Archive for July, 2012

July 29, 2012

The smell of Sunday

My house smells like Sunday. It’s comforting, embracing, relaxing..

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I still had veil from Croatia in the tiny freezer, add up some herbs I picked in Croatia and dried myself, a good Spanish wine, a few Amsterdam- bought ingredients, love and patience and there’s the Smell of Sunday.

Is there any smell that can make your day and instantly make you feel happy?

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July 23, 2012

España/ Razones

I always loved Spain.

I love Spanish food, Spanish people, Spanish music and I would love to have lots of time when I visit Spain again, so I could drive around and visit all my Spanish friends and their homes; I’ve got so many places and people I would like to visit.. in Cuenca,  Madrid, Valladolid, La Coruña, Bilbao, Tarifa, Las Palmas…. perhaps I forgot a place?
*edit@ 24-07-2012: Barcelona, Seville…
*edit@ 25-07-2012: Almeria… (sorry people I forgot you!)

One wish when I do so is to see my favourite Spanish singer live; Bebe.

This one is for my Spanish teacher;
I., te voy a echar de menos… 

July 23, 2012

Cheese and Wine Tasting Tours at Sirana Gligora

Visiting Croatia this summer? Here’s a tip:

Cheese and Wine Tasting Tours at Sirana Gligora.

Sirana Gligora

July 19, 2012

Recap..

I have been extremely busy lately. Working hard, but luckily there was plenty of time for pleasure too.

Haven’t taken the time to properly post any blogposts for a while. So…. here’s a recap of my recent life in pictures.

(Click on the pics to see them bigger)

July 12, 2012

Meditating

Work is hectic. I’m not good at meditating yet so here’s how I stay calm and sane today:

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July 10, 2012

Turkish Pogaca in Amsterdam

Don’t you love it when your friends experiment on you to test recipes? My Turkish friend decided to go back to her roots and made us Turkish Pogaca…. In my kitchen :) for a first time they were extremely good, the stuffing with feta cheese and Mediterranean herbs was tasty. Excellent late night dinner. Thank you!

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July 6, 2012

A reminder to myself..

Osho -life

Osho -life

According to Osho every human being is a Buddha with the capacity for enlightenment, capable of unconditional love and of responding rather than reacting to life, although the ego usually prevents this, identifying with social conditioning and creating false needs and conflicts and an illusory sense of identity that is nothing but a barrier of dreams. Otherwise man’s innate being can flower in a move from the periphery to the centre.

Osho views the mind first and foremost as a mechanism for survival, replicating behavioural strategies that have proven successful in the past. But the mind’s appeal to the past, he said, deprives human beings of the ability to live authentically in the present, causing them to repress genuine emotions and to shut themselves off from joyful experiences that arise naturally when embracing the present moment: “The mind has no inherent capacity for joy. … It only thinks about joy.”The result is that people poison themselves with all manner of neuroses, jealousies and insecurities. He argued that psychological repression, often advocated by religious leaders, makes suppressed feelings re-emerge in another guise, and that sexual repression resulted in societies obsessed with sex. Instead of suppressing, people should trust and accept themselves unconditionally. This should not merely be understood intellectually, as the mind could only assimilate it as one more piece of information: instead meditation was needed.

Osho lotus

Osho lotus

ThX Wikipedia.

July 5, 2012

New in Amsterdam: Lockdown Festival

You know I love festivals… here’s a new one;

New in Amsterdam: Lockdown Festival.

Reblogged from http://clairecityblog.wordpress.com/

Lockdown Festival Amsterdam