The Sleepover

So last night, for the first time in ages, I had a sleepover at my place and I realised just how incredibly awesome sleepovers are! When you‘re a child you have to beg your parents to have your friend stay the night and when they finally allow it it‘s so special to be sharing your bed and to show off your pajamas and to hear each other snore, and in the morning you‘re dead tired, but you feel like somebody‘s poured a whole awful lot of glitter into your life! And then you grow up and you stop doing it because it‘s so much easier for everyone to just go home and slip into their own beds. We realise that we need our beauty sleep and that we must not feel too rotten in the morning and that we‘re not children anymore. But maybe we‘re just getting it wrong, maybe we should have way more sleepovers and pajama parties, because we‘re not children any more!

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Samantha and I did the whole thing. First, we went to see Mockingjay – Part II in the theatre, and it was spectacular! We both cried. Then we had tea in my bedroom and we flicked through Tumblr comments on Harry Potter and marvelled about the Beatles, and we stalked Dan Howell on Instagram (because that‘s what you do when you‘re over 20!), and suddenly it was three in the morning.

To finish our little event off, we made brownies this morning and used them to create a brownie graveyard. Looking at it, I can only guess that I‘m going to die off a sugar overdose. As did obviously Voldemort because, kind as we are, we made him a biscuit gravestone. 

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When I was little I used to think that the only reason to ever get a boyfriend would be to have sleepovers every night. And I think, to some degree, this is still how I feel about romance. Because isn‘t it the coolest thing to have someone you can talk to all night and giggle yourself to sleep with?

It‘s only a short post today, but I shouldn‘t be writing at all – exams are coming up in just over a week and I have to get started on some serious vocab learning. Fun stuff.
Why did I choose Polish again?!

Anyway, tonight I‘m meeting up with the lovely Anna from Tiny Trinket to discuss Blogmas, which we‘ll be doing together this year. Look forward to being spammed, and tell me if you‘re blogging excessively during the Christmas season, because I want to read some festive posts!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ps. not gonna lie to you, we’re meant to be – just pure soulmateness (c’mon, look at that pose!)

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Blogmas: Happy Birthday To Me

…is what I say to people when they ask me how I feel about getting old. I love birthdays!

I’ve been having such a fun weekend. It started on friday when my friend Samantha came to stay overnight. It’s been ages since I last had a sleepover and it was so good to feel that inner child stirring. We lay awake in my bed, desperately trying to catch some sleep, then one of us would go, “Hey, have you seen The Mysterious Ticking Noise?”

I had my birthday party on saturday. I think that’s what I like most about birthdays – that you get to assemble all your friends and eat and drink and realize how much you love them and how much they love you. We went to the Christmas market in Bern and made candles (mine is by far the prettiest!) and we had pancakes for dinner, then more cakes for dessert. Cake is the best invention of all times!



Yesterday, on my actual birthday, I went shopping with my mum. The best part: going to the book shop to show all my colleagues how I’m not working! In the evening we watched Cinderella (the czech version) and had some more cake. I’m not going to stop eating cake until the end of february!

I feel so blessed and happy to have been able to celebrate yet another birthday with all my friends. A lot of them keep joking that I’m now almost thirty, but actually, I don’t think that bothers me. I want to get old, and I don’t feel like I’m old just now. I’m still excited about Disney princesses and the colour pink and Shel Silverstein’s poems. Not to mention cake. Definitely excited about cake!

Thank you everyone for congratulating me and for all the presents that I got! And I hope everybody is doing fine and looking forward to Christmas!

Lots of love!