Sunday, April 1, 2018

This month...



I will:
* read 
* gather montessori ideas and supplies
* have regular daily activities with Nalia
* install light fixtures
* organize our clothes
* paint the blue wall
* organize bathroom
* change desk for a smaller one
* clear out all boxes from Abu Dhabi
* go to the zoo
* take more pictures
* post on blog
* print our pictures
* install prints on walls
* meal plan
* try to reduce plastic waste
* have brunch at our place with friends
* travel to Abu Dhabi 
* meet our friends
* go to the beach
* go shopping
* visit the Louvre
* spend time in the sun
* visit our favourite spots in Abu Dhabi


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Winter photo shoot

     Before winter ends all together I would like to share some of the pictures we took back in January  around Nalia's birthday. She turned 3 and we haven't had proper pictures taken pretty much since she was a newborn, so we went for it. I was really happy that one of the best photographers in my hometown had time to squeeze us in for a one hour session. I couldn't believe how much Nalia enjoyed it too and was so patient and natural all the way to the end. I was happy with the result and so excited to have some new pictures for our family album!



Saturday, March 3, 2018

This month...


I will:
* move in to our apartment (finally!)
* watch our budget for home 
* buy a couch
* paint the wall
* install our light fixtures
* paint the main door
* find a kindergarten for Nalia
* play more
* have my mom visit 
* eat well
* take vitamins
* buy more plants
* read
* take more baths
* grab the camera and take more pictures
* post on blog
* decorate for Easter
* get a new wallet
* be more organised and focused
* buy flowers
* go to the cinema




Monday, January 1, 2018

This month...


 I will:

* have our pictures taken
* work out
* visit Oradea
* visit train station
* have dinner in a nice restaurant
* buy a new coat/jacket
* celebrate Nalia's birthday
* make a plan for the new year
* stay hydrated 
* eat smarter
* take vitamins
* watch a documentary
* take better pictures
* travel back to Munich
* search and find a home
* search and find a kindergarten
* start homeschooling activities 
* read parenting books (!)
* find a good gym in Munich
* stay organised
* deal with relocation bureaucracy
* re-launch my blog
* make a proper blog-posting schedule
* find deals for house furniture and appliances
* listen to new music
* meet our friends
* make short trips around Munich
* find a good beauty salon 
* play more

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2018


      Oh my... It sure has been a while since I sat down to write a thought or two on this blog. I feel a bit guilty for not keeping up with it the past year, but in the same time I am giving myself some understanding. I got bored. I was not in the mood. I stopped using my camera. I had no time. I wasn't in the right state of mind. I was insecure. 

     I had no intention of stopping altogether, but the thought did cross my mind once or twice...  Or maybe not stop, but try something new. A fresh start. Then I kept going back and forth and ended up staying in the same spot. Still a bit unsure how this will go, but one thing is certain. I want to continue documenting our journey one way or another. Maybe I'll just spruce up the space and continue. Maybe I'll give it a new face and a new direction. I wish I could take it more seriously and be more straightforward in my posts. I definitely feel I can share ideas and some of the things I know. I can be interesting!

    At the moment I am sitting in my mother's den after a day of snoozing and mostly just switching horizontal positions... oh and we are still on a 'eating for fun' kind of state so that is still going on. I will probably hate myself at the next gym session. 

     The first day of 2018. It never ceases to feel like a fresh start no matter what the grinches of the world are saying. The 1st of January is never 'any other day'. It feels like you owe it to yourself to contemplate and reprogram. To set those new goals to chase for an entire 365 days. I am doing quite well with our tradition of writing down our goals and scratching them off at the end of each year. For me it's important to keep the goals specific, even if that means writing down smaller tasks. still, the sense of accomplishment when we manage to tick them off makes me feel 100%, so why not??! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

This month...


 I will:

* listen to new music
* go to the gym
* eat better!!!!
* go to the beach
* meet our friends in Abu Dhabi
* finally, post on the blog
* shop at sales
* visit the Louvre in Abu Dhabi
* buy new boots
* finish Christmas shopping on time
* go to the cinema
* visit Abu Dhabi landmarks one more time
* take pictures
* get Lightroom&Photoshop and learn to use them
* ship our belongings to Europe
* go to Elton john concert
* travel to Munich
* buy a Christmas tree
* meet friends in Munich
* have some Glühwein 
* search for a home
* finish Christmas shopping o time
* celebrate Christmas
* travel to Romania
* meet friends in Arad
* celebrate the New Year
* be patient
* be kind
* be aware

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Moneasa

July, 2017


from home


This month...



I will:

* work out
* meal plan
* quit eating sweets!!
* buy new jeans
* pack our things
* ship our things to Europe
* sell all of our Abu Dhabi belongings
* go to the beach 
* teach Nalia to swim
* go to the cinema
* dye my own hair :D
* take more pictures
* post on the blog
* make more family videos
* go to Pink concert
*go to Ed Sheeran concert
* have a dinner date
* buy a dress

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rome trip

     A while back... (*as in back in June) we took a short trip to Rome. Booked an Airbnb near Ostiense which turned up to be a great spot for our little family. Easy to reach the city centre with public transportation, cute restaurants and a playground nearby and of course, the best Gelateria in town right at our doorstep! :D

     This is our transition year...or at least that's what I've been calling our gipsy, live-out-of-a-suitcase kind of lifestyle we are having. I can't even count how many trips and flights we've been on since May, but it's been a good, interesting summer so far. We are excited for what is to come next year as we are planning our move back to Munich, but more on that in another post. What I meant to say is that we were really happy to check Rome off our bucket list and get a taste of a family vacation while we were at it.

     We tried to keep it relaxed since we were traveling with our little one and didn't want to hit the ground running, but instead chose to discover by just walking around, checking recommendations from locals and fellow bloggers who raved about this or that spot.  The only place we pre-booked and visited was the Vatican museums, everything else we will surely return to see in detail on another occasion... I personally enjoyed it so much and consider it a perfect city-trip! Also...did I mention the gelato?! :D


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