Sunday, October 18, 2020

The silent vloggers

 

So my newest obsession are the silent vloggers on youtube. They who I watch are from Korea, Japan and one from China.


In these videos wich are mostly made by women, they do things like cook, bake, craft, garden and snuggle their pets under calming music, without idle chatter.

It´s very relaxing watching these videos and a nice change from the overly peppy and in your face vloggers that can be quite annoying.

I really think everybody needs something calming in these covid times.


Here are some of my favorite silent vloggers



Ondo

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSn90DAxCF3yRs6mFK0-8TA


Plan d

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPaApoLkmPqxCeZF7gjoc3w


Nyangsoop

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrailkufB1aKrKc6l1osRgw/featured


Li Ziqi

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC47do520os_4DBMEFGg4A






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

My new flatmate.

 





So in august I got a pet bunny. I have wanted a pet for a long time but always lived somewhere with a no pet polacy.

His name is Kormákur and he´s two years old.


He´s a bit naughty chewing on things like electric cables so I have to get his some sticks and branches.


He´s very cuddly but he doesn´t want to be held.

He often sits next to me and pokes my hand for me to pet him.

He also poke me in the butt when I´m sleeping, trying to wake me up and feed him I guess. I think that´s hilarious.

I hope we can be together for a long time, I like his personality alot and I live alone so it´s nice to come home to somebody.


Sunday, October 4, 2020

I joined a book club

I have been meaning to do it for a long time and I found a book club that fit me right.


It´s called the sleepy hollow book club and we read classics and children´s books.

This october we are reading the legend of sleepy hollow by Washington Irving and I look very forward to start.


Here is a link to the book club if anybody is interested.

Sleepy hollow book club


And here is a youtube channel run by the same people.

It´s a charming life


Saturday, September 26, 2020

One more pair of socks.



 


So I crochet one more pair of socks. You can never have too many pairs of handmade socks and I wear them all year around.


I have noticed that my crochet socks don´t get as many holes as the knit ones wich is good because fixing holes is so boring.


The only thing I don´t like about these socks is the ribbing, it´s too loose.

I´m thinking of starting knitting the ribbing for my crochet clothes.

I usually crochet front post/back post ribbing and it can be kind of loose and dosn´t do that thing it´s supposed to, to stretch and retract.



Saturday, June 6, 2020

Living without furniture

For about 2 months now I have been living without furniture. 
4 years ago I got rid of my huge bulky bed and started sleeping on a futon matress.  It took about a week to get used to it, first I was quite sore.
In the last 4 years I´ve moved 4 times (only once by choice) so getting rid of furniture has helped me a lot.

Last thing I sold was two matresses I bought 2 months ago that didn´t really work for me, they were two bulky and cumbersome.  I really like sleeping on my yoga mat (let´s be honest here; they were mostly unused)
I lay my yoga mat on my rug, put a folded blanket and sheet next then my pillow and duvet. 
It´s really comfy.
I also am getting rid of a coffie table that is to high for me since I always sit on floor cushions.

This living without furniture has made my life much easier. 
I now rent a 20 square meter (200 square feet) appartment and it doesn´t feel cluttered.
Also cleaning takes very little time.

My mother has asked me what I´m going to let my guests sit on.  My friends who have visited me haven´t complained, I think sitting on pillows on the floor for about hour or two (or longer) isn´t going to kill people.  I mean I don´t find sitting on regular chairs very comfy, I get stiff and my knees hurt but it doesn´t kill me.

I would defenetly recomend sitting on the floor on a pillow, your ass will be sore at first but you´ll get used to it.  Same goes for sleeping on the floor.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Getting back into riding my bike

So I moved sunday and started riding my bike again and I´m really out of shape. I haven´t ridden my bike very much when I lived in the other town so I need to work up some stamina.

I also have to admit to myself that this town is just as windy as the other one if not windier, the only diffirence is that now I don´t have to deal both with wind and crazy hills.

Unrelated to the biking, the move went well. My parents and nephew helped me move and we made it in one trip with two cars and a small trailer, being a minimalist sure does make things simpler.  

I´ve already been to the social activity for the disabled yesterday but I did miss the library knitting group monday (time mixup, my mistake) and I am already liking it here.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Moving


Well so I´m moving to another town in about a week.
I fortunately saw an ad for the appartment and jumped on it and I was lucky, I got it.

It´s a very good thing about minimalism is much simpler to move.
I´m almost packed everything and I want to have to have the last week here easy going so I´m going to try finish cleaning the apt. tomorrow.

I´ve lived before in my new town and I liked it very much. It´s called Akranes and it´s so flat my friend calls it little Denmark.
So it won´t be as hard to ride my bicycle as in the town I live now, called Borgarnes. It extremely hilly.

I will miss the people I got to know in my little town, I knew only one person when I moved here so I started to volunteer at the Red cross both because I always wanted to do so and to get to know more people here. I also started going to the weekly craftnight at my town´s yarn store and got to know some more people. Last fall I started going to a social activity for the disabled and elderly where people can craft or play cards (mostly whist).
I do look forward to the social activity for the disabled, montly craftnights at the local yarnstore (I wish they were weekly) and Red cross volunteering in my new town.