When It Rains + OOTD

Don’t let the rain ruin your mood. Don’t let the rain ruin your day plans. 

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And definitely don’t let the rain ruin your outfit for the day! Grab your rain jacket, and let yourself shine through it! Your smile and inner energy will give brightness to those around.

Rainy and quite cold summer days can really affect your mood. Everything you wish for in summer time is warmth, sunshine, happiness, light clothes, ability to sunbath at the beach and swim in the sea. There are probably many more things you wish, but these are essential things that hits me firstly when I think about this season. Summer is so short already in the western Europe. However, it is how it is, and we can only make the best out of it. In this case, if nature gives you lemons, make some lemonade! You can still dress nicely for those cold, rainy summer days!

The rain definitely cannot stop my friend and I to enjoy our day. We took on some nice coats and headed for a city exploration. My friend went for a light, creamy raincoat and I chose a simple beige Mango coat. Also light scarfs are essential when there is chilly rain, even on those summer days and we chose cropped, blue skinny jeans. And always have an umbrella in your purse or backpack. I am so bad at this myself, as I constantly forget my umbrella and end up coming home all wet. Hopefully this post will help me to remember bringing an umbrella at any occasion. 😀

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Even if it rains, have a lovely weekend guys! 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Friendship

Friendships are very important for life.

Best to have a few, but 100% true.

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Why do some friendships last,

While others fall and crash?

I do believe in soulmates,

In souls that are related, in faith and good vibrations.

I do believe that friends should always equally care for each other,

Truthfully want to be with one another.

Honest conversations,

Dreams and motivations,

Constant inspirations,

Laughter and frustrations.

There is wonderful silence while together,

And you feel comfortable about each other.

And here comes different degrees of friendships

´Cause best friends can mock you

But always will love you.

And in the end, what matters the most

Is how happy you are and happiness you own.

They only want what is best for your soul.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

One Day It is Reality, Another Day Beautiful Memory

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It is easy to get excited,

About something you are waiting for patiently,

About something you have missed or dreamed for a long time.

 

Firstly, the time seems to stand still,

It seems so far away it gets hard to keep you chill.

Then you try to not think of it,

Keep your mind occupied with other things that keep you real.

Here the time takes a serious step forward,

And the day you have waited for

Arrives with a blink.

 

Lastly the joy, takes over it all.

You laugh excitedly through the whole

Experience you have waited for

Hours, days, weeks, months, years…

With second blink you take,

Here it goes,

 

One day it is reality, 

Another day beautiful memory. 

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Summertime Colours and Smiles

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Can you think of a day

You would be content with it all…

Does it include love?

Your passion, peace, activities or a hug?

 

Summertime colours and smiles,

Bring some joy and healthy shine,

To your face and your mind,

To your soul as well, how nice…

Sunshine helps to keep it alive,

Spread the love around,

Because there is no time to hide,

The stage is yours,

Your life is your show.

Live it to the fullest!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Cat Café in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Ladies by the Cathedral of Vilnius.

When I was visiting my home country Lithuania last year, my brothers wife gave me the best suggestion – to visit the one and only Cat Café situated in the capital Vilnius. My nephew was dreaming about this cafe for a long time and I also didn’t hesitate to give a positive answer. I also invited my amazing friend and we headed off to the train station for our short and fun adventure.

The day started in a very unusual way. It was the end of July and the weather was typically really good. We took on our summer clothes and headed for a mini bus which was suppose to drive us to the train station. While sitting on that bus, we saw the sky slowly getting darker and darker. And suddenly, it started to pour! It was not only some summer rain. It was literally pouring with lighting getting the sky brighter, thunder making remarkable sounds and small ice cubes hitting the bus windows. Well, you can imagine our reactions. First, we laughed and then it got a bit scary to leave that bus. However, nothing would ruin our great trip mood! We ran from the bus to the train station, got really wet and laughed so hard it was hard to breath. The day got really interesting!

When we finally arrived in Vilnius (a one hour trip from a city called Kaunas), before we went to our goal place of the day, we decided to visit a beautiful public park called Bernardinai Garden (Bernardinu Sodas). There are botanic exhibitions, fountains, flowers and green areas with benches and small stream of water.

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The peak of this trip could be our running in the rain, but the Cat Café (Kačių kavinė) was originally our goal and took over the attention. And you are probably wondering what this café is all about? Do they serve cats there? Well, I want to calm you down. This café has many beautiful cats that walk around and you can look at them, pet them, buy them some treats, take pictures, go and play with them while you are waiting for your food, after you are finished eating or in between if you like. Therefore, the Cat Café is all about smiles and good vibes!

It is a very exciting and unusual concept that will definitely give you something to talk about. I have to say, that the cats are not that enthusiastic, probably very used to all of the people, attention and therefore not so excited to play or do something other than laying around or sleeping. However, if you decide to buy them a treat, which you can do right there, as my nephew did, then you will get surrounded by the cats and feel the real attention. Would you like to visit the Cat Café?

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Last but not least, how could we not go to one of the little cafes situated in the beautiful and lively Old Town of Vilnius? Delicious cakes, coffees, lovely live music delivered just next to you by talented street musicians. Perfect ending on this little and exciting trip!

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Still life in Vilnius Old Town with Gediminas` Tower on the hill in the background.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Vacation for You

 

What lies in the word – VACATION?

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A huge desire for relaxation,

Or having fun on exploration?

Letting go of your frustration,

Or simply getting to a different location?

Doing wild and cute flirtation,

Or being peaceful with meditation?

Knowing you don’t have to go to work organisation,

Or being at home without any temptation?

 

Vacation or holiday is a time when someone does not go to work or school,

But is free to do what they want.

Looking at words above you will notice a pattern,

Vacation basically means individual preference for being happy.

The time is yours, to travel or relax…

But the most important thing is to enjoy every second of it,

Because quality beats quantity.

 

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

 

 

My favourite parks in Oslo, Norway

What can be better than finding a beautiful park in the middle of the city? Here, I will share my personal favourite parks in Oslo, Norway.

The first is definitely Royal Palace Park, which is probably the most central park in Oslo. It is not that big, but such a peaceful and green park! The main street is just down the hill, which makes it a great location for some relaxation! There are many beautiful plants, fountains and ducks swimming in the pond. You can imagine yourself as a royal while walking around, if you have a bright imagination. This park is especially beautiful in the evening, as the sun is slowly settling down between the trees. It is such a magnificent sight!

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Number second would be Frogner park with Vigeland Sculpture Park inside of it, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oslo. It is situated in the area called Majorstuen. There are plenty of tourists in Vigeland Sculpture Park on summertime, to see all wonderful naked sculptures and roses blooming in all shapes and colours. While Frogner Park is a popular place among the locals, where people like to walk their dogs, go for a run or just enjoy their time – sunbathing, grilling, being with their friends or family. It is very nice to walk around the park and discover simple hidden nature beauties. I love waterfalls, small or big, it doesn’t matter. This park has it, and I am so glad for it! It is actually the largest park in the central parts of Oslo.

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There are no roses in the park yet, but I will definitely take some photos once the roses will start blooming in all kinds of beautiful colours. 🙂

Last but not least, there is a place called Sognsvann. I am not sure if it is considered as a park, but I look at it as one. There is a lake with a walking/running path that goes around the whole lake, which is around 3 kilometres long. Also there is an area which is great for sunbathing, fishing, grilling and picnics. You can also go for a swim or work out on the grass. People really love this place for work outs and runs. However, at warm days the place is packed with people sunbathing and grilling. If you don’t like to be in the mass, you can walk a bit by the lake and find a small, private space besides the water. Enjoy nature in your own way. This lake is not situated in the city centre, so you have either to take the metro or drive the car. There are plenty of parking spots, completely for free! Doesn’t this sound amazing?

If you are really into different plants and trees, then you should also visit Botanical Garden in the area called Tøyen. I used to work in this place and I can definitely say that it is a beautiful park worth a visit. Also a popular place for wedding photoshoots. Would you like to take a picture by the palm tree while in Oslo? Then this is the place you want to visit!

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Take a walk in the park and smell the fresh air. Because sometimes that is all You need!♡

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana