The History of Christmas

Especially for the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar RMA student (he insisted), cat lover, history encyclopedia and The Ultimate Bae Merlijn Veltman dove into the history of Christmas.  In a few days, the entire western hemisphere will be engulfed with the celebration of Christmas. While you may know and love everything about present day Christmas…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Stationery Lovers

It’s gift guide time! Grab your fluffy notebooks, holographic washi tapes and unicorn pens, because it’s time for the Almost Famous Writer Christmas gift guide for stationery lovers! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar – time sure flies when you’re having fun and publishing an article every single…

Dirty computers, cowboys and Trump’s America: 2018 in music

Literature student and music journalist Joëlle Koorneef looks back on the musical and political landscape of 2018. Although I love writing about music, there is a little demon nagging in the back of my head that tells me that music journalism will always be subjective, that you can never truly give a good review without…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

A short ‘n sweet Christmas gift guide to affordable and cruelty-free make up: just the thing to sparkle up your Monday.  If there’s one thing to get me into the Christmas spirit (besides sparkly unicorn ornaments in our tree) it’s Christmas make up. Everything can be glittered, from eyeshadow to highlighter and from lipstick to…

Christmas Down Under

Today we’re taking a little break from all the wintery content on Almost Famous Writer, with MA student and Downton Abbey-lover Annick Wijnstra sharing her experiences of counting down to Christmas in Australia.  When Eden asked me if I wanted to write an article for Almost Famous Writer, I didn’t need to think twice. I have…

Bah humbug: the jolly, the good and the bad of Christmas

Cat lover and MA graduate Yonna Kuipers talks all stuff Christmas: the jolly, the good and the bad. As the end of the year gathers my excitement rises tenfold. The days are getting shorter, my sweater collection is growing, and Michael Bublé is fully defrosted. This can only mean one thing: it’s Christmas time. The…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Book Lovers

The ultimate gifts for book lovers, selected by a book lover.  Welcome to the very first Almost Famous Writer gift guide of 2018! In the first of six (!) installments, I’ll be sharing my top tips for buying a book lover the perfect Christmas present. No wait, scratch that. There’s no such thing as the…

Hello December!

Hello December! It’s all happening: the countdown to Christmas, the endless listening to my fave Smith & Burrows Cd, and… the one and only Almost Famous Writer Advent Calendar! Oh yes, it’s back and bigger and better: the one and only Almost Famous Writer Advent Calendar! In the month of December, there’ll be a fresh…