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 receiving the keys to our first apartment and I must admit …
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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 and lived through the high days of MySpace, the …
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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 one thing you love most about it? …
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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, I need to find a new balance in what aspects of …
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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 for Instagram purposes and then we met up with …
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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 had a rough idea, no concrete plan of action and very limited time to …
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