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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Robin Hood week + Tag


Like most of you know, Olivia from Meanwhile, in Rivendell, is hosting a Robin Hood week!!! 

JIHHAA!!! Let the party begin. *throws confetti all over the room and jumps around*

Okay, let me be seriously. Let me start with answering all the lovely questions of the Robin Hood tag. 


What was your first exposure to Robin Hood?

The Disney version. I really watched it over and over when I was little. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how big a fan are you?


I am not really a fan of the book(s) nor the other movies, but I really love the BBC series a lot,
so, I should say from 4 to a 7. But for the bbc version, I would say from 7 to a 10. :)

How many versions and spin-offs of the legend have you experienced?



The Disney version, the 2010 movie, which is the worst Robin Hood movie I have ever seen, and the BBC version. 

What is your favorite version of Robin Hood (can be book, movie, TV series, anything)?




Haha...You probably have quessed it already. It's the BBC version!!

Are you one of the lads? (Meaning, have you watched/are you a fan of the BBC show?)


A big yes for me.

Who is your favorite Merry Man?


Allan A Dale. 

Do you have a favorite portrayal of Lady Marian?




Lucy Griffiths as Marian. She is the best. 

Do you have any interest in or aptitude at archery?


I take an interest in it, not aptitude. I never have tried it, but it would be fun to do. 

Fact or fiction -- which do you think? 


I think a little bit of both of them. But there was one man, which we gave the name Robin Hood, who stole from the rich to give it to the poor long ago. At least, I have read it somewhere on internet. But it can be fiction too, but I rather think it is a fact. 



Do you think Robin Hood has been "done to death," or are there still new twists that can be found?

I just leave it just the way it goes in the movies or serie. :) 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lately


So, before I start, I want to apolagize for neglecting my blog entirely. The weeks has been busy, so I had no time making any blog posts. But I will try to catch up.

Let's start.






















Hello there!!! Before I start filling your mind, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day!
It has been very quite on this blog, and I am sorry for neglecting it. I really love blogging, but the weeks had kept me very busy. I have to go to school every day, learning a lot, and two days in a week I have to walk intership. The whole day. So that explains my long absence.

There is coming a new header one of these days, I thought, let me warn you all. :)

We finally have finished season 2 of Road to Avonlea. I wish there where more seasons for us to watch. The only seasons who are in the library are season 1 and 2. If you want to watch the other seasons, you have to buy them. So, we have to wait until all the seasons come in the library. :( I can not wait till they are. I really want to watch them all, however they are not with dutch subtitels, but I don't care, I can inprove my english if I watch them without dutch subtitels. Anyway, we have to wait. Maybe I will buy them one day, who knows.
 We watched Anne of Green Gables too. Such a lovely movie. You just can look it over and over, without having enough of it. It's funny, because Marilla, Rachel Lynde and Gilbert do appear in Road to Avonlea. Gilbert is only seen in one episode of serie 3. Marilla and Rachel appear very often in the show. It was so funny watching them in both Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. 

I am proud to say I am writing a story. :) 

The title is called The English Girl. And yes, the picture above is a scene of the story.

So, here's a little piece of the story. 

1/ Arriving at Storyfield

I was seventeen when my dad died. My mom was very young when she died, I was only fourteen. She left me alone with my dad, who has been drinking all the time since my mom past away. Often I cried myself to sleep, thinking how my life would be if my mom still lived. It became a difficult time for me.  In the recent years, my father was never home. He often went drinking with his friends and stayed there for the night. And when he was home, he was always drunk. I often went to my room when dad came home, afraid for his anger. Now he was dead. I felt relieved, although I knew that it should not feel like that. Dr Marshall said that he killed himself with his drinking habbits. I knew my dad wasn't rich, nor poor. But he secretly has arranged a place to stay for me. Far away, with my aunt, which I only know by name. Aunt May Winsfield. Dad left a little bit money for me, to pay my ticket. Hardly enough. Dad's estate and stables where property of my uncle. He was fond of money, with his sharp nose and big belly. He had been married, but his poor wife walked away with their little son Daniel. She couldn't stand him. He never washed himself and he snored. I wanted to leave soon so I did not have to see him. I was looking forward living by my aunt. It seems excited. She lives in a little village named Storyfield. I picked my suitcase and went to bed.
The next morning I woke up early, the sunshine shine through the big window. I forgot to close the curtains. Apparently, Vera didn't do it either. Vera is my maid. I really hoped for her that she could stay here. I quickly slipped into my clothes. I made a easy braid in my hair and went downstairs, with my suitcase in my hand. I was ready to leave. I quickly looked over my shoulder to see my old room. It was time for a fresh start somewhere else. Vera was early up today, because I met her in the hall. She looked at me with her big eyes, looking at the suitcase in my hand. 
''Where are you going, miss?''
''I have to go. My train leaves soon. Here, this letter explains everything. Bye dear. I will miss you. Say hi to little Louis for me!''
''But miss.....''
''I'm sorry, I have to go, I will mis my train and I can NOT wait untill the next one.''
I put the letter in her hands and gave her a quick hug. And there I went, on my way to the unknown. 

Now, that is a little piece of my story. :)





Thursday, May 4, 2017

Some News and a Tag


Hello y'all!! It is I, who is filling your mind with my outspoken and silly posts. 


We are watching Road to Avonlea! It's so lovely, great and awesome. I really love. Review will come soon. :)

Have you seen Road To Avonlea?? If yes, what do you think of it? 
For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, I am sure you will like it.
















 I have to walk internship from my school, it's part of the education. On a riding school, which is super fun. You can drive on a horse, of course you have to do a lot of things, like sweep the property, give the horses their hay and a lot of other things. But when my boss says I can drive, I go and drive. It so fun. And all of the people who work there are really nice. 

On the driving school, they have a little foal, who was born in April. So freakin' adorable!!
Let me show you a picture of the mother, Cecile, and the foal, which name is Knocky.

Now, on to the tag!



The Rules:
Thank the blogger who tagged you..
Answer the questions (no obligations)
Tagging is optional


The questions:

1. Who's your favorite character?
2. When did you first heard of the show?
3. How do you react when you hear someone else is a fan to?
4. Do you consider yourself a Call the Midwife fan?
5. Who's your favorite male character in Call the Midwife?
6. Do you know the real name (actress name) of Jenny Lee without looking it up on internet?
7. Do you know who was nominated for best actress in 2012?
8. Which character do you dislike the most? Why?
9. If you could play anyone you want, who would you love to play?
10. Who's your favorite couple?
11. Would you rather be Trixie or Barbara?


And I tag:

Naomi
Ruth
Rebekka
Ivy Miranda
Rae
Abby
Hamlette
MovieCritic
Lissy
Molly Rebekah
Elanor
Miss Evie
Olivia
Meredith

And anyone who wants to do it. 

Enjoy
Road to Avonlea is so lovely!! 

If you haven't seen it, DO watch it. You miss everything. :)

 





Sunday, April 30, 2017

1 Year Old






















My blog is one year old. I just can't believe how hard time goes. 

I started blogging in March. (this post is kinda late.) So, it's one year ago. 

I created this blog, and wrote my first post, which is akward, you can't really call it a first post.
And then I got my first comments, which was really fun. Naomi, Rae, Ruth, Abby and Ivy Miranda, you where my first five followers, thank you. So, through the past months and weeks, a lot of people followed me. Thanks!

I have 22 followers.
I have written 121 posts.
I have 9,866 pageviews.
I received 748 comments.
I changed my header a lot... :)


























































Thank you all for the comments, they make me smile, the following, <3 and for reading all of my posts. THANK YOU ALL!!! <3 <3 <3

Thank you dears!!

~Rachel

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring header


I changed my header again!

I know, a lot of changing, but I didn't liked the header I had.


Now, I WILL try to keep this one a last a few months. 

What do zee think?


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tagged

Meredith has tagged me!

Thanks!

Rules: You must be honest. You must answer all of the questions. You must tag at least 4 people. 



1. What book has been on your self the longest?
We have so many books, that I can't tell which book has been the longest on our self.

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?

I am reading The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill from Julie Klassen, I read the book Fire by Night by Lynn Austin and the next book I want to read is Wonderland Creek. :)

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I LOVE most all books, and my friends and family also like all the books I read. I actually can't give answer on this questions, sorry. 

4. What book did you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?

All Things New by Lynn Austin.

5. What book are you saving for retirement?

Have no idea. 

6. Last page: read it first or wait'til the end?
Depends on the book.

7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

Depends how long the book is..

8. Which book character would you switch places with?






















Character Alice Grace Ripley from the book Wonderland Creek.

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

Nope.

10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I will leave this question blanco, sorry.

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Never have done that.

12. Which book has been with you to the most places?

 




















Fire by Night by Lynn Austin.

13.  Any required reading in high school that wasn't so bad later? 

Not that I know off.

14. Used or brand new?

Both.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

No.

16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

Pride and Prejudice.

17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?

Of course.

18. Who is the person whose books advice you'll always take?

No idea.

19.  Is there a book outside of your comfort zone(e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I guess so, can't remember the book(s).


And I tag...

Ruth at Amongst Spring Blossoms
Rebekka at It's a Wonderful Life

And everyone who hasn't done the tag yet.