Did you know that the 3rd Monday of January is considered the most depressing day of the year? I had no clue. Apparently ‘Blue Monday’ happened on the 16th this year, and I can state that for me, it wasn’t unhappy at all. In fact, I quite enjoyed myself! I went to the ‘Kleine Fabriek‘, the Amsterdam Children Trade Fair, where I met loads of interesting people and discovered many new, cheerful products. And I was quite happy to discover that my favourite Dutch publishers, SNOR, finally published their first English edition: Cheerful! In 3 1/2 months, with loads of beautiful illustrations, and one assignment a day for 3½ months, which will surely make you happy. Like:
- ‘Find a car without a parking ticket and buy one for it’,
- ‘Ask a stranger what he/she thinks of you (beautiful/attractive/intriguing/astounding/stubborn/charming/worth gold)’,
- ‘Walk up the stairs backwards’,
- ‘Buy 12 boxes of coloured pencils and fill each box with 12 pencils of the same colour’.
Feeling Cheerful, already? Cheerful! In 3½ months is available through BijzonderMooi.nl.