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Days Trough My Phone / Two

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Oh how long I have been waiting for this storm, for the rain to
rest on leaves. Two days ago I went for an evening run in a heavy rain.
It was one of the most beautiful things I experienced this month. A soft song in my
ears and the cold drops on my skin. Almost no one on the paths, a secret forest 
area with tall trees covered in ivy.
I want to take you along with me and my phone over the last week.
Oh, and we will be on vacation to Belgium for 9 days! :)

Before the rain came we had incredible warm days. Now that we have a garden
I look out even more for the weather to know when I have to come and water 
all the plants. When I’m there I make sure to sit on the swing under
the hazelnut bush at least once. :) I love that now and then a little light spot
that comes trough the branches touches me. 
Under the apple tree are even more patches of light
that remind me of tiny clouds in a brownish sky.
I went on many walks and bike rides trough the park where I spotted one of my
favorite plants growing big already. 

Sometimes I walk through our city and want to be more aware of what is
hidden in this path on the side or behind trees, the streets I never go 
to and then I just admire all the textures, colors and the nature that grows wild in it.

We also went to a house viewing in this lovely building. A dream of mine was always to live in a brick house. :) It had such nice big white wooden 
windows in the hallway that I hoped the flat will be just as nice. Sadly it wasn’t really what
we are looking for. I gave up counting on how many flats we looked at so far…
Sadly it’s quite hard to find something nice and affordable in our city. 
We would love to have a third room, because my office is taking up
almost all of our living room and it can be hard to separate work and daily life.
Especially when you have a cat named Willow that likes paper and 
sitting on everything. :) But beside of that we love our flat
for many reasons, even if not everything is perfect here it’s
where our home is and can hardly believe someone else
could make it to their own.
I spotted this window on the way there with some nasturtium that was looking
at me so beautifully. I can’t wait to see the seeds turning into these interesting shaped
leaves in our garden. (Because I couldn’t resist sowing them. They have a yummy taste too!)

More brick walls & more plants. Because you need them in your life too. :)

I started to write down all the things I want to see and go to 
+ all the amazing tips you shared with me (Thank you so much!!)  in my little travel notebook
 for Belgium. Would you be interested in a little guide when I come back?
Of course Willow decided to sleep right there.

Also enjoyed baking rhubarb cake with lots of crumble. I had some dough
left, stored it in the fridge and made some blueberry rolls of it.
They actually were even better than the cake! Especially with some fresh mint tea. :)
More days and evenings in the garden! I picked my first bigger flower bouquet that is
still on our kitchen table. Beside the peony that lost all it’s petals some days ago…
Oh hey hey! It’s me waiting for our hummus, baba ganoush and delicous bread.

Then it was time to prepare a batch of orders and taking them to the post office.
Of course in my beloved basket and on my forest green bike. :)
Yesterday I also took some pictures of my workspace and storage area 
for a little interview I did for a beautiful brand.
They hired me to do some illustrations for them and wanted
to share a little more about the person behind this project. How nice!

And here we are at the end of this week. I was awake
almost all night and had to get my blood tested very early in the morning.
I don’t mind being up early though. :) The streets are quiet, I saw lovely plants
behind the parking lots, birds drink and bath quietly in puddles
under the trees.

MerkenMerken

Days trough my phone / Two


Hello you! I know, the last time I took you on
a little journey trough the archieves of my phone is almost a year ago. But here I am
again! Sharing a few moments here and there from the past weeks of June I recorded with
my phone.


It all started with these ingredients that made the most delicious hazelnut
blueberry cake, but they also were the reason why our little cat Willow
needed a surgery and felt really bad… He accidentally ate a hazelnut
that didn’t wanted to come out. :( 


After terrible nights and days and hours and minutes of worrying if
this little guy will make it he is all fine now! :’) Just a huge scar on his tummy
were furr is already growing again reminds us about it now.

The morning before all this happened we were still walking happily over
a plant market in the botanical garden with a friend. Here I met some
of my favorite plants again! Look at those shapes, structures and colors!

I also went on a morning run to my favorite place, where everything was
overgrown now and filled with a warm magical light.


We had our first summery snacks such as watermelon, red currants and
cherries which were just as good as I remember from last summer!

 On a Sunday we also went to visit gardens in our city that
open once a year! A little post dedicated to that is prepared and will
be here soon! :)

I helped out at a film school project which was very exciting!
We had the hottest days so far on this project week tough and this is
a photo from the last day where I was admiring the beautiful shadows
of the school windows. Being back in a pretty old school building
made me kind of wanting to go back to school again for a while.

 When I had some free afternoons I went outside
and made cold drinks such as a strawberry milkshake that looks
much cuter here than it actually tasted…

But the cashew falafel we made were super good!


Willow started to jump on every high thing and our bed again because
his scar stopped hurting. I missed cuddeling him like this. 



The heat wave transformed into a rain wave! And of course we needed to do 
many errands when the rain came. But we had our big umbrella and each other. :)

  

But after rain comes sun and with it evening walks where
we found cherries and sundays where we made cake out of it!



 And here I am now. It’s July already!