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One “chore” that I really love to do is shopping for my (semi-)weekly groceries! For me it’s more of a fun trip than something I “have” to do. I like making lists and I like (roughly) planning what I’m going to eat – even though it sometimes takes a lot of thought -, it’s just exciting to think of all the healthy options that are out there! So I decided I wanted to show you what I buy on an average shopping trip. It varies every week, but this is basically what I always have at home.


This is something I haven’t ever really mentioned on my blog before, but since I’ve been eating (a lot) healthier and I want to share my food+recipes with you guys, I think it’s about time I tell you “my story”. Let’s just get into it! ;) For the first 14/15 years of my life I was really allergic to a lot of foods: sugar from beets, potatoes, peanuts, carrots, mushrooms, ginger, milk (from cows) and basically any veggie that grows under the ground. Quite a lot, huh? If I would eat any of the “bad stuff” I would get terrible stomach aches. Until I was about 15 I never ate anything with sugar (except sometimes cane sugar, because my stomach could handle that kind of sugar) and I was about the only kid who’d never had fries before. I basically had to bring my own food to everything. :)

First of all: Happy New Year! I know I’m a few days late, but hey, it’s still the beginning of the year right? Hope your New Year’s Eve was fabulous! Mine was! Celebrating New Year’s outside in just a dress (no coat, no leggings…), with new friends, on Curaçao… it was really, really great. Last year I would have never thought that this would be the way I’d enter the new year!

I am one of those people who loves lists. I love to make them (on paper, of course) and love to cross things off of those lists. Isn’t that the best feeling, crossing something off your to do list? Well, I like that feeling. Sometimes – after I finish something – I wish I had put it on a list, just so I could cross it off. A kind of list I come across quite often (on blogs, in particular) is a kind of bucket list*: things they want to do or accomplish before they turn a certain age. Me, as a list lover, passing up on the chance of writing up a list? Never. Certainly not when it gets me to think about my life, about what I want from it. That gets me to the point: I made a list of 25 things I’d like to do before I turn 25 (which means I will have 2,5 years to cross out my entire list). If you like, you can read the complete list here, but for this blogpost I picked out 3 items to zoom in on.
Travel alone


I never thought of myself as a traveler. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I haven’t traveled that much (yet!) in my life. But I recently discovered my love for traveling. It all started with my decision to move to the other side of the world for 5 months, to trade in Holland for tropical Curacao. Before actually leaving, I traveled to London. First time on a plane, first time in the city. All super exciting and something I want more of! And to make things even more exciting, I really want to travel by myself. Discover a new city/country all by myself, having to figure it out all alone. I think that would be good for me.

Inmiddels alweer meer dan een jaar geleden besloot ik een aantal kleine dingetjes op een rij te zetten die ik wilde veranderen/waar ik aan wilde werken. Toch blijft het moeilijk hoor, hoe klein zo’n verandering ook is! Het vereist eigenlijk toch een verandering in gewoonte(s), en dat gaat nu eenmaal niet zo snel. In ieder geval niet zo snel als ik vaak hoopte… ;) Het is een kwestie van wennen en volhouden & uiteindelijk maak je het je eigen en voor je het weet is het een gewoonte! Anyhow, in het vervolg van mijn vorige tiny changes, hierbij een nieuw lijstje met dingetjes waar ik op ga letten!

Hi there!

Ik ben Alyssa; hobbyfotograaf, blogger, eindredacteur pur sang, (vegan) food lover en altijd naar muziek aan het luisteren. Welkom op mijn blog, een verzameling van alles waar ik van hou.
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