Merry Christmas!

On this oh-so-special day, I want to wish everyone (to those celebrating) a Merry Christmas! For some it may not be as spectacular anymore as we remember it back from our childhoods. Honestly, I feel its changed much in the last couple of years. This year I am in Malta, visiting my family. Although I love visiting them, and I enjoy the sun and rather warm temperatures during the day – it’s far from feeling Christmas-y. Nevertheless, we decided to not stress ourselves this year, just go with the flow, enjoy the quality time with the family, loved ones, and friends. We had friends over for a big lunch and are keeping dinner rather small and not so fatty (the body will thank!). Perhaps we will start opening up some presents tonight, maybe continue tomorrow. This year it’s really all about not stressing and enjoying the time off. It feels so nice to be able to sleep in and not worry about the business or anything else other than when it’s time to eat, sleep or go for a walk (with the dog)! With that, I wish everyone happy holidays and joyful, continuing weekend!

Travels & Birthdays

Wednesday already! How did that happen? The days are flying by – and so are the birthdays. I might have told you this before, but I swear almost everyone I know is celebrating their birthdays these days. November-kids for the win! Today is my sisters birthday: so all the best, also from here, to the sweetest and kindest soul on earth! Tomorrow it’s my uncles birthday. I’d love to be there, in Hamburg, but unfortunately my travel plans don’t allow for it. I’ll be flying into London tomorrow – a day trip, only. It will be quite busy. Boarding at 6.45 am (too early!) and arriving back in Zurich at around 9pm. I’ll have to wake up at 5 am tomorrow, so I am already complaining on the inside. Next week I’ll be in London again, though less stressful, as I am staying overnight. I’ll be there Tuesday to Wednesday, and attending a bigger event on Tuesday night. Then Friday next week I’ll be flying to Malta for the weekend (well, until Monday afternoon) to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday next Sunday. And then November is already over. Annnnddd we will be going into December, starting the Christmas season, and jingle bell songs will be filling my apartment at all times. Alright, maybe not at all times, but surely from time to time when the cookie-baking-season starts. So excited!

I’m still debating whether to decorate my home or not. Usually, I am all in for it. This year, however, I will be spending Christmas with the family in Malta, and already flying there on December 21st. Not sure if it’s worth decorating for 3 weeks? I most likely won’t be able to decorate anything, time wise, until the start of December, or maybe this upcoming weekend. However, the first weekend in December (or second?) I will be traveling again, to Ingolstadt (south of Germany). As you can see, I am not home many weekends before Christmas arrives and so I really am debating whether to „skip“ the decorating this year. What do you think?

Now I’m off to dinner with a good friend of mine. It’s always funny being around him and I can’t wait to eat. Already hungry. The next debate is what to eat. I am somewhat craving sushi (as always), but we may try out something new! Anyways – need to jump now. Till next time!

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Thank You

Happy Sunday guys! I wanted to quickly update you all and especially thank you all again for the lovely wishes! Although my birthday was Thursday I’ve been receiving greetings, wishes, cards, lovely quotes, and so, so much love until today. Really, I appreciate every single comment and every little act and couldn’t be more thankful. Especially for the love my family and my besties give me – it’s what seriously keeps me alive. Being with whom I love.

Enough talking about love though. Thursday I worked, got surprised by presents and flowers at the office, had a lovely lunch with my colleagues, the most wonderful evening with my favorite people and got spoiled the whole day with presents. Speaking of – I finally got the iPhone 7 Plus! So, so happy with it. I’ve been wanting it for ages – the camera is just amazing. I’ve long been debating whether the plus version is too large. Honestly, I am still getting used to it a bit. But, being on my phone almost 24/7 and especially having that camera – makes the size so worth it. So thank you so, so much to my family! I also got some other presents, which I will share with you in the upcoming weeks. You might have already seen some or most on snapchat & my insta-stories.

Yesterday, one of my besties had her birthday. On that note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So many people I know have their birthday now in November (go scoripos!)- and the month only just started. What a month ahead! Parties, cake, parties , cake – oh, and votes! So my bestie and I decided to combine our birthdays in a birthday bash on Friday. What was planned to be a nice, rather quiet get-together in a bar ended up in an insane party. It was amazing! I am so thankful for everyone that came – you guys make my life.

Accordingly, my Saturday night was rather calm with a movie and staying in. Nothing wrong with spending some quality time. Today was similar. I’ve been as lazy as ever. Which is okay. Sometimes, it’s what you need. Tomorrow the routine starts again – I will be doing some workouts, go to the office, prepare more travels (probably another quick trip next week) and so many other things. I have SO much going on this upcoming week, I really need to focus on my tasks. Which is what I will be doing right now after this write-up – make a to-do list of what I need to do this week (on top of the other, usual business stuff). With that, I wish you all a wonderful start into the new week! xo

Weekend Mode

SundayFunday! Yesterday I went to the pop-up gallery opening of a friends‘ sister – whom showed and is selling antique art and objects here in Zurich. The pieces are stunning and I would have loved to take some home with me! Sadly, they are a little over my budget of what I should/can spend. Nevertheless, if you are in Zurich you should definetely check it out here. After a calm dinner at home I got ready to go and meet some girls – so we went to Taos here in Zurich. A great lounge/bar with one of my favorite DJs – he’s a bit older but such a sweetheart and always playing great beats! I then joined over to the club but didn’t stay long and got home shortly after 1am – boring, I know!

This morning I started of easy and calm. I had my breakfast in bed and looked through all the social media stuff, checked out some of my favorite blogs and then started cooking at around noon. I just had this super simple (again) but yummy lunch; consisting of an omlette (2 egg whites & 1 egg, spinach, 1 onion, leek and some mushrooms on the side). A super busy Sunday ;) just how I like it. Sadly though I still need to work on some uni projects, so that will be most of my afternoon and early evening. I also need to iron some clothes so I might do that in front of the TV tonight. I am so excited to finish this uni course at the beginning of October and finally have a bit more me- and social-time (and even more so once I am done with this Masters for good hopefully early/mid next year). I’ve missed it! How’s your weekend been?

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Simple Food

FriYay – what a joy! I am utterly excited to sleeping in – as always, haha :). The week has been good though, busy yet entertaining. Yesterday evening I made a super simple dinner for my dad and i (he returned from a business trip but is leaving again tonight). I made some omelette with vegetables (mainly onions, leek, and mushrooms) with a side of broccoli.

After dinner I saw a good friend of mine and we talked about what happened in the past weeks and what the upcoming plans are – its always great to catch-up. What I really didn’t expect was the autumn-vibed-weather, it gets super cold at night now and my thin jumper surely was not enough. Coats and jackets are now officially my best friend again! How has your week been so far?