30 Days Hath November_Day 23

Source: The Skinny Online

Day 23: Eight things you didn’t know about me.

  1. I will be 30 in a few weeks. ><
  2. I never wanted a girl, always imagined having a boy. (It changed during pregnancy)
  3. I am/We are considering home/unschooling for Lime.
  4. I am thinking of becoming a (Post Natal) Doula.
  5. I still haven’t written about Lime’s birth. There are reasons for that.
  6. I hate coffee but like chocolate covered coffee beans and the Starbucks Praline Mocha.
  7. I want to learn Icelandic. I’ve started once, but life got in the way.
  8. I am trying to get my head around the fact that one day I’ll be gone. And it’s impossible. It’s scary. I need to stop.
Check out last year’s 15 Facts!

30 Days Hath November_Day 22

Day 22: Some place I’ve traveled.

Source: A Paris Life

How do I start…despite having a mind that never stops and longing to see places I have actually not traveled much. At all. When I was 16, my mum, my brother and me went to Mallorca for a week. When I was younger, my family went to Austria and I remember going to Hungary when I was about 15? Back in my school days we traveled to Paris once for the day, to Berlin for 4 days and to the Ijsselmeer in Holland for a week of sailing and a week in the south of France for painting/drawing. And there you have it. Oh, I went to London for a weekend with my mum when I was 14. And that’s that.

I am longing to go to Sweden and Norway. It just looks beautiful there. And Iceland. And Canada. And a road trip in the US. And I love France. I’ve been to Paris 6 times now. One of them was for my 18th Birthday which was 1 January 2000…we stood & watched {those} fireworks. I actually cried. Afterwards, we danced in the streets ‚I Will Survive‘. *sigh*. I can’t get enough. Everything is just so beautiful there. Plus, I am in love with the Eiffel Tower but unlike some I don’t want to marry it. (Video)

There are many places that I want to go and see, but Paris will always be where a part of my heart is waiting for me.




30 Days Hath November_Day 21 + The week in pictures

Day 21: Something I could never tire of.

Taking photographs. If I could, I’d carry a camera everywhere and take photos of everything I see. People sometimes say that I should ‚put the camera down and enjoy myself‘, what they don’t seem to understand is that I AM enjoying myself and that taking photos of whatever it is we’re doing or watching is important to me because I enjoy looking at them time after time after time again.

According to most people we probably have waaaay to many photos of Lime…the figure is in the region of *cough*28,500*cough*…but I spent ages looking at them (and wiping away the tears) and I know that when we’re old and grey we’ll enjoy it even more.

One thing that the Husband always likes to claim is that he’d rather have the picture in his head instead of thousands of them on the harddrive…well, all I can say is that my mind is packed with stuff already, I can’t do with 1000s of photos in there as well ;p

And because it goes quite well with today’s post, here is this – or actually last – week’s photo post:

{In no particular order}
Christmas has arrived




Hold tight


‚Pepper…salt…how about some Paprika?


Rocking the Buddy look




Quiet time


After party



30 Days Hath November_Day 16

Day 16: Someone who inspires me.

I thought about this one and came up with…not much. Thing is, there’s not just one person who inspires me. I draw inspiration from many things and people:

Beautiful blogs, wasting spending quality time on Pinterest, flicking through my favourite magazines (The GreenParent and Country Living), reading a book, going for a walk, and many more.

All these are things but done/made by people. My problem with all this is, and I have mentioned whined about this before, I’m like a sponge sucking up all the inspiration and ideas, but then there’s no bucket or sink (read: outlet, talent…) to release the water (read: ideas…) in to. (I just came up with this comparison…do you like it? ;p)

Source: The Glitter Guide via Kendra Morris





30 Days Hath November_Day 14

Day 14: A favourite movie.

Oh, I have so many favourite movies. I wish I could list them all, but I can’t so I will pick just this one. I must have seen this at least 30 times. I love everything about it: characters, music, setting, stories, everything. (There’s also La Boum II, but I prefer the first one)

La Boum (engl. title: The Party) 

Every time I watch this film (in German, btw because I don’t understand French and haven’t yet found the English version) I feel happy. This..uhm… light just washes over me, I sit back, relax and immerse myself in this film, which you should know, is neither deep nor Oscar worthy. I can watch it over and over and over and over again without getting bored. Oh, and I adoooore Sophie Marceau. ♥


Thirteen-year-old Vic (Sophie Marceau) is new at her high school. She makes friends with Pénélope (Sheila O’Connor) and together they check out the boys at their school, looking for true love. Vic is frustrated by her parents, who will not allow her to attend the „boum“, a big party. Her grandmother, Poupette, helps her out, and Vic ends up falling in love with Matthieu (Alexandre Sterling). While Vic is busy finding her true love, her parent’s marriage faces a crisis when her father’s ex-girlfriend demands a last night together.[1]

Source: From the Wikipedia Link.

(It’s quite interesting really, the film is from the 80s and this plot was written only recently..one can really tell the difference in language. This would’ve sounded very different on an 80s version of the same Wiki page, don’t you think?)

Click here for the Trailer (in French).

{Runners up: Backbeat, 300, Atonement, Love, Actually and When Harry Met Sally.}