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Lake District holiday autumn fall landscape

While my previous post was me just telling you about how pretty my last weekend was, today I want to share with you some of my favourite photos from our trip to the Lake District. I usually avoid taking too many landscape pictures just because I find them a tiny bit boring. So this post is a summary of my favourite photos from the trip, a mix of everything.

And for the first time, Dan messed around my blog and wrote some words of wisdom. He probably didn’t see it coming, but I thought I’d leave them on. Wine not?


‘Sooo, let me tell you about Dan. He has been so great lately – it is difficult to express it in words. First and foremost, he is sooo sexy and with a charming smile. Even I, which some might argue – am used to his smile, cannot resist it.’

Lake District holiday autumn fall landscape


Daca in postarea anterioara am vorbit despre cat de frumos a fost la cabana, acum am zis sa va si arat cum a fost in cateva poze. Lake District e o zona cu lacuri aproape de Manchester, o zona turistica plina de trasee, dieverse activitati in aer liber si multe multe cabane. Daca alegeti sa veniti prin zona, va recomand cu drag Lake District doar pentru ca e ceva mai diferit. Iar eu una m-am indragostit de zona rurala a Angliei si nu de marele orase precum Londra. Zona rurala mi se pare mult mai romantica si mai autentica. 

Lake District holiday autumn fall landscape

Lake District holiday autumn fall landscape

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Lake District holiday autumn fall landscape

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DIY: tea leaves in jars

autumn colours

If you wonder what I’ve done lately, the answer is: a lot! There were some busy, but rewarding days and now I’ve finally found some time to share with you my last DIY project: Tea leaves in jars. I know, it’s not a very big discovery… but I think it looks very nice and it’s a great way to keep it, for those who love to drink tea made of leaves. I prefer to buy leaf tea as it tastes good and I get to mix it every time. However, the original packaging is often simple and not very interesting. So here’s my simple, cheap and cute way of keeping my tea on the shelves 🙂 I’m not ready yet, I still need to fill some more jars, but I wanted to show you how it looks so far.


Daca va-ntrebati ce-am facut in ultima vreme, raspunsul e: multeee si marunte! A fost o perioada mai aglomerata, dar plina de satisfactii. Iar acum ca am putin timp liber, am zis sa va arat cum mi-am aranjat frunzele de ceai. E un proiect usor, ieftin si dragut (zic eu!). Prefer sa fac ceai din frunze uscate si nu plicuri pentru ca mi se pare mai delicios si mereu combin aromele. In Romania gasiti frunze la magazinele naturiste, la farmacii, in supermarket – in multe locuri! Si de cele mai multe ori sunt intr-o cutie de carton sau o punguta de carton. In primul rand nu-mi place ambalajul, iar in al doilea rand mereu se imprastie pe langa. De-aceea am ales sa-mi aranjez ceaiul in borcane. Inca n-am terminat, dar n-am avut rabdare: a trebuit sa va arat progresul pana acum!

DIY JARS tea tea leaves tea glass jartea pot tea leaf organising chamomiletea organising  Next: Some Christmas decoration ideas: easy and inexpensive 🙂

❤ Andra

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Chic and comfortable at the same time

Comfortable dressI feel most comfortable in dresses. And when I say this, many girls will be like: ‘Oh, really? Yeah right..’ Just because many of us may associate a dress with something sexy, but uncomfortable to wear on a daily basis. But what I like to do is wear dresses that are not very tight and go well with tights, perfect for the colder weather. I got this dress for the Christmas dinner last year. But I find it such a great choice for everyday. Pair it with tights and you’re good to go to Uni.


Foarte des aleg sa port rochii sau fuste. Ma simt cel mai confortabil in ele. De-aceea de multe ori caut modele mai largute, care sa-mi permita sa ma misc in voie. Iar cu o pereche de colanti si o pereche de botine sau cizme, ma simt perfect pentru vremea asta! Rochia de azi am luat-o pentru cina de Craciun de anul trecut. Se observa greu in poze, insa are trase fire aurii printre material. Dar cu niste colanti maro nu mai pare asa eleganta si mi se pare super pentru o tinuta de zi cu zi. 

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I wore a Forever 21 dress, New Look necklace, Bulova watch, ELF lipstick, Primark boots. Here’s an inspirational board based on my outfit:

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Video: Two easy outfits

I’ve been thinking lately about creating more videos regarding my looks. I feel they are more interactive and, perhaps, interesting. That’s why I filmed two outfits, more as a test. To see how it goes and to see if you’d like it. The second outfit was already posted recently, with the pink dress and I apologise for this! However, it is still different and interesting to watch. Please let me know what you think. Should I make more videos like this? Your advice is very important, as it helps me grow 🙂


M-am tot gandit zilele trecute ca as face parca mai multe filmulete in care sa prezint mai multe tinute / idei de a combina o piesa.. sau ceva asemanator. Asa ca am filmat in doua zile si am creat un mic filmulet mai mult pe post de test. Cea de-a doua tinuta se repeta, tocmai v-am aratat-o. Imi cer scuze pentru asta, dar va asigur ca tot e ceva diferit. Mie personal imi place ideea de film, mi se pare mai interactiv si interesant. Dar astept parerile voastre. Ce spuneti? Sa imi dedic timpul pentru mai multe filmulete de acest gen? Mai jos aveti prima incercare. Nu ezitati sa-mi dati un feedback 🙂



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Fur CardiganIt’s that time of the year when I feel I wear most cardigans than ever. It’s too cold without something on, but too warm for the new coats we already see in shops. I’m not saying cardigans are the only way to go. I often opt for a cute sweater or a very light jacket. So definitely there are more options. It’s just that cardigans are what I wear most, I feel they can easily change an entire outfit. And this is what I recommend: buy some nice pieces that can make your outfit stand out. A cardigan can be cheap enough if you’ve got the patience to search for it. For example, I bought the one I’m wearing today with 7 pounds only, in a local shop in Manchester.


E-o perioada in care port cele mai multe cardigane. Se potrivesc de minune vremii. Si chiar daca ma tenteaza sa-mi achizitionez si sa port noile geci si paltonase, proaspat aduse prin magazine, e putin prea cald pentru ele. Nu spun ca singura optiune e un cardigan. Sunt gecile de piele care sunt si la moda anul asta, pulovarasele mai largute care merg bine in special peste rochite sau skinny jeans, sau chiar o geaca mai subtire. Insa azi am ales sa vorbesc despre cardigane, sa va arat ce-am ales sa port eu si sa va ofer cateva idei de shopping, la un pret accesibil.

cardigan cardigan cardigan Fur Cardigan Cardigan – Local Store / Dress – Orsay / Boots – Bershka / Bag – LYDC

Cardigan Inspiration

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