Friday, 28 December 2012



My biggest moments of 2012- jeeeez, Facebook. According to Facebook 2012 seems random and infrequent and so much less compared to what it really was. I am not that big of a poster and even though I love pictures and don't mind sharing my life here, so many moments stay in my head. Racing down the road with the horses in camp is probably among my favorites of this year. 2012 has been so good in so many ways- Uni went well, I got to go to America again (when I thought I couldn't go), short trip to Venice, moved to Edinburgh for real, a lovely Christmas. Could not ask for more, really. 

The idea of 2013 is freaking me out though. Massively. University was the only thing I knew I was gonna do in 2012. It ended up being so much more and it came together so nicely. 
But now the only thing I know about 2013 is that it is not going to be like that. Uni yes, but I could go abroad on exchange for one semester. Or not. Summer plans are stressing me out already.

It could be worse. But right now it just seems too scary.

Friday, 14 December 2012

big catch up post.

So much has happened over the last couple weeks- first of all, I am now one of those Iphone bitches as well. Could not resist and the BB got on my nerves. The new touch keyboard annoys me so much but I will probably get used to it.
So that is also why I have quite some pictures to show you.
Essay writing. Lots of it! The pretty christmas tree in uni. the pretty new starbucks we got in uni. classes where no one turns up. gift giving in our flat. our gifts! our good bye dinner. the board game I got for the flat (tension). pizza delivery. web designing driving me mad. edinburgh graveyard. farmers market. donut thing. reindeers!!! mischief. band playing in a bar.

Lord of the Rings marathon (10 hours in the cinema!!!). Officially, all tan has gone. prettiest gift from julia!! marathon times. christmas lunch at uni. had to go to manchester airport to fly home, so I stayed in a hostel- and watched Harry Potter. pretty edinburgh. uni one last time in 2012. cute doggy picked me up from airport! christmas party at julias. edinburgh christmas market. cute fat kitty.

I am home in Germany now for about two weeks and surprisingly I managed to finish the essay about the Hunger Games early, as well as the website and other uni stuff so I could fly home relaxed. Semester is more or less over, except this one silly exam in January. Cannot believe how quick it all goes by again. I am so looking forward to the next semester- more fun stuff and a way better timetable. The one this semester was just horrible. In general I liked this semester, we talked about really interesting topics and I really really do like my course but last year felt better somehow. Maybe it is because I moved into town and have to get through this 40min bus ride each way. You obviously think twice about actually going, which is so bad. Should get more ambitious.
Anyway, I am looking forward to a lot of doing nothing, reading, catching up on stuff & people and stuffing myself with a lot of yummy german food until I go home to Edinburgh for NewYears.

Friday, 30 November 2012

I love Fridays!

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Cannot BELIEVE I just bought a ticket for Robbie Williams' tour next year. I wanted to see him live for years and years and now, finally I will be able to.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Scouting NY

via Scouting NY

While I was looking for something, I came across this website. Scouting NY is Nick Carr's website where he shows potential filming locations in NYC. I find the idea of discovering these gems right within Manhattan fascinating and even more so because they could end up being amazing film locations.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Essay time.

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And again it is time for this one big essay we have to write for our film module.
I love the freedom they give us and that there is always this one topic that I love to write about.
This time it is film adaptations.

And even though I thought about (duuh) Harry Potter again, I kind of realised I have to move on a bit (haha). But probably more so because my lecturer did not even read the books (I almost died when he said that).
So Hunger Games it is!

For the first time, I liked the film better than the book. But now I have so much to say and don't know where to start.

Especially because there is not that much that has been written about this topic I am quite ambitious and reaaaally want to write something amazing.

I have to finish it before I fly home and I am kind of shitting my pants because of that.
17 days to go.
oh oh

Friday, 23 November 2012

the blue party.

This is a film about my friends flatwarming party. I love the video so much and I am looking forward to another party like that on Saturday!!! 

thanksgiving. or turturkeykey

And again, another day went gone. I must say, except for the icing everything went so smooth! It was so good, over far too fast and way too yummy. So I am sitting here with a tummy ache and so so tired. Watching the Thanksgiving Parade in NYC today made me a bit sad and just reminded me how much fun I had in America and how much I loved being there.

So tomorrow is my last media seminar and in a bit the whole semester is over. Insane to think about.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

thanksgiving/ fatsgiving/ slapsgiving

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Now. Thursday is Thanksgiving.
I know I am not really American enough to celebrate it but anyyywaaay- we are in love with food (and bacon) so we are just gonna make a feast anyway. Turkey, cranberry sauce, carrot cake cupcakes, several potatoes, rolls, soup, pie, whip cream, strawberries, creamed spinach, bean casserole, cheese, chocolate mousse... if you think it stops there you are wrong- hahah

Now we all might end up with diabetes or a really high cholesteral level but I think it is gonna be worth it.


coming soon...

Sometimes I find it more exciting to just watch trailers for hours...instead of working on the endless list of films I actually should watch. For some reason I just really like Paul Rudd.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

working girl

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I think I never really mentioned that I got a job. SO yaay, I am finally earning money which feels better than ever. Julia worked there last year and because they were really desperate for people and I could not find anything else I started there as well.
So I work for Ipsos MORI, which is a market research company, as a telephone interviewer. Yes, I am one of the most hated people in the universe. We do surveys and nothing else but people yell at you and hang up on you. But then there are really nice people.
And when you are lucky enough to sit next to nice people in the call centre you can share your embarrassing or funny stories and the shift just flies by. Or not.

I am just really happy that I can go out again and don't have to watch every penny.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

semester abroad

Make yours @

I got itchy feet again and the fact that I could abroad² is veeeery convenient.
We have several partner universities in Australia, Sweden, USA and Canada. My dream would have been to go to Australia but I kinda had to realize that it is impossible to afford that.
So I figured Sweden would be fun and I was happy with my decision (it is too early to apply anyway). 
untiiil I talked to this girl at work that goes to my uni and she went to the American partner uni in Pennsylvania and told me how amazing it was and that the ACCOMMODATION WAS FREE.
I don't have to pay tutition fees anyway, so free accommodation would be like a big big big way to safe money. and for free, omg ?!?
So that was like a couple days ago and ever since I am totally obsessed with that idea.

something is holding me back and I am not sure what it is.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

piercings kinda freak me out. yeah me too

new piercing
I love Saturdays. I try to make them my special "day off", no uni work or workwork.
SO today Mona and I were seriously productive: making an appointment for Mona so she can get a haircut, then go to the piercing&tattoo studio to get pierced (haha) , go back to hairdressers, playtime on Mona's Iphone for me and then go to Asti to have an amazing Italian lunch.
And did I mention that we didn't even have to leave our street for this?

By the way, I take back what I said about the SmokeStack- the owner is a douchebag (I hope he reads this!) and this is reason enough not to go there.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

SUMMER. 2013

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2013, how weird that sounds.
2012 always reminded me of the film 2012, which I guess is not the most positive association. But 2013 sounds so futuristic. new. far away.
SO what to do?
Returning to camp is still on my mind, but to be honest, I have no freaking clue what I am supposed to do.

I could do so many things that summer: Go to Turkey with Mona and stay at her summer house, visit Margaux and her amazing pool in southern France, go to Vegas (just because) and finally do all the things I couldn't do last time, visit my camp people without going to camp, tour europe, visit Sina in South America, work at the Fringe, stay in Edinburgh...

Too many cool ideas and every day there is another one popping in to my head.

On the other hand, I should really do something related to my degree. Something, anything...
In one of our modules we have graduates from QMU coming in to our lectures and telling us about the amazing things they have done since leaving Uni.. a tiny bit inspiring- but mostly depressing. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012



And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly.

Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you too as our nation’s first lady.

Makes my heart melt.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Broughton Street

@Smoke Stack
I love my street. It is one of those that has the right mix of bars, shops and other stuff. Very busy on the weekends when everyone is out brunching, shopping or smoking outside a bar.

On Saturday we went to have breakfast at the Smoke Stack,which I can only recommend. Really fair prices and good breakfast. Nothing beats bacon and maple syrup.

Tea at the Old Bakehouse, Broughton Street
@Bakehouse via flickr
And because we couldn't resist we stopped by the chocolate store on the way back. Coco Chocolate is the cutest little cafe with so much chocolate (they even have a chocolate school!) The brownies are too good and we kinda went to heaven.

Another super good cafe is the Bakehouse- they make amazing Carrot Cake (not too dry, just perfect!) and the piece is big enough to share. It is super comfy inside and they have this cosy corner with all the pillows. Everytime I walk by I just stare inside (my favorite thing is their cake display with the fairy lights).

@Treacle via tripadvisor
Oh and I almost forget Treacle. Super stylish bar with amazing breakfasts. Very hip people meet for cocktails on a Saturday afternoon while some (as in us) are having a hangover breakfast (until 5pm, genius!). Always crowded on weekend nights and basically never empty, which is insane. The cocktails are really good and they have very nice cosy leather couches, cool music. Love it!

There are so many more delis, restaurants and bars we have to try out but we are getting there... probably when we are done with Uni. Anyway, Broughton Street should not be missed!!!

the usual unhappiness

These days I miss America more than ever. Breakfast at IHOP, my mall, scrapbook shopping at Michael's, the beautiful parks, drinks with my hostmom, my favorite restaurant. I dont't know what it is but I just loved the fall in New York. So pretty, so fun, perfect fall.

and to make it even worse, some pictures.

main street of Beacon, NY.

best cat in the world

best city in the world

best restaurant

proper pumpkin picking
this feels like home
perfect breakfast

Friday, 2 November 2012

4 days.

Election day is only 4 days from now. Seriously scared, Mitt Romney is such a douche and it is such a close race according to the polls. Pleasepleaseplease America, make it right.
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Bellatrix & Katniss

Halloween 1.0// witch and ... gretel?
I wish Halloween was at least 3x a year. I know there is Carnival for us in Germany and obviously everyone can throw a theme party and dress up for that. But there is nothing that comparable with Halloween, when the whole city is wearing the funniest and smartest costumes and is drowning in fake blood.
Even though I dressed up twice this year (I just had to wear my blue wig at least once!), it does not feel enough. So I had a little giggle when I saw the Edward-doppelganger at Uni today- the hair, the facial expression, the clothes, the smile. SO WEIRD! A little bit of Halloween for every day.

Friday, 26 October 2012

gotta love fridays

Vodka Rev's shot menu/ my room/ vodka sign/ katy perry wig/ living room fun/ cute article/ pretty edinburgh/ cute candy in john lewis/ making apple pie/ best flatmates bring you hot dogs from a shop that doesnt sell hot dogs/ my street/ flat party fun/ studying is not complete without snacks/ homemade apple pie/ bought a bit too many mushrooms/ italian film for class/ birthday bash/ everyday drive by the beach/ heart full of pictures/ princes park/ liisa draws us during our presentation/ studying in the living room/ cake with julia/ mona&amelie/ we now have a starbucks at uni!

I love Fridays!
Developing an idea for a serious video game, driving by the beach with the bus always cheers me up and now home time. Time is flying again and speaking of flying, my flights home are booked. Going home n the 13th of December and coming back on the 29th for new Years- excited (not about the fact that I have to fly from Manchester because Ryanair cancelled the Edinburgh-Bremen route for the winter- sucks!)!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

san francisco dreaming


I would love nothing more than to move to San Francisco after my studies.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

goose bumps

I love watchig the trailers before the actual movie. Yesterday I went to go and see 'Ruby Sparks' (which I liked) these trailers were shown before. Goose bumps.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

breathe in. breathe out.

nicked this pic from mona
 Surrounded by the pretty and famous haha- Amelie and Ilinca
Uni is annoying me right now but only because I am so lazy, as soon as I get home I do nothing. That is baaaad! A presentation about Taylor Swift (haha) and Hitchcock,
 Essays, Reflective Reports are waiting and we still don't have a joint bank account to pay our bills or a 3rd set of keys. Life is all over the place and it is good but a bit stressful.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Halloween? Check!

I have been thinking about my Halloween costume for quite a while (i love halloween!) and had so many ideas but all of them require an expensive costume (and I am poor). Then I realized that I already have the Mockingjay pin (x) and my hair is kind of brown again, so why not? It is super simple and I love the movie.
Already bought my bow & arrow set (and broke one of the arrows while playing haha) and I am suuuper stoked- halloween here I come!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

stop- now drop

Best friend visit for the weekend (mhihi)- I was so excited and happy to see her and it was the best weekend ever!
A night out, crazy dance moves, hangover breakfast, shopping, hair dye session, pub rating with the other girls, craving for fried everything (no to the fried hamburger though, just too greasy). And as we discovered, we know each other for 10 (!!!) years now- craziness. So this weekend was just in time to celebrate our friendship anniversary

Miss you already!!!

busting a move
nomnom breakfast

fried mars bar and fried hamburger

Friday, 5 October 2012

all the fun stuff we do

1. first night in the flat, when we all slept in one room (and bed) because it was SO cold!!!!
2. night out in a spanish club
3. nothing good happens after 2am- I am feeding Mona after our flat party
4. dirty dancing on a ladder
5. my own cake shop, woopwoop!!
6. Royal Botanic Garden

Thursday, 4 October 2012

wall art.

Almost doesn't look real, does it?
 But it iiiis! Love my new wall sticker (here) but it was such a pain to get it onto the wall.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Film recommendation: Perks of being a wallflower

Couldn't wait so I just watched the movie after lectures today. So sweet, I think Logan Lerman is perfect as Charlie and Emma Watson is perfect no matter what (loved her room in the film so much).
Go and see (and read) it!


Sunday, 30 September 2012


my favorite videos right now.
this is actually a video from my lecturer- Edinburgh in all its beauty
  love it! and one more- gives me goose bumps!!!


  Yesterday we finally had our flatwarming party and it was so so good, I loved having all the people over- we set up a photobooth as well and it was probably the best idea I ever had haha
Hopefully we will have many more of these parties!