Monday, 13 October 2014

autumn days

Autumn came to the streets and parks and it even sneaked through the window to my room, so I'm sitting in jumpers, drinking hot ginger tea, listening to melancholic tunes and drawing, drawing, drawing.
Sweater weather.
I got an adorable raccoon jumper and some plain gloves (yes, I'm gonna embroider something on them!). I was in some interesting places, found some good charity shops, bought some books.
I have so many creative ideas, I don't know where to start - drawing, writing, embroidery, crafts, everything at once. I'm working on the project about phobia for the uni and I'll definitely share that online later. 

what are your autumn thoughts? xx

Friday, 26 September 2014

a student's diary ✿

And just like that the induction week ended. 
On Tuesday we went to the Bristol zoo to sketch animals and have lunch and get to know each other a bit. I loved it, especially the magical underwater tunnel and huge, beautiful beetles and butterflies. 
I love my uni, I love my teachers, I can't wait for my classes to start and I am such a nerd, one of the first things I did was running to the library and borrowing myself some interesting books to study during the weekend. I think I should just live there, get a sleeping bag under a shelf, smuggle some good coffee and make friends with books. 
[That's my freshers week. Yes.]

Beside that, I'm walking long distances in Cardiff and try to know the city. I'm not really hopeless, I met amazing people and went to some really cool pubs like Full Moon, listened to some great music and some great stories.  I discover amazing places, like Cinnamon Sticks or cool charity shops. Here are my new finds:

The vintage patterns in my wardrobe collide which is kinda cool I guess.

Tomorrow - a pancake morning with my new housemates and new "Doctor Who" episode. Sometimes life is nice.

thanks for reading! xx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

the day at the bay~

We used another day of good weather to see the Cardiff Bay - I'll certainly return there to visit Doctor Who Experience, but on Wednesday we just wanted to spend a calm time together. We took a long walk from city centre and we ate lunch sitting on a terrace and looking at the water. We had delicious iced coffee and at the end we took the boat to the Bute Park, which was so nice (and we saw so many beautiful swans on our way back!). 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cardiff, I'm in love

Finally! I have internet in my new house which means that I can finally tell you something about the big change that happened this week!
I've already moved to Cardiff. I was also in London for an hour, so I was able to do a quick walk and I know I'll come there in the future. The photos below show fragments of my new room - I'm trying to decorate it and make it more mine, putting my favourite illustrations everywhere. The room is antique, but I like the vintage feel!

The city is awesome and I dedicate this week to sightseeing. City centre, beautiful parks, castles, museums and endless walks (with stops for a coffee). This is my first time in UK, but I think I love it.
My street is quite quiet (I wonder if it will stay that way when more students move in) and my new campus looks like an amazing place - very modern and well designed.
What I love the most is the fact that I can walk to almost every place and everything seems to be near.

I took a really long walk on Tuesday, walked aroung the Cardiff Castle and then I went into the charming Bute Park. I think I found my new green place to sit with a book and a cup of coffee. The weather is beautiful whole week and I managed to catch the light between trees and make photos of my impressions of this place.

I will share with you more thoughts and places when I get to know the city and the people.
see you! xo xo

Sunday, 7 September 2014

❤ eat me drink me ❤

Hello there!
Yesterday felt so much like middle of the summer - warm and sunny, still green - and sitting at home would be a shame, so my boyfriend took me to one of the most amazing places in Warsaw. You know, of course, about my deep love for "Alice in Wonderland", so you can imagine how happy I was when I learned about Eat me Drink me!
I wanted to dress up like Alice, but finally I just picked up a cute pastel outfit from a skirt you've seen before, pink oversize blouse, thrifted belt and heart-shaped sunglasses.
And when I stepped inside and felt like I'm in Disneyland again, I was so amazed by the design of Eat me Drink me - every little detail is on its place and there are so many references not only to the Disney movie (which I expected), but also to the novel. So you can eat the "Jabberwocky" or "Humpty Dumpty" salad, or drink the "Golden afternoon" drink - everything looks so pretty and it tastes awesome too! They have pretty much everything, from coffee and cake (and small sugar cookies with "eat me" written on them) to sandwiches, pasta and burgers. 

As you see, the atmosphere is truly magical. All the decorations really reminded me of the Wonderland part in Disneyland. Eat me Drink me is somehow divided in two parts - one is light and pastel so you can feel like you're participating in a tea party (we were sitting there) and the other one is more dark, with lamps shaped like kettles and decorative cards everywhere (so you can feel a bit like in the Red Queen's labirynth?).
I will definitely visi them again - maybe even this week, before my flight to Cardiff? This is the kind of place you don't forget, because you'll find there just everything you need (oh, did I mention that they also seel incredibly cute home accessories like aprons with cupcakes, bowls and cute baskets?).
If you're ever in Warsaw, make Eat me Drink me one of your destinations! ❤

have a nice day! xo xo