US & A

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Tomorrow is the day! The day I finally go to the US.

I have never been and never thought it would take until I was 27 for me to go.

I just finished work and I am on my way home to pack the last bits and pieces. I will also put on a face mask, oil up my hair, try the PIXI Retinol tonic I got today, put on a fake tan and have an 8 hours sleep (hopefully I won't get super excited and not able to sleep).

We will fly at 16:00 but we will try to be at Heathrow early and have lunch. We will arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport around 19:00 and will be picked up by Chloe's sister. Its gonna be so nice to see her American family. YEEY! I think I am finally starting to get nervose/excited!

The Hubble

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Oh no! I just realised I forgot to write about this weekend. 3 weekends ago R was here and we spent the day at South Kensington. We spent most of the day in the Science museum, saw the amazing IMAX movie "The Hubble" and now I am balls deep into The Hubble telescope and space.

I recommend this documentary soo much!

I was mostly sitting and shaking my head because it freaked me out, but it was still so extremely interesting. Now I have another thing added to my t do list over things I wanna do in life: See a spacecraft take off.

Victoria and Albert museum.

Victoria and Albert museum.

National history museum.

National history museum.

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After the science museum, we had a walk in South Kensington and found this church that we walked into. So beautiful. But just as we sat, a mass started and I felt the urge to leave. Like "this is not my place to be". But we stayed for a little bit before we left for a stroll in Harrods.

I have just had the best Easter! Honestly, the best one in sooo many years.

The previous years I have been working or been away and I have not been able to celebrate properly with holidays and all. So I am incredibly grateful that I could do that this time around.

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I was supposed to take the train up to Glasgow from London Euston at 18:30 on Thursday. I went straight from work to Euston to catch my train. It was a MESS! I had booked my train for 18:30 and was at Euston at 18:15. Got to the train, all in good spirits. But when I got to the train their was a long queue to the platform. Which I have never seen before?

We stand there for a while and the clock is nearly 18:30 and is still not even allowed to get on the platform. And then we are getting told that we are not gonna fit on the train?

Stood there for a while and didn't know what was going on. The Euston crew finally takes everybody to another platform hoping we gonna fit on another train. It took us an hour but then finally we got on a train. We filled up 2,5 cars. That is a lot of people! How could so many people be overbooked? Anyway, we get to Glasgow 00:05, which is one hour later then I should have been, but heyho…

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On Friday we wanted to go to Trossachs national park which is about 45 min/1h outside of Glasgow. So we hired a car to go there over the day. As I was the only one with a driver's license I was the driver all the way there and back. This was my first ever drive on the left (wrong) side of the road. OMG it was scary! But I had a good co-pilote so thank god for that.

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We finally (after being lost for a while) got there and OMG what a beautiful place. I felt so grateful walking around in the nature and to hear the birds around us. We were supposed to walk to Loch Lomond, but we didn't find it. We ain't good enough hikers yet. But we will get there. I would LOVE to camp there one day.

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Before we started walking we parked in a village called Aberfoyle. We parked and I did the most common mistake the first time you drive on the wrong side of the road: I touched another car with mine! The lady was upset but the man didn't care. It wasn't anything on the cars anyway. Thank fuck for that! MY GOD!

Aberfoyle was such a cute place. Beautiful stone houses, small roads, amazing nature and just dead calm. Just over 1 000 people lives there.

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We found a little kitty friend on the way back. I cuddled her for a bit and came back to the car with a big fat swollen lip… I just need to look at a cat and my whole face swells up, haha.

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On Saturday I left the car at the rental place with the help of R’s mum. I could not possible drive just by myself. Not yet at least.

I then took the bus (trains were not running) into the city centre of Glasgow and met up with Benjamin. Ben was my manager at Desigual and I have not seen him in years. It was so so lovely to see him and we were talking for about 3 hours before I needed to go and pick up R at work.

The rest of the weekend we chilled, eat food and sweets and drank a few pints before it was time to head back to London.

It was honestly a great, great time!


Hair growth

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After work yesterday I did hot Yin yoga. It was so needed even if I feel like I did very pose wrong 😅 But the instructor said it was not about the pose and more about the sitting still part that is the important part of the practice - for the Yin yoga at least. Yin yoga is the form of yoga when you do very simple poses but you sit in them between 4 and 5 minutes. It is so you learn how to be still - both body and mind. Which is so hard in this society. When I came outside I saw that the sky started to break up and I could finally see some sun 🌤

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Just before my class started, mum sent me a picture of me and my friends from when we were 11/12 years old. I realised that I had such thick hair. What happened? (please do not mind my hair color 😅). I know that my hairdresser used to say that I had such thick hair for having Scandinavian strands. So maybe my hair follicles are just sleeping? I don’t know, but I headed straight to boots afterwards and got this two products. My problem is that I don’t believe in products. I never think they are gonna work. But as Castor oil is natural I have a tendency to believe in that more than chemicals. So I am gonna try to use this 3 times a week for months to come. I am gonna take a before and after picture to see if it works! 😆