Tiny details

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I’ve been wanting to write this post since I don’t know when! A long time has passed since my last embroidery post…I’m always doing some kind of handwork, lately I picked up knitting 🙂 but I still have an embroidery hoop to finish, it’s definitely taking way more time than I imagined, and I also got a little bit bored with it, so I decided to do something a little more faster and fun 😀 I bought this jeans shirt last year already with the intention of doing a little embellishment of some kind. I went back and forth with ideas, firstly I wanted to do something on the back of the shirt, but it would probably be something big, something that would demand time (a lot of it). Since I couldn’t decide what to do, I started wearing the shirt, but I still had the feeling that something was missing, so I finally decided to put some little details on the shirt, cause ya know, sometimes less is more! Let’s just leave it like that! hahaha

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Nîmes

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Hello you, that’s right I am talking to you, the person that is reading this post, I’m happy you are here, enjoying this experience with me 🙂 This is the first time that I’m writing a post from bed….caught a nasty cold this week, so in bed I shall stay! Can’t believe we are already in the middle of November, I am so excited for Christmas!!! (who’s with me?!). Yesterday I couldn’t help myself and started listening to Dean Martin’s and Bing Crosby’s Christmas albums on Spotify, oh how I’m dreaming of a white Christmas! Even though I haven’t seen one since we arrived in Berlin in 2015….but hope never dies! hahaha

I still have a few posts to right about our trip to France, and I hope that I will finish until the end of the year, ha! This time, I wanted to share a few pics from the city of Nîmes. Do you remember the posts that I wrote about the city of Arles?! You can find them here and here. The day that we visited Arles, we also visited Nîmes, the cities are so close, and it was already on our list, and since we stayed in France for seven days, we wanted to make the most out of it 😀

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Autumn in Grunewald

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Happy Friday, y’all!! Can’t believe how fast this week went by, at least for me. So, last Sunday was a wonderful warm sunny day around here, which was pretty shocking to be honest, because it felt like a summer day in the middle of October! haha And if it’s 20 degrees celsius, you just have to make the most of it! That’s why I decided, for the first time, to go to Grunewald 😀 (when I say “I decided” it’s because Rafael will never come up with these kind of ideas, he usually likes to stay home on Sundays and enjoy his resting day. No problem with me, but sometimes I like to get out of the house and do something, and this “something” is usually a thing he doesn’t like very much, so sometimes he tags along, and sometimes not). Rafael tagged along this time, but was not feeling so well due to a cough, or something like that….but we managed to give Paco the time of his life! The main reason I wanted to go there was because of Paco, countless people already told me how fun it is to take your dog there, because of the lake where they can swim. I didn’t know what were my expectations when I left home, but I came home so happy after having such a great day, I really enjoy being in the middle of nature, I love looking at trees and see how tall they are (silly, I know…but hey, that’s me! hahaha).

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Arles – Part II

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Hey guys! Here I am again…two weeks in a row, how awesome is that?! hahaha It’s Friday night, and I am at home with cramps while Rafael is at a party, but don’t worry, no losses here, when I’m finished with this post I’m going to do some serious Netflix’n’Chill…hahaha I’ve been really hooked up on Jane the Virgin lately, I’ve spent some time neglecting it because the name didn’t appeal to me enough to try and watch it, but then a few weeks back I didn’t know what to watch and decided to give it a try, if only I known what I’ve been missing, it’s so funny (and sometimes sad, if you are watching the third season) and the characters are so great, especially Rogelio! Love that dude, so funny! Legit telenovela! hahaha Anyway, I’m going off topic here, but I could definitely ramble on a lot more about it!

What I really wanted to share today, are the last pictures that Rafael took of the city of Arles. I don’t think I mentioned this on the first post I did about Arles, but we decided to visit Arles, because Vincent van Gogh lived there from 1888 to 1889, and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there. Continue reading

Random: Barefoot in the Park + wine & bruschetta

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Hey there!

It’s been quite a while, right?! Didn’t show my face around here last month, and as I always say, time is really flying by. We had a full apartment last month, with my mother-in-law and her friend coming to visit, and we really had a great time…little trips, really good food made by the hubby, walks around Berlin (if you follow me on Instagram brunaiglezias, you know what I’m talking about 🙂 )….it’s crazy to say this, but sometimes I forget that I live in Berlin, I love going for a walk at Unter den Linden (close to the Brandenburg gate), Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstendamm…but we rarely go to these places just to walk around, we almost never leave our neighbourhood, Neukölln, we should definitely explore this city more!

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Arles – Part I

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Can’t believe that August is already slipping away, and with it, so is Summer, at least around here…the last couple of days were really sunny and hot, so it made sense to spend the afternoons at the park with Paco (my dog). Now, the weather has changed completely, it’s raining outside…but I’m definitely looking forward for Autumn and its charming days 🙂 I wanted to write this post last week, but I got lazy…I don’t know why, but I tend to get lazy with my personal stuff, like embroidery, the blog, or any other type of project I have in mind…..I’ve been wanting to start a bullet journal since the beginning of the year, but guess what, we are already in the second semester of the year, and I did nothing! Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty organised with my house hold duties, I have a good routine that keeps everything flowing around here, but with my own stuff, I’m just a big procrastinator…don’t know why.

Anyways, I wanted to share some pics of our second day in France (more about it, here and here). It was raining in the morning, but not too much, if I’m recalling it well, so we decided to drive to the little city of Arles. We decided to go there because we discovered that Van Gogh lived there between the years of 1888 – 1889, and produced a lot of paintings while he was there. But there is definitely a lot more to the city than that, especially because it has a long history and was of considerable importance in the Roman province, therefore, there are a lot of Roman and Romanesque monuments.

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My First Bread! Brazil’s Australian Bread

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I don’t know exactly how long it’s been since I said that I wanted to bake my own bread, the first time I said that, I was still in University, and that my friends, was ten years ago 😮 but hey, who’s counting?! am I right?! haha and what do I say a lot around here, better late than never! So last weekend I decided to try my luck….I went to the kitchen and started all from scratch! To tell you the truth, this is not foreign land to me, when I was in my teens and living with my aunt, I would help her to bake breads all the time, I was always in charge of the kneading! And if I would have continued baking bread even after I moved out, I would surely not have struggled as I did this time by kneading a bread for fifteen minutes, talk about weak arms…hahaha It was hard choosing a recipe, I didn’t want an american recipe because sometimes I just don’t wanna do the measurements conversions, its annoying sometimes (couldn’t we just all use the same measurements for everything?!). So I ended up searching for a brazilian recipe, and chose this one! We, Brazilians, know this bread as “Australian Bread”, but I am almost positive that this bread does not exist in Australia! hahaha it has that name because this bread is served at the famous “Outback” restaurants in Brazil…funny right?! hahaha So to make it simple, it’s a black bread! (but I’ll always call it australian bread! haha).

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