Life

Let’s talk about London

Today I have an ‘home office’ day and I’m trying to edit my London video which will come out on YouTube soon. In the mean while I thought I’d tell you about London. I’ve been home since Friday and I already missed it the moment we had to leave.

We stayed 5 days, 4 nights. After my first booking I re-booked and found a cute, little hotel called 27 Paddington hotel. This was made through booking.com and we got free wi-fi and breakfast. The staff was nice and the rooms were very clean, which they cleaned every single day. The only downer was the hard bed. We had a nice big shower, closet and a little TV with some english channels. We also had access to a kettle and could make coffee or te with little milk containers. The hotel was very central, only a 10 minute walk to Hyde Park. We would go there almost every day and fead the squirrels or just look at them. Oxford Street was about a 15 minute walk from the hotel and then we often took black taxi’s if we were going further, like London Eye.

We managed to see a lot and experience a great deal and it’s defiantly a place I would come back to. I also highly recommend 27 Paddington hotel because it is quite cheap and very central which I think is uber important especially in a big city. It’s a great location for those who like shopping, sightseeing and parks.

Elizabeth

Life

Monday

When I’ve got one day off I try to squeeze in as much as possible. I maximize the time I have and do multiple things at once. I know this can be quite distracting and not always the most effective. But I like to multitask. Right now I’m transferring pictures from iCloud to my hard drive whilst I’m writing todays blog post and drinking coffee. On top of that one of my two cats also wants to cuddle. On that note, don’t you just want to cuddle and squeeze all these baby animals at once? That baby penguin just melts my heart.

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I often set too much up for myself. I’m certain will make it, but half way through it time ran out. Still ahead are several things, cooking, cleaning and maybe starting a sewing project. They always inspire me but also scare me. I never seem to finish and if I do I’m never a hundred prosent happy with the result. The struggles of a perfectionist. I’ll keep you posted.

Elizabeth

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All White

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I always say that every new day is a new beginning. A clean slate. A plank piece of white paper waiting to be filled with todays achievements and goals. So today my clean, white slate will be filled with laughter and smiles to the world. With love and commitment towards my job. I will make the best out of today because today is all I have.

Elizabeth

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Saturday

My home office today. I always get the couch or the bed, but I don’t mind. At least I get to update you once in a while. I know I have been neglecting to write. I don’t know where to start. Should I tell you the whole story or only put to words the ‘perfect’ picture? It’s easy to hide behind a screen, for me and for you. I still have the control but if I share it all, you will get it. You will get the control to judge me, and I don’t know if I’m ready for that.

It’s been snowing the last couple of days just when I thought winter was over. We had a green holiday but I guess winter comes every year. At least I have three days off now so I will be enjoying the snow from inside.

Elizabeth

Life

My last week

I’ve finally had my first a long weekend where I could relax but the down part is that the time is flying by too fast. Tomorrow it’s already of to work again and I feel that I never have time to catch up with everything I’ve planned and that the time never stretches out to be enough.

But I didn’t want to come here to complain, because I love my life and what I do and I feel really blessed. And now to another note, the thing I actually wanted to talk about.

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So you may know that I had a vegetarian week last week, meaning I wouldn’t eat meat or fish for 7 days. Now I told you I would keep you updated on how it’s going but I never got around to it. So I thought I’d resume the whole week into one post. Now, I love animals, I can’t remember a year where we didn’t have a cat or dog in our house when I grew up and we still have. But it’s suddenly different when it comes to getting food for ourself so that we can survive. We’ve become blind to the fact of what’s inside our food. Most of us don’t think about the living conditions animals have so that we can eat. I believe that they have just as much right to live as we do! I’m not saying that we have to stop eating meat, because we are carnivores. The human body has survived on eating meat the last thousand years, but it’s how the food market and industry has become that make the animals suffer. It’s how they are forced to live and produce that is animal cruelty.

 

I’ve thought about having a vegetarian week for a long time but always said I could to it next week, or month or when ever, just not now. Well, I decided a week ago that I will see how it is to live as a vegetarian. It wasn’t that hard at first, but as the days went by I began to see that all I really ate was bread with cheese, scrambled eggs, salad or muesli with fruit. My energy level began to sink and I noticed I had to eat more meals every day or bigger portions. But it wasn’t all bad, I could see that my body was shrinking and the left over fat that your lower abs never get ride of where suddenly fading away. And now that the week is over I don’t see the need to eat as much meat as I have been and I want it to stay that way. I want it to be a pleasure and indulgent you don’t always get. With that said I want to start having a vegetarian week every other week. I don’t want to become a full on vegetarian because I feel that my body needs that protein from the meat and because I don’t eat pasta or rice anymore I don’t want to cut out every protein there is because I know it weakens the health.

But I encourage all of you to have a vegetarian week just to see that it is possible to live With out meat. It’s healthy and you’re doing something good for the animals. It’s a win-win situation and if you want some help along the way the site I’ve linked below shows you everything from the inside and also gives you good recipes for vegan or vegetarian food.

PETA – fighting for animal rights.

I hope you liked this post and please spread the word!

Elizabeth

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Day 5: Summer

This is what I call summer. Way over 20 degrees, boiling hot sun, almost uncomfortable at times but at the same time you want that tan you’ve waited for since last summer. You can’t bear to be outside more than an hour but get a bad conscience when you’re just sitting inside not enjoying summer. Hopefully it’s here to stay cause I’m starting to get comfortable.

This morning I followed my mum to the train station cause she’s going out-of-town for a couple of days and then the early afternoon turned into a walk into town with granny to run some errands. We stopped to buy a bretzeln which I ate on the way home before I changed into a bikini to get some sun. Now it’s out to get some exercise, just a walk today cause I can’t bear a jog in this hot weather.

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Elizabeth