Sunday, 23 March 2014

Mad Men final season...


picture (c) AMC

Counting the days already.... (April 13th).

Can't wait to find out how the story will "end"
(with a box of tissues on the ready.... I sure will be sad when the time comes to say goodbye to this show!)

The latest trailer is a real tease... not giving anything away.


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A year without you...


Time is a slow healer...

I still miss the sound of your voice,
your laughter and the kindness in your eyes.

So no, time hasn't healed the pain much.

I miss you as much today as I did the day you died.

I just miss you, Mom!

Monday, 24 February 2014

The End....and new beginnings


So it finally happened... I quit my job of ten years!

Well, I actually quit that job in November last year but had to work out my three months notice first, which ended last week.

So what's left aside from an empty keychain?

First and foremost, an immense sense of relief, since I hadn't been happy in that job for quite some time.

As a Taurus I'm not very good with change in general but I desperately needed to re-arrange my priorities. 2013 was a very difficult year for me for many reasons (the loss of my mom, the ongoing house project, some health issues) and I simply had no strength left to drag myself to work each day to a job that left me drained and uninspired.

Something had to give and that was the push I probably needed to move on.

Surprisingly enough, once the decision was made, there was no hesitation at all, no fear of leaving my comfort zone. I was confident that I would find another job quickly (which I did :)

Now things look so much brighter, not just on the job front (really looking forward to the new challenge!) but also on the home front. I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I find myself smiling more often and not even the little setbacks in regard to the dream loft can faze me (Hello, clogged up toilet drain!)

So off to pastures new it is! :)

(...and to dealing with the clogged up toilet drain, but that's a different blog post...)

Friday, 27 December 2013

December Sunset....

...or... the beauty all around us.

This was the view from our loft this evening:



Surreal in its beauty, right?

photos (c) Lausi

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Worst Toy of the year 2013 - iPotty!

Just read that this was voted the "worst toy of 2013".

At first I thought it was a joke, but then I realized it is a REAL "toy" which is sold on amazon.com.
Seriously... I have a very hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that there are people out there who buy this for their babies/toddlers.






You have to read the review section of this product. It's hilarious and the best about this whole thing.

PS: my personal favorite is the guy who ordered and sent this product back to Amazon SEVEN times (!!!) because he thought it would come WITH an iPad....LOL.

(via amazon)


Merry Christmas!




We spent a peaceful, loving time with our family.
Thinking also of our dear ones who couldn't be with us this year!
(Miss you, Mom!)

(photos (c) Lausi)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights

Love, love, looove this....

(Perfect for a romantic evening *happy sigh*)