“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.”
– Kahlil Gibran
The days are getting shorter and colder. All I want to do is staying inside, cuddle up under thick blankets and never get out of my bed. But sometimes, when I am not sleeping, I usually love doing things that aren’t school related. Here are some following things you can do inside when it’s getting too cold to be outdoors:
- Read a nice book! I am right now reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a modern classic written by Harper Lee.
- Watch a great movie. Although it’s no longer available on Netflix, I loved watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with my idol Audrey Hepburn (who is an intelligent, classy, elegant and beautiful lady) as the social butterfly Holly Golightly. It is based on a book with the same name, written by Truman Capote, a friend of Harper Lee.
- Listen to your favourite music.
- Do some Christmas themed handcrafting or DIY-projects.
- Talk or play games with your family and siblings. I love playing cards with my cousins.
- Do some draw challenges. Like trying out different drawing types.
- Bake some delicious cookies and cakes to make you feel warmer inside.
- Call a friend or relative you haven’t talked to for a long time.
- Try do some workout or yoga exercises.
By the day, the snow has finally arrived here in Lund. I woke up this week to a beautiful snow covered view, and for the first time this year, the joy of Christmas finally came to me. Just wonderful! Have a nice Thursday everyone!
As a terrible cook (I’m not as talented as my mother and my younger brother), my happiness just blossomed (like my floral porcelain plate) when I managed to make the easiest pancakes ever. Here is the recipe for basic and delicious pancakes:
What you will need (for 20 mini pancakes):
- 2,5 dl flour
- 2-5 tbsp sugar
- 1-2 tsp baking powder
- One pinch of salt (if you like it)
- 2,5 dl milk
- 1 egg
- Melted butter or oil
How you make the pancakes:
- Mix the dry ingredients together
- Pour in the milk and continue mixing until it gets lean and smooth
- Crack in the egg and continue mixing again
- Pour in the melted butter or oil
- Heat a lightly oiled pan and pour in one tbsp for every pancake
- Serve with a wonderful plate
- Eat it with great appetite!
“Hiding from the rain and snow
Trying to forget but I won’t let go
Looking at the crowded street
Listening to my own heartbeat”
– Take Me To Your Heart
Today I am staying home because of my sad cold that came back again. Another sadder thing is that I am going to miss out on important classes today.
I am right now listening to music while writing on my lab report. I will later get up to face the tasks of reality but right now, I just want to wrap and cover myself up in tons of blankets, since it’s really cold and I am literally freezing everywhere.
Hope you guys will have a nice day!
A funny part with being petite is that all of your clothes from middle school still fit like a glove. Today I found this red drop waist dress my cousin gave me a couple of years ago. It’s so lovely and makes me want to dance around like a ballerina!
My dad found our tripod after it’s been lying in our dusty storage room for many years. I tried taking a few test photos, when I suddenly realised, I didn’t know any good poses, at least no other than my “look away at something that doesn’t exist”-pose.
The “photoshoot” turned out pretty awkward, but it was still really funny, since both I and my mother laughed out loudly when she caught me trying to “strike a pose”.
Well, now I have to go and study for my upcoming exams before it’s too late, but I hope you will all have a nice Friday and a happy December 1st.
See you again soon!
Good evening, friends!
A couple of years ago, I watched “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring great Gregory Peck (an actor who also starred with the amazing Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”) in the leading role. It touched both me and my younger brother when we were sitting in front of the TV and made us think and discuss about it for a couple of days.
I am now lying in my bed, reading one of the greatest books I’ve ever touched. A thing I really regret is why I didn’t read this one earlier. Beautiful, moving and important thoughts written in many great ways by Harper Lee, the author of the book. I have to continue reading now before the night is too late.
Lady in gold
I met this woman in my Moscow trip a couple of weeks ago when strolling down the old streets of the Red Square. She wore this pretty traditional dress that made me fall in love with everything about it. The silky golden flares and the patterned jacket. The women here are really stylish and charming. Their colorful and interesting styles really inspired me. I am totally in love with the Moscow style, culture, art, music and architecture. Basically almost everything!
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
“I was quiet, but I was not blind.”
“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
“Perhaps it is our imperfections that makes us so perfect for one another.”
“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy. But, like everyone else, it must be in my own way.”
“And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.”
“Know your own happiness.”