two days in maastricht (also known as mestreech among the locals)

05.08.20 – 06.08.20

at the beginning of august, i spent two days in the capital of limburg, but it felt like two hours. we had so much fun that time, our companion, seemed to slip through our hands. but i didn’t mind! and i still don’t mind! we had the best time and it couldn’t have been better. the sun was out and we did everything on our list. and by that i mean my list, the one that i made after researching all the best spots in maastricht. two perfect, hot days in a perfect city. and now, a little post filled with photographs of moments which are now memories.

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As july engrained its memories into my soul I was grateful.

I feel i’ve been standing still this month, taking a deliberate breath,

like a comma in a sentence,

to be able to learn and grow,

but also to take it slow.

July has thought me a lot,

that standing still doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not moving,

that looking ahead or rather worrying can be so useless,

but so hard to stop.

And that every day will look and feel differently than you imagined it to,

which is why,


was so full of surprises.

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a monday bake – victoria sponge cake

I remember sitting down in a café in a town close to the English coast. Seagulls and salt and fish & chips restaurants. Piers and crashing waves and wind. I was with my family and we decided to have an afternoon tea at Billy’s. Our new favourite after that trip.

I remember sitting outside, enjoying the summer sun we were so grateful of. We drank tea and ordered scones and cake. I don’t know who ordered the Victoria Sponge cake or if it was just included with everything else, but it would be the first time I tasted it. I remember it being very delicious, but I never ate it again after that. Which is a shame! In my memory this cake was delicious and that is why I wanted to bake it myself…

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