5 Thoughts While Reading Marie Kondo’s Book (Halfway Through)

I’m only halfway through the book, but it has already made quite an impact into my way of seeing things, although I sometimes find it hard to agree with what Marie Kondo writes. Let me state some of my thoughts about it so far:tn_reading marie kondo

1. It makes sense that by “searching around what to discard” you put a negative touch to the whole tidying-up process. One should always, no matter what it’s all about now, try to state things in a positive way without using negative words. I guess you’ve learned to do so in your job as well:) So when looking around my room, I try not to use my hawk eyes for what I want to get rid of, but to find the beautiful things I own that make me happy, and discarding those that don’t. Continue reading

My Book Of Hope Arrived !

Yay – my Book Of Hope arrived – ” The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo‎ !

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The Life-Chaning Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – finally here!!!

Remember I wrote about how I discovered such a book existed? You can read the old blog post here.  It took me waaaaay to long to finally get it, but now I have it and am happy 🙂

I’m so anxious to be reading it and really, but really hope it will help me with Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.”


Don’t you love fooling around with your camera when you’re in a tunnel :)? I quite like this picture – I love taking weird, blurry pictures when I’m in tunnels (and of course – not driving myself;) ) or on the train. Love the surprising effects these moments bring 🙂 Enjoy ❤

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Afloat.”

Aaah, I couldn’t leave the two last missed Photo Challenges alone and I had an itch to participate anyhow 😉 So here’s a belated entry for the Challenge: Afloat.

There is this bubblemaker man in Zürich near the lake that often just goes there and makes these huuuuge bubbles, just for the sake of it. Of course, it is a big attraction and sight for everyone, specially the kids. They were having a ball, it was so nice to watch 🙂

In respect of the unknown children’s privacy I’m not entering my best shot but a shot where the children stay anonymous throughout the picture. I hope you like it!

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Weelkly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Early Bird.”

I’m not an early bird at all^^. I’m a night owl. I could stay up all night doing things. I feel more creative at night. You barely find me up and about in the early hours of the mornings 🙂 It is very, very seldomly that it happens. Only for special occasions, most of the time.

Like climbing Mount Sinai in Egypt to have a look at the sunrise. I cursed myself during most of the hike, repeatingly asking myself why on earth I would torture myself to do such a thing. My new hiking shoes were worn, but not worn for long enough, so I felt the blisters building up on my feet. But after all the effort and cursing, I was up on the top, happily awaiting the sunrise. And oh boy, what a sight, but specially – my camera-addicted heart skipped beats at the many beautiful sights to catch and behold forever.

Since I wasn’t able to participate on the last two Weekly Photo Challenges, I’ll share my three favourite shots of that early morning with you. I hope you enjoy them ❤

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Friday Flow #11: The Art Of Travelling On Your Own

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

(Oscar Wilde)


Many people look at me a bit bewildered when I tell them I’m off for a holiday on my own. They don’t understand why a person would want to do that. I do it most of the time. And I feel it’s very important to do it. Continue reading