Sunday, August 21, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Last week, between all the crazy meetings, appointments and deadlines I managed to make it to the zoo! I have to say, it was super enjoyable! Although my feet were killing me in Hunter boots while it was about 30 C degrees (you never know with the weather these days!), it was lots of fun, bringing up all the childhood memories. Because of the heat, most of the animals were simply chilling outside. Just look at these guys! I promise, they are not dead corpses, just exhausted flamingos taking a nap...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Although I’m not a huge fan of beetroots I genuinely think this vegan soup is fantastic! It’s sweet and spicy at the same time and you can make it quickly from very basic ingredients. Oh, and it has a great colour, too! Shall we give it a go?
Sunday, July 17, 2016
During my latest trip to Sweden I visited Moderna Museet in Stockholm. I was looking forward to that for a few reasons: 1) I love modern art so anything which displays Warhol or Dali gets me easily transfixed 2) Moderna Museet is directly connected with Arkitektur och designcentrum (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design) which is a great bonus 3) Between July 11th and September 11th one of the main exhibitions is In Infinity by Yayoi Kusama and I’m going to tell you more about this one today.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Hej från Sverige! We don’t meet in here that often these days, do we. Life is, as always, super busy but good busy if you know what I mean. I’m doing pretty well regarding my 12 goals- I’ve already dyed my hair pink, I have a new job and now I’m in Sweden for the first time :)
On the other hand everything’s happening so quickly and almost accidentally I don’t feel I’m in charge of anything at the moment, it nearly feels like someone else’s life at times… Anyway!!! Having a spare moment for once I thought it would be nice to share a few pictures from one of Uppsala’s prettiest parts, the Botanical Garden.
Actually, I'd love the lipstick of this colour:
I’m not the one who normally gets excited about plants, the grass and snakes and spawning lakes and the different types of trees but I still think the garden is worth visiting. It’s divided into two parts, one of which is the Baroque Garden.
I have to say, not very much to my taste but it’s purely because of the style I’m not a fan of, not the garden itself. I definitely prefer wild, sort of English style gardens, however I can see why some people like the opposite.
The other part of the garden is different, it has a lot of grass and trees and a little vegetable garden too. A nice place to walk around or to seat with a book and enjoy coffee outside. As for coffee… they have a proper coffee place over there! It not only does have good coffee but there’s also a huge selection of pastries and tarts as well as lunch options, pretty impressive for this kind of place if you ask me.
And then, the last part I truly enjoyed-the Tropical Greenhouse, which you can visit for the price of a cup of coffee and it’s so worth it! It’s much bigger than one may expect and the variety of species inside is pleasantly surprising. My favourite part to see was the Tropical Forest room where everything was just sooo bright and vivid that it almost looked artificial. I loved it, being black/white clothing devotee I probably needed some colour in my life ;)
Have you ever been to Uppsala? Is there anything you’d recommend seeing here?
Monday, June 27, 2016
Happy Monday everyone :) Hope your weekend was nice- this is how I spent mine :)
Oh, I know, I’m probably more familiar with Starbucks takeaway bags than picnic baskets but hey, a little change once in a while doesn’t hurt. Plus, you can always use both, can’t you.
Being knackered after the working week, exhausted of heat and fed up with Brexit, between Saturday supper and Sunday breakfast I watched two seasons of Luther and ate tonnes of things I shouldn’t have eaten, of course.
Not that corpses and blood are my favourite views to eat the morning porridge to but… Luther is brilliant so once you start watching, it’s hardly possible to stop. And, as much as I loved the series, staying up until late didn’t really help to fight my physical tiredness so when I was done with breakfast on Sunday morning, I just wanted to get out of the flat and simply relax.
A little trip to the beach was my original plan but when the temperature rises to 35 °C the riverside is probably the most obvious direction to thousands of other people, therefore I changed my mind to come up with a better idea- a picnic in the park, how about that?!
The centre of Warsaw has a few pretty decent parks where one can get some shadow so the whole concept was pretty appealing. I grabbed the basket (ok, I didn’t actually have a basket… I bought it!) full of goodies: hummus, pesto, fresh fruit and veggies, bread, oat biscuits, yoghurt, veggie spreads and, of course- coffee. I got some old bed sheets (see, I don’t even have a proper blanket!), added a couple of tunes to my iPod library and was ready to go. I had the laziest, the most relaxing time in weeks! And now I’m super energised and ready to create again :) Will tell you more about everything soon <3
What about your weekend, did you do anything special? Tell me about it, I’m super curious already!
Monday, June 20, 2016
I’d love all of my posts to be super inspirational, motivating and happy. But life is not always like that and it’s ok. It’s normal. It keeps things balanced. Therefore today I wanted to post this picture where you can probably tell I’m not wearing any makeup and I look pretty tired- I don’t mind. I’m not a robot and I’ve learned to accept it. I do have my weaknesses- who doesn’t? The last couple of weeks I’ve been the least creative version of myself you could ever imagine. And I was desperately thinking: ‘What am I going to blog about?!’- I literally moved from a hundred ideas per minute to no ideas at all. I’m not going to fight it anymore thought, instead, I’d like to tell you: it’s alright to feel a bit down. Sadness is a normal state, not less valuable than positive feelings. When I feel like that, what keeps me alive and brings me back to my happy place is music. In this post I’d like to share with you the tunes I listen to when I’m sad. Whenever you feel that the world collapsed on your shoulders, give them a go to remind you you’re not alone. I’ve been there. We can take this journey together.
There we go:
10. Fire and rain (1970), James Taylor
9. Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
8. Cause, Rodriguez
7. Bittersweet symphony, The Verve
6. The rest of my life, Less Than Jake
5. Let her go, Passanger
4. Valerie (slow version), Amy Winehouse
3. I need my girl, The National
2. How to save a life, The Fray
1. The way I tend to be, Frank Turner
What about you? Do you have your special songs to help you survive the blues?