Friday, July 29, 2016

Week 29: Colorful

The last themec in our challenge was the wonderful topic of 

Lots of bright colors are something I really love and adore and there are hardly any things more satisfactory than staring at an assortment of colored pencils or pens or a new palett of watercolor. Well, maybe (certainly) staring at the ocean.

Next week I would like to see your ideas for

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Week 28: Work

This week's topic was
and around my apartment there is a lot - a lot, a lot - of construction work going on.

Next week I would love to see many

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  
This week I'm going to tell you my
Top Ten Books Set Outside The US
The Martian by Andy Weir
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
It's not me, it's you by Mhari Mc Farley
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Those Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney
Breakfast at Darcy's by Ali McNamara
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Going Postal and all other Discworld Novels by Terry Pratchett
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What's in my Bag - New York City Edition

I'm pretty sure that everyone who ever watched a YouTube video stumbled upon a "What's in my Bag" video recommendation. I am a nosy person and love seeing what bags other girl use and what they are schlepping around on a daily basis. I myself was carrying around big and really heavy bags but over the years I started switching bags depending on the things I need on this specific day. So I either carry around a smaller bag when I don't go to university or a larger bag that can hold my notebook, papers and books.

It's also different when I am away on holiday. When I'm wandering around the city all day for many days in a row I try to reduce the weight of my bag drastically. I carry around as little as possible in a bag as small as possible. For my six day trip to New York City in June I found the perfect bag which fits all my necessities.

When I'm away I need very little - my purse (which is usually not the one I use at home since I don't need all my membership cards and it's easier to switch purses than to clean out all my cards and put them back in afterwards), my camera (I bought a small Canon Ixus compact camera before my trip which is as good as my big one and a lot lighter), tissues, lip balm, gum, a pen (because you never know when you might need one), sunglasses (I usually take cheap ones which I don't mind breaking) and a small mint tin which holds my medicine, band aids, painkillers and a hair band.

Since I am nosy I would love to know what you are carrying with you either when on vacation or on a day to day basis.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Week 27: Sour

The first thing that came to mind when thinking about this week's topic were lemons and limes but since I wanted to challenge me a bit with this photos I tried coming up with something different.

Here is what I came up with:

Next week's topic is:

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I did not vanish but it felt like it

Over the course of the last six (6!!!!!) weeks every member of my family was sick! 

It all started when my mum and I returned from New York City. She started to feel unwell and spent almost a week in bed feeling poorly. After she got better my dad got a cold (man-cold - almost deadly) and after fighting it for five weeks on Sunday evening I finally gave in and went to bed with quite a high fever and am only today returning to the world of the world of the living.

Spending six weeks either taking care of your loved ones (including your dog who needs TLC probably the most - in his opinion) or studying for your finals (which you missed because of a horribly timed fever), there is no time for blogging.

Now I am officially on summer break and started thinking about things I want to do during my three months off and dedicating more time to blogging is high on the list. I got a long list of ideas written down in my Bullet Journal and am now taking the time to plan, write, prepare posts, taking photos, enjoying the creativity of writing, ...

So be prepared to see more action here over the next weeks and wish me luck being able to planning my blogging better when university comes back into my life again.