Tuesday, 31 December 2013

last one before the change of years again.

I have no idea how people manage to do these year sum up posts or pick year highlights. One year is such a long time with soo many little incredible moments. Crazy, crazy stuff. I may work on New Year plans and resolutions later in January, but I can definitely say I have no regrets and wonders. 
Having most wonderful family, crazy friends, my handsome bf and all life opportunities I am simply the luckiest girl, no doubts. I decided to post some pictures from last two weeks at home, coz you know, it illustrates pretty much all of my happy lifestyle. And oh, Happy Holidays you all! xxx

 

Patricija.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas photos.



 


 

Happy Christmas guys!!! 
This year I decided to take tones of photos with my lovely family during Christmas time, so all the time throughout the year I can look at them and know that there are incredible support and love called family and all the difficulties can be solved when we are together. I couldn't be happier.

Patricija.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmassy GUST

I was wondering what is that one special thing that creates the whole Christmas atmosphere. All Christmas songs, lights and food are very subjective and lots of people hate them, I can't say that Christmas is about any special place and what is even more interesting is that every year Christmas starts at absolutely different times.  And while being in Glasgow I do not decorate my room and don't buy advent calendar I tried to think when did I feel especially Christmassy.

 
And so I realized that Christmas is about nothing, but family. That warm and pleasant environment full of happiness, trust and respect. That one group of funniest and weirdest people sharing joy and continuously learning from each other. Little arguments and worries, of course. But ones always ending with massive reunions and celebrations.





There is absolutely nothing greater than family that can make Christmas more incredible and enjoyable. 
Family. 
So glad I am blessed to have  more than one!

Patricija xx
 
Pictures were taken by me, Jonny Little and Kristian Hentschel.
Many thanks guys!!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas wishes.

Every year it gets more and more difficult to create Christmas wishlists. Values change, and achievements become more important than all things stored in wardrobes or on shelves. I can't actually wait to see all my family and share cozy holiday moments with them much more than unpack nicely wrapped boxes with some cute/useful/weird stuff inside. I really don't believe in the idea of people spending lots of money on Christmas just to please everyone. And even though I learnt to have just enough, I tried to find some stuff to put under 'Christmas wishes' label after all. Coz you know, I'm a lil Santa's helper :)
People who know me well enough know, that I like shoes. I may not have lots of them (lies) and I may not purchase lots of them (kinda lies again), but shoes is what I check out first when life feels dull and boring. I was checking very similar shoes in H&M in September, but after investing in freshers helper survival kit had to stay out of shops for a while. These boots, not surprisingly, are from H&M as well. I also noticed that wearing my watch every day it became so scratchy, I kinda need new one. Olivia Burton watches are adorable, not most affordable ones, though.
And since I had my little books obsession going on lately I though it's seems very right to include some books into the list. Genuinely, if I could have a chance to be Santa, Christmas would be about books and chocolate only. I spotted this book a few days ago when I was trying to find secret Santa gift for one person. I don't know why, but all books about Paris or France are really interesting and well-written. I am not even some Paris/France freak, really! Also, this cute flask seems like such a student saver. Lots of coffee without spending lots of moneyz.

 Finally, some wintery treats here. I packed my incredibly amazing hair care stuff in my suitcase, but when I unpacked all my belongings in Glasgow, it wasn't there. No signs of it in my old room or flat as well. And being all that picky/scared of experiments I end up not treating my hair at all :(. However, I did my research and read million beauty reviews. Seems like John Frieda Oil Elixir is the one! And if Santa can't get me any of these treats, can I have just that one Rudolph Onesie, so I can save on heating bills and get all that stuff myself?

Patricija.
x



Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Interview with Crystal Fighters.

 I discovered them in 2010 when me and my friends experienced all that summer festival craziness for the first time. Crystal Fighters' performance was magic, their music was just something our young wild soles were striving for. I remember in the middle of the gig it started raining and that was such a relief in the incredible Lithuanian summer heat. The mix of fresh air, music, wild dances and best friends around was one of the most incredible moments in my life.

 Crystal Fighters were special, however not being a particular music freak I just let it go. I had their tunes on my playlist ever since, but that was it. 
(At least I thought so..)


But you know life, things just happen. I've got to film an interview with Gilbert from Crystal Fighters and just by accident my name appeared on guest list for their performance in Glasgow. 

 And while their music has obviously changed, it's still so incredibly bewitching. 
Being the part of the crowd I realized how much things have changed in just 3 years. All hard work pays off and being in the place where I have all these random opportunities I am so happy to know that I'm on the right track and still able to be happy in such an amusing way.


Patricija.
x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Balloch.

Every now and then I do my 'let's travel somewhere' talk. But there are essays and exams, day and night shifts, friends' birthdays and just generally lazy days and so it goes on and on and get's pretty annoying after a while. Today, however, it finally worked out and we escaped from Glasgow.



 I used my camera for the first time after the freshers' week and it was a wonderful time to do it. Weather was lovely (in a Scottish way :D) and even though Conor was freezing we end up sharing an ice cream...
 I kept telling funny stories from when I was a child and Conor got to take 'artsy' pictures. Such a happy day.
 I will definitely try to have more 'no studying' days next year as it is such a relief!!

Patricija.
x

Saturday, 23 November 2013

One happy day

I didn't expect second year to be so challenging, so demanding and overwhelming. Catching every possible chance and using all opportunities I got so tired, a bit miserable as well. Being responsible and organized is hard sucks. While so much stuff happened to me these past few months, I got lost in all responsibilities and chores and just couldn't evaluate how important and valuable all that experience was. Sitting in an empty quiet corner of the bookshop today I was reading some books from the section I always ignore. Hearing all the noise from outside I realized that I was separated from all that rush, people and traffic, enjoying quiet moment of doing something that I haven't planned before, ignoring timing and not needing to capture something because I was fully living the moment. I felt so happy. 
Those few minutes influenced all my day and made me do lots of things I wouldn't otherwise. I love these days of happiness after months of hard work. I most definitely love my second year of uni, so hard and challenging, but so rewarding after all. :)


Patricija.
x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

HOT one.

I am living some crazy life right now. Meeting lots of people and going through the number of ideas in my head I sometimes wonder, if it's not too much, if it's not too harmful to all these friendship relationships I have in my life. No time, I say no time for even thinking about it. I feel like I have to go back in weeks and months and reflect all the events and activities to myself. Relive. Rethink and understand what did that actually mean to me. And even though I am realizing that I haven't yet recovered from freshers'. (That bloody crazy week MONTH ago. MONTH ago! How crazy is that?). I keep saying 'yes' to every new chance and opportunity I have.
On the other hand, it is so much easier to analyze it all now, as all minor worries and misunderstandings have faded away and only great memories deep in my heart are there for me to RETHINK.





 

 
 When I was taking pictures all I could think about was how to pick the best angle and how to master focus and capture all that crazy performance in its best. That was very personal moment establishing some truths and beliefs in my mind, yet such a memorable social thing. Two weeks after I was part of the crowd. Experiencing lack of air and space. Incredibly happy. Satisfied.

Relive. It is sometimes vital to repeat all that stuff, to bring new meanings and fulfill the moment. It is sometimes so good to be in the exact same place, a bit different person but.

Patricija
*thanks to my darling bf Conor for taking these incredible shoots with me. x

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Secret diaries of a freshers' helper X1 or life AFTER

I know it seems everyone stops talking about the magic of freshers' week when September ends. In the new life pace of lectures and way too long lunch breaks everything looks a bit more different. I went through number of stages/conditions while being a helper. I was hyper, really hyper, really tired, a bit lost, hyper again. Finally I am where I am, feeling quite happy and confident, surely ready to post a bit of an insight into freshers' helpers' life. While trying to put some thoughts together I realized I saw the most of the week through my camera. I guess it's fair enough to keep it that way.



Patricija x