Experiencing Utter Joy With A Tiny Thing

Since reading Marie Kondo’s book earlier this year, I really try to live after one of her “rules” that I think really does make sense:

Only keep what sparks joy.

While out shopping, I also really think about it when I hold each item and ask myself two things:

  1. Do I really need this?
  2. Does it really spark joy to me?

That has been helping me a lot when deciding what to buy. So when it watermarked-tn_last daily plannerwas time to buy a new agenda, I went out to my regular store to go get one. For some reason I got stuck with school planners. I’ve tried different ones – daily planners, year planners… but I kept going back to a brand from this one store that does make weekly planners, but starting out from a school year. I was so happy with those though because that’s the way I have the best overview – a week per two sheet and not too big in sizes. So every year when I know that summer break is about to come for the kids, I go out and search for the new designs of those planners. They usually tend to be cuter than the annual planners since they’re designed for school kids 😉

Usually I get really lucky and they have gorgeous designs. Two years ago my planner had cute owls all ovewatermarked-tn_last and new daily plannerr it ❤ Last year was also just soooo… cute! So when I finally Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Change

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

The final question asked on the Weekly Photo Challenge page this week is: What does change look like to you?

Well… it looks like this:

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Well I know it’s a bit of a smartassy answer 😉 Sometimes, I go for the first thought I have when reading the tasks for the Weekly Photo Challenges and I tend to do some humorous entries (just like I did for the theme enveloped for example).

Thinking about it further though this photograph shows a big change I’ve been experiencing through this Continue reading

SL – Week #13: Ecology

As very well stated on the SL-Week #13: Ecology Intro page:

The man is the worst enemy of man.

Very often, mankind does something meaning well – not realizing what big impact it does have on our ecology. Even worse – they don’t think about the impact. Usually the consequences are seen many years after.

Here is an example of a big change in the environment, made by mankind: the building of a dam at the lake of Reschen in the south of Tirol.

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With times changing drastically in the 20th century, the people surely somewhat meant well by wanting to build a dam in order to get more electricity.

The sad consequences about this is that Continue reading

SL-Week #12: Animal

Still very busy catching up on Photo Challenges today – this time with the theme “Animal” on the SL – Week number 12.

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So which of the three of them did get into my way when photographing – the cow, the pole or the dude? 😉

I love the bored kinda look on the cow’s face… Somehow, everything came together in that picture and it made me very proud of the outcome 🙂 If she was a wee bit more sharp it would have been perfect 😉

SL-Week #10: Windows

In response of Sylvain Landry’s Photo Challenge “Windows”, here’s my belated entry:

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This is a window I found the other day in Zürich. I loved it immediately from the first time I saw it 🙂 There are other windows on that building with a fox or squirrels, but this one is my favourite. The cool thing is that I don’t think it’s a shop window – it seems to be an office window. Who wouldn’t want an office window like that?! It surely brightens up the area. Hope you like it 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge – Connected

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

I’m catching up on some photo challenges today – this is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected.

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I see this old couple in kind of a symbolic way. You need to “connect” with your partner in order to be able to walk down a path together, and even more if you want to grow old together. I loved the sight of these two persons and it moved me so much I had to sneakily take their picture. Hope you like it as well ❤

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Friday Flow #34: Discovering Local Artists

This past summer I did another of those Swiss Discovery Trips with my mum. I like keeping my ears open to nice places and love exploring them, and my mum enjoys coming along and see new things as well 🙂 For the first stop I decided to visit the town of Appenzell, an idyllic little “typical” Swiss town near the mountainside. I had only ever been once in that town but back then it had been pouring down and it was freezing cold and I only remembered the beautifully painted facades of the houses.

We strolled around the old town and then got to a crossroad with a bridge and a church. We enjoyed the view around it and kinda stood there, when I noticed a picnic table right by the river. I thought that it was built fairly close to the river side and that it was a bit odd, but didn’t pay much attention to it. After taking some pictures around there, all of a sudden we heard this loud noise… Something very unexpected happened then and we cracked up laughing and watched in awe – and waited and hoped it would happen again. It really did, and I caught it on video for you, watch it here:

We absolutely loved that art installation and kept laughing about it for the whole trip, and while writing this, I still do 🙂 I later found out that Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

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

…while lately always being so much behind the Weekly Photo Challenges, this week, thanks to a little push, I’ll manage to enter in the actual challenge week *lol*.

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My picture shows the main hall of the university of Zürich. I love that hall, it is so big, so soothing in some way, so full of light. The ceiling has a grid like structure holding the glass, which I thought would match this weeks’ challenge. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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