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Snapshots from Berlin (April 2019)

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Berlin will always be remembered as the first city that we visited after becoming parents but without our toddler. It was a short city break, a perfect adventure before the second baby arrives. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like Berlin very much but it surprised us both and we liked it better than we’d expected. It’s a vibrant cosmopolitan city with beautiful old and new architecture and a painful history that should never be forgotten.We were lucky and had warm and sunny weather which helped our exploration of the city. We walked a lot but we’ve also taken advantage of Berlin’s cheap public transport.

I’ll write more about the attractions we managed to visit during our short weekend in Berlin. This is just a photo post to show you all the highlights of our trip to the beautiful German capital. Hope you like these snapshots from Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Reichstag building (parliament), Berlin

Reichstag building (parliament)

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Would you rather… (travel edition)

I’ve recently visited Berlin, posts coming soon

Would you rather..?

Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi blog has created an interesting would you rather post (travel related obviously) and invited everyone to share their answers too. So, here are Emma’s questions and my answers.

– TRAVEL OR FOCUS ON YOUR CAREER AT THE AGE OF 25?

Actually I got an internship in England at that age and spent some time in the land of Shakespeare. So, it was both for me too Emma 😉

NEVER TAKE THE TRAIN OR NEVER TAKE AN AIRPLANE AGAIN?

I love travelling by train but I haven’t done it in a long time. Honestly, if I never took an airplane again I’d never travel again so… My answer is never take the train 😦

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Holiday Clothes Every Man will Love

One of the nice things about going on holiday is that it prompts you to buy some new clothes. An awful lot of us do not pay enough attention to our appearance. We get busy, so tend not to go out shopping and end up wearing the same old things again and again. Knowing that you are going away changes all that. It gets you up out of the chair and makes you freshen up your wardrobe a bit.

This is the case for men as well as women. So, today, I am going to talk about the latest menswear fashions. In particular, clothing that is ideal for a holiday or traveling.

Hawaiian shirts

These are fun, zany, loose-fitting and comfortable. They look good whether you wear them with jeans, trousers, chinos or shorts. Plus, Hawaiian shirts aren’t just for your holiday. You can easily carry on wearing them when you get home, especially, if you tap into this year’s trend of wearing white trousers.  An Aloha shirt looks great worn with light-colored linen trousers or shorts, both of which are ideal for wearing on holiday.

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quite nice shirt

Stripy t-shirts

T-shirts are another essential, largely because they are versatile items of clothing. On warm days you can wear them for any activity. If it gets a bit colder, they can easily double up as a vest. Right now, there are lots of stripy t-shirts out there, all part of the back to the 90s movement that is so big in men’s fashion, at the moment.

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Life and blog update: March 2019

Life and blog update: March… was the month we got back home after our short exile due to our bathroom renovation. Now we have a pretty bathroom and an empty bank account 🙂 I’ve finally made our travel plans too. The idea was to visit Krakow but I was reluctant to book the flight and the hotel because of several reasons. I didn’t like the idea of a long drive to the airport plus the flight times meant that we’d be away from our son for 5 full days which just seemed too long for the first time. I’ve been away for work several times already, usually for 2-4 days and my husband’s been away too and our toddler was fine but this would be his first time without both of us for a few days. So, that’s why despite my big wish to visit Krakow I decided to abandon that idea (for now) and try to find a better solution.

Et voilà, I came across extremely cheap flights for Berlin from a nearer airport. I was very happy with our change of travel plans because we’d still be going somewhere alone but for a shorter time which is really more convenient in a given situation. So, we’re leaving our boy with the grandparents and we’re off to Berlin this weekend for that last adventure before the second baby arrives. Last time I had a very relaxing babymoon but this time it’s going to be a short city break 🙂

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Here we go again.. Baby no. 2

I’m 17 weeks pregnant with our second child. Our first child, our son, will be less than 2 years old when his baby brother or his baby sister gets born. Not what I’d planned at all. I mean, when I imagined having a family I’d always thought I’d have two children. But after what we’d been through having a second child was just an idea, an idea that would probably be pushed aside as one of those unattainable wishes we all have (and many, many people had to go through much longer and more painful processes, however, your own problems are always the worst, right?).

Then, I got pregnant. Unexpected. A tremendous shock. A great joy. A big question mark over our heads, was the universe just playing with us before? Oh, yes, it was! I did the pregnancy test on the day I was about to leave on a work trip to Italy, few days before New Year’s. So, my tiny, tiny baby has already travelled 🙂 Of course, until I got confirmation from the doctor my husband and I were both wary but I knew everything would be ok. And everything is all right 🙂

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Story

Once upon a time….that’s how all great stories begin, right? I wonder what stories this tree could tell…

 

Kenwood House, Hampstead, London

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is hosted by The Snow Melts Somewhere and Something to Ponder About, new prompt every Friday. This Friday the prompt was Story.

 

 

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Life & blog update:February 2019

Children’s Carnival Parade in Rijeka, Croatia

Life and blog update February 2019..And just like that another month has passed by. We spent most of the month at my husband’s parents because we had our bathroom completely renovated. It reminds me of a contemporary hotel bathroom now because we’ve put in a walk-in shower 🙂

Since we could leave our boy at the grandparent’s we had a pizza date night for Valentine’s Day, met up with some friends twice and we went to the cinema one weekend too.

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