Holiday “hype”

The holidays are gone, all presents are given, the hype has died out and people, including me, are back to their usual everyday lives. I didn’t update you on my holidays as, well, I just wanted to experience them. The best thing was that Martin was back and we got spent a little time together. I partied a little as you can see from the second photo. We had a blast at our company Christmas party. You can never go wrong with a Great Gatsby team, after all.

Beside that and a few more not so glamorous outings, I spent the holidays on different couches with Martin and Churchill – at home, at my parents and grandparents, at his folks, at a friend’s countryside villa. I just loved the total oblivion of it.

I won’t bother you with New year’s resolutions, as I think the hype should last more that in the short 1 week between Christmas and NYE. And I believe that I don’t need to change with the start of every new year. Change has taken such a big part of my life that I don’t tend to plan it. Life just doesn’t go as you’ve planned it, so I may just as well enjoy the unknown. What about you?






Berlin week: All I want for Christmas is snow

A little more than a week till Christmas and there is no snow here in Bulgaria. There wasn’t snow in Berlin either, but at least the Germans know how to keep up the Christmas spirit..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My week on Instagram

I’m afraid I’m becoming one of those mothers that make Facebook profiles of their kids, and I’m sorry, but Milo is so cute I can’t resist. So here’s another one of his many photos:

This was his first big walk in the park and he liked this stick, 3 times his size, of course.

In respect to the upcoming holidays, I’ve been occupied with Christmas decorations, but I could never surpass my parents and the 5 meter tree outside their restaurant:

The “new” year

I don’t know about you, but my 2013 was the year of the “new”. New apartment, new jobs..yeah, plural…new boyfriend, new people, new places, new business, new hair, new look, new doggy. And as the Christmas holidays approach it was time for a Christmas tree. But this year it’s not just any regular tree, it’s my first home-alone tree. I bought it, placed it on a stool, decorated it myself with the new toys I bought and now my living room smells of pine and comfort and Christmas.


My last week of 2012

Family Christmas

Opening presents

Glory glory Man Utd



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Snow tops

2012 was a very strange year for me. Every time I tried to make plans things came crashing down. The good thing is there always was another option in the ashes of my arrangements. I had pretty tough time with a big breakup and mostly with  the loss of my dog. Still, I had my friends right by my side to cheer me up and I can’t deny I had pretty fun moments with them. I’m grateful for these friendships and for my family for keeping me sane and on the right track.

This blog was another thing that I wasn’t planning and I’m so happy I did it. I found this whole new sphere where I can learn, develop and most of all meet great people. I still can’t believe how many people like my musings and find my works good and interesting. I just hope I manage to entertain you all during the next year.

I’ll stop with the rambling, that’s all for today. And for 2012. Have a fun, magical, amazing, unbelievable and awesome New Year. See you in 2013!

Christmas dinner


My Christmas fortune


Vasil's Christmas tree


The art of opening presents


Dinosaurs rule

The family dinner is always fun but giving presents to my 5 year old nephew Vasil is the highlight of Christmas. Seeing the look on his face tearing the gift paper and listening to him singing Christmas carols is priceless. I hope you had a magical Christmas too! Now it’s time for more presents and more dinosaurs 🙂