Now that it’s extremely hot outside I really feel like summer is here. It’s amazing how quickly the weather changes now and how extreme are the temperature fluctuation. Summer comes later in the year and when it comes it hits you like a truck. I have taken advantage of the good weather lately by spending a lot of time outside, hiking and going to the lake. I also wanted to bike more but the heat has been unbearable in the last 2 weeks.
The Big move
I talked in this post about our journey of searching for a new home and the difficulties we had. Surprisingly, three months after that post we went to visit a house outside of the city and it was just perfect. Not too big, not too small, good condition, nice rooms, the right price and friendly owners. We thought about it and immediately sent an offer to buy it. We had to increase the initial price but we got it! It was suddenly so exciting that I almost didn’t believe that it’s actually happening! We are happy house owners.
We are currently packing our stuff, there are boxes around in the house waiting to be brought to our new home. The big day is sometime at the end of August. So far we bought some of the furniture and we are still thinking of what we might need additionally. Planning is going quite well, we are making important appointments like moving our internet and vaccinating our cat. Yep, he is gonna be a free cat in the future and I am going to be a worried mom. I might have to get used to getting mice as presents from him.
The house is not in the city and that worries me a bit. I will have to commute with the train in the future. My biggest hope is that I will be able to do home office at least one day per week so that I save some time. At the same time, being far away from the city is an advantage because of the quietness and low pollution. I will be able to see the stars more clearly and that is so exciting!
Series and Movies update
My favourite show of the year is over and I feel happy and sad at the same time. Dark is one of those series that I hold close to my heart because it’s just so well made and it made me feel excited and curious with every episode. It was a bit of a mind fuck but they wrapped it up nicely. I have been afraid of final seasons after some major disappointments ( GoT, Westworld ) and Dark did not let me down. I loved the acting, the production value is very high, the attention to detail is amazing. I can only recommend this time travelling series!
Another series that I randomly started is Community. Thank god it’s not as awkward as I expected. There are some cringy moments but the episodes and storylines are generally interesting and funny. Some Asian shows I have started are 7Seeds, HunterXHunter and Crash landing on you. I really enjoyed watching them until now and will continue doing that.
The best movie I watched in July was Greenbook. As usual with stories inspired from real life there are some inconsistencies and made up scenes but I liked the movie for what it was. I love to see character and relationship development in books and in movies and this story was exactly that. The acting was amazing and I found new love for Viggo Mortensen.
The Favourite was an okay movie. I got a bit bored in the middle and I already forgot how it ended. The production value was high and the costumes were awesome but story wise very mediocre and forgettable.
Another movie I watched was Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, a classic from Studio Ghibli. I don’t know if I mentioned this before but I am a huge fan of Ghibli and loved every single movie that I watched from them. Even though the movie is old, from 1984, the story still manages to impress. The story is set in a post apocalyptic world where giant toxic insects threaten the extinction of humanity. It starts with Nausicaa, the princess of the Valley of the Wind exploring the toxic forest and introduces us the current world humans live in. I recommend this movie to anyone and hopefully it introduces you to the world of Ghibli!
Thank you for reading my Dear Diary post! I also read a lot in the last two months and had a small vacation but I will write separate posts about those topics. What tips can you give me about moving to a new home? Also do you have any movie/series recommendations for me?