On Monday it was cold and windy, I had to wear my winter coat and scarf. Today is Sunday, it’s truly summer outside! I kind of like this all seasons in a week thing. As you might know, I’m not a big fan of the heat, but once in a while, an hour or two in the sunshine feels nice. And what better thing to do on a beautiful day than go and visit a botanic garden? I live in Leicester for almost 3 years now and I knew there was one somewhere close, but I imagined it being tiny and not worth going to. Until I saw Haarkon‘s photos.
My verdict? Perfect choice for a revision break or city routine gateway – beautiful garden with a great number of various greenhouses, only hour walk (15min drive) away from DMU campus. Entry is free, except on special event days. I suggest walking, the houses around the area are a piece of art worth admiring!
Continue reading University of Leicester Botanic Garden
God’s Own Junkyard is classed as an art gallery. I know a lot of people to whom art gallery means a building with white walls and paintings simply because they never had a chance to experience a different kind of art. If you’re one of them, I hope these photos will encourage you to think wider. I don’t remember where or how I heard about God’s Own Junkyard, but it went straight to my ‘Places to visit 2k18’ list.
Continue reading Raspberry coloured neon jungle; Welcome to God’s Own Junkyard.
I think of myself as an artist in training. I’m more interested in creating new material, playing with the idea of being somewhere else, discovering new perspectives and building new angles rather than interpreting old ones, analyzing dusty academic topics or rewriting plain facts. Perhaps it’s because I tend to stay ignorant of things I find boring. Or maybe it’s because I don’t enjoy things that are obvious. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I don’t want to spend my life buried in paperwork, in other people’s problems and dreams. Where do I want to spend my life? Well, that’s a completely different question. I’ll tell you once I know. I say I’m still ‘in training’ because good artist tends to know who they are or where they stand. I’m still figuring this out. What I know for sure, is that I want to help people. Why not by showing how delightful life can be?
I’m not a professional photographer either. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll decide to go down that route, but for the purpose of this post, I’m an iPhone owner who likes playing with angles, colors, and words. Here’s my take on Hong Kong, I hope these images will convey how vibrant, positive, inspiring and tranquil this city can be.
Continue reading Once upon a time in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong. I never included it as a travel destination in any of my lists. None of the Asian countries, to be honest. The flights are likely to be tiresome, I’m not a huge fan of warm climate, the culture and daily routine will be unfamiliar and unwelcoming, people don’t even speak English, right? One of the ways to find out was to apply for a place in #DMUglobal trip and see for myself.
Continue reading #DMUglobal: Hong Kong 2018
Winter and snow are back! So is that quiet voice in my head encouraging me to write something new. I had a chance to participate in Hear and Now project a few days ago and with memories still being fresh, I decided to share my thoughts on music, the project itself and tell a little bit about my experience as a student ambassador for the Philharmonia Orchestra (or as I like to call them – Gods of Music).
Continue reading Thoughts on music; Hear and Now with the Philharmonia
Rainy days are best when you don’t have to rush anywhere. I couldn’t think of a better way to start my Saturday than by doing some experiments in the kitchen. It took me ~ 40 mins to make these delicious bites of happiness and ingredients I used are super easy to find and student budget friendly. I was going to use this recipe to make brownies, but couldn’t find required baking tray anywhere in the house, oops.
Continue reading Chocolate & Blueberry mini muffins/ brownies (Vegan)
Rainy weather, soft jazz, warm cup of tea and a good book. This is how my ideal morning looks like. When I was little I would read at least 2 books a week, local librarians knew my name and every time library would get a new book I was the first one to read it. When I moved to the UK, started university and got a job, things changed. I had to do a lot of academic work and there was barely any time to open a book which wasn’t for my course. If I remember correctly, last year I started reading 10 books but managed to finish only two. Sad. For a very long time, spare minute to read was something unimaginable. Continue reading 2018 Reading List