Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dark Colours and Bright Shoes

Sometimes it can be fun to mix patterns that seem to go together, even though they shouldn't. Yesterday I braved the morning fog and dressed in this short swallow print dress with my favourite cardigan and wore my mustard heels for the first time.

I think it's a sure tell tale sign that summer is approaching when it's possible to wear open toe strappy sandals and not suffer from toes falling off.

Away, Away to the New Place we Go

I haven't been able to post in what feels like a decade. While I have felt frustrated not beeing able to post anything, I simply have not had the time. I think the pictures below will quite clearly show what I have been up to.

I have been busy moving! I have been very excited about the move but didn't mention anything about it before, as I thought the new place seemed too good to be true, and didn't want to be excited until I had actually moved in. As you can see from the last picture, even our cats were excited and voluntarily packed themselves into boxes.

Now that I have marked my territory with my multitude of junk, I will have to give you a tour of the place as soon as I can. As it usually goes, I will be stuck without internet in the new place for what I am sure will feel like millenniums, so posting will be somewhat limited. In the meantime I will be sneaking in entries at work.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Emerald Isle

It's Saint Patrick's Day and most of the Irish population have gone down in flocks to the pub to have a few.

I was working late today and the most interesting thing me and Karl did was to go into three of our local pubs after work, only to see that they were all too crowded and head back home.

In the lack of any interesting St. Paddy's celebrations, we can have a look at some pictures of Ireland instead.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

There was Beer, Laughter and Dancing

We all went to the pub after finishing at work on Friday, so some arrived there before others. We all had a few drinks and some people had a bite to eat.

I'm not even going to explain what this is more than saying that it is The Travelling Lama!

Hanna was either really drunk or likes to pose for pictures because I took an endless amount of pictures of her.

A lot of the pictures which I took later on when it became dark became blurry, as I still need to learn how to use my camera properly. The effect of it was nice in some pictures though, like this one.

I don't know why we don't go out more often from work. We definately should because it was a lot of fun.

 We stayed out until about one o'clock while some people left a bit earlier for various reasons. Sampsa only arrived later in the evening but everybody loved him. I was dancing along with him and Anna Karin in front of the band for a good while, and the singer kept taking pictures of us. I can only imagine what those will look like. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

You can Never get Enough Bows in your Life

I came home today to find that I had received this adorable ring in the post. Purchased from eBay, it is amazingly cute and I think it will be adoring my fingers quite a lot in the future. 

While I love the bow part of the ring, it is a bit disappointing that it is in a gold colour as I prefer jewelery in silver. It is a bow though and I really could not have enough of bows!

Surrounded by a Million Snowflakes

Here are a few more pictures I took in Finland close to where I went to school. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shadows on the Walls

While I am incredibly happy to have a new upgraded camera and find a lot of the features incredibly handy, it can be a bit frustrating as I sometimes am not technical enough to know how to use it. 

I still need to learn how to take pictures in the dark without the flash. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stripes, Pouty Lips and a Beret

While both me, my boyfriend, my boyfriend's dad, the post office, the post depot, the mail room at work and the mailman are all accustomed to me receiving eBay parcels, they usually do not tend to be flat. 

I received a very flat and light parcel, or rather letter, in the post the other day. 

Let's have a look at what it could be:

Isn't it adorable? I need to buy a frame for it and decide where to hang it, but adorn my walls it shall do! The print is called "Girl by the Eiffel Tower" and you can find the artist's eBay shop Here.

Home is Where My Family Lives without Me

I have already showed you some pictures of what the town I come from looks like in the summer/autumn, you can find the entry Here

I had planned to take a gazillion of beautiful pictures of snowy landscapes while I was home visiting, but it did not quite turn out that way. There were no trips to deep forests to take shots of deep untouched snow and majestic trees. I had also wanted to walk around Vaasa and take some pictures, but this did not go as I had planned either. 

On Saturday, the day after we had arrived, me, Karl and my bother did go into Vaasa and we spent the whole day walking around flea markets. We also met up with my mother's twin sister, her husband and their children and went to a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal. I was carrying around my camera in my bag all day, but I was too excited at the flea markets (I have missed them so much!) to remember to take it out, and as we were walking around the town I was too cold to even consider taking it out. It was freezing!

Living on the country side there is plenty of things to photograph on your typical yard though, so I had a little excursion on our yard!

This is my mother's car. It's an old Mercedes from the 60's or 70's and is in a mustard coloured box shape, and has leopard print covered seats. In the back of the car you can see home knitted mittens, a sun bleached First Aid Kit and loudspeakers. The car is parked in a little garage type building that we have on our yard. One half of it is a garage, as seen here, but the other part is a little apartment with a room, bathroom and kitchen. My older brother used to live there but has since moved out. I think we just have a lot of stuff stored there at the moment.

This is a "motorvärmare". I had tried to explain many times to Karl what it does, but he never understood. Translated it is a engine heater, and it runs with a timer. You connect your car with a cable into this plug, set the timer and voilá: it will have your car engine nicely heated in the morning, making it possible for you to actually start it in the freezing cold winter mornings. Karl took the picture of it because he thought it was cool. Funny how such a (for me) every day item is exotic to him.

These are the apple trees. There are also some bushes growing beside them which have berries on them, but I forgot which type of berries they are. We also have a few cherry trees scattered around on the yard.

And finally, this is our house. It needs painting but I find it incredibly adorable even with the chipped paint facade.