For the last three years, all I have wanted to do is return to one of the most amazing cities I have ever visited: London. This summer my mother and I traveled across the pond to do just that and this is what we got up to!
If you have been following me for a while you might know that I co-own(ed) a blog called Dorky & Dutch with my friend Doreth. We started that adventure in August of 2016 as a place to share our love for books. We’ve reviewed quite a few books, got our first review copies, got involved with a cool community and so much more. But we have now decided it is time to say goodbye to that part of our online journey. We found that it wasn’t working out as we weren’t able to post as much as we wanted to, mainly due to other responsibilities. I am obviously still active on here for those of you who want to keep up with my writings. Doreth has not yet decided whether she wants to continue on her own or if blogging will remain in the past.
BUT seeing as I am a very nostalgic person, I couldn’t bear to delete all the posts I’d written for Dorky & Dutch, or just save them somewhere on a hard drive never to be looked at again. Therefore I have decided to transfer all my posts to this blog. So if you were a reader of Dorky & Dutch you will still have access to my old content, and if you are new you can read some of my older reviews and miscellaneous posts. They can all be found through this link.
Thanks so much for supporting Doreth and me in our first venture into blogging.
Summer has started! Even though I am definitely an autumnal person, summer also has its benefits for me. The lack of school, schedules, and responsibilities definitely give me a much-needed mental cleanse. The only problem is that with this absence of schedules there is a big chance I will spend the next 6 weeks doing absolutely nothing… Which brings me to the topic I want to talk about today.
the summer bucket list
This year I decided I needed to set some goals for myself to complete this summer in order to get the most of my precious weeks of freedom before school starts back up. I wrote down a combination of big goals and tiny, easy-to-accomplish ones. This way it is easy to pick something off the list on a day where I feel unproductive, without having to organize something huge.
If you want to make your own it might be a good idea to put some already-planned trips on there. I did the same thing (see all the cities on my list) and that way I could build my smaller goals around them. I would also recommend adding some pictures to visualize the aesthetic you want to channel this season. It will get you into a summery mood every time you look at your bucket list, which is exactly what you want!
If you’re not sure what to put on your own bucket list, here are a couple suggestions!
- Organise a high tea with friends
- Try a flavour of ice cream you’ve never had before
- Read in the park
- Go sketch people at a café
- Visit a city in your own country that you’ve never been to before
- Finish that book you’ve been reading for the longest time
- Pamper yourself
- Go swimming
- Deep cleanse your room
- Have a photo shoot with friends
- Learn a new skill
- Make a summer moodboard
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to make your own bucket list! If you end up making one please share it with me on social media cause I would LOVE to see what you guys create.
Last week I went on a trip to Antwerp with 5 of my friends. And it was such a great experience that I felt like I had to share it with you guys.
Title: Little Black Book – a toolkit for working women
Author: Otegha Uwagba
Release date: June 15th, 2017
Publisher: 4th Estate
Rating: 5/5 stars
This little book was gifted to me as a going away present a while back and I was immediately drawn to it. Everything about this book just pulled me towards it. The millennial pink cover with a sleek design, the promise of tips for women in the creative industry. I couldn’t wait to get into it. It took me a day to finish and I am sure I will find myself picking it up again soon.
First of all, Happy New Year! Second of all, welcome. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’m excited to have you here, please make yourself at home. If you got here through one of my social media platforms, you might already know who I am. But in case you don’t: Hi. I am Lotte, a 21-year-old girl who’s still trying to figure out how life works. I love reading (I write book reviews for dorkyanddutch), writing (failed nanowrimo 2 years in a row) and design (I study web design).
Now that we all know each other (please introduce yourself in the comments so I don’t look like an idiot ?), let me tell you a story of how this blog came to be and why I decided to start it now.