So recently I’ve been doing Instagram stories a lot, and generally mostly taken pictures for my Instagram or comparable platforms. The problem with that is that I haven’t been using my DSLR at all, plus 90%, if not all of my pictures are shot in portrait rather than landscape – incredibly impractical to put on a blog.
But I want to write more, so this is me. Writing more. Adorning the writing with crappy iPhone photos in portrait mode. Suck it.
The last couple of days I’ve been incredibly restless and moody, and I can’t really pinpoint why. Maybe it’s because the new semester at uni has just started, and I’ve got this feeling of dread looming at the back of my neck, because the last semesters have not been good for me. Or rather, I’ve not been very good. At uni. At life. That all has to change now, and I’m already putting a lot of pressure on me. Also in my classes, when I witness my fellow students overtaking me, sprouting interesting discussion points and I just sit there like a stale piece of bread, trying (and failing) to stay focused – I feel so out of place.
Anyway, right now I’m enjoying the fact that tomorrow’s a bank holiday and I am totally allowed not to move a single muscle today – I mean, apart from the fact that I’d originally planned to go to the gym today. Oops. We’ll see about that. First I gotta digest those pancakes …
There we go, another little collection for you to read up on the articles, blog posts and videos I’ve found shareworthy in the last couple of days! Let’s jump right in.
PARENTING THE GERMAN WAY
It’s so strange, reading this article I’ve never really realised that people in other countries might be doing things differently. Helicopter parent style. Now, I don’t intend to ever have kids, but this is still a worthwhile read; it basically sums up my childhood!
How to Parent Like a German.
NO SLEEP CHEAT SHEET
Well, unlike the post’s author, I’m not a parent (plus I can’t drink caffeine, which makes bit of this a tad more difficult), but I’m struggling with fatigue a lot these days, so this is a great post for those days you just really have to pull through: How to Function at Work When You Got Almost No Sleep.
WHY BOOKS SMELL THE WAY THEY SMELL
Now this one’s one for the book nerds and chemistry geeks alike: ever wondered why books smell the way they do? Well, Compound Interest has got you covered. They explain that the “new book smell” (and the “old book smell”, for that matter) is far more than adhesives and ink: What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?
RECIPES >> INSTANT MAC & CHEESE, SORT OF
Another post from A Beautiful Mess! This sounds like a great idea; sometimes eating vegan is made hard by the fact that there aren’t enough quick comfort food options. ABM have put up a wonderful recipe to prepare a vegan “boxed” Mac&Cheese mix that you just have to prepare with a bit of vegan butter and milk. I love the idea! Just need to find some onion powder now … : Homemade “Boxed” Mac + Cheese (Vegan Friendly).
What have you been reading & loving this past week? xx