterest, Social Media

Pinterest Profile

Pinterest is alongside Instagram, a major photographic social media platform.

I was wondering if you have Pinterest as well?
And what are your interests?
Why do you pin? Or what?

I have divided my interests into 130 boards full of pins. Mostly based on the categories Pinterest has made as well, and sometimes added a subcategory. Mostly I repin pins that are already circulate on Pinterest, rarely I pin something from another website. Most pictures are protected by copyrights so I am careful not copying them by ‘pinning’ from a website to Pinterest. If a copyright is violated, the owner of the pin can remove it or let Pinterest remove it from source and everywhere on Pinterest it is deleted.

This is how my Pinterest profile looks like with my latest pinned photo’s:

Greetings by Sophie