Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Practice photos (II)

     Alexia is not only smart, beautiful and a lot of fun, but she can also pose really well in from of the camera. This gives me a great opportunity to practice using all the functions of my camera. Learning more about the manual settings has been a slow process for me, mainly because I don't always find the time or have the mood to go out and play with it, but when I get that chance I get very into it, very quick!

Home in September

     Here's one of my last posts from being back home in Romania in September... It was such a wonderful time... I've mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating... There's no place like home!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fun and games

       I made it a clear goal to spend as much time outside as possible while in Europe. I mean, if we went to the sacrifice of being apart from Daddy, managed to escape the great summer heat in Abu Dhabi, we might as well make it truly worth it!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Taking stock 12

making: appointments (Dr. check-up, vaccination for the little one, places to go to with our guests, people to meet, playdates)
cooking: more at home. We started out great, but I feel very tempted by the fall change in menus all around Abu Dhabi... this place has the most amazing eateries! Did I mention Dubai is just a stone's throw around the corner?!
drinking: lots of chamomile and peppermint tea... I caught the most annoying cold of the century! 
wanting: to do so many things! 
looking: at Pinterest images all day long. It's for our future collaborative blog...
wasting: not that much... We seem to have our stuff sorted out this time... 
wishing: I could manage to do a digital detox... Sometimes soon!
enjoying: the amazing weather  we are having right now!! Finally can spend time outside and that's just what we'll do! 
waiting: to receive our guest next week! We truly love having people over!
liking: the things that have been popping up on my Facebook wall lately... (more and more great events, cool people, motivating speeches, wonderful places to see, interesting recommendations...)
wondering: how much could I read until the end of the year...
loving: being back home to our own rhythm, with our own stuff, with all the cool things to do in Abu Dhabi and all the nice people to meet...... being away for a while certainly gives you a better sense of appreciation...
hoping:  we can stay active and accomplish most of the things on our to-do list
marveling: at how many events are happening now that the cooler season is upon us! 
needing: to book my next photography workshop and work on taking better pictures. 
smelling: the last addition to my perfume collection...
wearing: converse and broken jeans... I need to get the memo that I am in Abu Dhabi now...  :D
listening: a mix of Sia, Celine Dion, Adele, Alicia Keys, Joe Cocker, Kodaline, Prince, Jesse Daniel Smith...
noticing: money is just slipping away...a little bit here...a little bit there... My savings plan is outta town! 
knowing: that we need to declutter and get rid of stuff, but dreading the moment I actually have to start doing it...
thinking: about our time in Europe. It was great! Still have some photos I would like to share... 
feeling: like a responsible adult (sometimes)
bookmarking:hotel offers for us to have a staycation soon...
opening: a bag of chips! I know!!! The horror! To my defence, I haven't had chips since the first trimester of pregnancy, which is almost 2 years ago... It's bad... I know...
giggling: with my daughter...she is discovering dancing, drawing, cartoons... It's the most wonderful opportunity to be able to join her in all of that! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Making friends


     One thing I have been blessed with, among many others, is good friends.  I am lucky that way.

This month...

I will:

* re-start my healthy lifestyle journey
* go to the beach
* go to the park 
* make a proper activity plan for our baby girl
* meet friends
* plan to-do's with our guests
* go somewhere new
* declutter and organise our things at home
* donate
* book my next photography worksop
* edit our videos
* keep creating content
* work on our collaborative blog
* finish working on my blog template
* take baby to a playground/organise playdates
* plan a trip
* cook more at home
* get a Dr. check-up
* have a date night
* go to the cinema
* meal plan
* read books with baby
* listen to new music
* analyse our expenses and try to spend less
* sort and organise toys
* stay in a hotel


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