Beach Day, Cherry Blossoms, Going To Basketball Games & More | Neeltje’s Thoughts: April & May

I can’t believe it’s almost June… Like where did time go? I still feel like it’s February or maybe even March but not almost June… Even though it’s weird it’s almost June, I definitely can’t wait for July and August because I will be traveling again and that makes me so happy. But since I like to have something to look back on what I actually did, I make these posts. This way I can share with you what went on in my life but it’s also a diary entry for me because I can look back on it. 📓 As you can tell from the title, this post is filled with taking photos by cherry blossom trees, spending time with family in Leiden, a wedding and more!

⁝ April 12, 2018 ⁝

Just when April started, we actually got some lovely spring days. This made me want to go to the beach so bad. Elba wanted to do the same so that’s when we decided we would go to Scheveningen. I hadn’t been here in a couple of years and wanted to see what De Pier looked like now it had reopened. Of course, on the day we went to Scheveningen the weather wasn’t that great but the lighting was great to take photographs so we didn’t really mind. In the end we had a lovely time walking along De Pier, the beach and spending time at The Fat Mermaid.

⁝ April 20, 2018 ⁝

On Instagram I had seen that the trees in Leiden had started to blossom. If you know anything about blossom trees it is that they only blossom a couple of weeks a year. It depends on the weather when and for how long. Since last year I just missed it, Lotte and I decided to go as soon as possible to take some photographs. This day it was almost 20 °C, which made it the perfect day to go outside without a coat and look at the beautiful blossom trees. 🌸 After taking tons of photographs, we spend the rest of the afternoon on the terrace of ROOS, taste & smile with a big serving of nachos. Such a lovely spring day!

⁝ April 26, 2018 ⁝

Since my grandma hadn’t been in Leiden for a long time, my mom and I decided to take her out for a day and just wander around Leiden. We went to many cute stores and I even discovered a new plant store I adore, called Fiori. Besides that, we had lunch at Logica, which is a cafe and restaurant that only serves organic food and has a lot of vegetarian and vegan options! 🌽 In the end we had a lovely relaxed family day, which I want to do more often (because family is important).

⁝ April 28, 2018 ⁝

This was actually my mom’s birthday! 🎈 Of course we celebrated her birthday this day. My brother and I got her a couple of presents and I baked one of my favorite things ‘boterkoek’. My baking skills were very much appreciated because my ‘boterkoek’ was completely gone at the end of the night haha.

⁝ May 1, 10 & 15, 2018 ⁝

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on my blog but when I was in high school, I did basketball for about a year. My brother had been doing it for a long time then and I wanted to try it as well. I was only into it for about a year because I like watching the games way better than playing myself haha. So now my family and I like to go to basketball games every once in awhile. There are playoffs right now and that’s why we went to a couple games of ZZ Leiden. The games were very close but ZZ Leiden did win them!

⁝ May 13, 2018 ⁝

For Mother’s Day we actually went out for dinner a couple days before, because I had to work on Mother’s Day. We had some amazing Indonesian food (one of my faves) at Sari Djawa. And on actual Mother’s Day, so Sunday, we made a breakfast for my mom and I also decided to make a card with ‘best mom ever’ on it (in hand lettering style, just like I did in this blog post).

⁝ May 19, 2018 ⁝

And on May 19 it was finally there… Harry and Meghan’s wedding day! I know not everyone might be into the Royal Family but I definitely am. I loved watching The Crown for example and watched so many documentaries about how everything work within the family. Besides that, I am a girl and girls love weddings (well, most of them), so I just made a day out of it. 👰🏻 Getting up early and watching the full day on television. I thought Meghan’s dress was stunning! Who’s with me?

⁝ May 21, 2018 ⁝

In my Latest Purchases post you might have seen that I bought a couple of new plants. I know, I already own a lot but plants are so easy to change around and it gives your room already a new look. Besides that, I also exchanged my very beloved dotted duvet for a pretty minimalistic window pane duvet from Dekbed-Discounter. Before I wouldn’t have cared but the duvet is made from special Indian cotton and it’s so comfortable to sleep in. These changes are pretty small but I am still planning on painting the pink walls in my bedroom white and I actually also need a new mattress (maybe even a new bedframe), so I will finally do this during summer. Of course I will show you the end result if it is finally finished.

⁝ May 25, 2018 ⁝

At the beginning of March Elba and I wanted to check out another gym together. We took a yoga class, followed a training schedule together with a trainer and decided to change to that gym. Ever since then, I have been working out about three times a week and I just can’t go without it anymore. 🏋🏻‍♀️ On May 25 we had our second weight in and it’s so interesting to see how your body changes. Anyways, it has become a part of my weekly routine and I definitely would like to share more about it. So if you’re interested in that, just let me know!

This kind of sums up my April & May! Not everything I did is in these type of posts (of course) but just the things I really wanted to share. Bring on June! Let’s see what the next month has to offer… What’s your favorite memory from April & May? Would you like to see more of these posts?

Love,

Neeltje

This was posted in collaboration with Dekbed-Discounter

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54 Comments

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Ah, thanks girl!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Ah, you’re so sweet! Thank you so much 🙂

  1. May 30, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    What a lovely recap, looks like you had great times indeed! I love all the photos, especially the cherry blossom ones, wish we had that in here as well! 🙂

    Wish you a lovely day and happy mid-week!
    XO

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Ah, so sweet! Thank youu! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      Dankjewel!

  2. Krystle/Batboy
    May 30, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Prachtige foto’s zeg!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Dankjewel!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Thank you so much Jess!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much!

  3. May 31, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    How nice to do a regular diary! It’s a great way to reflect and think about what you loved and what you might want to try differently next time and I need to do that more. I especially love that you came across those beautiful blooms. I saw so many on my latest trip – they make the day seem so happy! Booking my next trip to someplace really special that I have been but my husband hasn’t was my favourite memory for May. 🙂 I hope you have an amazing June.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Ah, thank you sooo much! Sounds like a lovely memory. X

  4. May 31, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Wat een super mooie foto’s maak je zeg!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Dankjewel!

  5. May 31, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Neeltje I love your photos. I had no idea Leiden had such lovely cherry blossoms! Its crazy how May is nearly done and June is just around the corner. Looking forward to reading about your travels in July!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      That’s so sweet, thank you! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thank you so much! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Ah, thanks so much girl!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Dankjewel! Xx

  6. June 1, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    De manier waarop je fotografeert.. echt tof!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Dankjewel!

  7. June 1, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Zo te zien heb je weer leuke dingen gedaan. En super mooie foto’s met die cherry blossoms!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Ah, dankjewel!

  8. June 1, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    De foto’s zijn zo leuk dat je bij je blog voegde!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Dankje!

  9. June 1, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Cool pics. Really!!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thank you!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Ah, jaa ze waren zo mooi! Jammer dat ze maar een korte periode in bloei staan…

  10. June 2, 2018 / 7:28 am

    De tijd vliegt inderdaad voorbij! En door het mooie weer voelt het nog sneller, alsof het al zomer is terwijl het nog lente is.

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Jaa precies!

  11. June 2, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Nice overview! I love the blossoms, but unfortunately I didn’t take the time this year to wander around.

    Leiden is a lovely city.

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 9:31 am

      I am glad you like it as well! X

  12. June 2, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Ziet er leuk uit! Vooral die pier in Scheveningen. En dan die heerlijke bloesems! Scheveningen komt zeker op mijn lijstje :)!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 1:58 pm

      Ah, dankjewel! Scheveningen is echt leuk om heen te gaan 🙂

  13. June 2, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    wat heb jij een hoop leuke dingen gedaan! Scheveningen en Leiden, ik ben op dol op allebei . En wat een beeldschone foto´s

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Dankjewel! X

  14. June 2, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Wat een gave foto’s Ook! Leuk om vaker dit soort posts te zien. Xxx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Dankjewel! Leuk om te horen. Xx

  15. June 2, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    Wat een leuke foto’s. Leuk om te lezen dat je leuke dingen hebt gedaan ;).

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Dankjewel! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Ah, dankjewel!

  16. June 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Wat heb je erg leuke dagen gehad. Mooie foto`s heb je gemaakt

    • Neeltje
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Dankjewel!

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