Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Trip to the Efteling - part 2


After I fled from the witch's house, I saw a family of goats.


And a dragon!




Rapunzel.


Another castle!
There was a sign that said you might get dizzy if you went inside the castle, so I didn't dare go inside.


We did go on a boat ride and saw a mythical city in Fata Morgana.

We also went to a spooky castle, but it was too dark to take pictures. There were dancing ghosts and zombies!


Next we went in search of a cool roller coaster.


Found it!


There was another dragon next to the roller coaster.


Isn't he cool?!


After the roller coaster we took a drive in an Old Timer.




I spotted a really big bird.


And a chicken that is said to lay golden eggs.
We didn't have a coin anymore to get an egg though.


Water fountain geese.


We went on a ride that was called Dream Flight.
I couldn't take pictures, but we saw fairies and magical cities.


We were getting hungry, so we got french fries and other yummy food.


An Octopus restaurant?


They had pasta and bread in the restaurant, so I was glad we ate somewhere where they had french fries instead.


We did have a look inside.


These jellyfish lamps are awesome!




It was getting late and we had a long journey ahead of us to get home, so finally we said goodbye to the Efteling.


What a fun day.
I hope we go again sometime.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Trip to the Efteling


Last Tuesday we went on a trip!


We went to something called the Efteling.
It's a theme park about fairy tales. And it has all kinds of roller coasters and other rides as well.


First we visited Fairy Tale Forest.
This is the fish from Pinocchio I think. He looks very fierce.


This seagull looked like he wanted to steal someone's snack.


Next I spotted a guy with a really long neck.
He's one of the servants from the fairy tale The Six Servants.


There was a sign next to him that said you had to leave your trash there, because otherwise he'd get angry. I think I might have made him angry, because I left my trash in a garbage bin instead of leaving it on the ground by that sign.


A mysterious castle in a forest.


The guard was taking a nap.


It was Sleeping Beauty's castle!
No wonder that the guard was sleeping as well.


I spotted a witch on a gate.


This is the emperor from the fairy tale, The Nightingale.


A fakir flying on a magic carpet.


I heard loud snoring and when I investigated I spotted this giant!


And I spotted another giant!
This one was awake, but he was friendlier than his grumpy expression would make you believe.


Inside the building he was guarding there were waterlilies.


They opened and had dancing faeries inside!
I'm really liking this fairy tale forest.


A frog fountain.


There was a donkey in the middle of a square.
My owner gave me 50 cents, to give to the donkey. He lifted his tail and pooped out a special Efteling coin!


Here it is: front and back view.


We also saw Frau Holle shaking her pillow to make it snow.


Yum! A big pudding.


Wait a minute...
A gingerbread house...
I know who lives there! Better leave that pudding alone.


Coming next: More fairy tales, dragons and rides.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Bookish Box from D.E. Night


I received a Bookish Surprise this week from D.E. Night.
I must say I immediately fell in love with the box.


It's a Magical box!
How exciting.


This beautiful picture was on the back of the card.


Let's see what else is in the box.


A signed ARC of D.E. Night's upcoming book The Crowns of Croswald and a pretty blue bottle.

There was also a letter from D.E. Night as well.


The packing paper was a newspaper which had some intriguing headlines.
I can't wait to start reading the book!


The bottle is a Glanagerie Bottle.
According to the card that came with it "Glanageries are the ultimate potion of the mind. Where ideas, dreams, fears, and magic simmer together for out-of-this-world experiences."


And it glows!!!


Keep an eye out on my other blog for my review of The Crowns of Croswald!


About the book:
In D.E. Night’s debut novel, The Crowns of Croswald, magic sparks around every corner in a kingdom ruled by a dark queen. Ivy, a young orphan living in the Kingdom of Croswald discovers that she has powers of her own. She enrolls at the Halls of Ivy, a school where young students learn to master their magical blood and the power that Croswald’s mysterious gems can wield. Unfortunately, Ivy’s schooling – and her life – is threatened by the evil queen and her henchmen. As Ivy tries to unearth her past and save Croswald’s future, a fantastical adventure ensues.

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