Sunday Funday – Unexpected Trip

Wonderful readers,

What did You do this Sunday? I had a very unexpected and fun Sunday, so why not share it with you?

Me and my guy, we were talking about going for our typical Sunday walk the day before. We have a tradition, to take walks together on Sundays, if he is not at work. So we headed out the door. We walked and enjoyed the city life, grabbed Chai Latte (because Sunday date without it, is not quite the same)… 😀 And then he suggested something unusual – to take a boat to one of the islands. How fun, I thought! So we took one of the ferries (we didn’t even look where the ferry was going) and headed for adventure!

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Unexpected trips are the best, even those that take place very close by. It was so much fun to see where we arrived, to walk around and enjoy colourful autumn leaves and beautiful sunset. Therefore, If you had a quiet day at home this Sunday, I suggest you to take an adventurous tour around your city next Sunday! Enjoy Life!

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Let`s inspire each other!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

My Top 10: From perfume to favourite show

Wonderful readers,

Do you recognise yourself trying out different things and changing your opinion about certain things? If you are adventurous and even if you are not, you will see that liking and disliking changes over time.

I find it exciting to notice differences throughout the weeks, months and years. Therefore, I want to make my now list, of things that participate to my happy day and try to inspire you. I will probably make more lists as some of my preferences changes (especially the music part). I have a weird habit to listen to one song constantly until I get over it and find a new one I really like. And then the same thing happens all over again… So here it goes!

My TOP 10: 

1. Fave start of the day: Slow morning with banana/oatmeal pancakes. 

Oh, how I love to start my day in a slow pace, where I can make my favourite breakfast, which is banana and oatmeal pancakes (recipe is coming soon), take a shower, choose an outfit to wear and eat while watching a show or some Youtube Vlog. Everything mentioned is even better with fresh, beautiful flowers at the side.

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2. My favourite Perfume: Saint Laurent – Mon Paris.

A day has to start with the scent of your favourite perfume on your skin. What is your favourite perfume?

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3. Favourite Song: LP – Lost On You (Elk Road Remix).

This is a song I play constantly for the last week.

4. Favourite clothing item: Jacket.

I cannot help but always end up liking some jacket at the store. I simply think all kinds of jackets make an outfit special and complete. I like that it is comfortable to wear and at the same time it keeps you warm.

5. Favourite Accessory: A scarf. 

My favourite accessory for the autumn is definitely a scarf. It is a challenge for me not to get sick, so a scarf plays double role for me – it keeps my neck warm and gives my outfit a little piece of fabulous detail. I like this blue scarf that my mom gave me the most.

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6. Thing that amazes me over and over again: Colourful Sunset.

I love sunsets in general and when the sky decides to be playful by showing up in all kinds of different shades, it gets me smiling every time. The most amazing sunset I have experienced so far happened this summer, while visiting a city called Palanga in Lithuania, by the Baltic Sea. It was truly magical and unbelievable!

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7. Favourite dessert: Macaroons.

I cannot remember for how long I have Macaroons on my top list for my favourite desserts. I cannot wait sharing with you my tested homemade macaroon recipe! It is amazing! Oh, and if you read my previous post, my good friend got married this weekend. And you know what, she ordered macaroons just for me and her sister, because all three of us use to buy macaroons every time I go to Lithuania. How sweet is she?

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8. Favourite Drink: Chai Latte.

A cup of this goodness always gets me inspired.

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9. Favourite show: New Girl.  

Every time I want to laugh and watch something light, I head for the New Girl. I like all of the actors on the show and how they bring out different personalities you can maybe relate to or simply laugh about. I really like the humour of the show!

10. Hobby: Making Videos. 

Making travel videos in particular. Capturing amazing views and interesting surroundings. Making funny dancing steps while being surrounded by warm atmosphere. I feel really content while filming, dancing and editing it later on. And how fun is it to watch the video after couple of months or even years! This is my latest video.

 

I hope you liked my personal top 10 things that participate to my happy day!

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Summer Memory Collection

Summer went by so fast,

It is nothing new, You would like to say.

You have been working for days,

Forgetting you had breaks,

Was your holiday great?

Did you swim in the sea, saw dolphins and bee? Did you eat a lot ice cream and danced watching sunsets at the beach? Did you laugh with your friends and had so much fun with your love, or maybe you have discovered a book you really liked that you couldn’t stop to read?

No matter what you did, the most important thing is to keep those memories and don’t be sad that this summer leaves. Smile because it happened. It is great to remember it, but don’t live in those memories. Put those in the box and open a new box. Because you will collect some new memories, just as beautiful and exciting. This is my memory collection of my summer trip to Lithuania. 🙂

Summer went by so fast, but these wonderful memories will definitely last! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

 

 

Flower Bouquet

When you get a beautiful flower bouquet even on vacation. ❤ This is the story about it…

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That day in the beginning of July, we decided to go kart racing in Klaipeda (gokartas.lt). We`ve been planning to do it for a long time. Finally, we arrived at the place and excitement was slowly rising. The woman who worked there told us to wait for the next round. She told us to come in, as I say, their little house, where you suppose to pay, register your name, put your purse into the locker and pick up a helmet. So we sat outside, watching other people riding both fast and slow, listened to the sounds karting cars were making and we were widely smiling while waiting for our turn.

Then suddenly the lady told us to come inside to register our names and pay for the ride. We realised that we didn’t have any more cash, only money on the card. Most places take cards nowadays, but unfortunately that wasn’t that kind of place. She told us that they only take cash. Well, that was a bit disappointing, but luckily a food store with a mini bank was situated close by. So no worries, we went there.

On the way to the minibank, near the store, we saw some elders selling their garden goodies to the people passing by. An old lady looked at us and said that she only got one bouquet left that she wanted to sell that day. She looked at my guy and ask if he wanted to buy those flowers for me. Beautiful wild flowers looked and smelled simply heavenly. He looked at me and smiled, handed the lady a couple of euros that she asked for the flowers and with that simple action made two women really happy that evening! 😀 The old woman immediately started packing and could finally go home. And me, well, I couldn’t stop smiling and took a bunch of photos!

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After kart racing we were full of adrenaline and decided to buy a take away pizza. And tell me, what could be better than eating pizza on the beach by a beautiful Baltic Sea. The sea water was quite still which is rare and the sunset we got to see was shiny and beautiful.

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This story just once again reminds us that everything happens for a reason! Leave me a comment, I would love to read your thoughts and stories!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

You have to see this SUNSET

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Do you see yourself, searching for words,

This dream leaves you speechless…

When you do not find a word

That could describe what you see.

In front of your eyes,

Magic happens all the time,

But only sometimes you notice it.

When you are at the right time, at the right place,

With the right person, and the colours are great.

So which word floats on the tip of your tongue,

´Cause mine had a word insane, but the sound has a negative vibe.

Let`s change the word to outstanding, alright,

Because this sunset was unbelievable magical,

No filters are allowed.

I hope each of you, will experience the magic,

Try to find a place where it happens more often.

Sunsets in Lithuania, by the Baltic Sea is the place to be.

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I am so happy to share the best sunset I have experienced so far.

You are welcome to watch it in the PALANGA video: https://rutaantana.com/2017/07/18/lithuanian-sea-coast-palanga-video/

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

 

Lithuanian Sea Coast: PALANGA video

The time has come for my second Travel with Rūta video, this time from a city called Palanga. A vacation resort well known for the Lithuanians as well as some foreigners. A city of romance!

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When I was still living in Lithuania, this town was our family number one vacation spot in summer time. I didn’t use to care about the cold sea water, since the Baltic Sea doesn’t really get warmer than 18 degrees. However, saying that you get use to good things fast is  very true. As fast as you get to know a truly warm sea, you just don’t feel the need to go into cold sea. There is good enough to only feel the water with your feet. That is what I did and I feel very content about it. No regrets about not swimming in the Baltic Sea this time!

A long beach stretches out far far away, to other small town called Šventoji and has in all a seafront of 25 kilometres! Light and pleasant sand, soughing waves and special dunes. The combination of these things will give you peace of mind and sense of harmony. If you decide to go far by the sea, you can try to find some amber or pretty shells.

Unique dunes is an ideal place to hide yourself from the wind or to find a more comfortable, intimate and warmer corner. The beach in Palanga is very crowded on a warmer day, especially in the weekends in summer time. Therefore, the dunes are the place to be for the people who like a more quiet and private relaxation.

If you ever go to this city, do not forget to visit famous Palanga bridge (Palangos tiltas), where people gather together to watch remarkable sunsets. We were lucky enough to experience an outstanding sunset while visiting Palanga. It is hard to describe it. You will see it in my video which is in the bottom of this post. To see it in video is of course not the same as being in the moment, but you will get an idea of how perfect it was. And yes, I really think it was perfect. ❤

Some other famous places are the famous Basanavicius street, is where all the fun is situated – different bars, cafes, clubs, attractions and activities, where different music is being played and performed live on the evenings. Also Tiškevičiai Palace and Amber Museum, Birutė Park and Musical Fountain. These are the places shown in the video that are worth a visit or two!

I hope you will enjoy the video and catch a happy inspiration! Don’t forget to watch it in HD! 🙂

 

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

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

 

 

 

Everyday

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Find one thing You want to appreciate today.

It doesn’t have to be big,

Could be a smile You got from a friend, food in Your fridge or sunny nice day…

Think about one positive thing, everyday,

No matter how hard it may seem someday.

And then You will see,

How much You actually have,

So smile brightly and enjoy Your Beautiful Day!

 

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What do You choose to appreciate today? I appreciate this view I am able to look at everyday!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Man and the Sun

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When a Man meets the Sun…

Even if the sun is not so high up and settling down…

You can still see the shine and the brightness…

Of both complexions… take your time, since the days are getting longer.

Spring is here, can you feel it already?

Enjoy every sunset in your own way. 

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I love different lighting, shadows, trees and people in photography. A natural looking person being outdoors, doesn’t matter if it`s the city centre, tiny park or mighty forest, it makes a remarkable and creative image.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana