Milestones

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Warning — a short syrupy post coming up!

This week it has been 4 years since J and I started dating and one year since one certain chihuahua moved in. I don’t mind my own company, but life has worked out pretty good with those twoย too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

One lucky girl here.ย โค

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Housewarming Party

IMG_5322Some details from our last nights housewarming party, mostly food pictures that is!

I love baking so making some feta-spinach pie, Daim-cupcakes and cheesecake brownies for the night was a pleasant task. They turned out pretty good, even if I say so myself. ๐Ÿ˜› And now our new home is officially warmed up! Thanks to everyone who participated in the celebration!

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The Beauty in the Cold

The past days have been freezing — like really freezing — in Finland. I’m talking about at least 15 celsius degrees frigidity. Part of me loves the weather; with the sunshine (for the two hours we get it everyday…) it’s so beautiful. If it wasn’t that cold, I could just stand outside and stare at the snow-covered trees and plants for ages.

One day I had to defy the frost for a couple of minutes and I walked few minutes with my camera by the shore of the lake and the beginning of a small stream that’s right behind our house. So pretty! We’ve been getting some cool halo-effects in the dark too.

Sometimes there’s just no place like Finland…

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Light show from our balcony. Too bad I could get a better picture, it was too cold to stand outside and try.

 

 

Black & White

I’m a color-person. Or more like, a color-phase kind of person. I always get carried away by one particular color for an undetermined period of time, and during that time almost everything has to be in that color: clothes, electronics, home. And by color I’ve meant anything but black and white: red, pink, green, blue, yellow and so on — until now. Because apparently now, I have a black and white -phase with a grayscale attached. Don’t you think?

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I don’t know if this black & white -phase is called growing up, becoming boring or having a good taste, but at the moment I like it. We’ll see how long it lasts… ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday Readings

Sunday, what a great day to have a break from thesis-theory books, and read about traveling. Without no sure or any yet arranged travel plans for this year, my travel fever is starting to burn stronger and stronger. I’m getting myself too many bright ideas from The New York Times article:ย 52 Places to Go in 2014.ย Hmmm, I’d be happy even for one out of those 52 for this year (maybe even a rerun with one of those, that I’ve checked earlier, would do…)!

Dalai Lama is a wise man, and as he would say: “Go at least once a year to a place you have never been before.” We should listen to him, right?