Sonntag, 26. August 2012

2 goods counterbalance 1 bad

Yeah, I really couldn't go to the Ancient Rose meet-up in Essen today, uhm *looks at watch*, yesterday, but I was still so exhausted from Friday anyway. My friend Melinda asked Melli and me to help her paint some walls in her first flat and of course we did and it was fun, nonetheless :) But it took us all day and we were really worn out after all the hard work (I swear, the purple paint for the living room fought back!) and I was at home at 3 o'clock in the morning!


And today, err, yesterday, two great news reached me when I woke up:

1. My laptop arrived! Because I'll be going to university soon, I need my own (yeah, I didn't even have an own computer until now and always had to chase my dad off "his" (he left voluntarily, most of the time)) and here it is! I still have to put all my photos, music, etc. on it,.... It's a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2TQ.



2. My parents finished rearranging our guest room to a sewing room while I was painting in Essen! Yay, now I'm able to sew even if it's 30°C outside and I don't have to go up the stairs, so lazy me will hopefully sew more often again in the future! ^___^" 



So, two good things make up for one bad thing, kinda ^w^ On Monday, I'm going to enlist for the University Duisburg-Essen.... hope, it's the right thing to do!

Thanks for reading,
Anni♥

Mittwoch, 22. August 2012

Random

Nothing to post about.... so I just post random stuff :D

Today, my parents and I went to Ikea. I'm going to get a new wardrobe, because my old one has a quite small clothes rail and I need a bigger one for all my dresses, blouses etc. But we'll buy it in a few weeks, because my dad had an operation and can't build it up, so we'll get it when he's completely fine again :)

Besides that, we bought a desk for our guest room. My mum and I want to make a sewing room out of it, so the old bed in it will be exchanged for the desk, dressers and a shelf ^____^ I'm really happy about that, because my sewing machine and "working place" was in the attic and you can't go up there in summer, it simply gets too hot in there D: So I can finally start making the skirts, I bought the fabric for, yay!

I wore a pair of the new tights from Venlo today, too, they're beautiful, I really like the pattern!

Playing Animal Crossing on my DS, oh yeah xD 
 
 
The last time in Venlo I also got some cool, spiky boots! They're made from fake leather, I think the store is called Tobakko, they usually have cheap shoes and there are even two shops on the same street in Venlo.
 


Random outfit:
 

 


 
And two frustration points:
 
- my bangs are too long (really annoying), time to pay the hairdresser another visit
- I probably can't go to the next meet-up! I already missed the Royal Pony 2 two weeks ago, because I had to drive my mum around, and this Saturday is the Ancient Rose, but I think I won't be able to go there, either -.- Raah, rage-mode!!! 

So, that's really getting me down .__. Hope, I can go to the next meet :)


Yep, that's what I do, when I'm bored, posting random things on my blog :D 

Thanks for reading, 
Anni♥

Dienstag, 14. August 2012

Btssb Heart Pochette

Oh my god, how could I forget to post about that? o__O
I've told you, that I won Harlyharlekin's giveaway, but I failed to tell you, that my prize already arrived last Thursday!! *O*

The Btssb Heart Pochette is so cute and now claims the title "Smallest bag in my possession" :D
It's really small, there's only space for my mobile phone and some money (without purse), I guess. I hope, I can bring it in a coord soon.


It came in the Baby, the Stars Shine Bright / Alice and the Pirates bag, I'll keep it. The handle has to straighten a bit, so I hung it on my door.






Inside was Harlyharlekin's card, she's so pretty♥ Thanks for the great prize again! ^___^

Thanks for reading,
Anni♥

Freitag, 10. August 2012

Floriade 2012 in Venlo *photo-heavy*

Last Saturday my parents, my sister and I visited the Floriade 2012 in Venlo. But only from 5 to 8 o'clock, because the entrance is cheaper after 5 p.m. This way, we only saw not even 1/3 of the area. We already decided, that we have to  go there again, maybe even with a 2-days-ticket and earlier :)

From our decision you may be able to tell, that the Floriade is really worth a visit ^__^  Or, in this case, even more than one...

 The bridge from the cashpoint to the Floriade grounds

There are different districts and so many beautiful flowers, it's amazing *__* We were all very thrilled about it. Of course, I had to adjust my outfit to the location:





My dad couldn't believe, how people stare at you, just because you're wearing a fluffy skirt... people.
There are also gardens and houses of different countries and in some of them, they were really excited about my look xD So, if you're visiting the Floriade in lolita, make sure, you stop at the houses of Spain, Sudan and Sri Lanka :D A woman at the Sudan house asked me, if my dress was for dancing and wanted to touch my poofy skirt, the women at Spain just smiled and talked a lot in Spanish, so I just understood the word 'Harajuku' and a woman from Sri Lanka said, I'd look very beautiful, like a doll ♥
 That made me very happy :)

Now, I better let the photos speak for themselves:


 I want to take a ride with the cable car - but a single ride costs 6€ oO



 Huge stork's nest on the left


 India

 Indonesia - they copied  the traditional houses from the different islands

 A mini version of a famous temple complex

 The Floriade theatre - concerts take place on several days

 China

 Nepal


Another thing well worth seeing was the film shown at the "Earth Walk". It was only 5 minutes long, but it was shown in the floor and it made you feel like you were flying over the landscape in an airship *___* 


Visit the Floriade 2012 in Venlo! I definitely recommend that!

Thanks for reading,
Anni♥

Montag, 6. August 2012

Millingen tea house

Now some catching up with the recent events.
Somehow I have the feeling, that I spent most time of the weekend in the Netherlands xD

On Friday morning, my parents drove with me to Millingen, where a tea house is located, set up in an Asian inspired garden. The "bad" thing was, that you couldn't drive up to it, we had to park at a parking lot and then walk 2 km through the pampas :D It was really warm and there was a lot of beautiful nature around :)
And there were quite a few cowpats, but we didn't see any cows running around ^__^






My mum claimed, that it was more than 2 km to walk, but my dad and I don't believe her :D
The tea house was quite expensive, you had to pay 5 euro for entrance and we paid 27 euros for some buns with cream cheese, cola and a coffee. Yeah, shame on me, I drank cola at a tea house.. v___v  But it was too damn hot! No hot tea for me with these temperatures.


Inside the house
 
The house lies in a big garden,  with many different corners. There's a terrace with low sofas, little fountains, a big lawn with tables, a small bamboo forest and many flowerbeds. It's really beautiful, but I was also a bit disappointed, because my mother told me before, that it was supposed to be a Japanese tea house and I expected something different. 

You can see a tiny glimpse of my alpine green hair at the back of my head xD








The way back was much worse :D Additional to the heat there were many gadflys now D: 
The flew around us and I still have a sting at the back of my left thigh... they made it through my tights! It's so itchy from time to time... but still it was a nice walk through the nature!

Thanks for reading,
Anni♥