It’s clean up time!

I’m travelling a lot this month. I went to Delft for a few days at the beginning of June, yesterday I got back from Leipzig where I spent the weekend visiting friends, and Friday I’m going to Canada for a couple of weeks. Between one vacation and the other, I took some time to clean up my wardrobe. Now I’ve a box full of old clothes, or clothes not-so-old but that I never use.

Today I’ve done a bit of “spring cleaning” (or summer cleaning I should say) also on this blog. I’ve updated the about page, as one more year has gone by since my graduation. And I’ve removed the postaday tag along with the postaday widget. I must admit that this idea of blogging once a day didn’t work out very well, but that’s ok.

Next on the list is the balcony. After a spring full of flowers – tulips and hyacinths – I’ve now a bunch of empty pots. My plan of having some herbs also didn’t work out… Maybe when we come back from Canada I can do something about it.

And while I think about tidying up around me, I shouldn’t forget there’s something else that needs to be sorted out, fixed and reorganized: me.

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a tulip is a tulip is a tulip

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A rose is a rose, and a tulip is a tulip.

They’re three now. Out of the five I’ve planted. They’re quite nice, even though in this picture they look like they’re in a cage. Well, probably a balcony is a kind of cage to them…for sure they would prefer to be in an open field.

Anyway, I’m taking good care of them and they’re giving a touch of beauty to my balcony.

And a touch of science too. 😉

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The bulbs I planted in October are finally growing. I can’t wait to see the flowers blooming! I was looking at them the other day, thinking that I’m quite good at this gardening thing.

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Then I turned around and saw this.

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A cactus. Dead. And I killed it.

Poor thing! I guess I didn’t take good care of it. But I thought it didn’t need much attention. Probably I was wrong. (I guess?! Probably?!)

Anyway, now that I know that I’m not good with cactuses (or cacti. I wasn’t sure about the plural of cactus, so I checked and both are correct. You always learn something new!), I’ll plant something that I know I can grow.

Like sunflowers seeds. I have the ones I collected in the past years, and now it’s the right time to plant them.  I should also have some herbs. Maybe basil, mint, parsley, and coriander. Mmm, I love coriander! I’m already thinking about the things I could cook with those herbs.

Yes, I should definitely have some herbs. Tulips are beautiful, but they’re not very useful while cooking! 🙂