High Tea at HoneyPie in Middelburg

High Tea at HoneyPie in Middelburg

This weekend my mom took my sister and me out for a high tea at their favorite place in Middelburg: HoneyPie. I had passed by the tea house before and had seen people having lunch out on their floating (!) terrace, but never took the time to test their menu myself. Having been to the UK quite a couple times, I have always looked at people having high tea with a bit of jealousy. It’s a pricey meal to have and as travelling youngsters it&…
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Tea o’clock!

Tea o’clock!

After spending hours and hours comparing washing machines, dryers, irons and vacuum cleaners from various retailers we finally went and bought most things this weekend. We both are not the types that get excited about shopping electronic household appliances, and I must say that those massive electronics stores definitely don’t give me the same rush of excitement the average Zara does. We’re happy that this part of our preparation is done! K actually texted me afterwards saying the money we spent on the …
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1.6.2009

1.6.2009

Somewhere in an American valley… Happy 6 year anniversary to my partner, my rock, my home, my love. If you told me 8 years ago that I’d be dating the kid who tried his best to make me go face down on the ice rink, I’d never ever everrrrrr would have believed you. I avoided him for years before everything changed. Like a kind of magic. Life never goes the way you expect it to, now does it? Today we’re one month away from …
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It’s official: We are renting our first apartment!

It’s official: We are renting our first apartment!

Amidst these hectic days, where most of us dust off our brain and try to memorize as much of those 1000-page syllabi as possible (finals!), I have some pretty exciting and BIG news to share. As of today it’s official: we are renting our first apartment together! We started keeping up with a couple of local real estate agencies online mid-May and successfully round up the process today by signing a contract. We’ll be moving in July 1st! Our apartment is a cosy 90…
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All That Twitters Is Gold: Did Social Media Kill The Blogging Star?

All That Twitters Is Gold: Did Social Media Kill The Blogging Star?

Let us have a discussion. In recent times, I’ve noticed many changes in the blogging world, and there’s one in particular that has been getting some attention lately: social media. Instagram and Twitter have been around for a while, and lately I’ve seen more and more bloggers use SnapChat as well as a way to interact with their readers. I’m all about that, but … . I’ve been around here for 13 years. In those 13 years I went from webpage construction to blogging …
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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Emily from Em Busy Living granted me the Liebster award last week, and although I know these are usually given to young blogs and mine doesn’t really fit into that category anymore, I wanted to answer Emily’s 11 questions for me. It has been a while since I shared some random bits about me on the blog and you guys used to really like this kind of posts on The Ginger Diaries. So… off we go! 1.Where do you currently live and what’s …
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23

23

On April 24th I celebrated my 23rd birthday. A random number, it seems, but 2015 is the year my life is going to change a lot. And so will my blog. I’m graduating, looking for an apartment and searching for a job. Not nothing, I’d say! It’s in the light of these changes that I would like to announce some changes to The Ginger Diaries. I’m a social worker and I personally feel that if I want to work in this field, …
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Opening & Other Stories Ghent

Opening & Other Stories Ghent

The & Other Stories store in Ghent has been open for a few weeks now, but I still wanted to share about the opening night with you. A short train ride took Inez and me from Antwerp to Ghent, where we arrived a little early so we could go for “dinner” first. Dinner being at McDonalds – so classy – to save some €€€ on food to spend on clothes later. That’s how we roll. I made her walk to the Glaslei with me just…
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Mijn Wonderkamer

Mijn Wonderkamer

Last week my friend Julie and I set sail to Kammenstraat 70 for an adventure that made us both nervous and excited. The week before, I received an email from storeowner Lente, who has recently opened her store Mijn Wonderkamer (My room of wonders) at it’s new location, to invite me into her world of wonders. I was feeling brave so I said yes and Julie, bitten by the same adventure-bug as I, immediately jumped to the chance too. The big day came. We only&…
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The Gift of Giving (With Sony Music Belgium)

The Gift of Giving (With Sony Music Belgium)

On the first day of Christmas a friend send to me, an album by a singer I love to hear. And on The second day of Christmas I send to a friend, an album by a singer I hope she loves to hear. And on The twentieth day of Christmas there we will form a circle of friends listening to good music, and reading each others blog posts about this special musical project. When I first started blogging, I never thought it would affect my&…
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The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

I’m listening to Bon Jovi and writing a blog post. Not much seems to have changed, but the truth is that something has. You know it. I know it. I know that you know it. Darling, we need to talk. I am a firm believer of the saying that a blogger and her blog should be like husband and wife. A relationship where one invests time and effort, but above all: a lot of love. Unfortunately, the love is gone. I still do the …
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