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Halloween 2018

Halloween is celebrated tonight and is an annual holiday with its origin in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The festival where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to chase away ghosts. Back in the time of the Celts it was celebrated on the 1st of November. Nowadays, since the eighth century, the 1st of November is All Saints Day. Introduced by Pope Gregory III.

A couple of inspirational ideas how to dress up for a festivity, what to have for foods and drinks or watch a film or series.


The Pinterest Halloween inspiration boards:

From Sophie’s Blog: (section Halloween)

From Sophie herself (too):

Netflix Films – Family Friendly:

  • A Witches’ Ball (2017)
  • All Hallow’s Eve (2016)
  • Casper (1995)
  • Ghost Patrol (2016)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Netflix films:

  • Errementari (2018)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Malevolent (2018)
  • Scary Movie (2000)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • The Haunting of Helena (2012)

Netflix series – Family Friendly:

  • Creeped Out (2017 – 1 season)
  • Goosebumps (1995 – 1 season)
  • The Worst Witch (2017 – 2 seasons)

Netflix series:

  • Chilling Adventure’s of Sabrina (2018 – 1 part)
  • Haunted (2018 – 1 season)
  • Scream (2015 – 2 seasons)
  • The Haunting of Hill House (2018 – 1 season)

Do you celebrate Halloween?

Greetings by Sophie

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Happy Easter 2018!

The first days of April are the Easter Days of 2018!

I wish you all a Happy Easter 2018!

And a little fact about rabbits: I never eat them, nor a haze, except for a chocolate rabbit! I do eat chicken eggs, a lovely omelet, and chocolate eggs.

Yesterday when it was the first of April and Easter day, I had a lovely family dinner and the first course was based on a recipe I found on Pinterest:

All of my other Easter inspirations I collected at my Easter Pinterest board.

Happy Easter greetings by Sophie

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Blog Anniversary 2018!

Happy Blog Anniversary 2018!

Today is the 1st of March 2018 and this means that this month is my blog anniversary month!

Three years ago, back in 2015, I started with this more structural blogging. The history of my blogging experience is written in the blog series named: ‘The Blogging Experience’ that consists of five blog posts, with an explanation about what I am using now and last but not least some tips on blogging.

The list of ‘The Blogging Experience’ series.

The top three blog posts of the past 365 days are:

  1. The 72 Cutest Animals
    Just a series review of a small cute series I watched on Netflix.
  2. Essay | Leprosy in the 12th and 21st century | Conclusion
    This is the last blog post of a series about leprosy. For a course, at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, named ‘History of Health Care’ I wrote this essay as part of a final assignment. The subject, general knowledge and impact of leprosy is underestimated. I have learned a lot about it by writing this essay.
  3. Happy New Year 2018!
    A very recent blog post, just two months old. My New Year’s wishes to you all, accompanied by a compilation video of the fireworks I have seen that night. Just shot with my iPhone 7 and edited with Quick.

The past year I have been combining the study work load and the blog feeling to write, a bit better than last year. Especially writing about my holiday in Edinburgh is a part I am really proud of because I am happy I could share through this way my holiday experience and provide you with some recommendations or just the way how I managed it all. And for me personally, writing it all as an overview, was also my guideline when I was telling people about my travel and experiences. I am a student on a student budget and that’s the fun challenge. How to get the best out of it with enjoying the most out of it.


I am looking forward to write even more blog posts about what I am experiencing, visiting, travel to, plan to do and so on… So excited! This month will also be a bit of a recap of the past year. A few blog posts that are drafts will be finished and they will be more in-depth of my big and smaller travels.

“Blogging is a thing I am passionate about.” – Sophie van den Akker, March 1st 2018

Where are you passionate about?

Happy wishes and greetings by Sophie