Missing: Hard Rock Cafe Oreo Cheesecake!

 Posted by on September 5, 2014  Food
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Last Sunday my friends and I went to Amsterdam for the Musical Sing-A-Long. It’s just a big live event where people can sing along to some songs of the musicals that will be playing in the theaters in the upcoming cultural year. The Musical Sing-A-Long is the end of the festivities that mark the beginning of the cultural year in the Netherlands. Anyways I went with my friends because they really like musicals and I’m not as big as a fan but I like some but any excuse to go to Amsterdam is a good one.

Whenever we go to Amsterdam we go out for dinner at the Hard Rock Café. We were really looking forward to going this time because of the Oreo Cheesecake. When we were in London last summer we went out for dinner at the Hard Rock Café as well, as is our tradition, and we discovered the Oreo Cheesecake!

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Sadly we discovered this gem on the menu way to late so we had a starter and a main with a side of onion rings so we were all quite full. But after a short discussion and some thinking we decided to get 1 piece of the cheesecake and share it between the 6 of us.

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When the Oreo Cheesecake arrived we all took a good look at it, and some pictures, before we went in for our first bite. The first bite was a careful one, not knowing what to expect. But the second the spoon passed our lips and we got a taste of this wonder we attacked the piece of cheesecake. It was gone within a minute. The staff standing behind our must have been laughing at us. Because I would’ve had I been one of them. Because, in my mind, we looked like a group of lions attacking an antelope.

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Even looking at the description on the website is making my mouth water

CHEESECAKE MADE WITH OREO® COOKIE PIECES
Made in-house, a generous helping of Oreo® cookies baked in our rich and creamy NY-style cheesecake, with a decadent Oreo® cookie crust.

So as you can imagine we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this again. This time making sure we all had room left to get a piece for ourselves! We decided to ask our server beforehand if they still had some Cheesecake. She told us that they took it off the menu! We were shocked! It was heavenly and it wasn’t on the menu anymore. Apparently they took it off a month ago, but hadn’t changed the menu on the website yet!

Dear Hard Rock Café,

if you are reading this: PLEASE bring back the Oreo Cheesecake because my friends and I are deeply in love with it and we would love to enjoy this little piece of heaven again!

With Love,

Me and my friends

 

Vistaprint Phone Case Review

 Posted by on August 19, 2014  Miscellaneous
Aug 192014
 

I’ve always wanted to get a phone cover/case with a picture of my own choosing. I’ve had the picture I wanted to use picked out a while ago I just had to find the right opportunity to order one.

One day I decided I’d done enough waiting and I gone and ordered my phone case at VistaPrint (this may have had something to do with me playing the Kim Kardashian Game and wanting free points but still) I ordered the case and a week or 2 later I think it arrived.

As soon as I got it out of the package I was happy because:
A) it looked good and B) the case is really thick.

I ordered the soft case because I prefer those over the hard ones. This particular case has all the benefits of the soft case but the picture is printed on the hard case and those to are mixed together.

The case is a nice snug and tight fit for my iPhone 5s! Also the material is very thick. This makes it harder to scratch the screen when your phone falls on the floor.

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Also I accidentally dropped my phone on a stone floor and no scratches and whatsoever on my phone with this cover.

There is 1 downside to the cover. This I discovered later one after using it for a while. The picture scratches off. There are a few white scratches through the picture now. And there’s even 1 spot that’s a little bigger.

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I ordered the case at: http://www.vistaprint.com.
I got myself the Protective iPhone 5/5s Case
The case cost me a total of € 20,03 that includes the Case for € 11,98, delivery € 4,57 and a VAT of 3,48

Berry Potter & Plumbledore

 Posted by on August 3, 2014  Beauty, Fashion
Aug 032014
 

A few days ago an old friend of mine posted a pic on Instagram of this nail polish called: “Berry Potter & Plumbledore” and since I’m a Harry Potter fan I had to get this nail polish. So the next day I went to the store to look for it and the drugstore that sells the Catrice nail polish in my village had no more Berry Potter left! This came as quite a shock to me. Also now I had to look for it somewhere else. Luckily yesterday I had to go to another village and there it was! Anyways because I really like the colour of this nail polish I wanted to write a blog post about it. This nail polish is, again, from Catrice it’s #46 Berry Potter & Plumbledore.

IMG_2329When you first see the nail polish it looks purple. (Hence the name Berry Potter & Plumbledore) But when I grabbed it off the shelve to take a closer look at it I noticed a blue shimmer in the nail polish. It looks a bit magical so I guess that’s why they went with the Harry Potter type name.

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I really like the combination of the dark purple and the light blue shimmer. especially because in the right lighting it looks more blue with a purple shimmer in it. I only needed 2 coats of the nail polish. I even think it will be good with 1 coat. But I always apply a very thin 1st coat before I add the thicker one. (and please ignore the messy paint job I don’t have all the things on me to make my nails look all nice)

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I bought this nail polish for € 2,99. But check your local drugstore for the right prize. You can check http://www.catrice.eu/ for a store in your neighbourhood. Or keep an eye out in your local drugstore. Because the website only lists a few countries and mine isn’t even on it but a lot of drugstores over here sell it. 

Bring Them Home

 Posted by on July 23, 2014  Uncategorized
Jul 232014
 

I’m not quite sure how to  start this article but I wanted to write something about this. Today it’s a National day of mourning because of the plane crash that happened in Ukraine last week. We lost 193 citizen in that crash and today 50 of the bodies are finally being released and send to our country. All 298 bodies will be brought here and they will start the identification of the bodies in the Netherlands.

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Because of this day today at 4pm there will be 1 minute of silence to remember the victems. At this time the first planes with bodies will arrive at the Airport. There will be all kinds of ceremonies throughout the country. Shops will silence their music at 4pm. No planes are allowed to land or leave around 4 pm. Also all flags will be half mast today.

At 8pm there will also be a silent walk in Amsterdam to remember all the lives lost.

I will be turning my Twitter Avatar black today because of this. Also if you want to read some of the stories of the families of the victims I recommend reading this

Albert and Maree Rizk weren’t supposed to be on that flight either.

Every year, the fun-loving 50-somethings from Melbourne, Australia, went on a month-long vacation with friends. They had hopscotched the globe, from Thailand to Fiji to Europe.

This time, the Rizks had nearly skipped the trip due to family commitments. Family came first for Albert, a real estate agent, and Maree, parents of two and beloved fixtures in their community.

A change of plans freed them up to join their friends, Ross and Sue Campbell, but they weren’t able to snag a seat on the Campbells’ return flight. So they bought tickets for the same route, a day later: Flight 17.

The Rizks and the Campbells had become more like family than friends since Sue and Maree met at a mother’s group when their now-grown children were babies. They had a ball traveling through Italy, Switzerland and Germany. It felt like they’d laughed for a solid month. Together, they realized a lifelong goal: climbing to the top of the Klein Matterhorn in Switzerland.

On Tuesday night, the four gathered at an Italian restaurant for a final meal. They reminisced about their latest adventure — one of their best — and made plans for a reunion back in Australia. On Saturday, they would get together to feast on the delicious Dutch cheese they’d bought, drink wine and pore over their vacation photos.

The four headed back to the hotel, exchanged hugs and retired to their rooms.

Some friends were surprised that the Rizks were willing to fly Malaysia Airlines, after the disappearance of Flight 370. Maree’s stepmother, Kaylene Mann, had lost her brother and sister-in-law in the disaster.

Albert’s buddy of 30 years, Jack Medcraft, got in a friendly dig: Why Malaysia Airlines?

“Lightning never strikes twice,” Albert replied.

They burst out laughing. The nonchalant explanation had a double meaning.

Albert’s house had been struck by lightning last year.

In Australia, the Campbells had just arrived when they heard that a Malaysia Airlines plane had been shot down over Ukraine. Fearing the worst, they rushed over to the Rizks’ house to check on their kids. And for the second time in five months, Maree’s stepmother learned she’d lost a loved one to a Malaysia Airlines disaster.

 

A lovely day in Brighton.

 Posted by on July 10, 2014  Life, Traveling
Jul 102014
 

So 2 weeks ago I went to England with some friends for a short week. And we started off our trip in Brighton. It took us quite a long while to get there. I got on the train around 8am and we arrived in Brighton around 5pm. So yeah long day of sitting in trains.

When we arrived in Brighton it was pretty cloudy and we decided to walk to our Hostel, which luckily, was down hill. It was also pretty easy to find because it was just across from the Pier. As soon as we got at the hostel we got ourselves checked in and freshened up in our room before leaving for a little stroll at the Pier.

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We walked to the far end and took a lot of pictures. We contemplated going on some of the rides but we felt a few drops of rain and we were starting to get hungry so we decided on finding a pub to get some dinner. We spend the rest of the evening playing card games and drinking the BEST cider ever. Seriously I need stores to sell either the Rekorderlig or the Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Cider because that stuff is the best!

Somewhere around 10pm we decided we needed some sleep and walked back to our Hostel. But we made sure to stop at the beach to take some pictures of the Pier by night with all the lights on.

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The next morning we checked the weather and they said there would be a 90% chance of rain. But we opted for shorts anyway. We went down for breakfast and checked out and left for a day of exploring Brighton (while leaving our suitcases in the Hostel) As soon as we stepped outside we already regretted wearing shorts. There were a lot of clouds and it was kinda windy. But we ignored it all and started walking into the city. First off we went to see the Royal Pavilion we walked around the gardens first but since it wasn’t opening until 10AM we decided to go and get some coffee/tea till it was time to go inside. Sadly no pictures were allowed inside but it was nice walking around to see the ridiculous inside. There was one annoying thing though and that was that there were like 2 big school groups walking around and 1 of those was a group of 4/5 year olds and I really don’t get why they were inside because they weren’t even interested in anything. That was a waste of money for the school if you ask me. Especially because they wont even remember it later because when I got home my mom told me I’d been there when I was 6 years old and I can’t remember a thing.

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After the Royal Pavillion we walked around the Lanes and went to Choccywoccydoodah and just looked at random shops trying to figure out what presents to buy for our friend who we where surprising with belated bday presents. While walking around we stumbled across Catwalk Cakes. A cute litte cake shop. We started looking at all the cupcakes and we decided it was time for lunch. And since they did an Afternoon Tea we decided that that would be our lunch.

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After that we did some more exploring before heading to the beach to soak up some of the sun. Because the weather was soooooo good. We even went to put our feet in the water and walking back up bare footed on a stoney beach is impossible!

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After that we just hung out on the beach and 2 of my friends went to do some of the rides around 3pm we decided it was time to get our things. Me and a friend took the bus back to the train station while the other 2 decided to walk and around 4 PM we sat down in a train that would bring us back to London!

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