How I Lived On A Pound A Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

~“Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” - Voltaire

I'm reading a book (picture above) "How I lived on a pound a day written by Kath Kelly. It started as an impulsive idea, but then she wanted to test it for a whole year.
A friend of mine came over en gave me this book. 'It's something for you' He said. So I began this book with lots of curiosity and unbelief. How can you possible live on a pound a day?
I tried a couple of days to live on a pound a day, but it isn't easy. Kelly found washing-powder for 0,25 pound. The cheapest that I found here in Belgium was 2 euros. I could change my washing-powder in vinegar. It is available for less then 0,5 eurocent and you can use it for everything. Plus it's eco-friendly.

I will not test it for a whole year, but the book is inspiring and a little shocking to read.
I recommend this book to everyone. It gives you a new fresh view about how to spend your money.

Black and White

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.” ~ Caleb Reese

Black and white, good and bad, sun or shadow. It's never complete when one of them is missing, but isn't this what we call 'black and white" thinking. Nothing will ever be just black and white. Nothing will just be good or bad. Because we all know every color has different shades. "That is just a red wall". We all imagine the color, but it will never be the exact same in our minds. We might live in the shadows, but the shadow will vary, because the sun will never create the same shade twice. Dusk, dawn, twilight, there will always be an in between.

Do people sort subjects in boxes just to know what it means? Just to make sure they understand. Because, what would it feel like if they didn't figure out the answer. The unknowing dept off unquestioned answers. It might just frighten us.

Perhaps we ought to embrace the things we don't know. A dilemma always has two outcomes, but none of them will have a good or a bad ending. Because, in what context will it be good or bad. Making a decision was hard enough anyway.

Sweater and Shoes: H&M - Overall: Primark - Hair: Styling Vieng

Written by London


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

"Education never ends. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last" ~  Arthur Conan Doyle

We cut the knot! We'll be exploring London in November an entire week. We though about going for 3 days, but we wanted to see a lot more, so we made up our minds and planned a 5 day stay. With Belgian beers, a map and 'Time to momo London', the monument and museums were chosen. It's funny how we compared London with Antwerp for a moment thinking we could easily see everything in one day. But the two are non-comparable. London is divided in Neighborhoods. We are going to visit Marylebone, Westminster, ST. James's, Mayfair and Southwark.

Besides that we will be visiting the 'Harry Potter Studio Tour' as well, because we are enormous fans. Shopping trips and afternoon tea isn't excluded as well. We are excited to see the changing of the 'The Queen's Life Guard'. A lot of amazing museums are free and if we had more time we definitely would be visiting more museums besides the National Gallery and Tate Modern. The National Gallery has Painting from: Van Eyck, Botticelli, Rubens Turner, Constable,... I always wanted to see the paintings from William Turner up close! Hopefully they have some of his watercolors as well.  Tate Modern features Millais (Ophelia), Waterhouse, Turner, Degas, Picasso, Hirst, Pollock, Bacon, and a lot more. I think I can't express my enthusiasm enough about seeing a lot of art work I've been studying but never had the chance to see with my own eyes. I really look forward to seeing the Water-Lilies from Claude Monet!

Have you ever been to London? Is there something we should definitely see?