Spring’s here + lux weekend in Berlin

Hey friends,

just to prevent you from another “oh still that old post, nothing new on here, yawn”-moment ; a little update.

I spent the weekend in Berlin together with my dad and a big part of my family! We came together to celebrate my lovely cousin Claras birthday! For me, who watches every coin right know to save up money for amazing future trips (woooo) [trips in terms of travelling ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]ย  these three days were luuuux! Went to a vietnamese restaurant the first day, bought TONS of fresh local organic veggies from a little village shop to make a nice potato-swede-cauliflower-carrot casserolethe other day, vegan choc-mint icecream at night (don’t take me as an example kids) aaaand a raw vegan acai-bowl (best thing are the raspberries and raw cocoa nibs) + “Macao” cocoa with maca + glutenfree vegan cookie @ HOPE Superfood Deli. Deeelish guys!! So, as I said, luxury, and I am really grateful for the quality family time we had together ๐Ÿ™‚

Right, now I really have to study efficiently for my upcoming exams and nutrition study! By the way: it is spring already (NUTS!) I love love love it! Favourite time ๐Ÿ™‚ Alright, hugs to you, stay healthy, cheers Jula xxx

Amsterdam Part2

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Welcome back adventurer! Here we go, second part of my attempt to capture the blissful beauty of this special city! Also, happy weekend! I am glad that I’ve got 2 days off anything to concentrate on my uni homework and christmas presents ๐Ÿ™‚ This year I somehow managed to NOT get into stress regarding presents and just having fun adding bits of this and that to fit every individual loved one ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here we were on the scout for a nice coffee shop that serves vegan lunch. This one had only one option BUT we stayed to take pics of their incredible decor! So lovely!

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Ok, so we didn’t find a vegan snack but stumbled across this pretty restaurant that had some vegan and glutenfree options. Not very cheap but worth the price …
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This tempeh and salad plate with patatas bravas was 11 โ‚ฌ and included the MOST pleasent server that you can also have a nice chat with!

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Tempeh is fermented soy beans and super healthy, it is rich in protein and dietary fibre and leads to way less bloating than normal tofu. Our body loooves fermented stuff (i.e. Sauerkraut/miso/soy sauce)
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Next up, one of plenty of beau-ti-ful windows and show rooms, perfectly decorated in style and with abandon! Simply walking by these shops is fun, you don’t even ave to leave money there! But, on the other hand, it’s not even that expensive, you’ve got all kinds of price variations!

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There will be a last part on monday, it would just be too much beauty for one post ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish you the happiest 4. advent and love and peace and balance,

yours truly, Jule xx

 

This weekend was insane!

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Do I need to explain? Just feel it, admit ย it and live it ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello Queens and Princes,

how was your weekend? To start with mine… well, we had a fckng blast!!! Firstly, on Thursday I got the info that all my classes are cancelled for Friday – ย so instead of uni from 10-6 pm I had the whole day off and could help getting te flat set for the big party! As you may know we had our ‘house warming’-party and were expecting a loooot of friends to come! So we had huge buffet of vegan food, hot and cold, sweet and hearty, a dream-frankly. Anna and Elsa, wo told me more than once that they are to busy to join the party, eventually surprised me and boosted my happiness-level from 100 to 250! Weeell I had a feeling that something like that would happen but in the end you never know and I was just so super super excited to have them around!

On Saturday a comparatively small group of people stayed and we ad a nice long walk in the rain, ten went to the cinema (did you know that there is a new movie from J.K.Rowling that is like a resumption of the Harry Potter movies?? I liked it a lot, quite fantastic but very nice ๐Ÿ™‚ After that we had a look at another house party in a ridicilously big flatshare, tey had a proper boiler room in there ๐Ÿ˜€ So we danced to good old german techno just as if we haven’t had partied all night the night before ๐Ÿ˜€

We just had such a good time and I am gratefdul for everyone who was part of it! Hasta lueeegooo โค

Hola gente! This is yesterdays post that I couldn’t upload so ere you go:

Today Lotte arrived and we are finally all together for the first time! I spent the night at my mum’s place and got back at 4 pm, then Eva and I unpacked like ย 10.000 pieces of kitchen stuff from Lotti and later had pumpkin soup for dinner! Tommorrow is Ikea-time to get a few last things ๐Ÿ™‚ (Turned out we needed so much stuff again…ugh. But it is getting more and more homely now)

1324btw, did I tell you about my second day at uni? It was lush, we had a crafts test where our sewing skills were tested (I was so nervous before that but in the end it was super chill!) and therefore I already got to work on the sewing machine! So much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Alright, talk to you later! xo Jule

 

My day through 20mm/f1.7

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Life got upgraded yesterday; I bought myself a new lens, which is barely larger than the lid of a marmalade jar! It’s the Panasonic Lumix 20mm/f1.7 Pancake (did I hear pancake??) lens which is a prime lens and, obviously, extremely light-sensitive with it’s wide aperture!

I got it through eBay-kleinanzeigen.de which I currently am obsessed with! It’s so light that I am able to carry my fairly big Lumix GH3 in my purse all day! A dream!

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So yesterdayย my sister and I went to a furniture shop to get me a mattress and pillow, then we wanted to collect a chair (via eBay again) but it didn’t fit my need. So we went to my new flatshare and put up my bed, had chinese take-away and cider and just chilled on the floor in that empty flat… real cozy, honestly ๐Ÿ˜€

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The next days are all about moving in and moving stuff, so… weird. Anytime I moved in the last 2 years (abroad) I didn’t have too much stuff and no furniture. But I am so so so lucky and grateful to have those glorious people around who help me day in and out! Like in general… I am fricking thankful for my family and friends. They give me so much and deserve all my love โค

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Busy living life

Puh, I guess I can say without any exaggeration that I’ve been super lazy blogging!

But not because I didn’t have any ideas or feel like it, no… I’ve been actually super busy doing other things. I know, this is not typically me. But the last few weeks were so packed with all that stuff that is leading me into the life of a student. New flat, new flatmates, worries and excitement towards the future! It’s funny playing this society game haha! I mean how hilariousย is life? 7 months ago I didn’t waste a single thought on the option of studying ๐Ÿ˜€ So now I’ll take things as they are and give my best to stay conscious and always remember the true values of life!

Like moments like this. I said it before and I’ll say it again:

My closest friends and family can always come to mine. Babe, I’m honest. Looking forward to the day that I come home and bae is laying in my bed (with some vegan baked goods haha or mashed potatoes and peas). This also goes out to my sweetest sister, as well as my cousin. Just to count a few ๐Ÿ™‚

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Leipzig Wildpark – September 2016

Travel update

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Hey you guys!

Just a quick update: I spent a fuckin lovely weekend with Anna here in Leipzig and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (for the Germans out there: yes, that is supposed to be the right translation ๐Ÿ˜› ), it was a very very active one and we left our comfort zones multiple times! I’ll upload pictures and reports later, right now I am not feeling so well, catched a cold :/ Also I gotta go make rosemary potato wedges ๐Ÿ˜€

Speak to you later xxxx

Dungarees

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Overall by Dorothy Perkins

Pictures I took of my blue overall which kinda looks likeย work clothing, you know, those blue onesies workers wear a at a construction site ๐Ÿ˜€ It used to have two basic straps over the shoulders but one went off so I made a neck holder top out of it! I love this one, from the first day I bought it in England, but it seems like I’ve grown or it shrinked because it’s a bit to tight now. Not visible on pictures but it’s just uncomfy :/ Therefore I’ll sell it. I think. Or I’ll think of a way to make it larger. Haha!

#mercuryretrograde – what’s best to do & not do โ˜ฝ โ™

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Hey guys!

I am back from an amazing and surprising weekend in Poland where we celebrated the birthday of good friend. After two days among 60 people I finally got to know a woman who vibes with me on a deep level. She’s a reiki healer and on her personal spiritual journey as well and we dived deep into topics like chakra healing, protection against other peoples negative energy (wear hats!), twin flames, self love etc!

One thing that is pretty present in my life right now is that I have to learn to be courageous enough to do what I am afraid of, because

You know your way by looking at the things you fear!

Btw, are you experiencing a rough time right know with more stress or bad luck than usual? You should know that its the MERCURY RETROGRADE in virgo right now, bringing chaos with it, and we need to be really aware and conscious and double check everything! It’s a great time to rethink actions or to finish something. DO NOT plan or make big actions, sign contracts, make agreements (not even verbal), start anything new. It is more likely to not last and it may change very quickly. The main period terminates on the 22.09.

So this is why I still didn’t signย a contract for a flat and why I’ll wait till the mercury is through the most intense phase of its retrograde!

Also, what my friend just told me, it is a good time to get rid of stuff and tidy out. Supposedly it is easier to part with stuff you don’t need any longer, so this is what I did on friday and will do today as well ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s always nice because I find stuff I kinda forgot about and which I thought would no longer suit me, like this grey skirt I am wearing in the picture above. But then I start mixing it up with other items and find myself in an outfit I really like! ๐Ÿ™‚

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My lunch, recipe inย this blogpost โค

Abundance on my plate (+waffle recipe)

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Started the day with a bowl of fresh local fruits (which looked so freakin juicy and yummy that I had to show you guys via pictures :D) and homemade vegan gluten free waffles with soy yoghurt and blackcurrant jam! This combo thooooo *____*

And because we like sharing I’ll share my rule-of-thumb recipe!

VEGAN + GLUTENFREE BREAKFAST WAFFLES

Pour some vegan milk (I love to use vanilla rice milk because of the flavor) in a measuring cup and sweeten with a splash of agave nectar. Then put in some spoonfulls of corn flour, so that the mixture is still very fluid. Add about 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a bit of salt and vanilla (if not already in the milk).

Then put in gf-flour mix (mine from Dr. Schรคr mainly contains rice and potato flour) until the mixture is thick but still pourable. Btw: you can mix any gluten free flours and just experiment. Buckwheat flour is really nice as well, giving it that grainy texture, just as ground flaxseeds or coconut shreds. Have I mentioned oat flakes instead of flour? Incredibly good! You see, so many options!!

Bananas work pretty well, too, so just try out what you like but always watch out for the thick yet pourable texture!

 

I guess, this was the most unconventional recipe of all times hahah, I basically said : take milk, baking powder, flour and some substitutes of your choice, mix until thick and smooth and bake until ready ๐Ÿ˜€

Long lives the testing (cruelty free of cooourse)!

Cheers guys, have a wonderful day!