Wednesday 29 February 2012

Protect your privacy

Hello All!
I read an article on My uncommon slice of suburbia today and felt it was important enough to share it with you.

Google will be making a lot of changes starting tomorrow, including their privacy policy which affects you.

Every time you search for something using google they store it. When you visit a site, google stores it. Ever wondered why you were just browsing for something and the next time you checked your e-mail account an ad came up trying to sell what you were just searching for?
No, it is not a coincidence.

Electronic Frontier Foundation says "Search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more."
Once this policy takes place you are not allowed to opt out without deleting your Google account. So before the policy takes place, you can delete your Google Web History by modifying your settings.

 Digital Journal shows us how to delete our web history and explains it even further.

~Please read below~

1. Go to the google homepage and sign into your account.

2. Click the drop down menu next to your name in the upper-right hand corner of your screen.

3. Click accounts settings

4. Find the "Services section"

5. Under "Services" there is a sub-section that reads "View, enable, disable web history." Click the link next to it that reads: "Go to Web History." 

6. Click on "Remove all Web History"

When you click on "Remove all Web History," a message appears that says " Web History is Paused." What this means is that while Google will continue gathering and storing information about your web history it will make all data anonymous, that is, Google will not associate your Web History information with your online accounts and will therefore be unable to send you customized search results.

Google's ability to gather personalized information about you by assigning data to your Gmail and YouTube accounts will remain "Paused" till you click "Resume."

Go ahead, have a look!

Wednesday 22 February 2012


As we're approaching spring... although there are some rumours that we might have some serious winter again, I am in urgent need of light!

One of the projects on my (long) to-do-list is the kitchen.
Since we're back in the Netherlands (end of August 2011), I've been collecting bits and pieces
that I like. Just in case we decide to go ahead with the kitchen renovation.
A girl needs to be prepared, doesn't she? 

But do I know what I really want? No! There's just too much choice!
So I keep on collecting & who knows, there will be a moment I know exactly what I want.
Until then, I drool over all the beautiful kitchens I find online!!

 And you? Any project planning on your side?

Thursday 16 February 2012


No matter if, where & how you celebrate...
 I wish you an enjoyable, friendly & funny Carnival!

Have a great time!!

 Rio de Janeiro

See you soon!

Sunday 5 February 2012

And it got even prettier...

After a thin layer of snow in the beginning of the week, winter really showed its best by the end of the week!
We got a pretty big quantity of snow on Friday afternoon as you can see:

 The next day I was searching for my car...
 And this afternoon we went out for a walk in the forest:

Temperatures remain below zero the next week (also during the day), so...
the Elfstedentocht is coming closer!
Please don't forget to keep your fingers crossed, it helped so far...

Have a great, sunny, cool week!!

Thursday 2 February 2012

Pretty winter

Hello Winter!
You finally arrived!! 

 And how pretty you are!

We are all enjoying a bit of snow as you can see!
Freezing cold it is, but with the sunshine & blue skies during the day, it is sooo pretty!
So Winter, will you stay just a little bit longer??
It would be nice to have a Elfstedentocht again!
The last time we could enjoy this spectaculair event was in 1997,
about time, don't you think??

Will you all keep your (frozen) fingers crossed please??


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