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Thursday, 26 May 2016

6 Things On My Desk

I used to be the messiest person in the world, when you walked into my room it was lika a bomb exploded in there. Then something clicked in my head and now my room is actually pretty neat most of the time. The only place that might still look like it could use a bit of organisation is my desk. But it's an organised mess. Or that's what I like to tell myself. The truth is that if you have one cable on display it already looks a bit bonkers. When there are more cables, it's impossible to make the thing look tidy.
With all different crap that finds its way on and off my workspace, there are some things that are just always there. And as much as I'd sometimes rather see a totally empty desk, they're nice to have around, within an arms reach. 
First up a jar with pens and pencils. I found a bunch of colouring pencils in a forgotten pencil case and now they're being artsy in the jar and useful so my notes don't all look the same.
A bunch of notebooks. These are mostly empty, I think. My problem is buying those and then feeling like they're too nice to be messed up and thus saving them for not sure what. They will soon start filling up with stories and ideas though.
My one and only phone dock. It's extremely handy, but sadly only fits my beloved Xperia Z and that's one of the reasons I'm avoiding any phone upgrading. 
Here's the magic nail varnish that I already talked about, it's still the best thing on this planet.
A broken nail file. Because I lost all the big new ones I bought and this one that I got 4 years ago in Provence and broke fairly quickly is still hanging around.
And finally, last but not least of course, a mug. Not a specific one, but there always seems to be a mug on my desk. Or two. Or three. Basically I'm always drinking either tea or coffee and mugs keep piling up. Oh, that reminds me, I should probably take the current pile into the dish washer...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

My Favourite Sound

I tried to capture one of my favourite sounds, making of a cup of tea. Then I edited it together and uploaded it to Soundcloud. Here it is. 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

It's A Kind of Twix Cookie

As the major point of this blog is it being kind of a diary, a place to keep my thoughts, discoveries, memories and points of view, I HAVE to share my recent discovery, even though it may seem weird and unnecessary.
Hofer (also known as Aldi in some countries) has this really appealing biscuits and savoury sections and from time to time a new thing will appear on their shelves, with a bright yellow 'new' sign. I can most of the time go 'okay no, I don't need to buy this', but the other day mum came back from the store and she brought these chocolate/caramel biscuits. It's essentially a twix but in a cookie form and it's like heaven. Now, I've been doing very well with avoiding chocolate, my monthly consumption is at all time low, but h o w am I supposed to not eat all of these at once when they're in the cupboard? Mission almost impossible, it's the biggest self control test and it's not easy. I told mum not to buy them anymore, because it's easier to not eat them when there's none at home...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Spotify's Amazing Playlists

There hasn't been much talking about music going on in this corner, don't really know why. So to bring this topic back to life, for today I have got together a few Spotify playlists. I know it's awesome and great fun to put together your own playlists, but sometimes I roam around the discover section and I came across some amazing playlists that were created by Spotify. So I thought I'd share some of them. Most have the more relaxing vibe going on, perfect for early mornings or studying sessions. Happy listening:)






Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Good Morning

Given my inability to wake up when the first alarm goes off, my phone usually starts ringing at 5:45 in the morning. And with all other alarms every 10 - 15 minutes (yes, it's actually separate alarms, because in my half asleep state I learned to always turn off the alarm instead of snoozing it), I then manage to get out of bed by 7 or 8. Note that I charge my phone on the other side of the room, so I have to physically get out of bed, turn of the alarm and I still return to my bed and fall back asleep. After the long winter I'm still getting into the habit of getting up at 6 am, which usually kicks in around this time of the year, as it's bright enough outside to function properly at such an early hour. The problem though is that it's still too freaking cold - we're in the middle of May and I'm still sleeping safely tucked in my winter duvet. It's crazy. 
However, waking up with sun shining through your windows is one of the best things ever, I never understood people who close all the blinds so the room's totally dark and no sunlight can come through in the morning and can then actually get out of bed. 
And since sitting outside in the sun is actually quite warm, as opposed to being anywhere without direct sunlight (I swear, moving from direct sunlight to a shadow feels like an instant 10°C temperature drop), starting the day with breakfast and tea on the balcony sounds like and actually is (tested) a really good idea. You know, getting a dose of vitamin D in early in the morning can't cause too much harm either. 
Then, when that all's past, it's time to get to work. Uni books here I come. 
Good morning.

Monday, 16 May 2016

From My Wardrobe: Bags

Ah, bags. When I was younger I never really understood why would a woman need more than one bag for everyday use and especially why would a woman need a collection of them. Now that I'm getting older (says me at 22:D) I'm beginning to understand. Well, maybe not entirely but it's becoming clearer. That love for bags. And why you need more than one bag for a day to day life. Sometimes I'll catch myself just mindlessly browsing the 'bags' sections of online stores. Not really buying anything - when it comes to owning bags I'm still on the very minimalist side of things. But it's just looking at them, that is somewhat calming. Do I sound weird enough yet?
I was once a girl that had one fabric handbag for ages and then bought a new one when the old one kind of fell apart. Truth be told, I was that girl until last year. Then I discovered all sorts of 'what's in my bag' videos on Youtube and slowly but surely I was getting pulled into that 'oh my, this bag is so pretty' vortex. Reading back my last year's daily posts, I remember being on the hunt for 'that one perfect handbag' that I'll love and will be my Mary Poppins bag, carrying my life around. Since then I realised I'll never find the most perfect bag, because tastes change and I'm one of those people who'll never really think about a certain type of bag and then I'll see someone with it and I'll instantly fall in love with it (this logic also applies to billion other things, of course) and it'll be my new 'perfect bag' until I find another one and so on and so forth.
So before I get even deeper into the mess that is this post, trying to explain 'me and my new found love for bags' situation, here are bags that are currently in my possession. Some are fresh enough to still be in stores, others aren't. All look extremely pretty none the less. If I do say so myself.
C&A satchel bag
Zara tote bag
Zara bag
Graceland clutch bag
Zara cross body bag

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Bistra

There are quite a few very well known, beautiful and touristy places in Slovenia. We all know about lake Bled and Postojna cave and Ljubljana castle etc. But apart from the main stars there are also a lot of little hidden gems. And Bistra technical museum is definitely one of them. 
It's essentially a beautiful castle, located near Vrhnika, roughly half an hour drive from Ljubljana and it tells 1001 stories with its temporary and permanent exhibitions, while it's also a pretty good relaxing spot. I visited the place last Saturday with my family and well, if it weren't for Formula 1 qualifications that I really wanted to watch, I'd happily sit in that garden for a few hours. Just listening to water and birds, soaking in some vitamin D.