Butterbeer! Ever since I read “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, I’ve always wondered what the most famous magical beverage might taste like…sweet, warming, malty and comforting. J.K. Rowling has an incredible talent for describing everything food-related, from magical snacks and peculiar drinks to the most wonderful feasts in the Great Hall. However, butterbeer was definitely the one thing I’ve always wanted to try myself. Continue reading
January is officially the most dreary and depressing month of the year. With the holidays behind us, getting through the cold and dark winter months can be tough. The short days and the lack of sunlight can affect our mood and even cause seasonal depression or anxiety (a.k.a. “winter blues”). I’ve compiled a list of ideas that might help you change your mindset and find things to enjoy when Christmas is over and you want to lighten up those bleak winter days. Continue reading
Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had wonderful holidays and wish you all the best for 2018. The last weeks whizzed by in a flurry, so my favourites list is a bit shorter this month. I hope you enjoy it anyways 🙂 Continue reading
December is here, my favourite month of the year! With the holidays right around the corner and the Christmas rush starting soon, it’s time to look back on a very calm and relaxed November. Continue reading
Drinking a flavourful and delicious cup of hot chocolate is one of the best things about the cold season. As the days grow darker and the weather gets nastier, it is just the best drink to enjoy on a cosy winter evening in your comfy sweater, reading your favourite book. Continue reading
I recently went Christmas shopping and guess what happened…drawn to the warm and spicy smell emanating from my local Lush store, I ended up buying a couple of presents for myself! To my defence, it was pretty cold and rainy and I was freezing… Continue reading
Roasting chestnuts is one of my favourite things to do in late autumn and winter. Going into the woods is the best way to gather them, but as the chestnuts I find here are usually quite small, I used store-bought ones for this post. Continue reading
Mmmh…do you smell that? Cinnamon, oranges and hint of pine? The warm and spicy scent of Christmas is in the air! Although it’s still too early to start baking Christmas biscuits and simmering that mulled wine on the stove, it’s pretty easy to create a cosy and warm atmosphere using only natural ingredients. Continue reading
Hey everyone! DIY Sunday is slowly becoming a thing, especially since the weather has been awful this weekend. It’s been raining for days now and you can feel that winter is just around the corner. I don’t like decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this grey weather inspired me to bring a little early Christmas spirit to our home. Continue reading
Bringing light into the New Year, part 2!
Just as many of my friends and colleagues at the moment, I managed to catch the flu last week….however, the world events didn’t just pass me by. I don’t want to state any political opinion here, but I thought that these snow lanterns might bring a little bit of brightness back to our lives.
I actually found the idea for this DIY in the German magazine “Landlust” (January / February 2017), a rural lifestyle magazine. The beautiful thing about these snow lights is that after preparing the glass containers, you can basically watch the “ice crystals” grow every day.