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Little Moments #19

Week 19: it was a calm week in which we celebrated my sister’s birthday and also mother’s day. There were long days filled with work as there is still so much work left to do before we go on holiday. I noticed that I have to make sure to take a little break every hour/two hours as I tend to forget when I’m really busy. I mostly enjoyed the quieter moments this week. Having a relaxed breakfast together with Rene, having a box of ice cream in the freezer for the first time this year and I love working at the table, especially since the tree outside our window is beautifully green again. 

Little Moments #18

Week 18: the most boring week of the year so far? It was very gloomy and dark outside (+ pretty cold!) and it made me feel tired the whole week. I spent most of my days working and falling on sleep on the couch in the evenings. Some small highlights? We’ve started planning our trip which is already next month. We go to Canada and the United States for almost 4 weeks. We first fly out to Toronto to spend a week with my brother in law and his wife. After a week we fly out to Portland, Oregon where we will spend two days exploring the city. After that we’ll go on a road trip/camping trip through Oregon which is like a dream coming true. There are so many things we want to see that it was pretty rough to start planning. However, I think we nailed it down to some of the most amazing places. So exciting! I will tell you more about our trip soon.

It’s crazy how long watering the plants takes these days. We bought so many new plants in the last few months and they all grow pretty fast so we have several cuttings as well (like this cute monstera cutting). I love watering them in the morning and it feels so good to see them grow, really therapeutic! I can’t imagine a life without plants anymore.

On Saturday I finished reading ‘Everything Is Illuminating’ by Jonathan Safran Foer and started reading ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. On Saturday evening we took the train north and slept at my parents in law. We went sailing together on Sunday which was pretty nice as we got to relax, enjoy some sunshine and lots of good food (too bad I forget to bring the big camera).

Little Moments #17

Week 17: the weather was a little disappointing this week. The weather is constantly changing and deceiving us, one moment the sun is out and there are bright blue skies and then some moments later a hailstorm is upon us. Around three weeks ago we started planting all kinds of different seeds. As it was still freezing at night we decided to let them grow inside. One of the seeds we planted was a garden pea and it has been growing so fast! This week we repotted it and put some sticks in the ground to guide it. Really looking forward to see it growing in the next couple of weeks.

On Saturday my parents came to stay over, as they don’t live very close they come to spend a whole weekend with us every now and then. My parents are always bringing gifts with them when they come to visit and this time my mom had bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. After several cups of coffee, we went for a city walk together and ended up getting some Japanese take out for dinner. On Sunday morning the sun was out again and it felt a little warmer than it was on Saturday. We decided to enjoy the sunshine as much as we could and had breakfast outside on the rooftop terrace. After a long and good breakfast we went for a walk in the forest. It was really nice to spend some time together and to enjoy the weather. I’m hoping for some nice and sunny weather in May, especially since it’s one of my favourite months of the year. Really looking forward to have picknicks in the park and to go for long bike rides after dinner (without having to wrap yourself in warm clothes!).