Saturday, July 1, 2017

This month...



 I will:

* return my attention to the blog
* post more, more, more...
* follow my own instincts
* start studying
* wake up earlier
* take more pictures
* be more creative
*dare more
* catch up with life :)
* get my hair properly dyed 
* be active
* read parenting books
* continue working out
* eat less sugar
* meal plan
* take care of myself
* go out of my comfort zone
* fly to Romania
* make a room for Nalia
* eat all the tomatoes and cheese and 'salata de vinete'
* buy a car
* travel somewhere
* take vitamins
* buy workout accessories at home
* find a spot in kindergarten / activity for Nalia 
* edit home videos
* plan for the (near) future
* meet friends
* print photos
* get a tan
* enjoy summer

START - CONTINUE - FINISH





Sunday, June 11, 2017

Spring in Romania!

      We were so excited to start our transit year (as I've been calling it ). We traveled to Munich, celebrated my birthday there with friends, visited the countryside, then we were off to Romania. I wrote many times about the joys of returning home. The comfort and familiarity are like nowhere else we could be...

Friday, June 2, 2017

This month...



 I will:
* travel to Rome
* spend time outside at the playground
* read parenting books
* take more pictures
* book photography class
* travel back to Abu Dhabi
* catch up on my blog
* work on my blog template
* meet friends 
* go to the beach
* eat better
* pick up the workout again
* have a date night(or 3)
* go salsa dancing 
* take vitamins
* edit home videos
* organize our little home
* watch movies
* learn something new

START - CONTINUE - FINISH




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We moved!!!


      Ever since leaving my hometown in 2009, my attitude towards moving and changing homes was always pretty relaxed... I thought, once I have left my mother's home I could practically live anywhere. So we stayed in Munich for about 3,5 years until our move to Abu Dhabi. As of this April we have officially lived longer in Abu Dhabi than anywhere else. And we are still going to be there probably until we reach our fifth year of expat life. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

This month...




 I will:

* travel to Europe
* celebrate my bday with friends in Munich
* buy rain boots
* take better pictures
* finish the blog template
* set clear goals for the blog
* go salsa dancing
* keep working out
* enjoy spring weather
* visit family
* go to the museum
* teach Nalia
* go to Aerosmith concert
* get a proper hair dye
* learn something new
* read 2 books
* create better content
* get in touch with content creators
* stay positive
* listen to new music
* watch more movies
* plan for our trip to Rome

START - CONTINUE - FINISH



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter in Ajman

   
     As you might have guessed from the title... We have just returned from a lovely Easter weekend at Hotel Kempinski in Ajman.  It was such a great mini-vacation. We spent most of our time there at the beach or at the pool... took turns lounging in the sun and we went all out for the best massage ever!

Friday, April 7, 2017

This month...


 I will:

* improve my cooking skills
* go to the beach as much as possible
* keep up my workout sessions
* eat clean(er)
* dive into the world of Photoshop
* wear more dresses
* take more pictures
* have more pictures taken of me
* finish packing and move
* set out clear goals for the blog and follow through
* finish the blog template
* get a new iPhone 
* read
* start potty training
* be more positive +
* plan things to do in Europe
* meet someone new
* celebrate our 8th anniversary together
* go salsa dancing
* go to the cinema
* donate

START - CONTINUE - FINISH

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

January visitors


      We had the most amazing time here in Abu Dhabi the past 4 years... One of the things that made this time in our lives so special was being able to share this place with friends and family. I am proud to say our door was always open and we were always happy to show people around. Maybe I will make a post with everyone that has ever visited us here...

     Going back to January, our godparents finally let themselves convinced to come over. It was a big deal as they have never travelled this far from home, some never been on a plane before. We promised them it will be worth it and (I hope) it was!


And then she was 2



     I've put off posting any of this because... well... bad quality pictures... but  I know it is not always about that perfect light, perfect setup, perfect angles, perfect decor. This is about love and the joy in our hearts in celebrating our wonderful two-year-old with family and our closest friends! :D

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This month...


I will:

* work out
* eat clean
* sell camera
* book flight tickets for Europe
* book a small trip (to Rome)
* pack up our apartment
* move
* meet new people
* go to the beach/pool 
* see Guns'n'Roses live
* read
* catch up on the blog
* have a photoshoot with friends
* book my photography classes
* have a staycation
*skype with family and friends
* bake 
* spend less
* have a date night (again)

START - CONTINUE - FINISH

Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Year's 2017

    I remember a time when New Year's Eve was such a big deal... We would plan for months in advance where to go, what to do, what to wear... Now it only makes me smile... As much as I love any reason to celebrate and show your gratefulness, it seems like such a small moment now... Crossing from one calendar year to the next... This may have something to do with the fact that time seems to be having a completely different relevance and sense of measure since I have become a mother.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

From January...

     Every time we go back to Europe we realise how happy it makes us to just be outside... It may have to do with the fact that living in Abu Dhabi offers a completely different kind of 'outdoors' experience... Over here we spend most of our time in the mall, indoor playgrounds, different activity classes for Nalia and slightly less time outside at parks, open air playground areas, etc. This is strongly conditioned by the weather in the hot months, as well as the fact that we need to drive to get to the parks, which is not always so practical...

    That is how we ended up going to the nearby park every other day, no matter the temperature, just because it made us feel so happy... It is a 2 minute walk from our home and it is the same park I spent my time in when I was a child. Our little one just discovered the magic of going on the swing and she giggles and laughs the entire time, so that is what we did. The fresh air and all the running around picking leaves and left over chestnuts was also getting her very tired right before her nap, so it was a win-win for everyone! :D


Saturday, February 4, 2017

This month...



 I will:

* go to the beach
* go to the waterpark
* find classes for our little one
* have a game night
* start a workout programme
* get a new phone (switch to android?!)
* sell camera
* eat clean
* read
* catch up on the blog
* have a date night
* keep house clean and organised
* create better content
* book photography classes
* start photo-shooting friends
* book flights for summer
* decide/plan our vacation
* meet friends
* spend (much) less
* dress up more
* try new things

START - CONTINUE - FINISH


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Do you want to build a snowman?

     On Christmas day we headed out of the city and to our surprise, what we found there was about 3 hours of pretty decent snow that we took fully advantage of before rain came over... And I mean sleigh pulled by a car on the white, frozen streets, a quick snowball fight and a wanky little snow man...


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas, at home




     Christmas was a wonderful affair  this year. There is nothing that compares with holidays spent at home, with all your family around, lots of laughter and the truest happiness, gift giving, story telling, special moments shared with our loved ones, that we will remember forever! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

This month...


I will:

* detox
* read (more) about raising a (good) human
* learn about nutrition
* go where the snow is
* plan and take action
* go to the cinema
* take more (and better) pictures
* fix up blog template
* fix up Pinterest page
* put on lipstick and a fresh face
* cook / bake
* flat-lays 
* create better content
* visit family
* walk
* drink lots of tea
* plan things to do with our guests
* sell camera
* travel back to Abu Dhabi
* Elton John concert (<3)
* use planner
* try a new cafe / restaurant
* buy less
* be more mindful


START - CONTINUE - FINISH








This year...


 I WILL:

* travel (a lot!)
* go to some pretty amazing concerts
* accomplish dreams
* detox
* learn 
* make myself proud
* play more
* create
* read
* keep close to my friends
* give
* be kind(er)
* take action
* choose the more difficult path
* improve 
* go out of my comfort zone
* fight my fears (and win!)
* make a choice (or more)
* move
* consume less
* live the moment
*laugh (as much as possible)
* watch movies (many good movies!)


***

Happy New Year! 



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