Apr 30, 2014

I plant a tree

I just found this great project, where this group of people plants a tree for your blog in order to make up for the environmental damage caused by blogs. You wouldn't think a blog can do any damage to our environment, but there are so many servers involved, that it sure does.

I have decided that this blog will plant an oak tree, because an oak is such a majestic, classic tree that can live for centuries.

Mein Blog hat eine Eiche gepflanzt.

The project is almost over, but maybe a few of you guys out there will still be able to also plant a tree!

Xoxo, happy planet saving!

Apr 16, 2014

20 ways... New series

There's a side of me that until a few years ago I didn't even know I had. I don't know what changed since then, but over the last two years it has become more and more important to me to live a sustainable life. The environment we are all gifted with is such an amazing miracle and we are well on the way to destroying this beauty.

As soon as I realized that, I felt like I had to turn my whole life around and live like a role model for sustainable living. But I'm not. And I didn't I still take occasional flights in my holidays, I don't take public transport all the time and I deny myself all imported goods. Nevertheless have I made a lot of little changes to my way of life.

Lots of people say they don't want to make an effort because it won't actually have an impact at all, but I believe, that if every person out of a big number of people makes a tiny effort, together they will be able to move mountains.

I am writing this series to inspire you to also make some changes. Every three weeks, there will be ideas on how to save water, save electricity, simply live a greener life and a lot more aspects - and all that without having to make big changes. And, best of all, most of the ideas will even save you some money.

I am sure there will be lots of little things that will be easy to integrate into your life. To me, this will be a big success, even if only one or two of you guys take up a few of my suggestions.

Having said all this, I want to ask you guys to remember what a beautiful, delicate thing our planet is and what we could do to save it from being destroyed by us.

Xoxo, let's save this world together!

Apr 9, 2014

Great Lent - Easter Preparations

The 40 days of great lent are almost over and I thought I'd share share with you what I gave up on. Before waiving I had had this habit of checking my phone every 10 minutes to see if there was any news. Most times it would only be a newsletter or some other boring notification I weren't even remotely interested in. So I thought about it and decided to waive internet my phone for 40 days.

And it worked! I don't feel like checking my phone every few minutes and sometimes even completely forget about it. Which led as far as forgetting to switch it back to loud mode and therefore not being able to answering any calls for a whole afternoon.

I have to confess, the first two weeks or so I was bored out of my mind at times, just because I couldn't be on Facebook or play my favorite game. But that got easier every day. Also, I had to switch mobile data on a few times, because I had to use google maps and transfer some pictures. But apart from that, I have sticked to the plan and am very proud of myself!

Did you guys also waive something? How did you feel?

Xoxo, happy waiving!

Apr 2, 2014

RGRC Update #4

It's update number 4 on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. So far, I haven't been working so hard on the challenge, but nonetheless have I read 16 out of 340 books. Aaaand, I've been reading a bit more than last time, but I have to admit, that Brave New World, The Wizard of Oz and The Scarecrow of Oz are quite short and easy to read.

The wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is a colorful, exciting and entertaining story for children, which I will happily read to my future children. Except, of course for the scenes where the lion beheads some of their enemies.

Just as The wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz is a nice adventure tale for children, taking place in many wonderful, strange and fantastic places. Also, we get to meet a few characters again, that have been in the story about the Wizard of Oz.

A bit shocking, but definitely an eye opener was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. With all that's going on in Russia right now, it is more relevant than ever to think about what could happen if there was only one government that made all the rules and regulations for everyone - especially a government like the one they have in Russia.

And then there was Madame Bovary, written by Gustave Flaubert, which is a book about a bourgeois woman's (love) life during the early and mid 19th century. The book gives the reader an broad insight, but is a bit lenghty at times.

Xoxo, happy reading!