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    Vive La Différence – City Living

    June 24, 2013

    Happy monday. Yes, vive la différence is back and today i’m excited as well as a little nervous. My guest this month is louise, author of 30s magazine. Always the finger on the pulse and trendspotting, louise challenged me to a video post. Eeeek!!

    For new readers:

    The concept: each month I will invite one blogger. They will create and showcase one image/vignette. There are 20 themes and 20 objects for my guest to choose from. They choose 1 theme and up to 3 objects. I will then create an image/vignette based on their choice. Everyone has free reign on how to create the image. It can be simple photography, a drawing, a collage, a hand-painted image, a styled table top… the choice is yours! The fun part is that you, my readers, will see 2 versions inspired by the same subject matter. There is no right or wrong. There’s just ‘different’.

    Louise chose the theme: city living – over to Louise!

    Hello everyone, my name is Louise and I write the daily lifestyle blog: 30s magazine I live in the Netherlands, in a small village adjacent to the bigger city Leiden. Leiden is like the Dutch Oxford or American Boston: it’s home to the oldest and most traditional university. Royals and aristocracy all flocked to Leiden and its Law School is internationally renowned. The University of Leiden has a palpable influence on the city – bikes are everywhere, old canal houses are now student dorms, students gather at cafes and bistros, making the city lively and young. This is in sheer contrast to the historical buildings, bridges and cobbled streets. In summer especially, Leiden turns into a leisurely city. Students boat around on the canals and all terraces are full. So for me, a typical day in the city in summer is hopping on my bike, and riding into the city to get a drink. There are limited cars allowed in the city centre which keeps it quiet and maintains its character. It’s in summer when the quaint city and picturesque houses, the boats on the canals, and the bells of the towers make Leiden the city I love.

    Unfortunately I’m a newbie at shooting video with my iPhone. I apologize for the screen, it was meant to be in landscape, but hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. The music is ‘Once upon a Summer Day’ by Monika Herzig Acoustic Project.


    Yes, ‘video virgins’ is correct. I had no idea it’s so different and so hard to shoot a video. I attempted mine with my Canon camera. So here it is, rather short, but hopefully enjoyable. I used iMovie to edit, apply a soundtrack and exported it to vimeo.

    London, city living. The good, the bad and the ugly! Accompanied by the late michael jackson’s track: Bad!

    Well, I definitely need to do a video course:-)

    Thank you Louise for taking time out to join the vive la différence challenge and sharing your lovely video with us. This was a hard one for me but I appreciate the learning. Video is the hottest thing in blogging so thanks to you i dipped my toes into water:-)

    Vive la différence is celebrating 12 months in july, can you believe it? Anyone else fancy coming on the ride? Please let me know in the comments. Promise no one bites and we’re all here to learn and share. x