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Saturday, 21 March 2015

TBT: A trip down memory lane


My parents divorced when I was around 4 or 5 years old. Because my dad works in shifts, I spend most of the time at my grandparents’ house. I practically lived there so my grandmother and aunt pretty much raised me. I’m going to talk about a typical school day there.

My aunt would wake up every school day at around eight thirty am. She would’ve laid out my clothes and prepared my snacks for that day. My hair used to be hip height so we had to braid it every day. Nowadays I hate to braid my hair because I sick of doing it.  My grandfather and I would leave for school at around twenty past nine. My school didn’t start until twenty to ten but we had to pick up my cousins first. Although the ride to school was only about five minutes long we’d always fight about what radio station we were going to listen to. My cousins and I wanted to listen to Q-music but my grandfather wanted to listen to radio one, in the end my cousins and I would always win. We’d say to my grandfather that he could listen to radio one on the way back.
I used to really hate going to school. Not because of the learning or anything but because I got pestered a lot. In the beginning I had some guy friends but after a while most of them  started pestering me as well. I did had this one friend, his name was Pieterjan. I got to call him PJ for short. We were both obsessed with Harry Potter, which was really weird because we were both a little too young to watch those movies. We’d learn as many spells as possible and have ’battles’ or just re-enact the films. We also used to play Mario Kart a lot. Not during school of course, that was prohibited but we’d write down our high scores and compare them at school to see who was better. You could say we were quite some geeks.
I think that beside PJ my cousin Elien actually was my best friend during primary school. I’m only two years older than her so the age difference wasn’t too big. Because my aunt and uncle had to work late they’d stay at my grandparents’ house after school. My cousin and I would to the most insane things to her brother. For example when we were playing dress up and there was a dress that was too small for we’d make him wear it, or we’d paint his nails and put make-up on him. We were quite horrible to him. We’d also play with my Barbie dolls a lot. I had the biggest Barbie dolls/décor collection you could imagine. I had all the dolls, princesses, castles, etc. My most precious item was the scooter I got for my sixth birthday.
When it was time to go to bed my grandmother would put me in and read me a bedtime story. I think that’s when my love for reading started. The book that she would read to me was ‘Pietje puk’. When I got older I’d read the books and she’d listen. Something that my grandmother always did is waiting until I was fully asleep before she went downstairs. She did this because I was scared of the dark and wouldn’t fall asleep otherwise.

That’s pretty much how every school day went, scarp that. That’s how my entire childhood went. I think it’s safe to say that my childhood wasn’t all roses and sunshine, but who’s childhood was? There were moments that I just wanted to stay in bed all day and never come out but there were also moments ,whether I was re-enacting Harry Potter or just playing with my dolls, that I didn’t care about what they thought of me at school.
At the moment I don’t have any contact anymore with Pieterjan, which makes me a little bit sad, but I’m still really close with my cousin. She’s as much a sister to me as my grandmother and aunt are mothers to me.

Friday, 20 March 2015

My random top 3's

Hey guys
This week I thought I would be fun to give you my top 3 of the most random things that pop into my head.

               Favourite words                       Animals                     Mythical animals
                   1) Awesome                           1) Wolf                        1) Unicorn
                   2) Unicorn                              2) Dog                        2) Phoenix
                   3)Glitter                                  3) Owl                         3) Griffin

                       Series                                    Teachers                               OTP’s
                  1) Teen Wolf                          1) My chemistry teacher          1) Zalfie
                  2) Pretty little liars                 2) My English teacher             2) Tim & Tanya
                  3) One tree hill                       3) Mss De Mulder                   3) Miley and Liam

                        Girl names                            Youtubers                           TV hosts
                        1) Skyler                            1) Aspyn Ovard                     1) Ellen
                        2) Charlie                           2) The Shaytards                    2) Jimmy Falon
                        3) Elisabeth                        3) Dan and Phil                      3) Alan Carr
These were the 9 first things that popped into my head. I hope you liked it. And leave you’re most random top 3 in a comment below. I’ll talk to you guys next time
Bye

Joyce xxx 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

What I did for my best friends' birthday

Hey guys
So I’m not sure yet when this post is going up, but it will defiantly be after the 15th of march. ~that’s my best friend’s birthday~  If you didn’t already got it from the tittle, I’m going to tell you what I did for Yade’s 16th birthday. Before I go any further I’m not telling you this to brag or something, I’m just telling you this because I’m really proud of it and maybe it will give you some ideas. It might seem like I got her a lot, but in reality the things I got her were or not that expensive or I had them lying around the house. But without further do . LET’S GET INTO IT!!!
  •  A jar with reasons to smile 3 little frames: one with a picture of her and her sister, one with a picture of us and one with a quote 
  • A really cute, pink letter Y to hang on her door/wall 
  • A tattoo choker necklace ~she’s been wanting one for like forever 
  • A personal letter  
  • A big pink box to put everything in


Yeah that’s what I got for Yade’s birthday. She’s been there for me the last year and it really ment a lot so I just wanted her to have a great birthday. And while you're reading this why not wish her a happy birthday. I’ll her twitter here.
But that’s all for now, I hope you liked it. And I’ll talk to you next time
Bye
Joyce xxx 

Friday, 13 March 2015

An ideal date -for me-


Hey guys
I thought that maybe this weeks I could talk about dates. I know that might sound weird considering I’ve never had a boyfriend, but that doesn’t mean I don’t fantasize about it. –that sounded really weird, I promise it’s not in the disturbed-kind of way- So yeah maybe you have a date coming up and you don’t know what do. If you do I hope this really helps.
please keep in mind that I based these on the kind of things you can do in my city, so some of these might not really work in the area you live.

Movie with a walk
we have this park behind the theatre and I’d think it would we super romantic to watch the afternoon film and after that just go on a walk. Our park has a playground so you could also hang out there. You could maybe even have your first kiss on the swings or under a tree.

Ice skating
This one would be a little bit harder for me because the closest ice-skating range is look a 20-30 minute drive. But if you have one close by I think it would be an amazing date. And it doesn’t matter that that one of you might not know how to skate, it would just make it more romantic! So yeah ice skating is defiantly one of my favourites.

Movie/series marathon
This might not be an ideal first date but maybe if you’ve been together for a while, or even if you’re just friends. An whole day of watching your favourite series or films sounds –to me- really fun. I personally would have a Harry Potter, Stars wars, Teen wolf or maybe even a Disney marathon. You could even make it monthly thing.

Just hanging out
Again this might be better if you’ve been together for a longer while or if you’re just friends. Just spending a Saturday afternoon together could be so much fun. You could make cookies or something, babysit –if one of you has a younger sibling-, or even play videogames together. You could even play Monopoly .  Personally my perfect afternoon would be us baking something  -knowing my cooking skills it will probably suck- and me beating him on Mario Kart. Or maybe him playing videogames while I’m reading a book.

But yeah that’s all for now. I would like it if you’d leave your ‘perfect date idea’ in the comments, I would love to read them. And I’ll talk to you guys next week.

Bye
Joyce xxx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

TBT: Mini me


Hey guys
So back on tumblr, I used to have this thing called TBT. -Throw Back Thursday- On every first Thursday of the month, I'd post a story from when I was little. I really liked this, so I want to continue this here.
Though this month I didn't have an idea to write about. So I'm just going to post the most adoreable photo from when I was little. I'm really sorry! But yeah that's all for now.
Love you all
Bye
Joyce xxx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Am I missing out?


Hey guys
“Stuck in love” is one of my all time favourite films. -this will probably make a lot of sense because Lilly Collins is my favourite actress and Logan Lerman is my second favourite actor- For those of you that haven’t seen “Stuck in Love” yet it’s basically this story about the love life of tree people:  a father and his two kids. All three of them are writers.
One of my favourites quotes comes out of this film: “a writer is the sum of his experience”.
The dad says this to his son Rusty throughout the film. He thinks that his son isn’t really living, or participating as you could call it. And this made me think.
Am I missing out? Am I missing out because I don’t go to parties, or hang out that much? Because I can really relate to Rusty. –beside the fact that I don’t smoke weed-  I rather spend my weekend at home reading a book or watching a film instead of going out partying or having a drink with friends. Am I really missing out because of that? Because I don’t want to look back and regret stuff. Don’t people say that these are supposed to be out best years? Am I going to regret the choices I made?
What do you think? I would really like your opinion. Just leave it in the comments below.
That’s all for now, I hope you liked it. And I’ll talk to you guys next time!
Bye
Joyce xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

In need of a hobby

Hey guys
I have a lot of free time. –like you didn’t know that already- I guess that is partly because I have no social life and people tend to make me anxious, but that’s also because I don’t have a real hobby. –like I said Netflix doesn’t count!- I know I have reading and blogging but let’s be honest I can’t spend all my time doing that because there wouldn’t be enough books and my life isn’t that interesting. So I need something to do when I’m not blogging or reading. And preferably something I can blog about. –like I said my life isn’t that interesting- It’s not that I haven’t tried doing stuff or something, but they just don’t always turn out right.
I tried baking for example.  And what a disaster that was! Everything I tried to bake either burned or tasted like rubbish. Like don’t ask me how but I managed to burn cupcakes and make a chocolate cake taste like everything expect chocolate. I also tend to burn to house down when I bake… so that was over quickly.
After that I tried puzzling. I think puzzles look really cool when they’re done. I’ve made to puzzles but both of them took me about 5 moths, turns out I don’t have the patience to puzzle. I’m working on one right now, but I just can’t get myself to continue on it.
I also tried things like crafting and decorating but the problem with those were
One: It is somewhat expensive
Two: I’m nowhere near creative!
I’m thinking about trying photography next. I’m not sure yet, because I think I’m not artsy enough for that.
If you have an idea or a hobby you’d like me to try. Please comment it down below!
That’s all for now I hoped you enjoyed it, and I’ll talk to you guys next week.
Bye
Joyce xxx

Sunday update 01/03/15

Hey guys
So not a lot happened this week. I mean I had a lot of tests for school and stuff, but expect that not much has happened.
I’m pretty sure that the guy I have a crush on –I’m going to call him mess- knows I have a crush on him. All thanks to my friends! Thursday during our last break we were talking about him, because my friend Liesl stupidly told some junior guy about my crush. And less than 30 seconds later he walks by! So all my friends start yelling things at him like “Yo Mess good to see you” or “hey Mess!”. Which makes me a blushing mess of course. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he was staring at me, so he knew they were doing that because of me. I haven’t had the courage the talk to him since then.
I’m really looking forward to next weekend, my school has this annual dinner to raise money for new computers and stuff, and this year I get to serve. I’ve wanted to be a waiter for so long, and I think this is the perfect opportunity to get some experience. Also there is this restaurant a little further up our street and my mom is friends with the owner, so she’s going to ask him if he’s still looking for people.
But yeah that’s pretty much all that has happened to me last week. I hope you liked this little weekly update. And I’ll talk to you guys next Thursday.
Bye
Joyce xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Reading

Hey guys
So this week is going to be super random, I’m going to talk about books and reading. I know this is a topic not everybody likes, so I won’t mind if you just skip this week’s post ~how would I even find out~. But I really like reading , it’s one of the few things that can really make me happy. A lot of people say they enjoy reading so much because it takes them to another world and makes them forget their problems. You might think that it sounds stupid but it is the truth. You don’t know how many times reading helped me. It doesn’t matter if you read for 20 minutes or 2 hours. The time you spent reading is less time you spent thinking about something you hate about yourself or thinking problems or doing selfharm.  A lot of people say that celebrities saved their life, I don’t judge that I’m happy for them, but if I had to say who/what helped me it would be reading. Because when I’m  reading , I’m not thinking about my problems. It’s just me, my book and the fictional character with whom I’m possibly in love with.
I do have to admit I’ve been reading a lot less lately. It’s just I have to work a lot more for school now, I spent a lot of time watching youtubers and then there is the tumblr&Pintrest obsession. ~we’re not going to talk about that problem~ Normally it takes me lass then a week to finish a book of around 250 pages, but I’ve been reading the death cure for 2/3 months now and I’m still not done yet!
I made a list of books I want to finish/read this year. I’ll give them to you and maybe you could give me some feedback on them. But no spoilers!!!!
  •  The death cure by James Dasher
  • Perks of being a wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  • Keep it simple by Kevin De Bruyne
  •  If I stay by Gayle Forman
  •  Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr
  • The list by  Siobhan Vivian

So yeah that are the books I want to have read before the end of 2015.
I totally understand if you say reading isn’t for you, I respect that. But I think it’s not totally true, you just haven’t found the right book yet. Believe me I used to sat the same thing, until the day I started reading these adventures about a speaking mouse who’s a journalist. ~We all know who he is~
That was all for this week. I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll talk to you nest Thursday.
Bye
Joyce xxx

Introduction

Hey guys
My name is Joyce and I’m 16 years old. It might seem likes this is my first time blogging but I’ve actually been doing this for a while. I used to be on tumblr, but I recently –and with that I mean this afternoon- found out that google had this super cool blogger thing. So I decided to come here. I really like blogging and want to take it more serious. That’s why I though coming here was a good choice. I understand that you might want to know more about me so I’ll give you a quick introduction.
Like I said my name is Joyce and I’m 16 years old. My parents divorced when I was around three, so don’t feel sorry it’s all I know. I have an older sister named Emily. She’s turning 19 and is studying to become a teacher. I also have a half-brother named Mirko. He’s 4 years old. Stefan, Mirko’s dad is my stepdad. –go figure- I really hate him! I know hate is a strong word, but I really do. He is the reason why I don’t want to come to my mom’s anymore.
When it comes to school, I’m a pretty good student. Second in all of my classes. –it’s not as frustrating as it seems- Chemistry, math and English are my favourites. I’m not a very social person. I mean I have my little group of friends to gang out with, but there’re only two people who I really feel comfortable with: Yade and Jytte. There is also this guy I talk a lot to trough Facebooks –he’s in my school, don’t worry- but that’s mainly because I have a crush on him. I honestly don’t want many friends –I tend to get anxious around a lot of people or strangers- That’s one of the reasons why I don’t go to parties.  I don’t really have a hobby expect reading and blogging  –I don’t count Netflix as a hobby- I am looking for one though. –I’m thinking about trying photography-
Yeah I think that’s all. If you want to know anything else don’t hesitate to ask!
I do want to tell you another two things. One: I am Belgian, so English isn’t my native language. Please keep that in mind, I’m doing my best to write as correctly as possible. Two: I try to post every Thursday.
That’s all for now; I hope you like it and I’ll see you guys next Thursday.
Love you all
Bye
Joyce xxx