Who I am and why I’m here (on WordPress)

Hi, I’m Kristina. And I started this blog to share bits about things which my living space is made of. I’m not a newbie to blogging, I had variety of blog sites in the past, though never under my name. Each was for a different topic and they died after few posts, as my focus…

My plans for 2016 – how did I do?

I started 2016 with bold list of resolutions back in Jan, confidently claiming that the fact that I’d written it down and released publicly would help me to stick with it. So let’s see the truth. Here is the original list with results to date (I don’t expect drammatic changes in the next couple of…

Daily Prompt: Missing

via Daily Prompt: Missing I am sure, that missing something is a constant state of mind of people living abroad. I contemplate it often myself – what do I miss from home? Which pieces in jigsaw of my life are now empty? Of course, I miss my family and friends. I miss people who know me…

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

As cheeky as it sounds, this is the actual title of the book. Cheesy and ridiculously long, but it got me to read it. Speeding up the work and get done more things is less time is the Holy Grail of the management advice books. Many of these require you to follow a very specific, unusual…

Inside the Box: Can anyone be taught creativity?

Creativity is a talent. You can nurture and develop it, though you need to be born with at least a tiny bit of it to make it work. That’s the message I got since I was little, with the great thinkers and inventors representing the ultimate pinnacle of the skill to aim for. I was sure I was nowhere close…

How I got myself to exercise

My relationship with exercising has been always complicated. I love moving, though the idea of prescribed workouts and movements frustrates me. There used to be times when I swore that I would not put my foot on ground of a gym. But time flies and situation has changed. I knew that I had to do something…

Curd and prunes crumble pie

There are only few things I really miss from Slovakia from time to time. Most often it’s family and friends who I think of quite often, and then, sometimes, I have really strong craving for our meals. Of course, I learned how to make many of these on my own and with a bit different…

Switch (your thinking)

Looking through my draft posts, I found an old review/summary of the book I read over year ago. I liked it a lot and drafted this post as a way to improve my writing skills and share summary of content and main ideas. Funny enough, when I first opened the draft after such a long time,…

Potato and egg salad with French dressing

Even though I really like salad range in supermarkets, sometimes you simply do better recreating the work-lunch staples on your own. The request today was to make a light lunch, likely a salad, however, I didn’t feel like having the beetroot and goat cheese one we have all the time. As I was browsing aisles…

Book challenge 2016

I came across this funny book-reading game on Facebook which looks like a great complement to my goal for 2016 to read 20 books. Here is the game-list including my initial ideas for reading for some of them: a book published this year a book you can finish in a day a book you’ve been…

My plans for 2016 (it’s gonna be great!)

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I wrote my last post! The time flies and now it’s 2016 and I’m resolved not to let such a big gap in my updates happen again. I had a really good time during Christmas break, eating loads of good home-made food, watching telly and generally chilling…