Happy Friday

While the weather has turned to suddenly summer(ish), I have a cold and feel sorry for myself. New people at work means not only lots of time spent in training, but also endless questions. I hear people say they become energetic in the spring, and that sounds so far from me at this point. At least the move is getting closer and closer – so close, in fact, that we get the keys in 2 weeks. At last.

Meanwhile, I saw this movie that I really enjoyed. (No, not the chick flicks I’ve been watching in the evenings.) Captain Fantastic. The plot, according to imdb:

“In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.”

And, I mean, sure. But mainly the actors. Viggo is great, all the kids are great, and the storyline kept me interested.


Recent discoveries

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Recent discoveries.

This could be done in a number of different ways; an obvious way would be to do it on a theme, say music. Or it could be something more abstract, such as something you’ve learned. Or, if you’re not a fan of the theme idea, you could just list a few things you’ve discovered lately. If you want to make it easy on yourself you could list for example:

a track:

(yes, sorry, I realize I just posted this as a separate post, but this post has been in drafts for a while…)
an author:

Yaa Gyasi who wrote this wonderful book:

a food:

I had Vietnamese food for the first time, and it was delicious. Can’t wait to have it again.

an insta/twitter account:

I was going to go “naaah”, but you know what? I suggest following never2sure on instagram (and here on WordPress). Friend and soon-to-be ex-colleague Lina is going on an adventure with her BF beginning of May – starting point is Bogotá! (It’ll be in English and random posts in German, so if that doesn’t sell this to at least Lisa, I don’t know what will?)

leave-in conditioner – this shiny fellow, which works like a charm:



The Move

The move is getting very close now – in a month we have the key for the new house (and then we go on a week-long vacation, excellent planning). On Tuesday the moving company dropped this neat little stack off:


And my SO is still convinced that that’s too many boxes. We will see… (When we moved here 9 years ago, we had 40 boxes worth of stuff. This time they gave us 150…)

Meanwhile, we’re both already going “…when we’ve moved…”, imagining all the things we can do when living in a city instead of suburbia. Like… walk to the city and have a drink and/or dinner! This is what we’re moving to though:

Met 5646 inwoners per vierkante kilometer is de stad Leiden sinds 2014, na Den Haag, de dichtstbevolkte gemeente van Nederland.

“With 5646 inhabitants per square kilometer, the city of Leiden is the second most densely populated municipality in the Netherlands after the Hague” (source)

So, for someone complaining about how busy it is in this country, that seems like a good choice. Yep.

March Summary

The books:
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
Roxane Gay’s Hunger: a memoir of (my) body
Daniel Åberg’s Virus #1
Emma Leijnse’s Fördel kvinna : Den tysta utbildningsrevolutionen (Eng: “Female advantage: The Quiet Education Revolution”)
Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (trilogy)
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake
Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me

The movies:
Patti cake$
Home Again
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
What We Do in the Shadows

The shows:
Penny Dreadful
Orphan Black