30 things to do before I’m 30

I turned 29 in the beginning of July, and now I am approaching the big 30. I don’t want to be the kind of person who will be bothered by no longer being a 20-something, as if 30 is somehow waaaaay older. But I find that I do care. So when I saw that Kathleen is working on a 30 before 30 goals list, it made me feel like that is an excellent way to mark the occasion in a positive way. There are a lot of things I want to do! And some things I need to do. And also some that will be fun and easy. All in all, putting a list together like this and pushing myself seems like a good way to give myself some focus and hopefully, a sense of accomplishment.

So here is my 30 before 30 list!
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It’s my birthday today!

And last friday I celebrated by having some friends over for a party, which turned out to be pretty epic. During my party while I was busy having fun with all my friends, some of them decided to go around and hide all of my Lord of the Rings lego characters and some of the Harry Potter lego characters. The next day, while battling a hangover I had the enjoyable task of finding them again.

After coming home that night (we went dancing) I found Shelob on my pillow.

This ringwraight fell down from somewhere, this is how I found him.

Found a cavetroll lurking in the shower near an unsuspecting Frodo.

Gimli, Harry and the second ringwraith were hanging out on the same bookcase.
(Of course the wraith would feel at home with the weeping angel.)

Balin got chased out of his tomb by an orc and moved into a teapot, a loose skull likes Calvin & Hobbes and Gollum shows a surprising interest in clothing.

Legolas was hiding in the fridge for a surprise arrow attack (or to guard the beer?). And one Frodo just really wanted some tea while the other was hanging out on my easel. “I want you to paint me like one of your French girls.”

Aragorn, Gandalf and Boromir preferred high vantage points.

Support beams and in my bookcase are good places to hide.

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Two hobbits and a half-giant. #findallthelego

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Two Hobbits and a Half-Giant.

On my way out the next day I found my last missing hobbit. Merry was guarding my door.

I needed a hint for this one. “Look toward the light!” Acrobatic skeleton.

Now the only one that is still missing is Fenrir Greyback, a Harry Potter bad guy. My friends don’t seem to remember where they put him, and I might have lost him myself and only noticed now, but just in case, I put up this poster in my apartment:

On the swingset in beautiful weather

My nephew turned six and we celebrated that on one of the first real spring days at the end of april. The kids were happily playing outside and I captured them with my Olympus Trip 35 filled with Fuji Superia 200 film that had expired a year ago. I’m really happy with the results (party because of my models obviously :)).

Swing away

Swing away Swing away


My nephew got quite a bit of lego gifts and he spend a lot of time putting it together according to instructions.

Lego instructions

Hat Lego instructions

Staartje My sister-in-law

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Thomas’ birthday and graduation bash

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