Music of June πŸ’žπŸŽΆ

Hola lovelies πŸ’•,

I’m SO behind some blog posts I wanted to share but I have to not blame myself for that. It will otherwise only add more stress and anxiety which is not something I need right now. Blogging has to be fun. I want to share my review about the new album Folklore of Taylor Swift because it’s THE BEST 😍😭πŸ₯Ί. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. First, I will share the songs I loved in June which seem so long time ago but it was just last month. I have been so busy these weeks with packing my suitcase and cleaning my room a bit. I will finally go to Spain this week after more than a half year not being able to go 😭. I miss it so much. I’m a bit anxious for the travel day and I never like flying much especially nowadays. I think me and my mother will be fine and everything will go well. I can’t wait to be there, enjoy some delicious tapas and see my family and friends. Now, let’s move on to the topic of this post. In the June I listened to some beautiful music which includes the new single of Sofia Ellar called Si es Roma amor, Underdog from Alicia Keys, and loads of other amazing songs which you will see below πŸ’•.

Sofia Ellar – Si es Roma amor

One of my favourite artists in Spain released her new single. It is such a beautiful song and makes me very happy. The music video also has those Summer vibes which I long for so much. I can’t wait to listen to this song many more times and enjoy Summer time in Spain 🌞🌊🌴. I saw Sofia live two years ago and I can’t wait to see her again. Her concerts are the best. I relate so much to her lifestyle because she is a hippie girl just like me haha.

Fred De Palma ft. Ana Mena – Se iluminaba

This song is just sooooo amazing!! 😍 I love it so much. I heard this song a lot on the Spanish radio LOS40 and Cadena 100. It’s number one many times. Again a perfect song for the Summer. I really love the sound of it. It’s such a bop.

RosalΓ­a ft. Travis Scott – TKN

RosalΓ­a is back with a great song with Travis Scott this time. It’s maybe different than what she made before but I really like it. I also like the choreography.

The Weeknd – Blinding lights

I didn’t know The Weeknd before this song, how bad haha. It’s such an amazing song. I hear it all the time. It makes me so happy and also makes me swing along it. The only thing I don’t like is to see blood on his face because it’s one of my biggest phobia’s.

Anne-Marie – Birthday

It’s my birthday
I’ma do what I like
I’ma eat what I like
I’ma kiss who I like
It’s my birthday
I’am do what I like
I’ma wear what I like
I’ma party tonight
Goddamn, it’s my birthday
Everybody love me

I love this song! πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰ I listened to it on my birthday month which was the first of June. Anne-Marie is such a great artist. This is a perfect birthday song to make you feel in the mood of your birthday. It’s fun and catchy. Always do what you love to do on your birthday and not what others want because it’s your birthday. You deserve to spent it the way you like.

Surf Mesa ft. Emilee- ily (i love you baby)

I love you, baby, and if it’s quite all right
I need you, baby, to warm these lonely nights
I love you baby
Trust in me when I say

This song is such a hit! It’s amazing. I feel myself drifting away into paradise and being on a beach listening to this song πŸŒŠπŸ‘Œ. It’s the perfect ambiance for it. This is a song that makes you feel very peaceful.

Nia – 8 Maravillas

Nia won the talent show OperaciΓ³n Triunfo this year and I’m still SO proud of her. She’s amazing. She can dance and sing so good. Her single is about the Canary Islands. I can’t wait to visit them one day. They seem so beautiful. This song is such a nice song full of latin vibes πŸ’ƒπŸ’– which is really her style.

Anaju – Me irΓ©

Anaju became the fourth finalist of OperaciΓ³n Triunfo. This video is from yesterday’s concert in Wizink Center in Madrid. I love her single. It’s so beautiful and touching. She sings really from her heart. I love to see her emotion on her face. She is such a queen and I can see her being a great artist in Spain and internationally too.

Eva – Dumb

”Cause you’re a dumb
You’re a dumb
I miss you, dumb
I love you, dumb

Eva became the third finalist of OperaciΓ³n Triunfo. I’m really proud of her. She has so much personality and on stage it’s just so amazing seeing her being herself and having fun. This single of her is amazing and so catchy.

Alicia Keys – Underdog

”So I sing a song for the hustlers trading at the bus stop
Single mothers waiting on a check to come
Young teachers, student doctors
Sons on the frontline knowing they don’t get to run
This goes out to the underdog
Keep on keeping at what you love
You’ll find that someday soon enough
You will rise up, rise up, yeah”

I used to listen to many songs of Alicia Keys in the past. She is such a great singer. This song is amazing and very touching too πŸ™. It has a beautiful life story which is that everyone has the right to rise up and shine in life. It’s just a human right. This goes for everyone who feels like an underdog. There still needs to be a lot of change happening in this world to be all treated equally.

Jonas Blue ft. MAX – Naked

I like this song. I love the song Perfect Strangers from Jonas Blue and this one is also very good. I dance along this song.

Keira Knightley – Lost stars

”God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark? I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying
Just the same”

This song is from the movie I watched called Begin Again. It’s from Adam Levine and she also sings it in the movie and it’s sooooo beautiful!! Her voice is so beautiful. It sounds like an angel and makes me feel so calm.

Dvicio ft. Matisse – La distancia

This song is beautiful!! I heard it from a friend in their Insta. Distancia means distance. It’s beautiful made during lockdown. I love how their voices sound together.

Sal de mi – OT 2020

The group of 2020 from OperaciΓ³n Triunfo made this beautiful song all together. It’s a hymn song for all the victims of COVID-19 in Spain and all over the world. It’s really beautiful. I loved to hear this song during the final. It made me really emotional πŸ₯ΊπŸ’ž.

Diselo a la vida – OT 2020

This is the hymn of OperaciΓ³n Triunfo 2020 and I love it so much!! 😍😍 Rafa which is one of the 16 participants made this song. It’s about living a good life without thinking of what society thinks of you. It’s about being happy with what you have, talking about our fears and loving each other. Good vibes for sure! This song makes me so happy.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you liked it. What was your favourite song from my list? Which song or artist have you listened to lately? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

May favourites πŸ’•πŸŒž

Hola lovelies πŸ’•,

It was so hot these days 🌞πŸ”₯. I’m happy Summer is back but I can’t deal with the heat. In The Netherlands 30 degrees is way too much and also humid. In Spain I’m used to the Summer but it’s dry which is different. Right now, there’s a bit of a storm. Always the same weather here haha. I’m really happy I enjoyed some beach days which I will share with you all soon. Now, I will share about my May favourites. In this blog post I will share about my bike tour 🚲 through Haarlem with my mother, writing a story for a writing contest πŸ“ and winning some giveaways.

Things I did with my lovely family πŸ‘ͺ:

Bike tour through Haarlem 🚲🌞

I love biking through Haarlem with mamita 😍. It’s been ages since I used the bike haha how bad πŸ˜‚. I just feel sometimes a lack of energy or my heart beats fast when I bike. I do it on my own time with my mother. I don’t have a bike to use in Spain. It’s been lovely weather all these months. I’m so grateful for these beautiful moments full of sunshine πŸŒž. I’m also blessed to live in Haarlem, such a romantic city. I prefer small cities so much more than big cities. We did a bike tour from our house through our park to Haarlem city. We sat along the river Spaarne and saw some cute animals such as lama’s, a pony and a duck with babies. I loved it. They were so cute!!! On the way home we saw my brother and his wife from the balcony. I hate to not be able to hug each other normally but it is what it’s. Better than nothing. I love you. I believe in the good things coming. Stay safe you all πŸ’ž

Mother’s Day πŸ’

I was sad that we couldn’t celebrate Mother’s Day like we always do each year with the whole family. At least, my brother and his wife came to our home to give my mother beautiful flowers, a card, pie they made and chocolate. I gave my mother also a handmade card and a phone case with flowers and a butterfly on it. She loved it very much. I’m sure next year will be better. I’m so happy to have a beautiful mother like you are. Thank you for being there for me in good and bad times. I love you till the moon and back πŸ’–πŸŒœπŸŒ›.

Walks in the park 🌳

I had some nice walks with my mother in the park and we enjoyed the sunshine. One day we ate delicious ice cream 🍦. My mother ate a Magnum and I ate a raket rocket. I love it! I also enjoyed the daisies and the other beautiful yellow flowers 🌻. I love to see the flowers blossom and all the green in the park. It’s such a beautiful world.

Watching Eurovision Europe shine a light πŸ’‘πŸŽΆ

There was no real Eurovision this year but I’m happy to have enjoyed this alternative show called ”Europe shine a light”. I always watch Eurovision every year together with my mother. Music always unites people and especially in hard times. I loved to see Duncan Laurence singing his new single Someone Else. It was so beautiful 😍🎀. I loved the orchestra performance too. I also loved so much when all the participants across Europe performed the song Love Shine A Light by Katrina And The Waves. I hope next year I can join the family show with my friend live in Rotterdam because I already bought tickets for it.

Watched Begin again, Frankie and Johnny & the serie Never have I ever 🎬

I loved the movie Begin again with Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. It’s a sweet movie about a singer-songwriter who is chasing her dreams. I loved the songs and it really inspired me to follow my dreams. I love singing so much too but I don’t know if being famous would be something for me. I also liked the movie Frankie and Johnny with the famous actors Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafΓ© beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. I think it was a beautiful movie that makes you think about how love finds you. It wasn’t a clichΓ© movie at all. I also loved the first season of the serie Never have I ever which I saw on Netflix. All episodes are just 20 or 30 minutes long. It’s about The complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood. It was so good. It was about the trauma of loosing a parent, grief, heartbreak, friendship, family, school, the Indian and American culture and love. I cried and laughed at the same time while watching these episodes. I can’t wait for a second season!!!! 😍

Operación Triunfo 2020 🎀

My favourite Spanish talent show OperaciΓ³n Triunfo 2020 came back for a month 🎢. It got suspended in March because of the pandemic. The 9 contestants had to leave the singing academy. In this academy they also sleep. You can watch what they do on a livestream because there are camera’s in the academy. It’s so much fun. Every week there’s a liveshow where they sing some songs. At the end the winner got chosen a few weeks ago. I’m so happy Nia won because she rocked every song which they had given to her. She can sing, dance and perform the best. The winner gets €100.000. Sometimes I also think of going to this talent show and participating in the casting. I just don’t know if being exposed so much would trigger more of my anxiety and if it would be something for me. I love this talent show so much. The teachers and the production are so kind. In 2017 I went to one of the concerts in Madrid with my friend and it was one of the best experiences in my life. You really build such a beautiful fan relationship with the artists which come out from this talent show. I can’t wait for a new edition! πŸ’–

Things I did with my lovely friends πŸ’•:

My best friend’s birthday πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

I couldn’t celebrate the birthday of my best friend for obvious reasons. I was happy to have made her a beautiful collage which I always make and a beautiful handmade card. As you all know, I love writing letters and making cards. As present I got her Lush products which was a shower gel and soap. I’m happy she loved it. I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for being the best best friend I could wish for πŸ’•.

Sending cards to people who are sick, lonely or need to cheer up πŸ’Œ

There was a girl which I follow on Instagram who was writing cards to people she don’t know in The Netherlands. I asked to join the group and already sent more than 40 cards to people who are mentally or physically ill, lonely or just need to cheer up in The Netherlands. Coronavirus made the elderly more lonely and receiving a card made them happy. I got the stamps for free and also the beautiful cards for free because it was a donation. I love to write and help other people. It makes me feel less alone in my own struggles of this life and it makes me feel happy. I love to be of service. You never know what someone is going through so be kind always and spread love because we all need it so much πŸ’•πŸ™.

Other amazing things of May πŸ’–:

Writing a story for the Sea of words contest πŸ“

I wrote a story in Spanish for the β€A sea of words” contest. It has the same name as my blog. The European Institute of the Mediterranean tagged me on a post in Instagram. The contest is every year. This year it was about young people faced with climate change in the Mediterranean and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 🌊. The story I wrote is about me being in the sea with my boat and then suddenly being stuck surrounded by plastic bottles. Then a man comes to help me and talks about how important it is to take action. I already won an essay contest in 2015 and spoke at the United Nations in New York City πŸ—½ so I thought why not try again even though my inner critic is loud sometimes. The jury is now reviewing the stories. The 10 best winners will be chosen in July and will go to Barcelona at the end of September for free and will have a creative writing course. It’s really so amazing. I will keep you all updated.

Winning a scarf from the shop Azabache πŸ’–

Nowadays I’m entering so many giveaways on Instagram. I love it so much especially when I win of course. I won a beautiful scarf from my favourite shop in Valladolid. Azabache has so many beautiful hippie clothes. I bought a lot of dresses and other clothes there. I won a scarf with the famous print of Gustav Klimt 🎨. It’s beautiful.

Winning books from Melissa Wells and The Goddess Collective journal πŸ“šπŸ†

I love Melissa Wells. She is a certified eating psychology coach and health coach. She has such a beautiful community. In December after doing the advent challenge I won a membership to The Godess Collective online which is a platform to work on loving ourselves, growing ourselves and has so many amazing workshops. Now I won the giveaway on Instagram. I love to keep winning stuff haha. Normally I wouldn’t won anything. I won the books from Melissa Wells which are about the diet culture, loving ourselves and having a healthy relationship with food. I don’t struggle that much with this topic but I love to learn more about it though. I also won the journal which is so beautiful. We are all goddesses yeahhh! I can’t wait to go her retreat in Bali too one day 😍🌊. That would be so magical.

Flower box postcards set 🌸

I bought a beautiful flower postcards set online. I can use them for my pen pals and other people I write. It contains 100 postcards with flowers πŸ’ by 10 different artists. The 10 cards from each artist are different from each other. I love flowers. The cards are colourful, original and just so beautiful. It was €20 but definitely worth the prize!

Thank you all for reading this blog post. What did you do in May? Did you ever won a giveaway on Instagram? Do you love to go biking? Did you ever participated in a writing contest? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina