Hi and welcome to my blog.
My name is Anca. I’m an expat who has been living in the Liverpool area for the last 8 years or so. After moving to UK, I wanted to record my new adventures, and this is how this blog was born, almost at the same time. Here, on ancaslifestyle, I’m talking, as the name suggests, about my life. I travel often around the UK and I share posts with round-ups or, more likely, with descriptions and lots of pictures of the places I visit. Besides, I’m also sharing snippets from my daily life, from home renovations and decor to pictures with my lovely 10-year old dog, Festus.
This year I’ve started studying part time at Oxford University, with a view to gain a second degree in History. I have a BA in Psychology. I will share the odd post about my studies, but not too often.
As the whole purpose of the blog was to have a diary, most of the posts contain positive things and happy moments because I love to read them again and again, as the years pass by. I like to talk about beauty and fashion, from time to time, so you’ll see posts about the cruelty-free cosmetics I use. I sometimes share outfit-of-day kind of post, but not too often, as I’m not keen on fast fashion and most of the items of clothing I buy I would wear them for years.
Cooking and reading are two passions of mine, and I’ve created two more blogs for them. Firstly, my vegetarian (~40% of the recipes are vegan) food blog is called CookStyle. There you can see new recipes each week or twice a week, depending on how much time I have. I’m doing a few challenges that you might find interesting. I’m baking along the Great British Bake Off each year for the last few years and that is always interesting. Besides this I’m doing Taste the World challenge, in which I’m making a dish or a few from all parts of the world. There is a round-up on my blog, to see my progress. Furthermore, I have a special round-up with recipes I’m cooking while camping with the caravan.
For book reviews, have a look at my book blog, called Coffee and Books. I’m mostly sharing book reviews and sometimes I do round-ups with different themes. As you can imagine, as a History student, I’m sharing lots of history books reviews, but I’m also sharing reviews for books on climate change, philosophy, psychology, economics, and science, besides a few works of fiction. My aim this year is to read at least 75 books and, according to goodreads, at the moment I’m 8 books ahead of the schedule.