Whilst some of my friends developed an interest for the culture, arts and other aspects of the East Asian countries, such as China, Japan or Thailand; I never felt particularly attracted to them. Perhaps I was more of an East Asia girl, with a passion for India, Israel, and other Arabic countries. The culture, love for food and family values are something that I appreciate hugely. Even though their understanding of religion might be different to my own views, I can see the spirituality in some of the things they live on the day to day life.
Remember that blog post that I wrote a while ago about deciding where to spend my summer holidays? I was pondering whether the perfect holiday for this year could be a trip to Mexico, a week in Menorca or even a city escapade to Denmark. However, life is funny in its own way and as usually happens with you are trying to make plans, something gets in the middle and you have to improvise.
A clean home is a happy home. I don’t particularly enjoy tidying up and dusting around but I appreciate when my home is spotless and everything it is in its place. Our flat is an average 70sqm size, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room, so the amount of housework that we have to do is fairly attainable.
Some of our closest friends have recently moved houses. Before, they lived in a very cozy, young couple – two bedroom house that I personally loved. However, they are expecting their first baby, which means that they will need more space and a good school as close as possible in the near future, so they decided to leave Edinburgh for a smaller town that offers the peaceful environment that they need at this stage of their lives, still allowing them to commute to their workplace.
I looove birthday parties.
The excitement of buying a gift for someone, going to their home, meeting with other friends and sometimes people that you don’t know… and of course the cake!
Sharing is caring, or at least that is how my family brought me up. Since a very early age, I learnt to give to my sister and my cousins, splitting everything among all of us so we all had a portion or a share of whatever I had – from sweets to pocket money or books most of the time.
I think that growing up in a big family, constantly surrounded by people of all ages, had a big influence in the type of adult that I have become: 100% extrovert and communicative person that seeks and enjoys philanthropic connections.