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Composing a Game PC: that’s how you do it!


If you live with teenagers in the house, sooner or later the demand for a gaming PC will arise. As a parent, you really can’t avoid that. For today’s teens, games online are the equivalent of hanging out on the street in the past. The entire social life of our teenagers takes place online. That takes some getting used to for us parents from a different generation. I myself had a lot of trouble with the idea that those games would ever come to my house. Don’t they incite violence? Won’t my kids become those weird nerds who don’t know how to deal with people in real life anymore? I’m sure I’m not the only parent with those kinds of questions. But I won’t be the only parent to notice that gaming prepares our youth for a life entirely focused on social media. The manners are different now, the club of friends is online and the games they play with each other too. You don’t want your child out there so well, what do you do? You consult with your son and he naturally wants to put together his own gaming PC so that he can join in with his friends. And you go along, because that is part of this time. So time for this important purchase.

Compiling Game PC: how do you do that?

My son wanted to build a gaming PC himself. He had already figured out what that would look like. I didn’t want to stop him, but of course the budget was not inexhaustible. Still, it turned out to be useful to rely on my son’s knowledge. He had, of course, been deeply engrossed in it for many months. The budget was my limit and within that he was allowed to put together his gaming PC. As a total layman, I asked him what he paid attention to when purchasing. My son explained that it is very important that you know which games you were going to play and what exactly you needed. He wanted more disk space and a larger working memory than usual. But there are plenty of other options you can choose from, such as a graphics card and a powerful processor. Not that I know what all this means, but my son explained it seamlessly.

just play

With my budget and his knowledge we started looking online and so my son put together his ideal gaming PC. He can now join his friends online again. But I also send him out every now and then. Being social on the computer is fun and important, but so is exercise and really meeting people. This is how the two generations come together again!

Order plants online


Did you know that if you want to buy new plants, you don’t necessarily have to go to the garden center or a plant specialist? You can now also easily order plants online. I understand very well that ordering and shipping fragile plants online sounds a bit scary, but it is really doable. Recently I ordered some plants online for the first time which have arrived successfully. Because of this experience, I now certainly dare to do it more often. Are you also thinking about shopping online for new garden plants? Then first read this blog with my personal experiences, before you click the ‘order’ button!

Online plant stores

The first step is of course finding a webshop that offers plants in its range. Fortunately, many of these online stores can be found. However, pay attention, because, for example, websites of a garden center often do not have the option to actually have the plants shipped. Sometimes it is the intention that you order the plants online, but pick them up yourself at a physical location of the plant store. Other centers mainly use their ‘web shop’ as an online catalogue. You can view all information about the plant of your choice and the price is displayed. Only online ordering is then not possible. This is also the case at IKEA, a popular place for many people to purchase affordable plants. A large part of their plant range is only available in the store. You can, however, check the stock at your favorite or nearest IKEA store online.

So the trick is to find a good webshop where you can actually order the plants online and which will send your plant order as a package to the address you specified. This usually concerns smaller companies or mainly specialist businesses. This concerns, for example, a nursery that has a lot of experience with the transport of plants and not a more general garden-related business.

My experience

So a few months ago I ordered plants online for the first time. I had been looking for beautiful palm-like plants for a while that can survive well on my sunny balcony, but that are also hardy. In my apartment I don’t have enough space to move all the plants inside in the winter and store them safely. After a short search online I found a webshop specialized in the cultivation and sale of palms. Of course I was a bit concerned about the shipment of my new plants, but luckily the shop gave a lot of explanation about that. Since I bought baby palms, the leaves haven’t fully opened yet. With one type of palm they were even simply cut off, because they grow back that way. In this way you are actually buying a plastic pot with soil, with one or two stems sticking out. These will be well packed in straw and shipped in a narrow long box. My new palms arrived without any problems!

Electric hybrid bike ideal for commuting


An electric hybrid bicycle is the perfect mode of transport to use to get to work. Such a bicycle is also one of the best options for recreational rides at the weekend or on vacation. The electric bicycle differs slightly from the electric hybrid bicycle. The hybrid bicycle has a lighter frame, is slightly sportier and has more difference in gears, making this bicycle ideal for going out into nature. Cycling over the heathland or through the woods with the wind in your face without having to pedal hard is a nice feeling. With electric hybrid bicycles, recreation in nature is always a pleasure, with any wind force. These bicycles are extremely suitable for people with a lesser condition or perhaps even a (medical) condition that makes cycling on a regular bicycle very difficult.
Electric hybrid bike

Electric hybrid bicycle in different types

You can order the electric hybrid bicycle in various colours, shapes and sizes. The frames are different for every bike and so is the look. Almost every bicycle can often be ordered in multiple colors, but that is not always the case. An electric hybrid bicycle can shift smoothly and has an efficient power transmission. Due to the amount of types of electric hybrid bicycles, it can be useful to take a test drive. This way you know for sure that the bike suits you and that it rides comfortably for you. You should use a bicycle almost every day and especially when you get older it is nice if cycling gives you a pleasant feeling.

Buy this hybrid bike online

You can easily order an electric hybrid bicycle online. There you will see more information about the bicycles and you can view different types. This way you will learn a lot about which bicycles are available in a short time. Knowing this information makes it easy to make a choice online, but also to make a choice in the store. If you can’t figure it out yourself, an employee is available to help you make the right choice. Often things become more obvious when you ride a bicycle. It remains a personal feeling. However, the employee can give you advice about the features of each bicycle and how the bicycle is put together. This can be helpful when considering and help you make the choice.

Going out in the city has changed


Right, you read it right. Going out isn’t what it used to be. This was already the case before the corona crisis, but the new one and a half meters of society has made it completely different when you want to go into the city to drink a beer or dance with your friends. Are you curious what is still possible in the one and a half meter society? Then read on quickly!


Before the pandemic took more hold on the inhabitants of the earth, it was the most natural thing in the world to go to the club every now and then to have a good time. Dancing, drinking, meeting new people, it was all there. Things are different these days, you definitely feel that when you live in the Randstad.

Many clubs have not been open since mid-March. This results in people having to do other things to let loose. Fortunately, this is also something that has a positive side. Something that used to be more and more common than ever in the cities is the use of drugs. For example, a speed addiction is soon lurking. Especially because this drug gives you the feeling that you can continue for a while. Now that there is less partying, it seems as if the use of this drug has decreased. This makes room for cozy drinks with friends on terraces!

Grab a terrace

And this is also different from what we are used to. It is now only possible to have a drink with your housemates on a terrace without having to make a reservation. Or well, you can sit on the terrace with people outside your household, but at a distance of one and a half meters from each other.

This may seem like a drawback, but it is of course done for your own safety. It is important that, even in this new period of fighting the pandemic, we remain alert to the risks that coming too close together entails.

So also meeting up with friends as we know it has actually been completely redesigned. It brings people to new and creative ideas to seek out cosiness. This actually applies to both inside and outside the city. The only difference is that in the cities you see much more often that people flout the rules because the numbers are a bit more positive again. However, this is no reason to let your attention weaken. In short: stay safe, keep one and a half meters away. Also on the terrace.

Do you already know the different beetles?


You have probably seen them in the garden, and you may have thought about controlling May beetles or keeping other beetles out of the garden. But they are actually really nice creatures. But when you are growing fruits or vegetables. Then of course you would rather not have them around. You have a huge number of beetles and critters living in your yard. And maybe you already know some of them, and maybe some you don’t. But then we are going to introduce you to these little critters.

Which beetles are there?

You have carrion beetles, bastard squirrel beetles (yes, that’s a mouthful) and leaf beetles. But besides that you also have a rose beetle, raspberry beetles and rove beetles. You may have heard of some of them, and you may not know some of them. But we are now going to mention one that you are guaranteed to know and that you have also seen, held and let over your hand many times. This may sound very strange and you are not thinking about letting a beetle walk on your heme at the moment. But we’re all a little crazy about this little beetle. We are talking about a ladybug. Everyone knows them, whether they are red with black dots or orange or yellow. We’ve all seen them once.

But beyond these beetles that we’ve already mentioned and the one that everyone knows. Let’s go on listing because there are still a lot of beetles. There are beetles, ground beetles, but also snail eaters. You have weevils, mock longhorn beetles (yes, those are also beetles) and we have the stag beetles. We are all familiar with the latter. We may not have seen them once or found them in our yard, and we may have. But we’ve all probably heard of it. Even if it is during a biology lesson in high school. And who knows, when you have gone more in the biological direction with your studies, you have heard several of these names and you also know what a water predator beetle is and that there is a fire beetle.

But if you don’t understand this, then you’re actually surprised how many different beetles actually exist.

Level up during Christmas


The most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. I don’t always understand why it’s called that, I just think it’s very cold. But then I realize that we can all find this a good time for other reasons, so I always reserve this time of year to spend on myself. The weather is inclement so I prefer to stay inside and turn on the LED lighting. And what better way to get through the Christmas holidays than in a totally different world, full of magic and action. So games. In this blog I tell you how to level up during the holidays, without having to miss the fun. Are you reading along?

The latest games

At Christmas, the gifts always come into play. And this is the time to ask for a cool game. At this time of year there are always a lot of new games coming out for the exact reason that a lot of people are free around Christmas and can be played then. I can’t recommend a game because everyone has a different preference or plays on a different platform, but if you have an idea of ​​what you think is cool, you can find something new on the internet with a few clicks on the button or let your friends or family invent something fun for you. Maybe they’ll come up with a breakthrough in your game life, with something you never thought of yourself.

Transform your set-up into Christmassy

Personally, I always find it very nice and funny to dress up my desk a bit with Christmas decorations. For example, I put a string of light in the background of my desk and there is a mini Christmas tree on the corner. There is also a green and red garland hanging around my gaming chair and the radio plays all the Christmas hits softly in the background. So I’m still in a festive mood, but it’s not too much.

Time for yourself

This way you have time to yourself during the holidays, but you can also combine gaming with family and friends. You could even game together! If you have a console that allows this, you create a relaxed Christmas Eve full of fun for everyone. Your game set up is in any case ready for Christmas so it can’t be that and before you know it you will be entering the new year with a higher level.

A hearing aid at a young age?


Hearing less well. It is an ailment that is very common in older people. But nowadays, unfortunately, many younger people come with hearing problems. In fact, it is becoming a very big problem. What is the cause of this?

Of course, many young people like to go to a party. They go to concerts, clubs and other parties. Very loud music is often played at these parties. The volumes of such parties are usually so high that they cause hearing damage. How do you know that you have suffered hearing damage? And how can you treat it, or better yet, prevent it? That is what we discuss in this article.

Recognize in time

Many young people have experienced it. They go to a club and come home after a night of partying with not only a hangover, but also an annoying ringing in their ears. In general, this beep will go away after a few hours. But if you have had such a ringing in your ears, you have in principle already suffered hearing damage. First of all, if you come home too often with such a beep, you will hear less well. But what can also happen is that this beep becomes permanent. Such ringing in the ears is of course very frustrating. Because many young people often go to clubs and parties, it can cause permanent hearing damage that will only get worse with age. As a result, hearing specialists increasingly see younger people coming for a hearing aid.


Prevention is of course always better than cure. The easiest way to prevent hearing damage from clubs and parties is to avoid going to these clubs and parties. But of course that’s not so much fun. Young people like to go for a walk. One of the best ways you can protect your hearing and still go out is by wearing earplugs. Of course it is true that you go out for the music. Earplugs seem to get in the way. But luckily there are now earplugs that are custom made and filter the sound in such a way that you can still hear the music fantastically but at the same time your ears are protected.

To deal with

The trouble with hearing damage is that it’s an insidious process, but once it’s done there’s no turning back. So there is no cure, but you can hear well again with a hearing aid. Some young people who need a hearing aid don’t want it because it looks weird. This is of course very inconvenient because they continue to walk around with poorer hearing. Especially while nowadays there are many hearing aids that you barely see in your ears.

The most beautiful awnings for your garden


Of course you want to prepare your own garden for the summer every year. Most people therefore buy nice plants and flowers to brighten up the whole. It is certainly not a luxury to invest in a good garden set. You can of course think of a table with chairs, but a lounge sofa is much better. You can then spend many summer days in your garden. Perhaps there is still room for a good barbecue, so that you can enjoy a delicious meal in the garden with friends and family. It is of course necessary that you can also do something about too much sunlight. On hot days you will undoubtedly crave some cooling and then good sunscreens are very important.

Sunshades in the right dimensions

With beautiful awnings it is of course very important that they fit well in the garden. It is therefore worth checking in advance what you can order. You will then notice that it is very easy to get exactly the right dimensions. That way you quickly have shade when you don’t want to sit in the bright sun. It is certainly not the case that these awnings are only for very large gardens. On the contrary! You can also create a good shade area in a small garden with a nice sun screen.

Electrically operated

The handy thing about these awnings is that you don’t have to get up to lower the awning. It’s all very simple and you can operate the screen electrically. So when you are enjoying the sun outside, but it suddenly becomes very hot, you can immediately take down the awning for the necessary cooling. It is also good to know that these screens keep harmful UV radiation out.

Good wind resistance

The awnings are resistant to the wind. Even with wind force 4 you can just take the screens down. So you always have the desired amount of sun on the terrace in the summer. It is good to take a look at the brochure before purchasing to see the different options.

A party at home


Unfortunately, festivals and other events are not included at the moment. If things go wrong, it can also take a very long time before we can visit our favorite festival or event. Fortunately, we are allowed to do more and more and we can still socialize a bit with each other. At a safe distance, we should bring our favorite festival home. It is therefore nice to throw a nice party at home when the weather is nice. There are a few things you should think about. Do you want to celebrate a party at home and do you need some inspiration for its implementation? I would be happy to tell you more about what you should not forget for a party at home. Curious about my blog? Then read on quickly!


Before throwing a party, don’t forget that we live in the Netherlands. It can be very bad weather for a few weeks in a row and then your party will be a lot less. It is also possible that good weather is predicted, but that the weather suddenly changes completely on the day itself. You have already made all purchases, so canceling the party is no longer an option. Fortunately, you can arrange something yourself to stay dry. It is easy for people in the North Brabant region to rent a party tent. Just type in ‘Party tent rental Eindhoven’ and before you know it you have dozens of options nearby. A party tent is not only useful when it starts to rain, but also when it is very hot, the party tent can create a little bit of shade. If the weather is so bad that a party tent will no longer help, then there is no other option to move the party inside.

Good food and drink

A good party includes good food and drink. In these times we can’t spend our money on events, so we have money left over to tackle a party at home a little more luxuriously. Buy a few nice bottles of wine and instead of meat from the supermarket, buy meat at the butcher. You will see that the people at your party really appreciate this and your party will be talked about for a long time to come. Of course you don’t have to arrange all this on your own, you can also ask family, friends and acquaintances if they bring something themselves. The party is really a joint thing!

No more sore feet


Wearing nice shoes is a pleasure that many women value. Cute shoes with nice heels are not only beautiful but they also provide a lot of wearing pleasure and added confidence. But there are also disadvantages to wearing these pumps. Namely that you will have sore feet in no time. Every woman knows the urge to take off your shoes after a night out and prefer to walk home barefoot. But this is of course dangerous. There are certainly ways to ensure that you no longer have sore feet. In this article, we’ll discuss how to wear nice shoes without constantly having sore feet.

Right material

The first step is to only buy pumps made of suede and leather. These are both materials that will mold to the foot and thus prevent painful pressure marks. At the same time, it is also a material that breathes and therefore the chance of foul odors is also a lot smaller.

Platform pumps

Many women who wear pumps all day have a burning sensation in the balls of their feet at the end of the day. This is often because they have a thin sole in the pump. When you choose pumps with a thicker sole, such as a platform sole, you have more cushioning and this provides a more pleasant feeling.

Use shoe trees

Shoe trees are useful tools for tensioning the width and length of the shoe. Do you notice that your new pumps are really a bit too narrow? Then you can stretch the width with a shoe tree. The same is also true for the length. It can certainly be painful when your new shoes are broken in if they are just a bit too small. In that case, a shoe tree can help.

Bring other shoes

Another smart tip is to just bring a larger handbag with room for an extra pair of very comfortable shoes. You can then just change your shoes at the end of the day or an evening out and put on more comfortable shoes. You can also choose to wear more comfortable shoes anyway. Comfortable shoes can also be luxurious. Think, for example, of Veja sneakers. These eco-friendly Veja sneakers women are minimalist, feminine and stylish. Ideal if you want to wear comfortable shoes without them no longer being feminine and sexy. They are available at Van Arendonk, among others.