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‘The perfect time and place’


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WHAT WOULD YOU DEFINE AS THE TURNING-POINT OF YOUR LIFE?

One day…

The perfect time and place…

The only place I could ever call home…

It might sound as a ‘cliche’, but the moment I’ve said ‘YES’, everything changed…our lives became one, our hearts took the same rhythm and home turn out to be anywhere in the world…with one essential piece…being together!

I’ve learned throughout the years that home it’s not necessarily a place…sometimes it’s a state of mind, a feeling of belonging…not to a specific location but to a person.

“Home is where the hearts is”…this quote keeps coming back to me…and if I am being honest with myself, my life it’s based on it, because home for me it’s him…not a country or a city or even a house…home is where I left my heart…

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This was the topic I was challenged to answer by my lovely fellow blogger Lucy at Icecoffeecouture🙂 Thank you Lucy, it was fun:) I love free style writing challenges so here are the rules:

Open an MS Word document (or Pages)

1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat. (Not sure what that meant so I just set the timer for 10)

2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

6. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers)

The nomination list it’s wide open…if you want to get on board and take a journey with us, please take part in this challenge and create a pingback to this post:)

Your topic: THE ONE PICTURE THAT YOU LOVE:)

As I am trying to be extremely efficient, this post it’s my first entry to the amazing Photo 101 Class:) It’s a picture that is close to my heart and falls into the theme of ‘Home’!

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Picture courtesy of The Daily Post, Photo 101

Love from home,

Julia

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‘Love it or…’


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There is a new stream in town…It’s the LOVE & HATE tag:)

I don’t use the word ‘hate’ very often, just because I think it’s a bit strong, so for today’s challenge I will share with you a few things I absolutely love and some others I avoid as much as possible:)))

Thank you very much to Kat and her wonderful blog https://anewfoodblog.wordpress.com for the nomination!

Challenge rules:  In this tag we have to share 10 things we love and 10 we hate and nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same.

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The 10 Things I absolutely LOVE

1.  CHOCOLATE

2.  SUMMER

3.  THE COLOUR RED

4.  MOCHA

5.  ROSES

6.  PHOTOGRAPHY

7.  WRITING

8.  BOURJOIS EYE LINER

9.  HIGH HEELS

10.  PARIS

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The 10 Things I don’t really like…at all

1.  Cold

2.  Fake people

3.  Juice with pulp

4.  Soft tomatoes

5.  Rain

6.  Early early mornings

7.  Ice cubes in drinks

8.  Celery

9.  Clowns

10.  Winter without snow

I will leave this nomination open and anyone who wants to share is more than welcome to get on board:) I never took part in a tag challenge before, so thanks again to Kat…it was fun:)

Love,

Julia

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‘The simple things in life’


I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.” Ina Garten

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Do you have a memory of the most tasty dish you’ve ever had?

I thought I did…until today:)

We all look for that unforgettable taste in complicated recipes…fancy restaurants…unknown ingredients.

More complex it looks, more we think it will be better than anything we ever had before…

Why is that?

We tend to treat most of the things in our life in the same manner…as it gets more tangled, as the puzzle has more pieces, we have the impression it might worth more.

So many times we look away from the most simple ingredients just because we’ve used them so many times…they are familiar so they lack the excitement… or do they?

Today I’ve put together the most basic ingredients for a salad…I won’t go into detail about the ingredients (unless you want me to) because that is not the point of this post…the result was – the most tasty turkey avocado salad I have ever had:)

…take a look today at the most simple things around you and soon you’ll realise they worth more than you’ve thought!

Complicated is born because we think the elementary is not enough…easy becomes puzzling through our attempt in finding something special, when the exceptional is actually hiding between the ordinary.

Simple thoughts by

Julia

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Take a minute…


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For the past few weeks it’s seems like my life is becoming more stressful…my days seem to have less hours than before…I am smiling but my thoughts are more and more obvious…I am becoming more selfish and defensive…and I do not have a straight forward explanation for any of it.

I feel that I need to re-organise what is happening around me…I know it sounds silly and I can’t control everything but today is the day I will push the PAUSE button and take a step back…look at the bigger picture and maybe shuffle things around.

Do you feel sometimes that you need a change?

I’ve never liked change…but I feel the need for it!

There are moments in a day when I feel I need to stop and take a deep breath, close my eyes and imagine a peaceful place…for those few seconds I can pretend that everything around is slowing down and I won’t have to play catch-up once I’ll open my eyes…

We live in a world with super speed development of everything, we try our best to keep up…but every now and then a simple pause might just be the solution for a leap forward.

I am in a point in my life when the Universe is looking down on me and smiles…things are happening, dreams are becoming true, hard work is paying off and I want to be able to enjoy it all and not find it so overwhelming.

The reality is that accomplishments come with more expectations and with every achieved goal, you’ll embark onto a new journey with a new aim and loads more challenges…

…today, I have to find a balance between my present and my near future, a common ground where I can relish my triumph and I can plan for the unexpected:)

I hope to succeed!