DIY: Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

This year I have decided to put some personal touch to my Christmas tree by making some Christmas tree decorations. I have never been a great fan of Pinterest because I haven’t had time for it. But this year is different. Even during my working hours I would covertly visit the website to get some ideas of how I could make my daily life more pleasurable.

I only have simple Christmas bulb ornaments (red and green) and some red ribbons. And I don’t want to use the same decorations with year, so let’s look at what I have recently created.

Handmade Christmas decoractions

Handmade Christmas decorations

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The power of the mountains

I had not had holidays until last summer in 2013. By holidays I mean those special days when you leave the city or the country and arrive in some tourist resort. To someone’s disappointment, my husband and I decided to head for the mountains. No Turkish kebabs or sunny beaches, no deserts or cheap perfumes in Egypt or some other local market. Our first trip started with a trip to Slovakia. We chose the cheapest way of travelling – a road trip by bus. The following year, that is this summer, we visited the Czech Republic. It was no Prague with its intricate streets of Old Town and expensive souvenir shops and beer pubs. We wanted to embrace the beauty of the mountains and feel the freedom, which we had been striving for so long. Continue reading

What do you see in a child?

What you do think of when you see a child? Sleepless nights? Dirty nappies? Teeth-less mouth and slobbery finger? When I see a child, I see purity, a human being who is not affected by the surrounding people and does not care about others’ opinion. An toddler or a preschooler is a blank page that can be filled with knowledge, including pain, happiness, despair, and many other feelings. As a parent, you probably want to your child all the best, but I believe that a person has to go through thick and thin to build his/her personality.

Up until now I have believed that I am not going to let my child experience what I experienced in my early days; and I, I reckon, experienced a lot: I went through fears, distrust, and sadness. I was not happy with my clothes, but I did not blame my parents. I was not happy about my appearance, and, honestly, I did not blame anyone. I did not like the fact that I was (and I am now) taller than everyone one in my class, but I had never come up with an I idea to blame anyone. I did not ask anything, but received as much as I needed at that time and I am grateful for that.

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Embrace the spring or how I discovered time-lapse photography

It’s been a busy time. Writing a MA thesis and working full-time, I barely have time for myself.

I have always loved taking pictures. Simple pictures. No sophistication. Maybe that’s how I see the world? Anyways, I love hearing the snap sound, the result in my view screen, and the fact that I can get back to that specific moment in the future.

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Inexpensive Valentine’s day idea

Even though you do not like it, it does exist, the Valentine’s day. You may give nothing to anything or get anything, but that day is the day when people attempt to do good things, at least I think they do. And good things do not cost a fortune.  On the contrary, it may be very inexpensive regarding the money, but priceless, having in mind the emotional value.

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