hold your breath and count to ten, and fall apart and start again

I like these. and that is all... back to monetary economics ;)

+ how is it that on monday we've had over 30 degrees in london and now it's 15 and raining?  summer must be arriving.

mario testino for us vogue 2005


lavender skies

I want this.

Provence looks like the perfect combination of my beloved rustic countryside charm with unpretentious chic and appreciation of finer things in life.

now: exams, exams, exams. I pretend not to notice 'country living' and 'jamie magazine' begging for attention.

all photos via bardot in blue, heartily recommend that blog :)



just a couple of photos shot from my balcony at home. using a cell phone, what a disgrace ;) but I quite like that hazy golden effect. anyway, they're here because they evoke good memories :)

I was catching the last rays of sun just after a big storm, a mug of hot chocolate in hand.

although it's been barely ten days since my return from home in Poland to london, this moment feels ages away.

my 1,5 month long stay at home helped me sort out many things, just like I hoped it would. first of all, it proved that indeed, I am not cut out for life in this, or any other country other than my own :)

a propos changing your life and moving closer to the nature... there's a wonderful book that takes me away form this grey city to a tiny village in the south of france. it's called "a table in the tarn: living, cooking and entertaining in south-west france" by orlando murrin.

it's not particularly new, but I'm a cook book junkie and have an urge to acquire as many as possible. and this one has been patiently awaiting its turn on the shelf :) although you might call it a cook book, there's so much more to it... in a nutshell, it's a tale of two englishmen leaving their busy lives in the city to open a guest-house in a tiny french village.

I'm a sucker for stories about escapes to the country, renovating old houses, gardens and cooking, so it's right up my alley. recommend it to everyone, incredibly warm and uplifting :)

back to revising. four exams to go! ahh.


you should hear the Chelsea roar!

8:0. spectacular victory.
and the title is back in its place - at stamford bridge! I'm on a natural high.
+ record number of goals in a premier league season - 103!
+ golden boots for drogba!

my boys did good.
so so happy.

if you're in west london, there's a party coming to a place somewhere near you.

"we've waited so long, but we'd wait forever
our blood is blue and we would leave you never
and when we make it, it'll be together!"

keep the wind on your back and the sun on your face, everyone :)

(booking for taking the shirt off when celebrating is surely the most stupid rule in football. just a side note.)


I love not man the less, but Nature more.

"among all the complicated thoughts, there are moments when the sun shines right through my head and I feel good. present. lightness. energy. extreme minimalism."

(my loose translation of one of the posts from villk (aka ania pińkowska) )

my thoughts and feelings exactly.

this girl inspires me to no end lately. she's a gifted photographer with blue eyes that can stop you in your tracks. such a powerful combination of delicate femininity with wildness. talent and compassion. vibrant creativity, completely unpretentious.

especially recommended for my Polish readers, as the girl has a beautiful way with words - all of her posts are a joy to read!

if it sounds like I'm girl crushing, that's because I totally am :))