June, hot damn!

June, oh June! You were hot! The weather was crazy this past month. And life was also… busy. I have been doing a lot of work as I got a new assignment at a local hospital, I finally got to catch up with friends, had a little 6 year blogiversay to celebrate, went to Paris (!!!), and well… then the month was done and dusted!

In the Netherlands we have this temperate, oceanic climate, where we don’t often get temperatures higher than 25°C in summer. This means our housing — and the lovely people of the Netherlands — aren’t really built for hot weather over 25°C. During June it was at least that +5°C (or more at times), and things did not cool down at night. It was pure joy. And I like being sarcastic. But you know, I’m not complaining now that the weather is a bit more moderate.

The month started with me getting my first pair of glasses — and actually loving them instead of detesting them (like I initially was before I even got them) — you can see them in my previous post. We celebrated my dad’s birthday a little belated with a wonderful Cupcake Jemma pie. Oh, and I put myself through a little challenge to better my gyoza-making-skills. It was glorious. Even though it meant that I had to eat gyoza for three days in a row — neither I nor my sister complained.

My sister did her first obstacle course run (Mud Masters). Yes, my sister who started this year with the ‘nieuwjaarsduik’. I was there, just like I’ll be there when she’s doing the ‘Total Warrior Challenge” in the Lake District coming August. Mud Masters took place at the beach of Scheveningen, and my dad and I got to enjoy the water during the times my sister was 5km out of sight. We picnicked in my favourite park The Hague afterwards.

Books read:
Holding by Graham Norton and Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

Films seen:
Swiss Army Man (!!!!!), The General, One Week and Finding Dory.

Recipes tried:
Gyoza –again, garlic-and-cheese bread, mojito’s.

I got myself a treat or two this month as well. The new Murakami, the Kansha cookbook and a Sims 4 package deal — I have been obsessed with the Sims again. Oh, and I actually splurged on a new macbook after almost a decade of using my old mackbook. And even though the effects of retail therapy usually don’t last very long, I’d say June was a pretty decent month!

Oh, and Paris happened! I nearly, almost forgot! But I’ve decided to make that a definite stand-alone post because it was just so bloody brilliant. I mean, we basically ate our way through Paris and splurged at Muji.

Let’s see how July goes! Until soon folks! x

  • Nabeela

    Sounds like you had a lovely month! These sort of reflective posts are definitely my favourite, really enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to your post about Paris!

    Nabeela x

  • Sounds like such a lovely month! Happy 6th! That is awesome. Also, I feel you on the heat. It’s the same here in England and I am dying in the heat. I actually am happy when the weather turns a little cooler once and again. Awesome shots <3

    Hannah | Stories Of A Telescope

    • Thanks Hannah for the kind words! I’m so happy now that the weather stays around 20°C.

  • Sounds like you had a nice (but hot!!) June. Always love your monthly recaps, they are so cosy. Looking forward to seeing your post about Paris :)

  • Can’t wait to see your post about Paris! It’s just the most beautiful place and even though it’s a cliche Laduree is still beautiful and I love it so much. Also I love your little monthly roundup, my roundup type posts are never of a particular time but it’s a great idea so you actually remember when things happened, because I never do, haha.


  • Wow it’s cool to know that the temperature in Netherland is almost never more than 25 where in where I live, in Indonesia, 30° is like our everyday life! And your flower shots are so gorgeous. Looking forward to read your stories about Paris! :)

  • how do you like banana yoshimoto’s kitchen? you reminded me i need to watch swiss army man soon! and glad you finally get to watch finding dory <3 can't wait to read your stories in paris!

    glad you had a lovely and eventful june! good luck for work, also, your sister is damn tough maaann *______*

  • Charlotte

    June was a month to remember, that’s for sure haha! Crikey, that obstacle race was insane. Looking forward to loads more fun in England!! :D