Thursday, August 18, 2011


I can't wait to get to my new place
(which will be repainted and carpeted before we move in on September 4) 
and start doing a bit of decorating..

It so funny to move in with a guy I barely know, but he seems to be a really good person so It should be good. I'm excited!

Meanwhile, I'll be daydreaming of these lovely pads. So clean and simple.


I'm sorry

I'm sorry I disappeared from blogger. I've been busy with summer and friends. And other super important things like Tumblr and being annoyingly happy. But I'm back now, yay! I'll try and post more come September, let ya'll know how studies are going.

There hasn't been too much to blog about really, this summer has been the best one I've had in years and I can't wait for fall either. Been taking photos with my dad's old Nikon FM, wondering if I could scan them and post some here..

I made these, they're so pretty!
Photos are by my dear friend Irina.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Why do I always feel
like I'm waiting to begin?

Time goes by too fast but not fast enough. Do you know what I mean? On one hand I want these coming 8 weeks to be gone  and on the other hand I don't want to leave all my lovely friends and family behind. I'd  like to get studying already though.. That's a good sign I guess?

Also, everything has just worked out so well so far that I can't believe my luck.



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Music To Your Ears

Ok so it seems I'm mass posting random things here but who cares right? I need to find some new artist to listen to so give me a shout if you have any suggestions. Meanwhile, here's what's been on repeat on my playlist lately, among others:


Here's looking at you

Though I've yet to find a place to stay in Glasgow, it hasn't kept me from doing some interior decor during day dreams. This beautiful room is everything I would love to have (minus the lamp, for some reason). Via .

I friggin love those chairs and the painting on the wall.


Going, going, gone!

This is it. I'm moving to Scotland.. crazy huh? It started out as a plan to move abroad to Sweden, then back to Canada, then (only very briefly, for like a nanosecond) I did consider staying in Finland. So what I'm saying here is that I change my mind repeatedly, get excited about a plan and then after a few weeks, well, every plan changes. But I've confirmed my place at Glasgow University, going to be studying English/Politics as a Joint Honours starting 14 September (or something like that). Now this is not to say that I'll be staying in lovely Scotland forever, though I do think this might be what I want to do for a bit. 

I'm happy, sad, excited and scared. Mostly happy though. But I'll miss my family and friends for sure. I'll miss everyone so much. Luckily Glasgow is close and easy to visit, so I'm counting on my friends to pop over for a weekend at my humble lodgins.
Also, my flight is on September 1 and I've already started to pack. Ahem, early much?

I don't think I'll have time to blog too much during the course of my last 8 (!!!) weeks in Finland, but will start updating more once in Scotland. I'd also like to do a collage of memories in Finland just before I leave so I'll start working on that.

So much is going on though, no time to think!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

When it Rains it Pours

I need a raincoat for the fall and feel oddly drawn to yellow. Also, I like the rain. I wish every season was full of summer rains and the sunshine after. 

When it Rains it Pours


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vilnius, Lithuania

Though many told us to visit Kaunas if we went to the beautiful country of Lithuania, we decided to stick to Vilnius and spend the (almost) last days of our 2 1/2 week tour exploring the city and it's secrets. 

Vilnius was hot, beautiful, full of great little bars and pubs and interesting history. Our hosts from Australia and Germany gave us a grand tour of everything and now I miss the sun there. 

To me, Vilnius was a great mix of grungy pubs, artsy corners and amazing people. It had so much potential and gorgeous scenery, combining a relaxed atmosphere with interesting history (don't miss the genocide museum, a sad place to visit but well worth it) without being overly touristy. A backpackers heaven with low prices and lots to see. 


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Riga, Latvia

Riga blew my mind! We arrived by bus, driving by various Soviet-era apartment buildings and ended up at the bus station (which looked a tad rough to say the least). After the initial shock though, you quickly see the beauty of the place. 

We stayed with a couple who were both composers, writing pieces for the national theater and various kids musicals. Our time in Riga was amazing and again, we got to hear about the Latvian way of life, of their struggles and how they are now making their way through the depression. 

The place surprised me with it's architecture and most of all, with all the amazing people we got to meet.


Tallinn, Estonia

So our tour of the Baltics and Scandinavia is over and I'm back in Helsinki, working at the office. 

I loved the travels we had and the people we got to meet. 

In Tallinn we stayed at a friends place, who kindly told us all about the history, the traditions and the culture of Estonia. Home cooked meals were served and pastries eaten. It was amazing. 

Next stop was Riga, that'll make another post after this one. 

We got a private tour of the city hall after hours, it was creepy but cool, lurking around the corridors at night!