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Travelling doesn’t fulfill me…

Travelling doesn’t fulfill me…

…anymore. To read this might be hard to believe as I know a lot of you reading this probably dream of leaving their home country and go travelling longterm or even fulltime. But hear me out: I’ve been there. Some years ago all I wanted was to leave Germany and travel the world, so I totally get it. And I still love travelling, it’s a beautiful thing to do. It broadens your horizon, sparks creativity, makes you understand different people and cultures better, might teach you how lucky and privileged you actually are and of course you get to see…

Australia Coast Road Trip

Australia Coast Road Trip

After 1,5 years in Australia I finally made it out of the bush and went for a roadtrip along the coast for 3 weeks. I started off driving from my little outback town in Queensland down to Princetown in Victoria which alone took me 2 days as Australia is such a big country and the distances are crazy! I spent one night sleeping in my car in a caravan park in a cute little town called Hillston, NSW. My car is actually pretty comfortable and cozy because it’s big enough to fully stretch out and have enough room, I really…

9 things I’m grateful for in 2019.

9 things I’m grateful for in 2019.

1) Before anything else I’m beyond grateful for my partner and all the love and support he shows me and the love I feel within myself. It’s not always been easy with our situation and it probably won’t get any easier in the future but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the little life I have with him.. with him and the dogs. <3 And not to forget about his wonderful family that welcomed me with open arms as if I’d always been part of to the family. 2) I’m also grateful for my own parents and…

Pumpkin Soup – a piece of autumn.

Pumpkin Soup – a piece of autumn.

Last night when I’d been to a birthday party I heard someone say “it’s still so cold and it’s already November” (cold meaning like 15-20° at night) and I thought to myself how weird this sounds as for me it’s normal that November is cold, I associate November with cold weather and not with summer. For me as a big autumn and winter person it’s actually so hard to live in a country where it’s summer during the European winter months, I don’t think it’s something I will ever get used to. Getting reminded everywhere on social media how dark,…

Some call it a bucket list, I call it a bonus.

Some call it a bucket list, I call it a bonus.

A little while ago I’ve seen a post on Instagram about The „Big Five for Life“ which made me think about what those Big Five are for me and thinking about this filled me with gratitude because it made me realize that I already ticked off so much of what could have made it to my top 5 bucket list: seeing the Northern Lightsvisiting Finlandsurfingliving abroad for at least several monthsstudying something that interests me… Just to name a few examples. So today I don’t really have a bucket list anymore, I feel I don’t need one. I’ve experienced so…

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

Do you struggle with an unhealthy relationship with food? Trust me, I understand. For me intuitive eating is something I had to learn again after struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food for the majority of my teenage years up until my mid-twenties. Undereating, overeating, not eating at all, weird eating rules,.. I already left all of that behind years ago with some small relapses inbetween, especially when I got sucked into that whole „high carb low fat“ lifestyle for a little while. I’m so grateful that today I’m able to listen to my body again, for me that’s all…

Why I’m not changing my name.

Why I’m not changing my name.

The other day I got a comment under one of my Instagram photos telling me “you’re disgusting, you’re a carnist, you were never vegan, you should change your account name”. First of all I felt that comment was pretty rude and second no, I’m not gonna change my name. Here’s why.. It’s true that I originally chose the name plantifulalexandra in reference of only eating plant foods. However, over the years I got quite attached to the name and people know me (or my account) under that name, it’s pretty much my “online identity”. I don’t see the point in…

Banana Bread with Nuts & Chocolate – extra fluffy.

Banana Bread with Nuts & Chocolate – extra fluffy.

Happy Sunday! <3 The perfect day for some baking, right? As I’m not that big of a baking fan I usually don’t bake a lot and if I do I often try to be done with it as quickly as possible. However, this time I’d really been in the mood for baking so the other day when I was all alone at home I went into the kitchen at 10pm, turned on some nice music and started making banana bread as I had a bunch of super ripe bananas in the fridge and hadn’t made banana bread in quite a…

Homesick? What I miss about Germany.

Homesick? What I miss about Germany.

When being away from your home country for a long time you’ll always carry a bit of homesickness within your heart, no matter where in the world you are. Of course I can only speak for myself here, maybe others feel completely different. I truly do miss Germany (or just Europe in general) all the time after not having been there for almost 14 months now. This doesn’t mean I’m miserable all day long thinking about how much I miss Germany, I don’t even feel sad about not being in Germany. Yes, sometimes when I look through photos from Germany,…

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

This Sunday I felt like having some cinnamon apple pancakes. So far I never added cinnamon to my pancakes but somehow I came up with this idea today. As it’s getting colder here in Australia now I just crave all the foods I’d normally have in German autumn and winter. It’s still so strange for me to live in a country where the seasons are working the other way round. For 5 pancakes you will need: 1 apple handful of walnuts 5 tbsp of whole grain flour 150ml plantbased milk maple syrup cinnamon For the dough cut up the apple…