vegan BBQ


I’m going to start with the most amazing news, of course. You might have already seen that I’m going to go to Oxford to read history. I’m so excited about this. It took two years to get to this point and I couldn’t be happier. You can read more about it here, when I talked […]

Band 8 IELTS Academic

Band 8 IELTS Academic

I pondered a couple of days on the title of this post. I was pondering between How to Get Band 8 IELTS Academic or How I got Band 8 at IELTS Academic (sounded a bit like I was bragging). In the end, I’ve decided on the shorter version of Band 8 IELTS Academic because I […]

Car, dog cage, dog in the background

Changing the Tires

Changing the tires can be annoying and a bit dangerous if you are on the motorway or on A-roads, but if you have the dog with you in the boot, things get even more complicated. Since we got Festus, nearly 10 years ago, we hoped we’ll never have a tire blowing up while he is […]

F1 simulator


I can’t believe that tomorrow is the 1st of August. It seemed the days went by so fast. July was good, I’ve read some pretty good books, see the end of the post for details about them. This month I’ve managed to achieve a few things and I’m quite proud, despite still waiting for some […]

Style. Collage with reviews I made

Update on my 2019 Goals

I like to go through the goals I’ve made once a month, so I don’t forget them. This update made me realize how many things I’ve done from the list I made back in January. 2019 Goals: Blogs 1. Pub & Tea room reviews, every other month. I did three, so I’m on track. 1. […]



This month we’ve been on holiday. I still have plenty of blog posts to write with things I’ve seen on our trip to Scotland. It was amazing, I loved it. I can’t wait to go on another holiday in Scotland. While is not decided, of course, I think we are going to spend our time […]

May. A collage of daily pictures, taken in May


This month a very important thing happened, on the 2nd, but I’m not yet ready to talk about it (see the picture with the Champagne bottle) in the round-up. A few other things happened this month, I’ve shared pictures of my newly renovated home office. I’ve attended BlogOn and I’ve won 2nd place in a […]

Festus in the garden


In April I’ve attended a Jousting event for the first time and I loved it. On top of that, we went for a couple of days in Oxford. It was a busy month, mostly with decorating and tiding up everything. Besides, we had activities with Buckt this month as well and we enjoyed those a […]

Doing a bit of DIY


This month we didn’t have any holidays, but we’ve had fun using a new fab subscription box called Buckt. Don’t miss that post, especially if you are living close to Manchester. We’ve started going to the gym regularly. On top of that, my husband and I went to a vegan fair, LABL and it was […]

Going to the Gym

Going to the Gym

I’m sure that it will not come as surprise that “Going to the Gym” made its way into my Goals for 2019. Many of you might have set up the same goal. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it, so back in January I went to see the gym that is the closest to […]