Hi, I’m Ada, welcome to my blog! I write about my life as a 27-year-old living in a small city in England. Most of my posts are about my embroideries, tv shows and books.
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It’s officially autumn! After an endless summer full of heat waves and ice tea, autumn graces us with her presence. The air is getting colder, the brown leaves are falling, and my closet has returned to its preferred form, full of cardigans, sweaters and witchy boots.
I’ve spent this past year reading books about Denmark: The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking, The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell and The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth, so it came as no surprise when I told my partner I wanted to spend my birthday week in Copenhagen. I’ve wanted to visit Denmark for a while now, and turning 28 seemed like the perfect occasion.
I’m so glad august is mostly over. It’s been a very long (and hot) summer. I’m so ready for rainy days and cosy sweaters. That’s what I’ve mostly been doing this month, dreaming of colder weather and planning my autumn.
… More Digital Journal: August favourites and monthly recap
I grew up in the early 2000s when humour in movies was terrible, and women were sexualised from an early age. I was a kid the first time my dad took my sister and me to a video rental shop in town. It was the beginning of the DVD, and I became obsessed with the idea of being able to choose what to watch. … More Movies that shaped my childhood
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This month has been a weird one for me. We had an insane heatwave, I complained about it in a previous post, and we also had family over visiting from Spain, which increased my social anxiety and made me stress a lot about little things. Those two combined meant I didn’t read much this month. I couldn’t focus on words. I would read one page and then forget what I had just read.
This month I’ve started a digital journal, I’ve never done one before and I don’t know if I’ll stick with it, but I had fun creating my July favourites. I thought it’d be cool to keep a record of the things I liked the most each month.
Do you know what the world desperately needs in 2022? Multiple heatwaves happening at the same time, just to shake things up a bit. England is experiencing never-seen-before heat. We’ve just reached 39°C in my city, and it’s driving my little autumn heart insane.
I was reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung, and I fell in love with the illustrations of her life as an introvert. She described exactly how I feel, and I related so much to all the situations she illustrated. I enjoyed her book, but what most captured my attention was her introvert’s survival kit because I also have one, and I thought it’d be fun to create my own version. … More Personal entry: An introvert’s survival kit
My memory is terrible. I forget things a second after they happened. I can’t remember people’s names or birthdays. I don’t even know my phone number. And yet, I remember vividly every bad thing that has ever happened to me, no matter how small. … More Reading The Art of Making Memories
I’m an autumn person. I love the cold wind and the changing of the leaves. I live for those grey rainy days and Halloween decorations. So I mostly ignore the other seasons, patiently waiting for the end of September when you can start to put pumpkins on your windowsill without looking weird.
… More Spring diaries: Discovering the Woods
April has been a hard month for me, and I felt like I needed a big hug which is what I feel when I watch Gilmore Girls or read Meik Wiking. I recently watched the whole show, so I opted for Meik Wiking instead. I love the way this man writes and how cosy his books feel. I know the cover and illustrations are designed to make his books make you feel this way, but what can I say? It works. … More April 2022 Book Wrap Up
A few weeks ago, I shared my Spring 2022 Bucket List, and one of my main goals was to go on a long nature hike. I want to exercise more and do more outdoor activities this season, and I think walking around country parks is a great way to add that extra activity while still avoiding the depressing gym. … More A spring hike in Bradgate Park
I grew up in Spain, though I moved to England almost four years ago. I usually visit my hometown once a year. It’s not that well connected because it’s a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, so it’s hard to make it there in the winter because the only direct flights available are in the summer. … More Travel diaries: Staying in my Spanish hometown
March has been a weird month for me. I spent the first two weeks half asleep, high on meds, and the rest not sleeping enough. I’ve already written in a previous post about my surgery, so I won’t repeat myself here. I just mention it because it has really affected my reading. I’ve been unable to concentrate on a book for more than 30 minutes, which means I only managed to read five books this month. I know, I’m ashamed of myself. … More March 2022 Book Wrap Up