Tuesday, April 30, 2013

From Queen to King

Today queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son

These last few days two more royal wuppies showed up for this historical event.

Our street was decorated with orange flags to celebrate this day.

We put on the TV to be able to witness the abdication.

Queen Beatrix and her son prince Willem Alexander.

Queen Beatrix signs the abdication papers and becomes princess Beatrix.

Her son now becomes king Willem Alexander.

In the afternoon there was a ceremony where king Willem Alexander was sworn into his office.

Our new crown princess, princess Amalia and her grandmother (former queen) princess Beatrix.

King Willem Alexander and queen Maxima.

It was a historical day for our country and I hope king Willem Alexander will do well as king.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Trip on Which I Met Aurian

Yesterday my owner and I went on a trip to meet Aurian.
She's going to a convention in Berlin and was sweet enough to agree to take some of our books with her to the convention to get them signed. So we planned to meet so we could give Aurian the books that we want to get signed.

We had to go to Utrecht, but because the trains weren't running like normal, it took some extra travelling to get there and we ended up in Amsterdam. We decided to make use of our stop in Amsterdam to visit the American Bookstore that's located in Amsterdam.

After some book shopping we went back to the station and caught a train to Utrecht.

In Utrecht I had to see the Dom tower of course.

And the canals.

After our sightseeing we took a bus to where Aurian lives and were greeted with a yummy cake!

I admired Aurian's collection of books, which was guarded by fairies and we talked about books and blogging of course. It was really cool to meet her and lots of fun as well.

After a fun afternoon and early evening we had to travel home again. This time we didn't make any stops along the way, but went straight home.

And look what Aurian gave me:
Lots of small packages containing small groceries. I had fun unpacking them all.

Look at all the cool groceries that were inside the packages.

And look at my book haul!
Apart from books that we bought we also got some books from Aurian.

Thanks Aurian for the fun visit and the groceries and books!

And look what was waiting for us when we got home.
A signed copy of Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard.

Thanks Marcella!

All in all I had a really fun day and I hope to meet Aurian again sometime soon.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Royal Visitor

When we went grocery shopping yesterday we were followed home by a small orange creature. It turned out to be a royal Wuppie (a strange little creature from space). He came here because next week our queen will abdicate the throne in favor of her son. The royal Wuppie wanted to be close to such a historical event. I wonder if he'll stick around after that.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Creepy Book

I got a book in my mail today with creepy eyes on the pages!
I hope this means the story will be creepy as well.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Artful Creatures

Yesterday evening we went to the opening of an art show. There was wine, snacks and art of course. I noticed there were lots of animals!

A shark

A dinosaur.

A rat.

And a cool sea creature.

It was a fun evening.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Every Road Leads To....

We booked a trip to Rome for this summer!
I'm very excited about this trip, because we'll be flying! That will be my first time on a plane. My owner says there's nothing to worry about as long as I don't forget to bring my passport. I'm already looking through our city guide to see what cool places we need to visit when we're there.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Glamour McPig

I took part in a photo shoot this week.
Want to know what for? It's still a surprise, but I hope to show you soon.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Trip To Balloërveld - Part 3

Today the last few pictures from our trip to Balloërveld.

Spot the McPig ;-)

All in all it was a lovely trip.
I hope we'll make more trips like this the coming months.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Trip To Balloërveld - Part 2

During our walk across the heather we encountered a large flock of sheep.

They were enjoying the grass and the sun.

There were lambs among the flock as well.

This is an old burial mound.

The burial mound was surrounded by large trees.

And red and white poles for some reason...