Too much on my plate

 

You know the feeling when the alarm rings and you can’t even budge? This is how my mornings have been lately- my body stiff with exhaustion, my limbs aching and my head throbbing with pain. It’s your own fault, I sometimes tell myself, but then it isn’t really, it’s just how this line of work is, either too much or too little to do. A lawyer colleague of mine put it well when I asked him the casual “How’s it going?” and he replied “It’s going to hell, all right”.  Haha!

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Spring in Bucharest

Good old Bucharest! I hadn’t been home since October, I was planning a trip in February, but then a trial came up and I postponed it, just to get the flue and succumb to it for 3 whole weeks. In the meantime both Diana and my brother got the chicken pox and so in the end I was lucky to stay away, ’cause I can’t remember having had it as a child. In the end we decided to go together for the Protestant Easter, since it’s a bank holiday and we both had some time off.

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Amsterdam

In December, back when I was planning this short getaway to Amsterdam, traveling mid-March seemed like a really good idea. I mean we were drinking fizzy drinks in the sun in Oslo this time last year, so who would have thought Europe would be swept by such a wave of cold temperatures? Not me. That being said, I’ve never been so freezing cold as I’ve been this past few days in my entire life, walking around purposeless, through the hoards of tourists, trying to keep my spirits up when all I wanted to do was stay inside our cosy airbnb and drink mulled wine.  Continue reading

Long absence

There’s something wrong with my WordPress (or my Mac) and I have 0 technical skills, so I’m trying from my phone. My long absence is due to a long sick period- the flue followed by throat infection and a general indisposition- as well as a “fuck the world” attitude on account of this 5 months’ winter! I’m not kidding you! 5 months and it’s not yet over! 😫🙈 Apparently this weekend is getting cold again, but I don’t care, since I’m escaping to Amsterdam and then Romania for the Protestant Easter. And maybe NY or Fuerteventura in May!

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Spring wear

I’m ready for spring! It comes as no surprise that I’m not a fan of winter- dark, cold and yucky, sometimes all three in one bite. I long for brighter days and fewer clothes on my back. Everything itches, from wool to merino and cashmere, it’s like my skin has had it with all this covering it up in layers!Skjermbilde 2017-01-24 09.36.50.png

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Blooming

How are you all? I´ve been busy paying bills and making amends with my reckless living for the past five months. Y-ha!

On the other hand I haven´t been this good in ages. I work (although that chapter´s been a bit skimpy), I take my Sammy out for walks in the sun- the weather was amazing yesterday and we enjoyed it in the Botanical garden, I go to coffee dates with my other freelance friends, to the cinema- saw El Club yesterday (wouldn´t recommend it, though), I cook real meals, read books, watch House of Cards and socialize. 😉 And otherwise float on a big pinkish cloud. 😉13006474_10153531554086711_7301353363825007439_nSakura in Oslo. 😉 How beautiful is this? I feel alive again every time spring awakens mother nature. 😉12986794_1286494971365538_1898986082_oParty version of me. 😉12990944_10153530124921711_2152984765004156160_n12987022_10153531553906711_3023768362033731865_nMe and my bud, squinting in the sun. BLISS!

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Coffee never tasted better than on this stone, in the woods, after walking for an hour or so. 😉12991076_10153530124936711_8869047509845669190_nFound me a toy!12974420_10153529430611711_8663800883899868255_nPicked some flowers.12931130_10153525389876711_8617417898715736190_nMet an Eurasier. So cute! ❤

Stay tuned!

xxx, Alina