Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The one with the music

Here are some songs I've been liking a lot lately. Do you have any musical discoveries? I'd love to hear if you've found something good. Feel free to share in the comment section below!

John Newman - Olé

Banks - Gemini feed

Alessia Cara - Wild things

Oscar and the Wolf - The Game

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The one with the radishes

Here's a quick and healthy idea for a side dish. It's super easy and perfect when you're in a bit of a hurry. What you'll need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup of radishes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, as much as you like

Chop, mix, and eat! Enjoy! Over here you can find more recipes, feel free to share some of your own favourites in the comment section below. I've been in some sort of a cooking rut lately, so I would be more than happy to get some inspiration and get to know what your favourite dishes are!

Friday, August 5, 2016

The one with tulle

How I found this video, I don't know. But it's most probably the result of some procrastinating... It's a 5 minute interview with artist Benjamin Shine. I've only known tulle from the tutu's, but apparently it can be turned into amazing pieces of art too, I've never seen anything like it! I love these kinds of videos, so if you know of other short films about artists (or maybe you have your own video) and their works, please feel free to share a link in the comment section below. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The one in Amsterdam

A couple of weeks ago I met my friends Hans and Alyssa in Amsterdam. The three of us know each other from a language course we did in 2008 in Salamanca. Hans is from the Netherlands and Alyssa is from the United States. She was visiting some big European cities last month, and one of them was Amsterdam. It was so much fun to see them again. I see Hans about two times a year, and he likes old fashioned mail just as much as I do, so we often exchange postcards. Hans also adds the most beautiful stamps from all across the world to his mail. 

Before we met, I wanted to visit a store that sells all sorts of pretty paper and other crafty things. Been looking forward to that for some time. So I was pretty disappointed to see it was closed on sundays! I guess it must be about the only shop in Amsterdam that doesn't open its doors every day. Well, I do have a good excuse for another visit ;-)

This picture wasn't taken in a museum, but in the staircase of Zara! I didn't get to shop for things to get my DIY on, but I did treat myself to some of my favourite t-shirts from Zara :-) 

 Some of the famous canal houses


The seagulls are amazingly big in Amsterdam! 

There's a bar in Amsterdam named Sherlocked. Talking about Sherlock, who else can not wait for the new season to arrive? 

So, how are all of you doing? How summer in your corner of the world? Have you been on a holiday, or were any cool day trips taken? I'm curious to hear what you are up to!