I hope you all had/have a really good Christmas this year. I did, and it was so cozy. Lots of great gifts and love from everyone around me. Thank you to all my friends and my wonderful boyfriend for giving me such a wonderful year. I love you all!
Another plant post!
This weekend, I’ve been such a busy bee and fixed some new furniture for the apartment. My kitchen is getting the well deserved space although it’s not really done yet. But it’s getting there. I love it already.
So, not that long ago I moved into a new apartment and got myself a little garden. I’ve been wanting one since last year so when we found this apartment, I knew I needed it. I realized around the beginning of last summer that I wanted something to take care of and water every day before work so I got some plants. Found out that I love it more than I thought and got a lot more. I wrote about it in my New Years post as well.
Lately I got the thought that I wanted to share my love for plants and what better place than my blog? So, I’m thinking of mixing my game part of the blog with a new part for all my plants and stuff like that.
Another things I’ve found funny lately is to talk in videos. Yeah I know, it’s so last year, or well maybe several but I’ve always had this irrational fear of speaking to people. So expect there to be way more videos on this blog with talking, showing and all kinds of funny stuff.
So, at first the garden looked like this:
I thought it would take me ages to tame this unruly garden. Especially when I wanted and still want to change everything about it! Things were overgrown since at least before the winter last year and just a mess. I wanted to remove everything and change it up.
So far so good, it took way less time than I thought it would and I am really satisfied with the results. I can’t wait for next summer when I can start planning to get a little pergola as well. For now, I just need some new plants for the empty side. I got a dwarf lilac and a mock orange, they smell so good!
So far, only the left side is growing and well, it’s growing like crazy!
Be sure to check out my tiny tour of the little garden!
So, the last part of this year was a new experience for me. Well, really since the start of last summer. I started growing things on my balcony and from there, I started to buy houseplants. It might not seem like much, but for me it is a big step. They are living and growing after all. I’ve lived in this apartment for almost 11 years now and not a single plant has made it through the night, no kidding. Well the plastic ones do for obvious reasons. But this year I’ve come to realize a few things about me, and what I am capable of, that made me change my mind. And now, I couldn’t be happier that none of the plants I’ve bought have died yet!
I know, I know, this is neither game related or about Halloween, but just wait for it! In no time, I’ll DIY game inspired pots for them all to grow in!
Realizing a thing or two about yourself seems to be the theme for this year and there are a few reasons for that. Life being one. Growing up and living life isn’t as fun as one thinks in the beginning. Sure, it’s awesome to decorate your new place and so on, but the innocent mentality you take with you will pull you under if you don’t change with it. Cliché I know. I didn’t change when I moved out, let alone during the years of living here. During the last two years at least, I’ve realized that it was as huge mistake, and I’ve been working on myself ever since. One baby step at the time.
So, not to make this a completely random post, filled with stuff people might not care about, I’ve also realized that Soulcalibur 2 is a damn fun game. Late to the party, woo!
I hope you had a wonderful year, and that the next will be as good or better!
So, another year of self reflection and a few more positive realizations. This Christmas has been the best in a long time. A low key, lots of gifts kind of Christmas. Just enjoying life with the one you love is really all you need. And I’m truly happy to have the best person there is. Especially as he gives me games like P5 (PS3), Folk Lore (PS3), Mario Party 4 (Gamecube), and Soulcalibur 2 (Gamecube). I’m dying to play them. ❤
We got our self a really tiny, chubby tree this year. The pile of gifts were almost bigger than the tree (if we hadn’t put it on a chair). This, and tasty food while watching holiday movies is the best. This year we’re watching Christmas Cruelty which we finally got a hold of after years of search.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
So, have anyone ever heard of Wattpad? I only recently found out about it and must say that it is a rather nice app. As I’ve tried my hand at writing, both fictional and for my blog, I thought it would be a fun idea to post a story I finished some time ago. It’s called Heart of the Storm, and it’s a fantasy romance of sorts, with jealousy, possession and love.
If I’d summarize it, it would be:
“Sometimes curiosity can get the better of you, and it’s not always for the best. Ilpharin, a young shanshjin woman, has been tasked to deliver a package, but the destination is part of a forbidden territory. Along the way she meets the mysterious barshyam man with a beautiful medallion, who saves her from a unfortunate situation and a human, who seems to be helping her for more selfish reasons than he lets on. Things take a turn for Ilpharin when she touches something she shouldn’t have and her whole life spirals out of control.”
It’s only the first chapter so far but soon the rest will be added as well.
Here’s the link. Feel free to read, comment and share!