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Week in review

Fact of the week:

  • I’m a different person at work from when I am with friends. And it is not that I am pretending to be someone I’m not, it is just that my job involves responsibility and results, so I have to be a bit more serious and strict. However, I definitely prefer the fun me a hundred per cent. Now, I only need to win the lottery so I can be fun all the time. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

Quote of the week:

  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. by James Barrie

Articles of the week:

  • OMG, these umbrellas are the best! I want the one with the branches and leaves, then the one with the blue sky, and where was the dogbrella when I had a dog? Ah, the wheel and seal one would brighten other people’s days, and the backpack one would often come in handy. Which one is your favourite?
An umbrella with a sky on the inside to brighten up rainy days.

An umbrella with a sky on the inside to brighten up rainy days.

  • Are superfoods really that super or can they actually cause diseases and weight gain?

Photo of the week:

  • I saw this product at a store and it just made me smile – it’s that kind of humour you develop if you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. ๐Ÿ˜‰
A nice toilet paper holder for all those with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

A nice toilet paper holder for all those with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Activities of the week:

  • A bird pooped on me on Monday while I was sitting on a bench with a pupil of mine. I had to go outside and warm myself up in the sun because my classroom is freezing (it’s on the North side). I would normally be a bit upset about the pooping part, but it is supposed to bring good luck. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Then, on Tuesday, there was a huge rainbow across the sky! What was so special about it? First, it hadn’t been raining before, and secondly, it lasted for about an hour and a half. Unfortunately, I didn’t take my mobile or camera with me.
  • My sister decided that she would take her daughter out of the kindergarten until March so that she doesn’t bring any illnesses home – she has to think of her son who is only 2 months old. I brought my niece some booklets for colouring and drawing, as well as some watercolours, so that she doesn’t get bored. And while I was there I enjoyed the sun.
Enjoying the sun.

Enjoying the sun.

My niece was so proud of her braid I had to take a photo of it. :)

My niece was so proud of her braid I had to take a photo of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • And then I woke up into a rainy Saturday morning. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So, what is a girl to do? Some ironing, for example. I mean, it had to be done so a rainy morning is just perfect for such an activity. It fills the time between breakfast and preparing lunch. ๐Ÿ˜›
Let's do some ironing.

Let’s do some ironing.

  • Oh, while I was eating I noticed that my spelt grits formed a lovely shape. ๐Ÿ™‚
A lovely heart appeared while eating my breakfast.

A lovely heart appeared while eating my breakfast.

  • The weather cleared so I went into the centre, this time without the bike because it looked like it might rain again. There were a lot of tourists and luckily they had something to do. Here are some photos I took.
Judging from this photo you'd think that the city was deserted. :)

Judging from this photo you’d think that the city was deserted. ๐Ÿ™‚

Italian day at the market - you could buy Italian olives, cheese, desserts, meat, and some other products.

Italian day at the market – you could buy Italian olives, cheese, desserts, meat, and some other products.

Beautiful souvenirs.

Beautiful souvenirs. It was the first time I saw these at the market and they looked even more beautiful than in the photo.

Colourful souvenirs.

Colourful souvenirs at the market in the centre.

wine tasting in the centre

There was some wine tasting going on. I didn’t see any money exchanging hands so I am guessing it was free. There were different sorts of wine available and some also offered some food (meat, desserts, potatoes).

Potatoes done the Slovenian way - first, you cook then, then you peel them, you heat some oil with lots of chopped onions, then you add the potatoes and mix well for about 1-2 minutes and voila. :) The potatoes in the photo also had some meat added.

Potatoes done the Slovenian way – first, you cook then, then you peel them, you heat some oil with lots of chopped onions, then you add the potatoes and mix well for about 1-2 minutes and voila. ๐Ÿ™‚ The potatoes in the photo also had some meat added.

  • ย Today was the last day of Summer, and what a perfect day it was! It was better than most of the days of this year’s Summer – it was mostly sunny, the temperatures went up to 27ยฐC, the wind was pleasant, shorts, a tank top, and flip-flops were all that was needed! ๐Ÿ˜€ Really, just a perfect way to say goodbye. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I must admit that Spring and Summer are my favourite seasons – Spring because the days are getting longer, everything turns green, the flowers begin to blossom, and there is just a sense of optimism in the air; Summer is great because I have a long holiday so I can really relax, take it easy, sleep long, do what I please, swim a lot, be carefree, wear flip-flops, do a lot of sports, etc. Every year, I start feeling sad as August is coming to an end, knowing that there will be shorter and colder days ahead, with lots of fog, too many clothes. I really could live somewhere where it is 18ยฐC in the morning, 28ยฐC during the day, with lots of sunshine; I wouldn’t miss the snow at all, especially because I don’t ski. ๐Ÿ˜› And here are two photos I took while riding my bike.
Riding my bike on the last day of Summer.

Riding my bike on the last day of Summer.

A nice waterfall.

A nice fountain.

Song of the week:

  • ย Miss Kelly Clarkson and her Breakaway. I love her songs, especially the earlier ones. They are just great to sing along. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

And how was your week?

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