Leisure Time

Lazy summer days

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You know these long and lazy summer days when you wake up and there is nothing written on your daily organiser? No responsibilities, no chores, nothing, zero.

As a uni student I can *luckily* still enjoy some days like that. However, after a few days the gap schedule gets boring -after all, being restless and fully occupied is super exhausting, but being absolutely unproductive is also exhausting.

So! To fight the spirit of unproductiveness I decided to start writing down the “Goal of the day”. As the name conveys, from today and till the end of my summer holidays I will try to fulfil one special goal every day! It doesn’t have to be something big, just something special that I don’t usually do. Moreover, because I am feeling super productive today, I will set and try to fulfil 3 goals. Oooh yeah!

The goals are:

  1. Trim the basil pot I have on my balcony
  2. Make a yummy carrot cake
  3. Start reading a new book

Ready, set, go!

1.Trim the basil pot I have on my balcony

…because a trimmed basil is a happy basil!

Trimming the basil makes it grow even bigger. I kept on postponing it, but today I took the big decision!

Tip: You can use the pieces with the small white flowers that you cut off as a decoration for your dishes!

2.Make a yummy carrot cake

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What’s better than using fresh carrots to make a soft carrot cake?

A while ago, I stumbled upon a gorgeous recipe from Sally’s baking addiction, which I make from time to time. Today I made just the cake, without the frosting, just to make it slightly lighter. I strongly recommend adding the frosting, however. Absolutely divine!

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Wanna try the recipe? Click *here*. The only change I made was to use walnuts instead of pecans, because it was easier to get them. Crunchy and moist, that’s the perfect summer cake!

3.Start reading a new book

It was high time I did that! The book is called “The Luminaries”, by Eleanor Catton. Hm, this book has very mixed reviews, although it has won the Booker Prize. Let’s see, then!

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Right now I will switch off the cellphone, take my place on my balcony with a glass of fresh orange juice and check the first pages out.

Hope you enjoyed my first blog entry!

 

 

 

-Ciao, everyone! x

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