Hello and happy fourth Sunday of Advent! I am very excited that Christmas is around the corner although I secretly wish December would last two months instead of one. Who else would be up for renaming November Pre-December and making huge advent calendars that last for 54 days instead of 24? My December has certainly had a lot of ups and downs. I went to the a lot of different Christmas markets, had the obligatory cup of mulled wine (or maybe a bit more than that) and did quite a lot of Christmas shopping. I also had a great Christmas… View Post

One of my favourite things to do is wandering around and exploring new places. Or new corners of places I have seen a hundred times. And is there a better time for exploration than Christmas season? I don’t think so. I had already seen London in December a few years ago and even back then I was impressed how christmassy the city was – I remember going to Winter Wonderland and doing Christmas shopping at Oxford Circus (or more accurate: trying to beat the crows at Oxford Circus). This year marks my first proper Christmas season in London and I… View Post

Today marks the official beginning of Christmas season which is undoubtedly the best time of the year. If you were following my blog at this time last year you might remember that I started my Christmas Countdown with a post about my favourite things to do during Christmas season. Writing it definitely got me into the Christmas spirit and in my mind I was already eating roasted almonds at my local Christmas market. There is just so many great things to do before Christmas Eve – from iceskating, drinking mulled wine, doing Christmas shopping and building a snowman to decorating… View Post

I originally planned on uploading this post a week later but then I remember something, something that got me very excited: next Sunday marks the beginning of the Christmas season. And how could I possibly do anything else than a Christmas post then? If you know my Christmas obsession you know that I don’t have a choice – I am definitely jumping on the bandwagon! And although I am not doing Blogmas this year, I will upload a Christmas post every Sunday until Christmas Eve. So keep your eyes peeled for plenty of Christmas content. I am very excited to… View Post

I’m not sure how to begin this post and frankly, this is my fourth attempt at writing it. I originally wanted to bring my thoughts to ‘paper’ on Wednesday, I even went to Starbucks to motivate myself with a cup of chai tea (and to use their wifi which ironically did not even work that day) and ended up staring at my blank computer screen for 3 hours. So four days forward, I am giving it another try. The reason why this post is hard to write is that it evolves around a sensitive topic – but mostly because it… View Post

For me Saturdays mean exploration. So no matter how my busy my week is, I try to fill them with wandering and new discoveries. On Saturdays I turn into a tourist. And an area I had been wanting to explore for a while was Shoreditch. Despite hearing a lot about it I had never gone there myself and I decided that it was about time to change that. So one Saturday morning we took the tube and headed north. We got off at Old Street and walked the rest of the way and whilst we were getting closer to the… View Post

  It is Sunday afternoon and I’m currently sitting here in my oversized jumper sipping on a cup of tea. My usual Sunday afternoon scenario and I’m quite sure that a lot of bloggers can relate to me. It is slowly getting dark outside and after finishing this post I will certainly go for a long walk outside. Or I might even go for a run, keep your fingers crossed. You know how much I love autumn and nothing makes me happier than walking along Southbank in the evening, looking at the all the pretty lights, seeing the trees lose… View Post

If you have been following my blog for a while (more specific, a year and a half) you are probably aware of two things being a) that Cape Town is one of my favourite cities and b) that I was living down there for a while. If I had to continue this list c) would definitely be the fact that I am missing this sunny place like no other and that I constantly think of going back. Cape Town has a very special place in my heart but the fact that I once called it home appears increasingly surreal. So… View Post

Unless you have avoided the internet and every single bookstore for the past few months you probably know that Niomi Smart has brought out her own cookbook. I have always been a fan of Niomi and her blog about lifestyle and fashion and I have followed her YouTube journey since her very first video. My favourite videos of hers are undoubtedly the videos involving cookery and fitness so when she announced the release of her cookbook on YouTube I was literally jumping with joy. I have read more than one book written by a YouTuber but Niomi’s cookbook was the… View Post

If I had to sum up this month in one word, the word ‘change’ would certainly be the one. September was the month of leaving behind the comfort of home and moving to a different city. And to a different country. In the middle of September I packed up everything I needed – or maybe a bit more than that, let’s be real – and let google maps show us the way to Calais which we reached way too early but still had to wait in line for several hours. Whoever planned to open a Starbucks in the waiting area… View Post