Saturday, December 4, 2010


Hey everyone! :)

Sorry for not uploading anything for a while ^^"
But at least I still upload some vlogs from time to time!

I didn't do that much since last time I wrote... I think xD
Last week I went to a concert of 30 Seconds to Mars! It was absolutely amazing! We were standing at the side of the podium, at the front and were able to see all kinds of stars "backstage" while they were waiting for their turn to go on the stage! They were so close I could almost touch them! Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic and the drummer and guitarist of Enter Shikari! I saw them all so close :) Amazing!

                                Me at the concert with Chris and three other awesome people we met that night!
                                      I don't have that much actual photo's of the concert ^^" just vids...

And the day after that--after having absolutely zero sleep all night--mum, dad and Tim came! :) I stayed with them all weekend in a holiday home not far from my home here in Eastbourne ^^ I had so much fun! And it was so great seeing them again!!! :3
We went into Eastbourne and Brighton and around the area a bit! Tim & I were planning on filming a vlog together but were so busy that we kinda forgot.... Oh well!

Last week Eastbourne has been covered in a thick layer of snow! :)
And I've had snow free since last wednesday!! Yaay no school!
So of course I've had a week of hot chocolate, warm blankets and gloves. Snowball fights in the dark!
And much more!
Yesterday we went up to the hills near Beachy Head and spend our afternoon sledging! We also walked through knee-deep snow towards a little pub in the middle of nowhere to get warm and drink some hot chocolate.

                                                    Even the little harbour was completely covered :)
                                                                 Suzy, Ingebjorg and Alex.
                                                          Up on the hills :) It was really pretty.
                                     I might upload some more photo's... but right now my internet is really slow :/ 

And then this morning I woke up to see all the snow gone.... sigh... Guess I'll have school again on Monday!
How are you all doing?

Xx Noortje

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hi guys!

I just uploaded my first vlog ever!!!
..... and you can hardly understand me in the vid cause I have a terrible cold.
So I sound look and feel terrible in that vid.

Yaaaaaay! :)

But anyway hope you like it. I didn't really say anything new that I did ... but I uploaded some vids that I've shot in the first week I was in Eastbourne.

More will come ^^

Here's the link:

Love you guys!

Xx Noortje

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blacklands Farm

Hi everyone!

How are you all? School boring you to death already? :3
Sorry I haven't posted anything but my laptop was kinda...dead. With a virus.
Luckily the awesome IT people from school cured it! :D It's a miracle!!

So last wednesday we went to BlackLands Farm, for a team building day.
I wasn't really looking forward to it, because I was dead tired.
And when we came there the first activity our group had to do was....
... kayaking.

We went to this huge beautiful lake, and there was quite a lot of wind, plus the water looked really really deep and cold.
Needless to say: I was scared to death.

Still I didn't want to sit on the side together with some other girls :) So I tried not to think to much and just went with it lol
And when I was on the water it was AMAZING...... ly scary.
haha no it was great fun and I'm soo glad I tried it. I just loved going over that water, and there were beautiful hills surrounding it.
And I got wet, but didn't tip over! :) Kept going in circles in the beginning though, lol.

After that we were climbling walls .... I sucked at it.
End of story.

Then we had a bbq which was ok, but not great (Charlies kooking skills aren't that great lol)
And after that our last activity: Going in the tunnels. Which were small, muddy and completely dark. Plus because I was a bit to big (english people are small O.o the ones in my class anyway, I felt like a giant) I would have to do the soldier crawl across. .... and I'm a bit claustrophobic.
So no thank you.

So instead I did some sort of course on the next field, where you had to keep balance with ropes and stuff. It was pretty cool.

So that was my exciting BlackLands day :P
The day after I only had school till 12 so I did some homework and even washed my clothes! And nothing came out pink! (OMG)

This Saturday I had a date (Yes an actual date) and we went to the seafront and walked around the beach, towards the cliffs and then went into town :) It was fun.

And today I had a headache, stomachache, was tired and felt sick... so yeah good day (not)
And I took the wrong bus because I was lazy and didn't want to wait 10 minutes more in the cold.... and just for the heck of it all---I took an over an hour drive by the bus.
So I was more than half an hour later lol

So yeah that was pretty much everything that has happened since. :)
I hope I'll feel better tomorrow >.< Otherwise it is gonna be a looooong day.

Now I'm just gonna lie on the couch watching tv. Haha homework can wait till tomorrow.... Right?

Luv u all!



Friday, September 10, 2010


Hoi iedereen!
m'n eerste week van school zit er op!
lol just felt like talking Dutch a bit :)

So yeah I just had my first week of school--and it's finally weekend!
So far it has been great even though I have to get up at 7 every morning. (Yeah for me that's early.... but some of you are probably jealous :P)
And I have to spend about 30 minutes in the bus to and from school.

So Art is great. It's really challenging but great fun. And we learn to push ourselves and loosen up a little at the same time. Today for instance we painted by putting paper on the ground and taking a long stick with a brush attached to it. And then we had to paint like that, so that the lines would get messy.

Design is a bit like art but you're more free to do what you want. And you work more with other materials then just pencils etc. Right now we're working or creating our own mobile (the thing you hang on the ceiling and use mostly for kids, not the cell phone :P)

I've also got English literature which is great. Both of my teachers are really nice and enthusiastic about their work and books in general :)

I probably can't take drama because we leave to early or something... but I'll talk that over with Charlie (our mentor) some more.

Okay so school has been great, I don't have that many long days and I've made a couple of friends. One of them is in a band and I'll probably go see his band practice on Sunday.

Ooh and somehow I ended up in the student council?? I'm not sure how that happened haha. But I'll just see if it's fun and if I don't like it I'll quit. But who knows? It may be a great way to make friends.

So how are you all? Has everyone started school yet? Tell me how it went or email me!! :D I wanna know!

I really miss you guys & have fun at school!

Xx Noortje

PS. Tomorrow I'm going to join a gym! Got to stay a bit healthy here :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Hi everyone!
How is Holland? :DYesterday (Saturday) I went to London with a group of EF students that also stay in Eastbourne.It was really great! First we went with our ef-guide to some common sight seeing places such as the Big Ben and houses of parlements nr 10. Downing Street etc. :)
Then we went our seperate ways and I together with four other exchange students went to star bucks to eat (lol) and then went to Oxford Street, just because it is a famous shopping street.
After spending about half an hour at TopShop we went with the underground to King's Cross station (omg HP!!), after that we visited the tower of london.
Here are the photo's! :)
The Eye of London! This was the first thing we saw when we came from Victoria Station, and then first the underground xD.The Big Ben!! Even though some of it was under construction, it was still great to see it again :)

It's King's Cross station!! Looking very un-Harry Potter like. Mostly because it was being restored (is that how you say it? It was under construction) so we couldn't see most of it....
YES. It was really there! :D Platform 9 3/4 !!!
We went there like a bunch of excited 11 year olds taking pictures and asking people to take a picture of all of us together (Ingebjorg has that one, I'll post it later) It was really amazing :D And look I'm going through the wall with the trolley! ^^
Another one of me! :) Don't I just look like I'm going off to wizard school? It was really great cause we were all talking in HP style referring to the others as muggles and wondering around, trying to find this. Eventually we went up to one of the staff and wen't like: "Excuse me miss, do you know where we can find platform 9 3/4?" It was so much fun xD
Then we went to the tower of london and even bought a ticket to go inside! Here you could try on one of the helmets which was too big and a bit heavy. Btw sorry for the bad quality. They're better on my pc... except for this one, it was a bit blurry :(

This was the hidden gate where condemned prisoners sometimes were brought in with little boats...

Of course we simply had to visit the Bloody Tower!! (mwhahaha) And this is one of the torture devices you could see there ( De pijnbank! :D) it was pretty gastly, especially the text next to all the torture stuff, explaining how it worked in detail....
It was supposed to be haunted btw and there was this great screan where you saw a prisoner in his cell, acting real scared, praying to god and stuff like that. Cause people were haunting him. And we were the people! If you stood in front of it you saw yourself on the screen, transparent, haunting the poor man!

The tower of London!! :D
We also passed the white tower (where the two young sons of the king were found murdered) and went to see the crown jewels! :)

Lastly we made a photo with these nice people all in middle age cosplay :D
And the guy in the middle, that I'm standing next to was actual a real security guard xD they were all dressed up like that :P

After that we went back to victoria station (we used the underground like, a million times. luckily we had a day card). Speaking of the underground. The most stupidest thing we did that day:

We saw a sign that said "subway" on the other side of the street. We thought it was weird but we needed an underground so we crossed the street and went down. We then went through a tunnel.... and went up... ending exactly at the point where we started at the other side of the street.
It was literaly a sub ... way. A way to go under the ground so you didn't have to wait for the lights.... lol? xD

That was what I did yesterday :) And I was dead tired. Today we woke up at about... half past 10 and I did nothing but read until we went to the shops here around half past two. They are all open un sunday until 4!

So yeah, how are you guys? Tomorrow school starts O.o
Not looking forward to that xD

I'll talk to you later and keep you updated!!

Xx Noortje

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hi everyone!

How have you all been?
I've done a lot the last couple of days, mostly I've just been exploring eastbourne a bit. We also went to Hailsham collage to chose our subjects.
The school is pretty old and pretty big, so that's going to be fun on monday, finding my classes.
I took Art, Drama (Yes!), Design and English Literature.
Mostly we've just been around the harbours and have gone to ASDA several times (and somehow always end up at the same cassier). But today we went to the town centre, and they really have a lot of shops there, including Waterstones, HMV and claire's! :)
We didn't really buy anything except for some candy. (they have a great candy shop over there.)
I thought I'd finally (try to) put up some photo's. I don't have that many but here they are! :3

This is at the airport with all the other Holland EF students. We had a really great flight and here we were wondering where to go next, and all calling home that the plane didn't crash :)
This was the airport. It was quite pretty ^^
Me and Eva waiting for the coach to arrive so we could all go to camp.
This is Ingebjorg. We were standing on a real live life-boat. We were giving the small tour and later that day we saw the same boat going out to see to... probably safe someone. It was going towards a small fishersboat.
One of the many harbours. Taken from the life-boat ^^

Morris dancing!! It was fun to watch but they really looked rediculous. I filmed it as well and I'll try and see if I can post that .... one day xD
When we went to Hailsham Collage we had about 20 minutes left until we had to catch the bus. So we went to Tesco's and bought this cake.... :) And then we ate it. Funny story, we were trying to buy plastic forks and knifes etc. and the lady at the kassa told us we couldn't buy it! Because you actually had to be 18 to be able to buy it. And I couldn't because I "was with them". So I had to go back and get it alone and go to another kassa to buy them. And he didn't even ask for an ID.... So weird.

.......... yeah............ we killed it xD
And it tasted really bad--for a cake. So we dumped the rest of it :p But it was fun!

And this is Tish! She was acting really mental but I couldn't take a picture of it, I was too late. She does look evil though xD

Well I'll talk to you guys later! :)


Monday, August 30, 2010

I love ASDA

So today was a fun day as well!
We woke up at around nine and then had a very tasty breakfast of a bacon and egg hamburger.
And yes I actually liked it xD

After that Anna's parents came over and we went for a walk around the harbour.
There is a fair there and we went to see the stalls and there were some traditional English dancers which was real fun.
It was called Morris dances and I filmed some of it :) so if I can ever manage to get a vid online I can show it to you.
We also went on a life guard boat and walked by a big inflatable pool where you could try on diving gear and dive for fun xD But we didn't try that.

After that we went for a walk by the sea. When we got home we ate some tosti's!! :3
And Ingebjorg and I decided to go to ASDA and shop!
And it's REALLY huge. We spend about and hour there and we rushed ourselves xD
We're going back tomorrow and everything is sooo cheap. It's unbelievable.
We're thinking about going shopping for clothes there around 2 in the morning one day :P
So yeah these are two posts but that's cause I couldn't post anything yesterday.
I'm on the family pc right now.
I'll talk to you all later!
Xx Noortje

I'm in England

So I finally arrived at my home in England!
It has been real fun and not at all like I expected....
(By the way I'm writing inEnglish because it's easier and it help me get used to it!)
First we arrived at the airport in Amstardam. And I was absolutely frightened to death that I would have to fly alone and everything.
But there stood 8 other EF students who were flying with me.

And it was great fun right away! They were so great to hang out with (and a little crazy too, which of course I liked)
Getting to our gate was no problem... well it was areally long walk and our bags were so heavy. But we found our way pretty easily.
When we were at our gate we went through customs and they had to scan our laptops seperately. So some of us had to unpack their suitcases to get them... so weird.
The plane was really small and we were certain that the pilot was drunk. (kidding) The aircraft squng around so much at the beginning! But he sobered up.
We were all sitting behind each other and Joon (one of the boys) was next to me across the aisle, so we could all sit and talk to each other.
It was so fun; the entire plane was silent and we were talking away really, really loud :P
Then we arrived at the airport in london, found our suitcases and then had to wait a long time for the others to arrive. Then we all went with the coach (the bus) and picked up some other students before going to camp.
Camp was great. Though the staff didn't give us any information and the food would have been good if it wasn't so cold (and we had to walk a freakishly long way before we got to the place where we ate).

We all had our own rooms and after resting and eating a late lunch (around four-ish) I went outside to find some of the Dutchies :)
Then we talked and had fun and probably convinced the entire camp that we were cray. We also met up with two Norwegian girls who were great. One of them was a Pinguin Demon who stole your sanity xD
We stayed up chatting with each other till around half past 11.
Then I got home and tried to get some sleep after setting two alarms 'cause I was afraid I wouldn't get up in time.
I got up at 7:20.....
I had to get up around 8:15 and still would have had plenty of time.....
So yeah there was nothing to worry about there.
Before we went to the coach to go to Eastbourne, I met Ingebjorg, my host sister and EF student from Norway.
We're really having fun here and the family is so nice. We just went for a walk around the harbour (ok that was yesterday, but I wanted to post this yesterday :P) and it's great here. There are a lot of shops nearby and a huge 24 hour store. :) (kind of like a wallmarkt( and a cinema. And in the town centre there are more shops but it's about a 45 minutes' walk.
So that was about it :) I'll post some more photo's soon if I can :( I'm not sure if the internet is good enough.

How are you guys doing? Tell me! :3
And good luck with school and everything!

Lots of love & kisses!
Xx Noortje