week 45 / during which I was gone

Food

While we cooked dinner most days, lunch was apparently a free for all, and I had mainly vegetarian/vegan food (so many choices!) but this is what I made a picture of, and it was delicious:

20181108_131225.jpg

Music

So much music! I guess that kind of happens when you go to a music festival?

Book/story

Circe by Madeline Miller. I bought it based on a recommendation by Felicia Day, not even checking what it would be about, and before reading feared it’d be quite dry (as it tends to be when talking about ancient gods). It was not! Very enjoyable read.

App

Inevitably, the festival has their own app to make it somewhat manageable to keep track of who you want to watch, and where and when. They’d redone it from previous years, and it was sadly less good 😦 Still got us where we wanted most of the time, but we did miss some artists, and waited for others that never showed up… Room for improvement Iceland Airwaves!

Makeup/beauty

I mean, can we count the thermal pools as a beauty measure? At least for the soul? I so badly want to live where you have these… Oh, and I bought a lipstick called Frog Prince. It’s green.

Purchase

Chocolate! Books! Icelandic Christmas cake! Oh, and dried fish for my SO. Which he’d specifically requested. I live with a weirdo.

Advertisements

Blogtober – #24

24. Is there a place you would love to visit?

Environmental angst about traveling aside, sure! I’d love to go to Japan at some point. Cause, you know, historic stuff!


This post is part of the blogtober challenge that you can read more about here.

week 38 / the guests have left

Food

So much food! When I’m not at work I rarely eat lunch (because I get up later, and so have breakfast later). No such nonsense with my mom and aunt here though, lunch every day! And dinner. And breakfast. And maybe things in between those meals, some days.

Insta/Twitter/YouTube

My aunt played us this clip (in Swedish, sorry):

Personal

After having walked around Leiden several days, I can only say – again – that it’s a very pretty city. If you like old houses and canals, if you don’t, then it’s not for you.

Purchase

IMG_20180922_113928.jpg

Recommendation

Took the visiting ladies to the Zuiderzee museum after a recommendation from a colleague, and it was very nice. We were very lucky with the weather too, so that helped.

week 31/this one’s actually done in time

Food

As it’s cooled down a bit this week (like, 27-29 C rather than 37 C), we haven’t ordered food! (*pats self on back*) My favorites this week were the Korean beef wraps and the oven baked aubergine with pasta. I would show pictures, but I don’t have any. You can imagine it 😛

Music

Plans

I fly to Sweden on Saturday for a week of vacation with the family (and they’ve planned this road trip, meaning we’ll barely be “at home” at all?). Meanwhile the security people at Amsterdam airport are – as far as I understand – taking extra breaks and shit (rather than going on strike), leading to “additional delays” on top of it being the busiest period at the airport since it’s school vacations. Not stressing me out. AT. ALL.

Future log

This is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Future log. On a theme or just random things you’re planning to do/looking forward to.

I have spent ridiculous amounts on vacation this year. “But the year has just begun?”, you might wonder. Indeed, but why should this stop me? We’d already planned a 10-day caribbean holiday in March, then my mom really wants to go on Hurtigruten, and considering everything we should do that a.s.a.p. I am poor now. So poor.

(Yes, I’m being dramatic. Despite having reduced my savings account quite significantly, we are by no means “poor”. Sorry. It just hurts my wallet.)

So, my current future log of things to look forward to:

  • Vacation on Curacao
  • Vacation in Norway
  • Moving?