Topic for another time, but long distance relationships come with their perks. Discovering more of the Dutch land every other month is just one of them!
It seems that disconnecting and plunging into nature isn’t hard to do in NL, with the abundance of parks and forests. Do you wonder where to bask in the tranquility, even if only dropping by Amsterdam? Here’s a word or two about some of my favourite places I’ve visited the past year.
Living in Sweden. Yep, this isn’t just me frantically telling everyone about my 2018 vision board (THIS HAS BEEN ON IT!). Remember how I told you it’s going to happen this year? Well, let me tell you – a little bit of law of attraction blended with visualisation and a good-old, last-minute letter of motivation can go a long way honey.
Buckle in for a thing or two about what your girl learnt and loved about this kick-ass experience (because unforgettable is not strong enough, and a lil’ basic) *pretends she ain’t basic*.
Hey *waves hand shyly*
Good 8 months, eh?!
Wow. I mean. Where do I start? I could just go on with life, start posting with no explanation as to why this has taken me so long. But we all know I’m here to share the good and the bad, so here is a slice of real life for you, in just a few words.
I have been living in this white off shoulder top. Since downsizing my wardrobe in June, I have started to gravitate towards a capsule wardrobe goal and have been investing in basic, clean cut, earthy-toned statement items. Fall is in full bloom, but I still dig the monochrome, minimalistic wardrobe. Check out how and why I styled it the way I did in my first ‘look of the day’ post.
Hel yeah Finland! I finally found you amongst Europe and enjoyed your beauty in full winter swing. Thank you for a great yet freezing and utterly magical time. Do you want to hear why I loved you so much?
First of all, lets realise you’re actually pretty big for the size of your population. There are only approximately five million people in an area of 330,000 km²! To add to that, there are over 180,000 lakes and over 2 million saunas in the country. Pretty impressive if you ask me, Finland! Continue reading
Norway has been the first Scandinavian country I’ve visited not only this year but in my entire life. I’ve had my eyes on Norway, Sweden and Finland since forever, but I never came around to visiting as somehow these countries always seemed unreachable. How come? It might have been because of the cooler climate, or the absence of Scandinavia in media that delayed my visits for a while. Whatever it was is long gone now, as I finally took my first step on Nordic land, and I had the pleasure of discovering Oslo at its most colourful time of the year.
After my many low customer-orientated jobs including working in a poultry factory, serving fast food or being stuck in an uncomfortably small stock room of a charity shop, my chances of getting a great retail job seemed relatively low, or so I thought.
Let’s get to the bottom of this all. My second year of university seemed to be quite of a financial challenge. I knew I had to work right from the start to even dream of feeding my belly! The temptation to get back to my fast food chain job was real, only I knew I deserved so much better. Twenty-something CVs and cover letters later, I finally got an e-mail back! It was the manager of Cath Kidston offering a phone-interview. Eeeek! I hate phonecalls!
I rushed to the job review sites in search of tips and advice, but haven’t found much information other than to stay bubbly and friendly. And so I done exactly that.