My Favourite Things: August 2015

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I had 4 weeks off from work this past month, and most of it was spent travelling. First to visit my mum, then to Markus’ parents, to Scotland, back to my mum… Last Monday I started working again and honestly it feels pretty good. It’s nice to take a break but it’s also nice to have some order and routine back in my life. :)

TV: Derek

Ricky Gervais plays an autistic/intellectually challenged/something else (they never say and I’m not educated enough to guess) man working at a nursery home. The plot mostly revolves around the daily life at the home, with all the challenges and rewards that comes with being slightly different and working with the elderly.

Sounds kinda boring, right? Yeah, it’s not much action going on, but it’s so incredibly sweet and funny! Very cheesy and sentimental too, but I don’t mind that.

This show gives me the warm fuzzies and a desire to be good and do good. Can definitely recommend to anyone who is feeling stressed out or angry at the world.

Gaming: this video by my Guild Wars 2 guild

I’m an avid player of the MMORPG Guild Wars 2 and spend way more time in there than I think I should. I’m part of a lovely all-female guild* and we recently completed a rather ambitious dancing video!
It was great fun, and the video turned out better than I imagined. The lady who put it all together is a genius when it comes to editing and picking music.

*If you’re 1) a GW2 player, 2) identify as female and 3) on an EU server you should search for “GW2 Girls EU” on Facebook and join us!

Style: the Minnie Mouse shoes

Imaginary Karin - red polka dot shoes

Are these adorable or what!? Very rockabilly, very Minnie Mouse, and very much me!

I found them in Edinburgh and couldn’t resist. They were already on sale, but the shop assistant gave me another 10% off because I was hesitating. Guess he just really wanted to sell them, haha!
If you want your own pair the brand is T.U.K.

Now I just need a party to wear them to, but I’m sure something will come up. If nothing else I’ll wear them to the office and be the fanciest and most overdressed person there. ^_^


  1. 11 August 2015

    HOMG, that Minnie Mouse shoes!!! So cute! So not what I’d wear, but it’s just so cute and perfect for Minnie Mouse fans! :D

  2. 12 August 2015

    THOSE SHOES! I have a Disney-obsessed friend who would kill for those shoes. Seriously, a few months ago she did her engagement party in a Mickey and Minnie Mouse theme. XD

  3. 13 August 2015

    I’ve seen several ads for Derek. I love warm and fuzzy feeling shows. Heck, I watch period pieces and I find them entertaining.

    Those shoes are so awesome and adorable. T.U.K is awesome.

  4. 13 August 2015

    T.U.K Make some of the greatest shoes that ever lived. I have wanted a pair of creepers, but am worried about the sizing. I love the pair you got, they are so cute!

    I had randomly heard bits about the show Derek, but never took the time to find out what it was actually about. It sounds like something I might be interested in. :D

    I hope you have a great month. <3

  5. 13 August 2015

    Ooh the shoes! I wistfully look at shoes like that and think how amazing they must look and then I walk away because I could never walk in them.

    Although, in the photo they don’t look that high, but it could just be the angle.

  6. 13 August 2015

    Ooh, I haven’t heard of Derek. I’ve been looking for something new to watch on Netflix!

    Those shoes are so cute! I love the design, and they totally remind me of Minnie Mouse :D

  7. 14 August 2015

    Your Guild Wars 2 video is the best, that’s so fun! Good song choice :) That must have taken a lot of coordination to get everyone in all the right characters and outfits at all the different locations at the right time. Very fun!

    I love the minnie mouse shoes!

  8. 15 August 2015

    Yay for all female guild! I used to play MMOs a lot, I kind of wish I still had time or friends to play.

  9. 15 August 2015

    Those shoes are adorable! :) And they come with little bows- so cute! They’d make a good addition if you’re thinking of doing a casual Minnie-inspired look anytime soon.

  10. 18 August 2015

    I think I might give Derek a watch now. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Ricky Gervais, but I absolutely love that he’s such a big animal lover. :D

  11. 19 August 2015

    Ooh, those shoes are great – I have a couple of pairs of TUK myself, and they are SO comfortable it’s unreal.

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