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On May 4 we remember.

On May 5 we celebrate.

In the Netherlands the 5th of May is a national holiday. On that day we celebrate the end of the second world war. On the 4th of May we remember those that have lost their lives in that same war and we honour those who gave us back our freedom. I don’t think you can separate the two. Without remembrance the celebration would be empty. Without celebration we would stop appreciating the freedom we take for granted each and every day, except on the 5th of May...

We do not think about it in our everyday lives, but a lot of things that we take for granted were not possible during the war.

When we are hungry, we go and buy something to eat.

When we are cold, we go and take shelter from the rain and wind.

When winter comes, we buy something warm to wear.

When something is broken, we call someone to get it fixed.

We have an education and a job.

We can travel anywhere we want.

We don’t have to live our lives in fear.

We are free...

Some people say that there is hardly anyone alive nowadays who lived though the war anyway. They would not mind if we stopped remembering and celebrating.

All of my grandparents lived through the war. I have never heard my Dad’s parents talk about it, but I know that my Grandma used to be a nurse and that both of my Dad’s parents survived. I have heard the stories of my Mum’s parents. My Grandma survived the Dutch famine (hunger winter), she had to eat tulip bulbs, but survived. My Granddad was set to work in Germany, he was bombed, but survived. He walked back home when it was all over, with on his back his one and only possession left, a guitar. I only have one grandparent left nowadays, but I got to know them. I got to exist, because they had the luck to survive.

I say we should never stop remembering and celebrating.


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With the end of the semester, St. Nicolas (a Dutch holiday) and a load of deadlines coming up I thought I'd make a to-do-list.

  • Send reminder to add my grade to LA-teacher
  • Practice /learn Vocab (before Wednesday)
  • Work on essay (930 of 2000 words done)
  • Send request books to UL didn't have to, the one I want is publicly abvailable, checking tomorrow
  • Pick up said books Unfortunately, they were of no use.
  • Philo assignment WordSmith (did some)
  • Make course assignment LA
  • ...
  • Buy last two presents for St. Nicolas
  • Rehearsal Thursday evening
  • Wrap all presents and put names on them
  • Write poems for all presents (done: 1 out of 4)
  • Finish portrait
  • Make a frame for said portrait
  • Dentist appointment Friday 9.00
  • Work Saturday morning
  • St. Nicolas celebration with boyfriends family
  • St. Nicolas celebration with my family
  • Rehearsal Sunday morning
  • Study afternoon with some friends, Sunday, Did not study a lot, but did get to socialize for a bit.
  • ...
Saturday 5th:
- Presents
- Poems
- Portrait
- Frame
Tuesday 8th:
- Philo assignment
Thursday 10th:
- Course assignment LA
- Essay
Mhm, I'd better stop procrastinating and start working.


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So, this week is study week for me. This means I have no classes which is good, but I do have an extra assignment for philology.
I also have an anniversary weekend the 24th and 25th which I need to practice my make up for since this weekend will also include a grand ball. (pictures will be posted next week)
All in all, a very busy week coming up, so I made a to-do-list:

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This is what I've come up with for the DAYDcast icon.
Feel free to gack, just remember to credit me for it.

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Author/Artist: L_seven
Main Characters/Pairings: Rose Weasley
Warnings: None
Spoilers: DH epilogue I suppose
Artist's Notes: I present to you... My first actual post. I found an old drawing of mine and decided to upload it here.
I cleaned it up a bit on the computer, but the original art is done with crayons.


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Welcome to my LiveJournal,

On the internet I'm known as L_seven or Leridan, in real life my name is Linda.

I'm pretty new to the whole LJ thing so I don't have a clue how to do anything here yet.
I will publish my HP fanfics here on LJ as soon as I find out how.
In the mean time I'm redirecting everyone to my profile on fanfiction.net so you will be able to read my stories there if you're interested.

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