Weekly diary #94: visiting a festival in Harderwijk and a cancelled Cube

Hi there, welcome into my weekly diary! This diary is about my eco-positive lifestyle. Not only am I trying to limit my negative impact on this planet, I also to try to make positive impact! That makes it fun, right? The past week I shopped for some sustainable groceries, went bowling and visited a festival in Harderwijk. Want to read along?

Thursday

Today I got up to prepare some order for my package free webshop Loose. I had two deliveries today. Also, I attended some driving lessons. If you’re wondering why I am taking driving lessons, you can read that in this post. I worked on my thesis and later that day I delivered some orders for Loose. At one delivery I read the address wrong and so I biked a long way for nothing. But hey, at least it’s green, since I bike. Tonight I also signed up for a cube which was organized by Anonymous for the Voiceless. It’s a vegan activists group and I wanted to do more activism. But, in the end it was called off and so I went to a meeting from handball which was also scheduled. It’s about next season. Even though I’m quitting next season since I’ll be studying in Amsterdam, I was curious to see what will happen and see if I can still manage to somehow play in the weekend.

Friday

Another day with driving lessons. My driving instructor has a kitchen garden, just like me. He had a lot of paprika plants and I have a lot of tomato plants so we decided to trade haha! I now have a bunch of paprika plants. When I’ll have my own home in the future and I want to see if I can be self-sufficient with seeds, by conserving them somehow. I also did some grocery shopping, I try to use this guide when shopping for food. I bought some organic tomatoes, mushrooms and chickpeas. I bought tofu for 1 euro because it had expired (but was still fine). I bought some non-organic jackfruit because I thought I could not buy it organic. But, I can next time at Ekoplaza. The last thing is seaweed salad, I can’t get this zero waste or organic anywhere. That’s a bummer.

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Saturday

During the night I had woken up multiple time since it felt like I was going to throw up. It felt horrible and I had to work at 7 am. I showed up, but didn’t really feel good. Since it wasn’t busy I could leave at 10 am. Many people think I’m sick all the time since I’m vegan but the last time I was sick was about 2,5 years ago. And since I could still work, I don’t consider myself sick today. Sick to me is lying in bed and not being able to do anything. My boyfriend was in Enschede so I didn’t want to be sick, we were going to go to his house the weekend. I hoped I’d slowly feel better and so we went into the city centre. I went to fit some shoes in a store. I saw them online secondhand, but I wanted to make sure the size was right. That’s a tip from me when buying secondhand clothing, try them on in a store and then don’t buy them haha. Later on, we went to Harderwijk, where my boyfriend lives. Luckily, throughout the day I felt better. We decided to even go into the city in Harderwijk, since there was a festival. I sticked to 0.0% alcohol drinks since I wasn’t 100% feeling well, but it was quite fun altogether.

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Sunday

Another day for the festival in Harderwijk, De Aaltjesdagen. There was a whole food truck part and so that’s where we went first (duh). I did end up saying yes to vegan ice coffee in plastic with a straw! Oh my god, who have I become? I don’t even like ice coffee and so I gave it to my boyfriend. Let’s just say I had a weak moment. I forgot to bring my reusable cup. I also ended up buying a vegan sandwich, which was a conscious choice. It was served in bamboo so I was okay with it. It was such a lovely day! At night we went bowling and I won the first game haha! Except for the coffee in plastic, a perfect Sunday!

Monday

Due to Pentecost, we had another day off! My boyfriend and I decided to go biking, we do that a lot. But, meanwhile my bike broke and so we went home again. We ended up visiting a town nearby and eating some fries. What a random day! At night it was a sort of game night and we played some billiards, I always enjoy that, family time. Next week around this time is my deadline for my thesis. And for then, I’ll be done at the University of Applied Sciences, wow!

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Tuesday

Back to work for most people and so for me back to thesis work. I went home by train again. Not that I have a choice (yet), but public transportation is the most sustainable way to travel! Also, there are some new episodes of the Handmaid’s Tale online and I watched those. Gosh, what an amazing show! It makes me think of reality too, because of the abortion ban in Alabama. How far will we allow things to go? A branche of my aloe vera plant came off, but I do not compost this! I cut off the skin and put the jelly on my face as a mask. It seems to be good for your skin! At night, I played my last (spontaneous) handball game.

Wednesday

I woke up early, since I had some driving lessons. I’ve had 58 lessons and I still suck at it. It’s just so annoying and makes me feel discouraged. July first is my first exam (out of two) and now I feel like I’m not ready. I just need to keep calm and see how it goes. The rest of the day it rained and so I worked on my thesis at home instead of at school. I did pimp my room today. Last week I bought some secondhand magazines at the library and today I am hanging some pages of them on my wall. I think it looks great!

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So, I guess this week was more about preventing negative impact that causing positive impact. I had hoped to do more, by attending at the Cube. But, still, it was a good week.

What did you do the past week?

Yours sincerely,
Romee

 

 

 

 


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