June is now over and that means a lot of things: we only have two months of summer left, the weather is unusually warm (casual global warming panic attack), vegan ice-cream is often on sale and I only have a month before I’m leaving Scotland. The last one is particularly scary because next year I will be living in Hannover, Germany, trying not to die when communicating in my broken German every day. Sure, I am excited for this change, but also terrified. And more than anything right now, I am realizing I’m going to miss Glasgow very much. It has been my home for the last two years and yes, I will be coming back after my year abroad, but right now that seems so far away. I’m planning on really enjoying the time I have left in this wonderful city.
Much like I did the last time seasons changed, I wanted to welcome the summer of 2018 by celebrating what I loved this spring: one last good-bye to the old before we go all in with the new. It’s always difficult to choose only a few favourites because three months is plenty of time to see and do some amazing stuff. However, these below are the things I loved the most during the past ninety days.
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I have always loved reading ever since my tenth birthday when I received ‘Love Lessons’ by Jacqueline Wilson and fell in love with it. For the next 6 years I have been constantly reading, all the time, everywhere. But then things changed – I still love reading but it’s hard for me to find time for it. Don’t get me wrong, I probably have the time – but whenever I pick up a book I feel as though I should be doing something else.
For the last 5 years of my life I have been trying hard to read more, to get back into the whole ‘book obsession’ – sometimes I was successful, sometimes not so much. One of my 2018 New Year’s resolutions was to read more: and that’s what I’ve been trying really hard to do. So far I’ve finished 3 books (not including any compulsory reading for my uni course) – but I still want to read so much more. That’s why I decided to write about it here, on the blog – maybe it will motivate me, right?
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Even though it is still quite cold outside, winter has now officially ended. (Finally, am I right?) I couldn’t be happier about this (I’ve been constantly cold for more than 4 months now) – spring is my favourite season. However, before I get all excited about the future, I’d like to talk about the past couple of months – and the things that made them bearable. Here are some of the things I’ve loved and enjoyed during the last three months.
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There are so many books & films that are considered to be classics. One might even say that to count them all would be impossible. I like to believe that I am a huge geek and nerd by nature: which is the reason I’ve always had this strong desire to be this well-read, cultured person. If you’ve read my last life-update post, you know that I decided to act on this wish of mine and read and watch as many ‘classics’ as I can. And why not take you on this exciting journey with me?
Raise your glass! This is the first ever episode of Read the Classics with me. This one is all about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
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Does anyone else feel like this year has just gone by? Honestly, I swear April was like three weeks ago! Anyway, unless my calendar is lying, it is now December: which means it’s time for exams, deadlines and stressful Christmas shopping. But before all of that, I’d like to reflect on this past month with my favourites!
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I can’t believe October is over! It’s gone by so fast. Now it’s November which means two things: 1) more cosy jumpers and, 2) Christmas is coming, alert, alert, I need to start thinking about presents! Anyway, not to get ahead of myself: let me just appreciate October for the great month it was by sharing with you some of my favourites – geeky style, of course.
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August has gone, September is here. That means less lying about and more studying, working and being tired. Yay! (To be honest, that ‘yay’ is only half-sarcastic.)
Before we all get into our September mode and start being all serious again, I’d like to celebrate the month that August 2017 was. I got to travel a lot, see and do loads of things and I really enjoyed myself these last 30 days. Therefore it comes as no surprise at all that I have many favourites from this past month that I’d like to share with you guys.
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