A week in January


I dunno about you, but for me, it doesn’t matter if I go to bed later than usual, I’ll still wake up same time as always. Around 7. Sleeping in does not exist in my world.

Instead, I’ll crash around 5 in the afternoon. Which was what I did on Monday. Suddenly found myself in a desperate need of a nap, this one was v. pleased (despite her resting bitch face):



My skin informed me, in no uncertain terms, that it was time for a mask. The situation was getting far too oily. This was what I had at hand:


Not the best mask in the world, but it gets the job done.

Do, however, need to quit the Neal’s Yard day cream; I want to love it because it smells divine, but it doesn’t control my oils at all. Which was what lead to the desperate situation.


Finally finished Steve Sem-Sandberg’s Therese about Ulrike Meinhof. There was probably a reason why I read the first 200 pages, put it back on the shelf and forgot about it. It was a strange read. Not necessarily in a good way.

Also not sure how I feel about it assuming all readers know German. Like this:


I.e. there was a frequent use of German lines, no translation or explanation. I usually like random inclusion of German in texts, but in this case…

It reminds me of this lecture in poetry where the lecturer thought it was a good idea to read German poetry out loud to the class, arguing that even if you don’t understand German you get a feel for the poem.


Maybe if it was read by Blixa Bargeld, but you, dear sir, you ain’t no Blixa.

Then again, it’s one of very few lectures I actually remember. So A for memorability?


On the one hand, time to get back to work :(((( etc.

Accumulating papers, doing me absolutely no good at all.

On the other, might be about time because the absolute majority of Wednesday was spent in front of the TV. I managed to catch 2 Harry Potter movies (!!) and stream Miss You Already. Among other things. Def. too long.

It’s nice have an excuse to put on tight pair of jeans and a full face of makeup though. For a while anyway.


Because today is Twelfth Night, the workday is a mere 4 hours. For those of us here. Quite frankly, I didn’t expect there to be hardly anyone at all. Thusly this outfit:

H&M sports tights (💕), black Puma hoodie from the men’s section (i.e., big and comfy), and most importantly, me mukluks.

This way, chances I’ll fit in a workout increases by a lot of percents. ..well. At least a half hour stretch. Stretching is my current favorite. LOVE stretching, long as possible!


A weekend morning must not be wasted on same old breakfast as usual (even if you’re still, miraculously, not tired of it), thusly, vegan chocolate pancakes:


Just tweaked my regular recipe: 1 cup of oats/flour, 2 scoops protein powder, 1 tbsp cacao, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 cup water/plant milk, 0.5 tsp salt and some cinnamon, yields about 12 small pancakes, enough for 2 servings. Served with a drizzle of agave and raspberries!

For next weekend I’m looking forward to trying a chocolate, peanut butter and banana baked oatmeal, as described by Caitlin Shoemaker here!


This weekend has been all about the stretching, watching things on svtplay and food; I’ve prepped beans, made scones and plain oatmeal squares to bring to work as a snack, filled my freezer with my favorite vegan sausage stew, an impromptu broccoli, purple cabbage and barley dish, and today I made my current favorite pasta dish:


It takes about 2 seconds to make: get a jar of primavera, fry up a squash in olive oil and garlic in some form, add frozen spinach for good measure, then in with approx. 250 g of beans (giant white is my fave), heat it up and serve with pasta. Added a cheeky red pepper too, because, why not?

Serves three; my freezer is now completely full. Won’t have to meal prep for weeks, which is a shame because I’m in a rare mood where I actually want to try making new things, according to recipe—unheard of!

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.


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