Eurovision Party 2017: Necklace Flags

Yay! So excited to be getting ready for another Eurovision. Today I started the pickling process for some plums we’ll have at our party, and I’m also starting to look for decoration inspiration and, of course, recipes.
20170325_PickledPlums

I’m also going to try putting together the invitations & judging booklets a little earlier this year, so I put together some beaded necklaces for each country based on the theme artwork. (PDF)
Eurovision 2017 Flag Beads

Devastated about the loss of Julia & Sam as Australia’s commentators, but I’m willing to have an open mind. *sigh*

Eurovision 2016 – Judge-Along Booklets

Printables

Here are the printable booklets for the 2016 semi-finals so you can judge along at home. We give a score out of 5 for song, outfit, & performance and use that to determine who would get our douze points. Each semi-final is printed two-sided on one piece of paper and then folded into a neat booklet with no need for glue or staples.

(Right-click and “save-as” if they don’t show up correctly in browser.)

Folding instructions here.

Eurovision 2015 – Judge-Along Booklets

Eurovision Judging Booklets 2015

Here are the printable booklets for the 2015 semi-finals so you can judge along at home. We give a score out of 5 for song, outfit, & performance and use that to determine who would get our douze points. Each semi-final is printed two-sided on one piece of paper and then folded into a neat booklet with no need for glue or staples.

(Right-click and “save-as” if they don’t show up correctly in browser.)

Folding instructions here.

Oldebroek, Gelderland, Netherlands – Volkstelling 1830

I’ve been doing some family history, which brought me to the images of the 1830 census in Oldebroek, Gelderland. There isn’t an index for those images, so I was going through page by page looking for my people. While I was at it, I decided to make a quick document with the surnames that I came across. The images weren’t always easy to read, so I know the names aren’t all correct. But hopefully this helps someone find their own ancestors easier than going page by page like I did.

Oldebroek, Gelderland, Netherlands – Volkstelling 1830 Surname Index (Achternaam index)

Let me reiterate, I know many of the names are probably wrong, but I didn’t have time to scrutinize the images. But by thinking of the shapes of the letters, you can probably tell what variations that might match your person. I’m also happy for anyone to use this document as a basis to flesh out the rest of the information there. Feel free to modify this to help more people!