How’s your January going?

We’re in the new year and January is almost done. Instead of making a resolution and forced to face a bunch of failures at the end of the year, I opted to start planning my life better and  journaling all my process. Despite the hype of bullet journaling I actually love doing “my type” of  #bujo because instead of just writing down mundane stuff, I get to doodle, scrap booking, planing, and review my days at the same time. It’s more therapeutic relaxing rather than a boring thing to do.

So yes my journalling journey that started in January is going great so far, how about your January?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Can you smell the holiday season already? Yes, the smell of home baked Christmas cookies or ginger bread, mulled wine…Christmas for me is more about traditions than a religious celebration, growing up as a TCK  I really missed having good family traditions especially during the holidays as different cultures have different holiday traditions.

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Now that my kids are TCKs as well, we try to make our own traditions, like using a real Christmas tree that we keep alive since 2 years ago. It would be nice to see the tree grows as the children grow. We also keep the decor minimal, I feel annoyed when I see a Christmas tree so over decorated that  you can not even see the leaves, decorations suppose to accentuate not to cover the whole thing… poor tree.

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This year, to keep up with the minimalist theme, we started a new tradition and decided to have a €5 challenge for gifts, so only things that cost €5 to buy or to make for each recipient. We want to enjoy the season more instead of having the “rush”.

Happy Holidays All!

Strangely Scotland

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Driving through Scotland in the summer had given me some sort of strange feeling. Greens after greens, with random hidden lakes in between, I kind of enjoy dreaming about the mystical Scottish landscape, though sometimes it’s so quite on the road that I almost believe that lake monsters are alive and going to come out soon.

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So one minute I was daydreaming of a Niseag next I was “awaken” by a honk from a double decker that almost banged my car. There I was in the middle of Edinburgh city centre during the Edinburg International Festival, mad..really…

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“Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly ‘s done, when the battle ‘s lost and won” ~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

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