Will I Ever Write a Post Again? Yes! Weekly Wishes Vol 6

I slept until 3pm today. Am I ashamed of this fact, not really as I have a wicked head cold with a migraine to match. Then I ordered my groceries to be delivered, because I am a woman on leisure, because I don't have a car and I am cooking for 11 on Saturday. Needless to say, not a very productive start to the week.

What I am proud of though is I completed all of my weekly wishes for last week. I think I have found my fig, or what I want to be when I grow up. But plans aren't finalized and there are some logistics to look into. I also finalized the menu for Thanksgiving and I found a place in Utrecht to order a turkey. Turns out, you need a poelier which is kind of like a wild game butcher. The turkey is to be picked up on Thursday morning for brining. I love that I can say missions accomplished.

This week, my plans are as follows:

  1. Write and schedule some blog posts. I miss you guys! I just haven't found any inspiration.
  2. Pull of this Thanksgiving. The verlo and I have never hosted a dinner party in our two years living together. I have never hosted one in the Netherlands. Somehow we are going to cram 11 people into our euro sized apartment. Luckily, I have pretty great friends who won't judge for the lack of a gravy boat or even proper chairs.
  3. Take care of myself and my home. Of course there is still some company cleaning to be done, but I would like to get around to hanging some art before people come and I need to be healthy!

What are you going to do this week? 

Until next time,


The Nectar Collective


Turkeygate: Weekly Wishes Vol 5

Weekly Wishes Georgia Peach Abroad

How do I manage to link up with Weekly Wishes only every other week? Seriously Kait, you can do better than this. You used to love this blog, you need your passion back. Actually, I am saying this a lot lately, I think I am in a non-creative phase, and it is driving me crazy!

As you probably know by now, I am linking up with Melyssa of the Nectar Collective for this one, go check it out.

And now for the wishes:

1. Pick a fig. I saw this poem by Sylvia Plath illustrated on Life Hack, and I pretty much see it as a wake up call for those of us who have a thousand "maybe I could be a ..." career paths. This week I am going to work on developing and sticking to a plan about what I want to be when I grow up.

2. Finalize Thanksgiving. Last year, Loek and I had an amazing time at Lily's for Thanksgiving, even though all the other Americans who went last year no longer resides in the Netherlands. This year, I am bringing 1st Thanksgivings to several nationalities and it is a lot of pressure to be about 8 people's first Thanksgiving experience. 

3. Find a Turkey: I was in charge of the Turkey last year and it was an adventure! First, I had to find a turkey, which I bought in Amsterdam, bring it home, debone it because it wouldn't fit in our oven, then bring the cooked bird back up to Amsterdam. This year, I don't have to take the turkey anywhere but to the table, but I don't want to have to go to Amsterdam and bring home a turkey on a train again. Utrecht, you have them right? Because I need to order one.

What are you doing this week?


Until next time,


The Nectar Collective


Weekly Wishes Vol 4

Weekly Wishes 4 A Georgia Peach Abroad

Welkom bij de wekelijkse wensen bericht. I am of course linking up with Melyssa of the Nectar Collective. Each week, you are meant to make new small goals to accomplish. This week is going to be busy, so I might have a goal for each day left.

Tuesday: Have an awesome first Dutch lesson. I finally found someone to do private lessons with me and my first class is tomorrow. I think we will mostly discuss what level I am at, during the first class. I have high hopes so let's hope I study my butt off and we can see some real improvement.

Wednesday: Not get too emotional and enjoy my goodbye lunch with my Netherlands BFF. Seriously kid, I am going to miss you probably an unhealthy amount. 

Thursday: Write a blog post, because I need to do those more regularly.

Friday: Somehow start my novel for NaNoWriMo, work my full shift and attend ladies night with my colleagues.

What do you think, doable?

Post Script: I was carded today at the grocery store while buying wine. The legal age to drink beer and wine in this country, 16. A full 11 years younger than I am.



Until next time,


The Nectar Collective


That Time I Shared My Pearls of Wisdom

Not to be tooting my own horn or anything, but I give really good advice. Not annoying, unsolicited advice. However, if you ask my opinion about something, I am typically really good at listening and giving you some well thought out options. Plus, I really like helping. Maybe I should have gone into counseling?

So, when other bloggers ask me to participate in something giving advice, I tend to jump at the chance. I'm just saying, you need someone to guest post, I am your girl. The latest place you can read some of my tiny pearls of wisdom is on the Robinson's blog post on Ways to Keep in Touch. It is worth the read if you have people you want to keep a hold of no matter the distance really. 

Now, if I could only learn to follow my own advice, I would have a much easier time at this whole being an adult thing.


Until next time,



NTVN No TV November

No Television November A Georgia Peach Abroad

Do you ever think about all that you could accomplish if you weren't watching TV? The average person watched 4 hours of television a day. It makes me wonder with that much volume are we even are interested in most of what we are watching.

I will be the first to admit that I find a lot of comfort in watching television, in fact I think it would be safe to say I have an addiction. It doesn't even really matter what's on most of the time. How much of my life am I wasting on TV and what would my life be like if I spent that time doing things to better myself?

Therefore for the entire month of November, I am going to see what it is like to live without the television. This coincides with Nanowrimo which is National Novel Writing Month and I have been wanting to participate for the last 3 years, but I never had the time. 

Am I crazy? Will I be able to make it? Does anyone want to do the challenge with me? You don't have to go cold turkey like me but maybe just think a bit about if you really like the shows you are watching?

Depending on the amount of comments, this might be my first ever linkup. 

Until next time,




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