Yelling won’t help

We have a mailmen, or at least I think we do, since we do receive letters. But whenever it comes to packages, somehow, they never ring the door. Like. EVER. And it’s not like people aren’t home, I’ve been home for a lot of the times and they just don’r ring the bell and instead leave a pick-up paper and leave the packages with the old lady from the store at the corner. They’re just lazy and never ring the bell (since I’ve been living here they rang ONCE!) Now, even if it’s annoying I haven’t really complained because let’s be honest, going to the other side of the street isn’t really all that hard. But today I got mad:

I have been waiting for my Glossybox to arrive for over 2 weeks. On the website it said it had already been delivered and usually once it turns green you know you’ll get it in the next few days. This was 10 days ago. Today I decided enough was enough and decided to investigate. I found out that you can get the tracking number and decided to go check out where the package was. It’s been here. In Linz. In the post office. For the last 10 days

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So I went to the post office to pick it up and complain. I explained the situation and the lady at the counter felt really bad and gave me the phone number to make a complaint about it because she can’t do anything about it herself. And then she proceeded to thank me for not yelling at her and being calm and composed, even though she could see I was really annoyed at the situation. To me it’s common sense not to scream at someone, especially when they’re not at fault (or even if they are!), but unfortunately that’s the reality in today’s world. Now let me go and call the people of the hotline. I don’t promise I’ll be as nice this time.

2014-01-05

Inspirational Monday #26

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I know how hard it is to believe that we’re strong, especially when things are getting all messed up in our lives. I remember when I was in school I didn’t use to think that I was strong at all…actually, until very recently I saw myself as week and worthless. To be honest, it took me quite a while to get to the point where I am today.

I don’t want anyone to ever feel that way! 

You are exceptionally strong, even if you don’t believe it right now. You’re the strongest person you know, you just need to believe in yourself! You’re amazing and have a lion inside of you, just like the picture!

Have a great (and strong) week everyone!

2014-01-05

Cozy Sunday: Cravings for hot weather!

Ugh, we’ve been having out second heatwave here in Linz this week! It’s so so hot outside, never under 30ºC!

Naturally you want to dress lightly for this kind of weather. When it’s this hot I crave one thing only:

Maxi Dresses!

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Earlier in the month I got one of my favorite buys this year, a leopard printed maxi dress! I remember back in 2010 I got a maxi dress with a similar print and I wore it until it got awkwardly short, so I knew this buy would be a good one!

Personally I like printed maxi dresses, I think they’re such a statement on its own. On the collage above my favorites are the third and the fifth dress, although I also love the shade of the fourth one! Do you like maxi-dresses? I’ve been wearing mine with a skinny belt at the waist, sometimes even pulling some of the fabric up to create the illusion of a shorter dress.

What are your staples for hot weather?

2014-01-05

Recipe: Broccoli in the oven

I’ve been loving cooking lately and I hope you’re liking these recipe posts! Let me know if you’re enjoying them!

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe I made a while ago with broccoli in the oven! I took the recipe from Gute Küche and I can’t recommend it more! It’s easy to make and really tasty.

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Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 600g broccoli
  • 4 eggs
  • 600g potatoes
  • 50g grated cheese
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml cream
  • salt, nutmeg, pepper (and any other herbs you might like)

I used less potatoes and mixed in some carrots as well, because we had some at home. You cut the broccoli and the potatoes and boil them until they’re almost done. Then you put them in a recipient that can go into the oven.

Wish the eggs and the milk together. Add the cream and the dry herbs (salt, pepper and a lot of nutmeg!). Once it’s all mixed you pour it on the veggies and add the cheese on top. Let it go into the oven at 200ºC for 20-25min or until it’s golden brown and then you can serve it!

Hope you liked the recipe!

2014-01-05

I pet a zebra!!!

Two weeks ago we decided to go to the Zoo in Linz to check out the cute animals and feed some goats!

Be ready for a TON of pictures!

At the end I wrote you what I thought of the whole experience =)

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Happy to be at the Zoo!

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You can buy food to feed the goats at the entrance for 1.50€, which I think it’s really reasonable!

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How adorable is this monkey???

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Did you know these turtles can get older than 100 years? 

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The bunny wasn’t looking very happy…

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This goat was so adorable!! She let me pet her so much, but I noticed she didn’t let anyone else pet her (not even if she got food for it!)

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And then the Zebra! You can’t see it in the picture, but I was in front of her…when I got to the fence I said “awww, you’re so cute” and she smiled at me! No joke!!! Markus caught it in the next picture, but I saw it from the front and it was too cute to handle!

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And then she let me pet her!!!! Have you ever pet a Zebra? I was so happy! She did go away once the kids came to the fence, I guess she was just scared or so, but I’m so glad I got to have this moment with her! Pretty sure she was flirting with me!

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I also fed the donkeys for a bit, but not much as I’m actually allergic to them..

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This is a fairly small zoo, but I loved the experience! You have quite the way to walk, some of it in a small wooded part…there’s also a small place to stop and drink or snack something. The animals are obviously not the most exotic, but quite honestly I don’t think they always have to be. I loved the experience – I got to pet a zebra!!!

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