Goodbye 2014

Goodbye 2014

2014 was going to be an average year. I had no special resolutions made, no exciting life events happening and no vacations planned, the only thing I was really excited about on New Years Eve were the friends I had around, the food on the table and the fireworks outside. For that night, I didn’t have to worry about my upcoming exams. 2014 was going to be an average year, but it ultimately became a very special one for me. Let me tell you a story. I’m good at those.  I’ve always been a wallflower. …
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Jingle Bells Rock Harder In Germany: Düsseldorf Weihnachtsmarkt

Jingle Bells Rock Harder In Germany: Düsseldorf Weihnachtsmarkt

I don’t always go to Germany, but when I do you betcha it’s around Christmas time. If there’s one thing the Germans know how to do it’s throwing a Christmas party and the Weihnachtsmarkt in Düsseldorf is my favorite. This year we went a little early, somewhere late October, and so I waited to share the photos until we were all in the Christmas spirit. I don’t have much to say about Düsseldorf, other than that you can buy Essie nail polishes for half the Belgian …
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The last leaves have fallen

The last leaves have fallen

The last leaves have fallen and winter has come. The first layers of frost have made me curse about forgetting to put a scraper in the car and losing my gloves somewhere in my drawers. I scratched the windshield with my Ikea Family card and warmed my fingers with a take-away coffee. I am never ready for the first sting of winter, but at least I tried a little this year. A few months ago I was feeling down after life had been a bitch (there simply is no other word) and I needed a pick-me-up. Breakfast and a good&…
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Ireland National Botanical Gardens in Dublin

Ireland National Botanical Gardens in Dublin

Last week I was discussing my weekend plans with a few of my friends, and when I told them that K and I have a weekly date night, they started laughing, claiming date nights are for old people. While they’re out hanging in a bar, K and I sometimes like to do things that “are for old people”. When we travel, we will almost always visit the local or national botanical gardens. Because they’re pretty. And because their cafés usually serve the best cakes and pies. So far, the Kew Gardens in …
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AD | The Sony Music Gift of Giving

AD | The Sony Music Gift of Giving

On the first day of Christmas a friend send to me, an album by a singer I love to hear. And on The second day of Christmas I send to a friend, an album by a singer I hope she loves to hear. And on The twentieth day of Christmas there we will form a circle of friends listening to good music, and reading each others blog posts about this special musical project. When I first started blogging, I never thought it would affect my offline life as much as it has. Throughout the years the offline side of it&…
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