Sunday, 19 May 2013
That is what this country has turned into!
Last night I cykled home and had to shower before going to bed as it was quite humid. The night was in fact magical, I lie in bed, with the window open, the warm slightly humid air and the birds and the memory of smiles and warm people I had met during the week and listened to this magical musician (I purchaised this cd yesterday when he was playing in the street - mainly just to support an indie-artist, but it turned out a great purchaise! Very relaxing and calming, good to listen to before going to sleep).
Wishinh you a happy sunday.
Above some stuff from my ladder-shelf.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
A tricky one. Just not sure what is making my throat sore and itchy. But it's a nuisance whatever it is. Hit the road sore and itchy throat. Please. And thank you.
Above an "earless soupbowl". Excellent for plants and found for a few quid at the fleamarket.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
...it has been a bit quiet here due to a certain someone sporting with busy. I don't particularly like it, but there are times when I cannot delegate nor share tasks. So, I just have to try to remember to breathe and sleep. Luckily we have great weather and it's a pleasure to cykle in the morning and in the evening.
Monday, 29 April 2013
As somebody once wisely said.
Busy and fun week ahead, ending with a workshop in the weekend. Now it's time to turn off the computer, lit candles, listen to the rain against my window and cuddle with my sweet cat.
Above are my chicks, aren't they lovely? An etching from year 1928 in original wooden frame.
Friday, 26 April 2013
I have started the cykling season. A little later than usually, but I had my bike in for repairs and it needed a little more attention than I had expected, so it took some time as the repair-peeps are ever so busy this time of year. And why oh why did I not take my bike in for repairs in the winter...well, maybe I remember that next year. If not, please remind me.
Oh, look it's friday tweets the little birdie sitting on my shelf. It's made by my dad. I'm going to see a play tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to attend yet another birthdayparty. My friends keep throwing parties every saturday. I love it! Last saturday I attended this huuuuge wonderful birthdayparty with hundreds of guests, lots of perfomances and speeches. Tomorrows party will be much smaller, with lovely friends gathered.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
That was on my list.
So then I found this padded stool at the fleamarket. It has a wooden base. So I bought it and removed the padded fabric and it was ready to be used as "something to place plants on".
Not the most charming bunch of plants, I have to admit. But get back to me early june and I think I can come up with something slightly more appealing;)
And as seen, before and after.
I'm listening to Håkan over and over. This song just makes me fall in love. It's a little sad and nostalgic. I want to cykle fast fast fast and get out of breath cykling fast uphill and feel there's so much, so so much. Life!
Friday, 19 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Monday, 8 April 2013
My facebook newsfeed was packed yesterday with comments of the sudden snow that started to fall in the afternoon.
You say snowfall - I say, that is April weather for you! It will melt. In fact that is happening right now as I type this!
New week, new challenges! I can still feel the yoga in my body, I think a few muscles needed the stretch...I shall stretch properly after my run tonight!
Above is my little Ampelmann on the go. I am not very much for souvenirs, but I have always liked this little fellow.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Friday, 5 April 2013
I could easily be fooled if you told me it is only thursday today. But I checked. It is friday, so don't try to trick me even if you've heard rumors of how easy it is to fool me!
I am taking myself to yoga in the morning and meeting up with lovely colleagues and friends for a brunch.
Have a happy weekend!
Some wonderful morningsun above.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Monday, 1 April 2013
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Saturday, 30 March 2013
The sun keeps treating us so well!
Yet another sunny beautiful day!
And thank you Renilde for reminding me to enjoy some chocolate eggs aswell. Can't believe it, but I really forgot the chocolate eggs! Well, luckily there's a few easter days left so maybe I am lucky and the easter bunny will find me, the poor chocolate-eggless-person;)
Above is a frame I found at the fleamarket for one euro (!) and I have repairplans for it, just haven't started yet.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Have a happy one.
I have a few outings planned, one to a nearby island. I shall pack some hot to drink and blueberry muffins along. And something warm to sit on. In the sun.
And read. And sleep late. Plenty cuddle with my sweet cat. Meet friends.
And not work.
Above are coloured candles and tulips in a happy mix.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
... about bicykles - and people on them, about sleeping with an open window, about birds in trees, about beeing woken up in the night by a cat feeling probably spring or something, about smiles, about smiley-eyes.
Above is a self-portrait of Elin Danielsson-Gambogi.
And I am listening to Anna Järvinen.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
I did it,in the sence that I did not get ill after all. And got to see the perfomance I so looked forward to seeing, that is Chorusline 2013 by the Helsinki Dance Company. (This was not the musical Chorusline).
I was so empowered afterwards that I must have shine like a neonlight or something as I attracted many many warm and friendly comments by strangers while in the shop on my way home and on the bus-stop. Funny!
Now the sun is shining and I'm taking myself out for a run and then going to pamper a friend who had eye-surgery on friday and is still half-blind. I thought I pop by the library to get an audio-book for him and then some buns, huge delicious buns and coffee always helps when you feel lousy. At least a little.
Get blinded by the sun is also on the agenda! I recommend! Spring is defenately in the air, I am lucky. I get to experience spring arrival for the third time. This song does it for me, Shostakovich. Oh how I wish I could dance this waltz in the arms of, well anyone really - I simply love to dance the waltz! But I want to have room and space! Oh, like in the movies! A ballroom is what I need!
Waltz away your sunday in the sun friends!
Friday, 22 March 2013
And I feel I might be coming down with a flu. Not good. So taking it easy as I want to catch a performance tomorrow night.
Stay away from the flu and have a nice weekend!
Selma is occasionally used as "Sure" or "OK". Not that I would ever be so lame as to use it...just saying;) Lovely name. Lovely stencil. Selma. Sure you get the picture right? Selma? Selma!
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Monday, 18 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
It is good to step out of one's routines and the high tempo we seem to be so used to and see that life does go on. even without the rush and high efficiency we strive to maintain at any and too high cost.
A little reflecting I did this morning when drinking my coffee, looking out over the Bosphorus.
Above a little detail of something very beautiful. There is so much beauty here, it's overwhelming.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Today I experienced a wonderful relaxing few hours in a hamam with massage - I felt a completely relaxed new person walked out of the building.
Spring has arrived in Istanbul, the sun has treated us well and the trees and flowers are all about to bloom.Some already have.
Above is a charming image I picked up in a small junk-shop in Taxim.
Monday, 11 March 2013
I cannot find words to describe this magical city. The sounds, the colours, the calls from the many many minaretes, the scents, the smiles, the tastes, the laughter. I cannot remember when I last laughed as much as I have on this trip.
Above is buttonparadise in Istanbul.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Last night I arrived home from a Berlin with spring just around the corner. I enjoyed beautiful sunny days, sitting outdoors in parks and wonderful cafés and enjoying my dear dear friends. I also enjoyed morning runs in the parks and along dry streets. I simply adore the city.
Tomorrow I am heading for Istanbul and shall be back when spring has hopefully found it's way up to the north and Helsinki.
Above is a window-reflections from lovely Bateau Ivre in Kreutzberg. A great place to enjoy a glass of port before dinner, or why not enjoy the relaxed atmosphere when the tourist season has not yet hit in and made the place just one of the many many many guidebook-stops;)
I will be slightly more quiet on the blogging front due to me travelling.
Take care. Get blinded by the sun!