Sunday, September 22, 2013

Daisy Update (50)


So it's been over a month since I last did one of these... I'm slowly getting back to writing blog posts, most of the reviews that have gone up were ones that I'd already written before. If you haven't seen it before, I talked about why I've been a bit quiet lately in this post, my parents are getting divorced and every time I opened up Blogger, my mind would just draw a blank on what to say. But I do want to thank all of you for being wonderful and understanding and for really just being there!

I'm still trying to figure out how we'll go from here as a family, but I am really ok with the divorce itself. I want my parents to be happy and if they can't be happy together, then this is ok too. There will be a lot of changes, but not all of them are bad, and we'll see what happens.

I'm not entirely sure how to put about a month and a half worth of happenings into one blogpost, but to sum it up, here's what happened since my last update:

-I went to Mallorca with the boyfriend, which was amazing and relaxing and we had such a good time! The island is beautiful! We didn't have WiFi at the hotel, so we were blisfully disconnected from the world for a whole week and it was wonderful!

-Then two days after we got back it was time to go to Amsterdam, where I met Kat and Vicky and was infinitely sad that Karin was sick and couldn't make it after all :( So Kat, Vicky and I explored Amsterdam by ourselves and of course went book shopping and had the most dreadful waiters ever at the restaurant we went to. Which was both horrifying and hilarious.
On Saturday we had a Book Blogger Picnic and I got to meet Debby, Judith, Celine and Lauren, who are all awesome Dutch book bloggers! We had so much fun and of course we went book shopping again :)

Picture courtesy of Vicky
From left to right: Lauren, Judith, Debby, Kat, Me, Celine

-Right after I left Kat and Vicky on Sunday, I headed over to our annual family barbecue, where I had a lot of fun going along with whatever game my 4-year-old nephew had thought up (he has the biggest imagination ever, it's awesome) and later that night hearing that my parents were getting divorced and basically just being a mess the rest of the week.

-On September 2nd I started my residency, YAY! I'm getting used to working full-time again and also having to study and do assignments and just feeling useful again! And I'm loving it! I'm learning so much and the people I work with are great! Once a week the other residents and I have a day at the university where we get some extra classes and watch recording of consults and I love the group I'm in! I'm also loving the advantages of working close to where you live, cause now I get to leave and come home at a reasonable time!

-I met up with Debby, Judith, Mel, Daphne and Iris at the Boekenfestijn in Utrecht, which is basically book sale heaven! We all came home with a nice pile of books and have decided to start a book club! We start next month, the first book we'll be reading is More Than This by Patrick Ness and I'm so excited!! The book doesn't sound particularly exciting, but I love hanging out with these ladies :) It's nice to finally meet some of the people I've been talking to on Twitter :)

-I had the parents' puppies stay with me for 2 weeks because my dad was in the US for his job and I'm really missing them! It was so nice to cuddle with them and just look at how cute they are:

So that about sums up all the major things that happened in my life over the last 6 weeks.

How are you guys? Having a nice relaxing Sunday?
I'm pretty much lazing around the house this weekend and enjoying the last day of being 25... Tomorrow's my birthday and I feel so old already! I'm going out to dinner with the boyfriend, one of my best friends and her boyfriend, so that's nice :)


  1. Glad you're enjoying your residency and being back at work. And your holiday with your boyfriend sounds like it was fun and relaxing :)

    I'm not a dog person but those puppies are seriously cute!

  2. Yes, meeting you guys was so much fun! I'm happy that I came even when I was afraid in the beginning, haha. I can't wait for the book club :) Your vacation sounds wonderful <3

  3. Ooh, puppies! They are adorable. It's your birthday tomorrow? Happy birthday in advance! I'll probably remember but tomorrow might turn out to be a bit hectic, so in case I forget: happy birthday!! I hope you'll enjoy your day!

  4. Happy birthday tomorrow, Daisy! I'm so glad you enjoyed Palma de Mallorca. I LOVE that island, and had so much fun wandering and shopping. Did you buy pearls? :D

    Glad to hear you're doing alright. :) We should so a buddy read again sometime. :) I love book chats!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  5. Glad to hear that you're feeling a little better now, and I hope things continue on that way. Your trip to Mallorca sounds wonderful, and YAY for meeting up with fellow book bloggers!!! I'm a bit jealous of that :) And double-yay for enjoying your new residency!!

    Have a happy, wonderful birthday Daisy!

  6. Wheeeeeeeeeeee happy birthdayyyyyyyyy and YAYYYYYYYY BOOK CLUB!!!

    Sorry it's been so rough on you lately, and I totally understand the feeling of blogging being the last thing you want to do. Hope you feel a bit better now and I'm still here if you ever want to talk about everything ♥

  7. Good to hear you are enjoying your residency. The dogs do look very cute and I can imagine you miss them now. Have a great birthday!

  8. I'm sorry you have to deal with your parents getting divorced! I was 19 when my parents split and it was kind of a long time coming, but it was still really stressful and emotional. I'm glad you're okay with it now!

    Mallorca looks amazing! Being disconnected sounds lovely, too! The blogger meetups sound like a lot of fun, the book club, too! Yay for loving your residency! And puppies, adorable!!

    Happy late Birthday! I hope it was amazing! I turn 26 in November and I feel old, too!

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