January 26, 2012

Feeling restless

It's 3:35 am and I'm still awake, despite the fact I was feeling tired all day and was looking forward to some sleep. However I can't fall asleep. My mind is currently over-active, thinking of a million things at once.

I don't know if it's the prospect of having to look for a "real" job, but today I kept thinking of things I could be doing, new things I could be learning and creating. I kept looking up tutorials for all kinds of things, looking up supplies and what I would need, even workshops I could possibly attend. Not for one thing, but for multiple things (jewellery, sewing...). It's like my brain is telling me: "You don't need a real job, you are born to create things!". Too bad my brain doesn't understand yet that I can't make a living that way. =P

But yeah, I've been looking at tutorials today and I can't stop thinking about creating new things. Which is bad for a few reasons:

  • I don't have the money to start doing something new
  • I already have lots of other things I should be doing
  • I never really push through with an idea anyway, so it'll just be a waste of time/money
  • something tells me I would probably fail at doing those things anyway (since I'd rush into it, not taking my time to properly learn)
  • anything new I do makes me feel bad because that's time I'm not spending drawing... when drawing is supposed to be the thing I love but I've not done it in so long
  • and many more reasons!

Sorry for the late night rant, I just needed an outlet! Also the next comic I found kinda fits in with all this. A bit, maybe.

January 23, 2012

Sale in my shop!

Hey everyone!

People who follow me on Facebook might know it already, but I'm currently doing a sale in my shop! Since I will be moving in a month, I decided to clear out some of my stuff so I have less to pack away and move with me across the sea. It will also be a nice way to maybe start with some new products once I'm settled in and have found a job. =)

So if you're interested in some of my jewellery or cards, head over to my shop by clicking on the image below!

Click here for sales up to almost 40%!

January 9, 2012

House Hunting

So I'm sure some of you remember me mentioning (in my last post here even) that my plan is to move to the UK soon to live with my boyfriend there. I can now say that after lots of looking online and visiting some houses in real life, we have finally found a place in Bournemouth! =D
(if you just want to see the pictures and don't want to read the story, just scroll down)

It has been a bit of a busy 2 weeks, not just with Christmas and New Year, but also with the house hunting. I had made a list of houses/flats I liked and kept checking the website for new additions every day. When I finally got to the UK at the end of December, we started making appointments to check out houses.

The next day we already got to check out a place and we immediately fell in love with it! It was a one bedroom place, but the living room, kitchen and bedroom were quite big. Plus a lovely shower, 2 toilets and best of all, furnished! It's located in a quiet residential area, with the back leading into a park. We were sold.

But we knew that we couldn't just go for the first house we viewed without at least comparing it to others. So we arranged some more viewings and checked out some more places (well, 3)... but we just kept thinking about the first one, and none of the others seemed to be as good. Either they were older, smaller, not in a good location, none were furnished, yet they all cost the same.

So after a few nervous days being afraid it would be gone, we called back the agency to say we wanted the first place... and they said we could have it! =D
We went in to sign the contracts, paid our deposit, rent and fees and on Friday we got the keys! We already bought some small things from Ikea and other stores to get the basic kitchen stuff ready and to make it feel a bit more homely. Sadly I had to return back to Belgium on Saturday, but I'll be planning to move at the end of February/start of March. I will finally be living in my own place!

For those interested, here are some pictures taken with my crappy phone. They don't even do the place any justice since it's bigger than it looks!

Our front door, at the back of the building.

The communal garden seen from our front door.
The park is through that gate on the right.
There were squirrels running on the grass. =)

The living room with two leather sofas and the shelf unit.
The tv isn't ours, so that might still go (we have our own anyway).

Dining table, with a small window to the kitchen. Love it!

The kitchen. Hard to show in a picture but it's big!
That hole is going to be filled with another shelf unit,
as that's where the previous owner had his dishwasher.

The cooker and fridge/freezer.
I will love filling that fridge up with yummy food! =D

Big shower, wheee!

Part of the bedroom, with the door leading to a small built-in wardrobe.

And the bed. Very simple but I'm sure it'll be fine.
As long as my boyfriend will stay on his side. =P

So that's what my place currently looks like! It still needs some work done of course, but it already looks lovely to me. Now I just have to hope my boyfriend won't mess it up before I move in there!