Q&A

So I was recently nominated for this tag by annemariehug. Thank you 🙂

Here are some answers..

  1. What is the next goal, you want to achieve in your life?
    • Getting my Bachelors degree to get into a Masters program
  2. Where would you like to travel to?
    • I did a post about this a few weeks ago
  3. What music do you like?
    • I’ve been really into Childish Gambino & Frank Ocean lately – oh and Beyoncé (duh!)

Let me know if any of you answer any of these or similar questions. I would love to know!

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Vegetarian „Full“ English Breakfast

Looking for a weekend treat? Well, look no further!

When I was on vacation in Lake District, England some years ago I had my first Full English Breakfast. Well, to be true it isn’t exactly ‚full‘ the way I cook it, because I’m a vegetarian and leave out the bacon, sausage and black pudding.

When I’m rushing out for uni on weekdays I barely have time for breakfast, so I usually just grab a banana on the go. On weekends though, I like to indulge in breakfast foods (usually around noon because I can’t seem to get out of bed before that on weekends).

So for my not-quite-full English breakfast I use some mushrooms, tomatoes, whole grain toast (I can’t stand the taste of white bread), eggs and a can of baked beans.

This makes me very happy and now – kinda hungry.

Easy Healthy Raspberry Sorbet

After a heavy meal I usually prefer something light and cold over sweets, so this is my go-to dessert for these occasions.
I just basically mash the frozen raspberries and stir in the yoghurt. Feel free to add some sugar or any other flavor to sweeten things up though.
Make sure to eat the sorbet (is this even qualified to be called a sorbet? – oh well) right away or store it in the freezer for later because it will melt away pretty fast if you don’t.
Sorbet seems like such a fancy word for something so easy, but what can I say – I quite enjoy the simplicity once in a while.

For 2 servings:

250ml (about a cup) of plain yoghurt

One box of frozen raspberries

Some sugar, vanilla or other frozen berries if you’d like

Sounds for Studying

So I don’t know about you, but myself and studying are not the best of friends.

I can take hours preparing for studying – mentally, making tea, getting snacks, setting the mood, ya know – when spending only half an hour really studying afterwards.

But seriously, I feel like I need a good amount of preparation to really focus on my studying and one part of said preparing for me is finding some nice sounds to listen to. I tried to listen to music before, but that didn’t really work for me (I guess I’m too much of a sing-along person).

So because I can’t listen to music, but I can’t handle complete silence either, I discovered some websites to fill my need for calming sounds while studying:

Firstly, there is Rainy Mood. This is a pretty straight forward site with a nice rain sound. For me personally there is a little to much thunder going on from time to time, but still pretty good, simple site.

Another straight forward one: Rainy Cafe where you can mix the sounds of a busy cafe with rain. A really nice if still simple one because you can decide how much rain or cafe noise you want to add. I always like to create what I would describe as a rainy day at a table beside a window far back in the corner of cozy cafe (so a lot of rain and less cafe noise I guess).

Coffitivity on the other hand focuses solely on cafe sounds, but it has some great options. You can listen to the morning murmur, lunchtime lounge and university undertones for free while you need to buy a premium account for some other more exotic ones (Brazil Bistro).

Last but not least, my favorite website: soundrown where you can choose between so many great sounds to calm you down or let you focus on getting stuff done. My favorite is the rain sound (with just a tiny little bit of thunder), but they also have coffee, waves, fire, birds, night, train, fountain, white noise and playground noises.

Hopefully this helps some of you fellow college/uni guys & girls. If you know any other websites for calming sounds let me know!

January Favorites

This week was super unproductive and I procrastinated a lot! In general tough, this month wasn’t that bad at all.

I took my first exam for this semester (neuroanatomy) and worked really hard. Even though I didn’t do the best job on the exam I still passed – and for now that’s all that matters.

It has also been my birthday month and I enjoyed almost a week full of fun with my friends and family. I know that #blessed is pretty overused on social media, but let’s admit that sometimes we feel straight up #blessed!

So in honor of January and a hopefully productive upcoming February: Here are the things I liked last month:

  • Today is not over yet – most inspiring post I’ve read in a while
  • This beautiful mash-up makes me wish I was anywhere near as creative & talented
  • Jo Malones Wood Sage & Sea Salt – smells like cozying up to your bf in front of a fire place in a beach house during a rainy night in fall (not that I have any idea of what that feels like though)
  • Avocados – it seems like they’re not only a lot cheaper in winter but also way more yummy and perfect looking
  • Invisibilia sparked my love for podcasts! (I’d be happy for any suggestions for other ones to listen to – but maybe wait till after I’m done with my exams)

What are your favorites? What podcasts do you like?