Five pictures from my childhood

Ever since I came to Belgium, I've suffered blogger's block. I guess because I've kept myself really busy and didn't have a lot of time to work on blog posts, or think for ideas. 

I decided to google some post ideas and this was something I found and really liked, so let's travel a tiny bit in time to my childhood.

This is a photo of my sister and me holding our cousins. I'm the oldest one, the one with the headband. I love my cousins to pieces and I simply cannot believe those babies are now 14 and 15 year olds. I'm 6 years older than my oldest cousin, so I guess I was about 7 years old in this picture, my sister was about 4, and my cousins where 1 and a few months old.

This is a picture of me impersonating my grandfather. I was 5 months old when the photo was taken. He used to snore a lot, so I was trying to imitate what he did.

This a picture of me, my sister, and my neighbors one Christmas. I found this picture a about two years ago. I'd never seen it so I took it to my mother and asked her the story behind the photo. In the photo, I'm the one with the orange hat. As I mentioned a few times, in Spain, the gifts are not delivered my Santa Claus but by the Three Wise Men. You can see one of them in this photo. I was desperate to find an old photo of me on Christmas this last holidays, which seemed like an impossible mission. I'm glad I at least have this one. I love how fashionable we look eating cotton candy.

I think this picture was taken at my sister's christening party when I was 3 years old. I like this picture because you can see what I looked like pretty well. There's not a very interesting story behind it, but I like it.

Question of the day

What is your favorite memory from your childhood?

Oh yes! I have a new domain!

This weekend, I was working on a new design for Emma of Peace.Love.Vintage and somehow, it encouraged me to do something I'd been thinking of doing for some time: I bought a domain for my blog!

So now the URL of my blog is no longer but Nice, right?

For anyone interested in buying a domain for their blog (they're pretty cheap, actually), I decided to buy mine on because it was the cheapest place. However, I kind of regretted doing this since I struggled so bad to make my new domain work on blogger.

My tip for anyone who wants a .com domain is that you do it when you have a lot of free time. It took me two days just to update my URL on blogger, and hard work is not over yet! I still need to update it on bloglovin'.

Overall, I love my new domain and I'm very happy with my decision. So next time you visit my blog, remember I have a new URL now!

Question of the Day

Have you spent any money on your blog?

Prague and Budapest

My friends and I recently visited Prague and Budapest, and since you know I love sharing the photos from my trips with you, here are the ones from our latest trip...

I had an amazing time and loved both cities. If only my camera wasn't broken... I wish you enjoy the pictures as well!



Good news, bad news, ice and snow

Stop rubbing your eyes. It is real. I'm posting again! I'm sorry I couldn't post anything any earlier. I had some problems with my computer, the holidays, exams... But... good news! I'm back!

I would love to be able to share nothing but good news with you but I'm afraid I have some "bad" news. My phone's camera broke. And I don't have any other camera here with me so the photos on my blog are going to be terrible from now on, and have some very annoying grey lines in the middle of them.

I'm actually been feeling a lot in a blogging mood lately. I'm going on a little trip on Wednesday, so I was going to wait to come back to write my "I'm back!" post about it, but... I couldn't wait any longer!

Today I woke up to find out everything covered in snow, and decided to go ice-skating. All morning I've been having thoughts that I would have tweeted, but then I thought... why not put them all together in a blog post? 

love ice-skating. I'm not very good at it, but I really enjoy it: the smell of the rink, the cold, sliding on the ice... It's a feeling you can't express with words.

Since I came back to Belgium after Christmas, I've been ice-skating quite a lot, because it makes me feel a lot better and I've been actually needing it. I'm really proud of myself for how motivated I've kept myself. It's very hard because the opening hours are terrible, so going makes waking up very early, and my bed is just so comfy. And also because I'm alone in the ice so I tend to get bored, and I have nobody to help me so I'm barely improving at all.

One thing I realised today is snowy days are made for ice-skating. They make such a great combination, which would be completely perfect followed by a warm coffee from Starbucks. But seeing the snow and ice-skating also gives you a pretty amazing feeling.

Another thing I love about iceskating is that it gives you a lot of lessons about life. For example, it's ok to fall. It will happen. Sometimes even when you're not doing anything complicated so you don't expect to fall. And some times will hurt more than others. But there's not a single time you won't be able to stand back up, or a pain that will last forever.

To keep me motivated, I created a board on Pinterest with ice-skating photos that make me want to skate, and today I wanted to share them with you:

Question of the day

What is your favorite sport? Have you ever tried iceskating?

Christmas Playlist

One of the things I love about Christmas (although I actually like everything about it, to be honest) are Christmas songs. I even have a music playlist with only Christmas music, so I decided to share it with you.

  1. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Michael Bublé
  2. Jingle Bell Rock -  Hot Chelle Rae
  3. Baby It's Cold Outside - John Travolta & Olivia Newton
  4. A holly jolly Christmas - Lady Antebellum
  5. Wonderland - Heidi Klum
  6. A Natale puoi - Alicia
  7. Maybe this Christmas -  Tracey Thorn
  8. The Christmas song - Barbra Streisand
  9. Happy Xmas (war is over) - Christina Perri
  10. Christmas (Baby please come home) - Mariah Carey
  11. Christmas is all around - Billy Mack
  12. All I want for Christmas is You - Olivia Olson
  13. Merry Christmas, happy holidays - N'sync
  14. Someday at Christmas - Stevie Wonder
  15. My only wish this year - Britney Spears
  16. The Christmas Waltz - She & Him
  17. Trains and winter rains - Enya
  18. Warm this winter - Gabriella Cilmi
  19. One more sleep - Leona Lewis
  20. I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus - The Jackson 5
  21. Ave Maria - Beyonce
  22. Underneath the tree - Kelly Clarkson
  23. White Christmas - Kelly Clarkson
  24. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! - Ella Fitzgerald
  25. Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea
  26. It's the most wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams
  27. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
  28. Let it snow - Boyz II Men
  29. Baby It's cold outside - Carrie Fletcher & Tom Law
  30. Every Day is Christmas - Colbie Caillat

The Christmas Tag

I saw this tag in Milk Bubble Tea and I knew I had to do it! I love Christmas, and I love tags so... this was perfect! I'm so in the Christmas spirit already but nobody around me seems to be too, so I'm hoping this will also help to spread it a little bit! Feel free to tag yourself, and if you do, leave me the links in the comments!

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

Well... I think I have two: Elf, and Love Actually. They're so typical I know! But I just love them and I need to watch them every single Christmas. And when I was little I used to be crazy about Miracle on 34th Street.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

It's different in Spain because it's The Three Wise Men who bring the presents so... I open my gifts on the 6th of January (morning).

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

When I was little, I used to go to my dad's hometown for The Three Wise Men night. They would first arrive at a short of arena, after a big show. Then there was the parade, and then we would go to a house my aunt has in a small village to have dinner with all my family (which is a pretty large family). There is a castle next to her house and they always told me that was where they lived and stored their presents, which I obviously believed, so I would sit by the window and looked at the castle hoping I would see them.

Because they lived next to my aunt's house, it was one of the first houses where they left the presents, so they would leave them at like noon, instead of while I was sleeping. So I didn't have to wait to open my gifts! And so that we wouldn't see them, they would take the light away. I now know my family would turn them off from time to time to make me think they were leaving my gifts upstairs. After a few of these moments, it was time to check if they had come and... well.. gifts!!

4. favourite festive food?

Hhmmm... Panettone, I think.

5. Favourite Christmas gift ?

This is a hard one. I wish I could think of one I received as a kid but... my polaroid z2300.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

Can I say Yankee Candle's Christmas Cupcake? Or the scent of Nespresso's Christmas coffees. They smell like Christmas for some reason.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Not really. Just dinner with my family...

8. What tops your tree?

I'd like to say a star, but the truth is we lost ours, so last year my sister and I decided a Christmas hat would do.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I can't think of anything right now...

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?

Umm... everything! Having no class, the cold, the snow, ice-skating rinks, Christmas decorations, dinners with my family, gifts (giving and receiving), Christmas sweaters, Christmas drinks, Christmas music...

DIY Washi Tape Reindeer

For me, the moment Halloween is over, it's time to start getting crazy about Christmas! However, nobody here seems to think the same way, so I was trying to wait until Christmas is a bit closer, but... I'm sorry, I hate waiting. Today I was really craving a DIY so I decided to do this, which is slightly Christmassy, but not too much.

To do this all you need is some washi tape. Just paste it into your walls drawing a reindeer.

Question of the Day

Do you think it's too early for Christmas decorations?

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