That Time of the Year

April 17, 2011

The sun is shining, warming the winds so they softly can caress the skin of those who venture outside. Some insects hover outside my window, I can see a cat stalking something invisible in the grass. A robin is twittering from the bushes. The world is green, a wave of floral scent lingers in my house; my windows open.

Myself, I stare at a computer screen. Revision. Exams coming up. Oh, joy.

But, I did sneak outside this morning, to take a few pictures. I had to!

A little ladybug resting on a leaf in the sunshine.

A cherry tree in full bloom. I wish I had one of these growing in the middle of my living room, so I could revise, hanging from one of the branches with flowers in my hair…

Oh well, exams will be over soon enough. I better revise like a good girl for the remainder of the afternoon, to make up for my morning elopement!



April 15, 2011

A week ago exactly I celebrated my 22nd birthday. The following day I met up with a dear friend, who took me to lunch (delicious!) before we hit town, finishing the day with coffee.

Sipping our coffee (well, I had tea), my friend gave me a present. It was a book: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. (More about the book later!) Attached to the present was a card, pictured above.

Part of the greeting reads:

Isn’t the dress on the card awesome? As soon as I saw it I was like; “This is so J!” Seriously, it could be a portrait of you.

I thought my friend was being very clever, because there are two reasons why the lady on the card could not be me.

1) I would never wear a pink bag to a green dress!

2) I am more awesome than the lady on the card.

For proof, see picture below.

However, dear Vil, you helped make my birthday (well, the following day) quite awesome. Thank you for the lovely book (it’s keeping me from revision!) and thank you for the pretty card. I brought it with me to England, so I can look at it and smile.


March 27, 2011


A first post, to tell the world my blog has gone live. For now, there is very little here, but I have reason to believe it soon will change. ;D

Keep an eye on this space!