Annnnd it's time for another recap of my past week. It was a very celebrative but at times frustrating week, and again I was to be found outdoors a lot, like I usually am these past months. Wanderlust has always been a big in my life and it gets only bigger and bigger.
I made a walk amidst cows, quit coffee for the umpteenth time, had a few celebrations and ... well let's just have a look at my week!
Quite a different look than what most of you are used of me. After posting this photo, a couple of people noticed I lost a lot of weight and asked me if they needed to worry. Yes, I lost a lot of weight, but no, it's nothing to worry about. I am not ill and nor do I have an eating disorder. I am under a lot of pressure and stress lately and lost my -usually- big appetite. I am sure I'll be fine soon.
I was watching an interesting documentary about something paranormal, but Percy was challenging me to play. I could not resist ofcourse!
Well, the above quote is not for me anymore. I tried to quit coffee for the umpteenth time, and where I usually give in after a few hours or a day at the most, I can say I almost succesfully beat the caffeïne withdrawal effects - that usually are present for 3 to 4 days and my caffeïne addiction altogether. I have not given in yet.
I quit coffee because it doesn't do anything good for my health. Since a couple of years I have a high blood pressure and hormonal imbalance ánd I am prone to anxiety attacks - all of them are worsened by coffee. Plus, I drink my coffee with a dash of milk and I want to quit dairy altogether, so I decided it would be best to quit coffee, too, for good. Every morning, I now drink 2 to 3 cups of pure green tea.
The headaches are soooo bad and I miss the feeling of being totally awake after a cup of coffee but I have to remind myself that this will all pass and that I am on the road to better health.
My breakfast, consisting of Greek yogurt, blueberries, banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
The tuesday and wednesday were stress-y days for me and I needed to clear my head. I made an evening walk by myself in a very lovely area in my city.
Percy's fuzzy paw. I kiss them a lot.
My dear Figaro.
On thursday I packed my camera gear, some food and water and went out to explore the outskirts of my city. A small city, but so much left to explore.
Beautiful windmill scenery next to the river Ijssel - and a stork!
I cleared my head whilst sitting on the waterfront of the river Ijssel
On the 11th of september Ben and I celebrated our anniversary! Whoo!
I had a walk amidst the cows. These were young cows but compared to my tiny posture they were really huge ladies. I tried to pet a few but also made sure they did not trample me.
A quote by Sylvia Plath
Many would call these kitsch, but I love them.
A part of the city wall of Zutphen.
There's fresh fruit everywhere in Zutphen. It's so lovely.
I love mantelpieces and I found this one to be particularly lovely. I could not let it un-photographed.