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Friday, January 29, 2016

K3-mania

Hello all,

On Sunday 17th of January DH, myself and our two DD's went to a concert of K3, a very popular girls band in Belgium and the Nedetherlands.


A little bit mor explaining is needed I think :-) ...

K3 is a Belgian-Dutch girl band with a Dutch repertoire, whose current line-up is composed of Hanne Verbruggen,Marthe De Pillecyn and Klaasje Meijer, mainly aimed at pre-adolescent children. The name of the group is derived from the names of the three original members: Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke and Kathleen Aerts. Kathleen Aerts left the group in 2009. Josje Huisman was chosen as K3's new member on October 3, 2009. Their music is produced by production company Studio 100.

The band became famous without any airplay from the regular music television channels like MTV, instead marketing directly to children via children- and cartoon-channels. Their signature is that the girls in the group all three mostly wear the same outfit. The band is mostly known as one of Europe's biggest acts and longest running girl band and they are famous for their poppy-happy songs and K3 dances.

K3 performed in several musicals: Doornroosje (Sleeping Beauty) in 2002, De 3 biggetjes (The three piglets) in 2003 and Alice In Wonderland in 2010. The musical was one of the first live musicals to use 3D projections.

The members of K3 have also starred in several theatrical films and TV-specials. They usually portray fictional versions of themselves, having all kind of adventures (some magical, some more normal).
* 2004: K3 en het Magische Medaillon (K3 and the magic medallion).
* 2006: K3 en het IJsprinsesje (K3 and the little ice princess),.
* 2007: K3 en de Kattenprins (K3 and the Catprince)
* December 2012: K3 Bengeltjes (K3 Little Rascals), the first movie without Kathleen, Josje's predecessor.
* February 2014: K3 Dierenhotel (K3 Animalhotel), the second movie with Josje Huisman

Source: Wikipedia (says it better than I can :-)

As the original girls (Karen, Kristel and Kathleen - later replaced by the Dutch Josje) got a little bit older and wanted to persue other things a TV-show was launched the last couple of months to find replacements which became Hanne, Marthe and Klaasje.

And now they're touring Belgium and the Netherland to give a number of concerts to say farewell to the "old" girls and welcome the "new" ones ... and yes, we went as well (our two girls just love the group - as well as mom and dad :-)))!








Josje - Klaasje - Kristen - Marthe - Karen - Hanne
(the girls in the dresses are the "new" K3)

Thank you girls for giving us so much fun, songs and laughter all those years! We'll miss you but we're sure that the new girls are up to the task! I leave you with the videoclip of the girls' new single "10.000 luchtbalonnen" (10.000 balloons):




Have a nice weekend!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy Newyear! Plans for 2016 ...

Hello everyone,

First of all I'm   ...   WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT 2016!!!


To stay a little bit in the Christmas atmosphere I made this Christmas Star on the second day after Christmas as breakfast. I did it in a simpler version = I used pre-made puff pastry and did only one layer instead of two ... delicious!


I know ... 2015 hasn't been a great year for updating my blog. I'm not promising 2016 will be better but I have good intentions. And that's all that counts don't you think!? lol!!!

 As for craft related things ... the last couple of months I have been knitting more than anything else:
- knitted a blue-grey-green-purple triangular shawl (nothing too fancy but great for covering my shoulders in a cold office)
- still knitting on a fluffy looong loope for my youngest DD (first time I'm knitting with extra large needles)
- also knitting on a triangular shawl for mom who saw my shawl and wanted the same but in autumn hues
- planning on knitting a kind of Bernadette vest for myself (here's a picture from the catalogue). It will be the first time that I will be knitting with two different types of yarn at once :-). Keep my fingers crossed that they won't tangle!


Stitching wise I started a Christmas ornament that for my mom who admired one I already have on display for 2-3 years :-).


I hope on doing some more x-stitches this year! I have two Heaven and Earth Designs I would like to start (one "normal" and another very very big one).

See you soon!
Ann