Springtime feeling

Hey guys! I have a couple of boring maintenance issues to bring up:
1. I just installed a plug-in that should make my blog load a lot more quickly, but I don’t yet know its effect on every page, so please let me know if you find something weird!
2. My blog hasn’t been picked up by Bloglovin for over 4 months and I’ve been in touch with Bloglovin, my hosting company, and my theme designer, and so far have had no solution. So I really apologize for that! I see that a few of you guys are clicking over from Feedly and that it seems to work (yay!) so if you’d like, I’d love for you to follow me there.

Anyway! The weather in the Netherlands has been amazing lately and has had me (rather prematurely) shopping for bathing suits and bright coral nail polish and planning garden parties in my non-existent garden. In Utrecht, the crocuses are out in full force and the terraces are jam packed. I’ve even started drinking iced maple coffee on my balcony, all bundled up but determined! I feel like Syd has some sort of magical sunshine-bringing power. She left last week (sad) but the amazing days continue.

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(Love having a blogger friend!)

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One morning, we picked up some macarons from Josephine – still just as amazing every time – and ate them on the Oudegracht. You couldn’t have written a more perfect and leisurely spring morning scene!
The salted caramel has been my particular favourite lately … it’s dreamily delicious.

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Right next door to Josephine, Sector 3 has adorable Easter goodies out right now! (I think they might actually be connected but I cannot confirm! Anyone?)

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Speaking of Easter, my parents will both be here in just over a week! I’m so excited to show them my new city, and am hoping this sunshine stays put.
Personal talk: I was really dreading unemployment and job hunting, but with my friends and family coming to visit, I’m just glad I can actually spend time with them. Friends, now is the time to come on over!

I am prepared to bribe you with deep fried cheese and fries with mayonnaise.

Ahem. Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to an excellent start :)
xx Sophie