• Review | Thimbleweed Park™ •

• Review | Thimbleweed Park™ •

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Today, I’m giving my first game review a shot. I’ve offered you to write about → “Thimbleweed Park”, a new game from the designers of “Monkey Island” and “Maniac Mansion”, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. And if you didn’t know it yet, I’m a huge sucker for old point-and-click adventures and/or those in pixel design because thanks to my super cool dad and one of his good friends, I grew up with “Monkey Island” – and this makes for an amazing childhood. ;) But to be honest, I’ve never played “Maniac Mansion” but I’m willing to make this up, as well as finally play some other games like “Day of the Tentacle”, “Loom” or “Grim Fandango” (always somehow mentioned in the “Monkey Island” games, but somehow they never caught me that much). By the way: I’ve also really loved “Simon the Sorcerer” (I and II only!), so if you don’t know it yet, you better change that just as I’m going to with all the other classics! ;)

I wish I had known earlier about “Thimbleweed Park” when it was a kickstarter project – I would totally have spent a lot of money on that, at least to have a physical copy of the game and maybe even to be a part of the phone book. ;) I just heard about the game about a month before it was launched on March 30, so it was too late to be one of the backers but I was happy to support it not only by buying the game the second it was finally available on Steam but also by purchasing the soundtrack of the game (which is absolutely awesome and fits the game perfectly!).

I don’t want to write too much in order to make it an entertaining review and of course, I won’t spoil you in any way, so if you feel like reading what I have to say about this marvellous game: go on… ;)

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• Marina Rinaldi “Marina Rinaldi” (Eau de Parfum) •

• Marina Rinaldi “Marina Rinaldi” (Eau de Parfum) •

In the beginning of November, Marina Rinaldi – definitely one of my favorite brands for classy plus-size fashion – released their first fragrance. I was offered a personalized flacon of the perfume, with my name on it – and you guys know how much I love everything with my name on it (just remember my → summer hat!). ;)

I think it’s always kind of interesting when clothing brands (without a beauty line) or celebrities launch their own fragrance. Especially celebs have mostly disappointed me by creating horribly sweet and extremely heavy scents I just can’t stand because I get a bad headache. But there were a few brand perfumes which actually surprised me because it’s simply something new, something you don’t really expect from them – and there has to be a great perfumer behind the whole thing. ;)

To be honest, I don’t know everything about the story of this fragrance, but the information I received was enough to make me curious. :) So when I picked up my bottle at the Marina Rinaldi store in Hamburg, I was happy to already get the first smell of it – and I was absolutely delighted!

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• Diabetes | Two Weeks of Freedom •

• Diabetes | Two Weeks of Freedom •

If there’s something I really don’t like about → being a diabetic, it’s the constant measuring of my blood sugar level. It’s simply annoying. Diabetes isn’t a tough disease – of course, it sucks like every other disease, especially because it’s chronic and you have to deal with it for the rest of your life, but it’s an illness that is completely manageable. It doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t stop you from doing anything and it won’t kill you – if you take care of yourself. The injections are no problem, wearing the pump is rather cool than something bad (because it’s an absolute improvement!), and as I like to say: I probably know even more about food and carbs than someone who actually wants to go on a diet or so. But there’s one thing that really sucks: measuring your blood sugar. Pricking your finger, pressing it a bit to get enough blood for the device and waiting. And then writing it down. Sounds easy and yes, it is, but after a few years this becomes something you’ll really hate from the bottom of your heart. You’ll start to forget it on purpose (well, sometimes you actually don’t do it on purpose) and enter the zone of frustration. I had this when I was 18, I just didn’t want to do it anymore. Diabetes doesn’t hurt but it’s absolutely annoying and you just can’t get rid of it, it’s always there and you can’t ever say “hey, today I’ll just spend the day like a healthy person!” because you’ll totally regret it. And even if you do this, there’s always these thoughts like “I should be measuring my BS”. You can’t switch it off.

But – and that’s the positive part of today’s blog post: there’s something new on the market. Well, it’s not totally new but still something great and I think I’ve waited way too long to get it. The FreeStyle Libre. It’s not a CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System), but a FGMS – a “Flash Glucose Monitoring System”. Means: you put a sensor on your arm and whenever you reach for it with the measuring system, it shows you your current BS – plus (and that’s an enormous plus!) you can see how your BS has been acting around it. Seeing that chart helps a lot when you want to work on your treatment – cause that’s also something you learn and have to do a lot. Your doctor isn’t always around, sometimes you just need to change some small things by yourself and if you see where the problems are, you can do it and keep an eye on it.

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• Yves Saint Laurent “Mon Paris” (Eau de Parfum) •

• Yves Saint Laurent “Mon Paris” (Eau de Parfum) •

I grew up with my mother always wearing “Paris” by Yves Saint Laurent – a true classic and a very feminine (and since I was little when I kept smelling it) and mature fragrance. → “Mon Paris” seemed to be a younger and wilder “version” of it (I don’t really know if it is related to the original “Paris”, so that’s my own thought), the official description sounds euphoric and adventurous, sensual and like a love declaration – and this whole mixture made me very interested. Today, I want to share my review of this amazing perfume with you.

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