Azul board game, seen from above

97, a new record for me! I really like that game, it’s always a fun little challenge.

Also, it’s one of the few games where I can win, my wife usually beats me at most of the games we play :)

“Free” time

It’s the end of the day. Done with work, kids are asleep. What now?

I think I’m supposed to read a good book. Catch up on the news. Watch a good movie or tonight’s episode of a TV show everyone is talking about. Chat about our day with my significant other. Write a blog post. Do some budgeting, some accounting. Answer emails and messages from friends. Meet friends. Go to meetups, meetings, stay involved with my local community. Go to bed early because it’s healthy. Play some games. Do some learning by taking an online course for work. Meditate, reflect on the day. Clean around the house. Plan the next weekend with the family. Work on that side-project I started last year. Work on that other side-project I started after abandoning the first one.

I don’t know how everyone else does it.

I think I’ll just crash on the couch, watch a tv show, go to bed way too late, and do it all again tomorrow.

Schotten Totten

We got a few new board games for Christmas. One of them is Schotten Totten.

Shot of a table where Schotten Totten being played

It’s a 1v1 game. You must build 9 formations of 3 cards, all laid out in front of you. Like in Poker, you build the best hands as possible to beat your opponent, while keeping in mind what hands your opponent can build. You build all 9 hands at the same time, and every time you’re sure that one of your hands can beat your opponent’s, you win a tile. Win 3 tiles next to each other, or 5 tiles total, and you win the game.

The game’s theme (2 Scottish clans battling for land) is honestly not that important, but the cards look cute :)

It’s a pretty nice game, requires a lot more concentration than one may think at first. All in all, a very fun game, I’d really recommend it!

Following the VendΓ©e Globe with the kids

I don’t really follow sports, with the exception of the VendΓ©e Globe. Every four years, a bunch of crazy sailors take part in a solo, non-stop, without assistance, round the world sailing race.

I usually follow the event on my own, but this time around the kids will follow the race with me, learning a thing or two along the way!

Back to school

Everything is a bit different this year, isn’t it?

My oldest started first grade last year, and we were all super excited about it. The first day of school was something we all looked forward to. This year, we’re once again stressed about her first day in school, but for all the wrong reasons.

Our small animals

Security cameras can be fun, they can catch interesting things happening while you’re asleep. In action below, 2 of our neighbours, a fox and a beech marten :)


I rarely blog about causes and fundraisers, but I’ll make an exception about this one.


#TeamTrees was launched a few days ago by a few YouTubers I follow. The campaign’s goal is simple: plant 20 million trees until the end of the year. In order to do that, they’ve partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation. You can find out more about the previous work of the foundation here.

They need our help to reach their goal.

1 dollar = 1 tree.

No donation is too small, and it will all go towards a good cause we all need to care about. If you’re like me and travel a lot by plane, that’s a bit you can do to offset your carbon footprint.

Team Trees


Photo by Jan Huber on Unsplash

Burgers are always a success!

Homemade burgers are always popular as home. πŸ˜„

They take some time to prepare, but they’re delicious!

Apricot Cake: a quick recipe

Here is another quick recipe I’ve enjoyed making this summer. If you like apricots, this recipe is for you!

Trying a new ride!

Car sharing services are more and more popular in Hungary. We now also have scooter sharing!