Hi guys! I feel like I haven’t updated in ages. Here is a non-coherent post.
I finally developed the disposable camera I took with me to Sweden. I totally forgot about the pictures that were on there! This picture was taken on the day my friends left for home (I stayed for another week until my boyfriend arrived and we enjoyed Sweden some more).
My new glasses.
Taken during one of our evening walks last week (I swear, I’m turning into an old lady). That’s my man from behind.
I shouted “STOP THE CAR!”, got out and took this shot. Totally worth it.
I realize this may look a bit creepy and obsessed, but I swear, I am totally healthy.
Found the perfect nailpolish at a store called Hema (“on tuesdays we wear pink!”). BTW, it’s very hard to get a good picture of your nails! Just my hand by itself looked boring and freaky (seriously, try photographing your feet, that’s even stranger) en there is no way to look natural if you’re showing off your nails in any other way. Although, this one actually turned out pretty natural looking:
Sorry for scaring you.
Reading: After I watched the film (I’ve seen it for a second time this week actually) I had to start the book: The Great Gatsby. What strikes me is how true the film is to the book. I recognize so much of the sentences they literally used in the film! I think that’s such a great accomplishment by the director/script writer. Maybe not that difficult when you are using the work of a great writer (Scott Fitzgerald), but to translate that to the screen in such a great way… Beautiful. There are so many great sentences in that book! I love these: “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” & “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”. I think everyone can relate to the last one, right?
I am also reading “The Happiness project” by Gretchen Rubin. I normally don’t read two books at a time, but it sort of happened (?). Ah, who cares. I don’t. Anyway, I like it so far. Sometimes I think it is a bit too straight forward and a bit difficult to relate to (I’m not married, nor do I have children like she does), but overall it is a fun read. It’s not necessarily a book for people who are unhappy, it’s about implementing small changes in your life to bring about more happiness. That is what I like about it, because unlike some books like Eat Pray Love, she shows you can also bring more happiness into your life without moving across the ocean or some other BIG change (don’t get me wrong, I loved Eat Pray Love, but I don’t have the funds to just go to Italy and eat gelato ;) Or spaghetti. Nor do I want to).
Watching: The OC. Jups. Totally Annemerel’s fault. she’s been raving about it for years and this summer I finally had to see what all the fuzz was about. It is AWFUL. But also very fun. I’m now up to season 2 and I have a feeling this is going to be gooooooddd and juicy! The new season of Silent Witness has started as well (for a while now actually) and I kind of forgot about that, so I have three delicious episodes to catch up on. Don’t you just love it when that happens?
Thinking about: Wether or not we should move or stay (yes, still! It’s driving me crazy). And: what to do with our travel plans. I want to get away for a few days, but we can’t seem to decide. That’s so typically us… it almost always turns out we just stay at home, hehe. Yes, we are great decision makers! NOT! Maybe it’s better to just stay at home (getting my driving license is expensive enough as it is), but to just think of all the fun we’ll miss out on… Why is it so hard to decide? I think I get decision anxiety when I think about all of our options. I just want to do it all! Sometimes I have to remind myself I (probably) have enough years left to travel as much as I want. But hmmm, were to start? What are your travel plans this summer?
I’ll try anything once by The Strokes
Loving: This interview with JK Rowling about her female characters. SO GOOD! ♥ Another Harry Potter related thing, something I found on reddit. ♥ Beautiful song by The Cinematic Ochestra. Click. ♥
In other news: I’m going to walk the “Avondvierdaagse” this week! For four days we will walk 10 kilometers every evening. I haven’t taken part in that since I was a little kid in middleschool (only then we used to walk the 5km), but I read about it in the newspapers and decided to sign myself up, together with my boyfriend and one of our good friends. I hope the weather will be nice! What are your plans?
Have a great week! xx