Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Winter


I have been out skiing. Yesterday I skied 10km and tomorrow I assume I shall ski the same amount or/ and if I have time perhaps a little longer. Tomorrow I also have a sauna afterwards and dinner. If I can predict the future a certain someone will be exhausted in the evening. Skiing + sauna + dinner => sleep like a log! I do enjoy winter!
On saturday is my birthday, the most lovely person has invited me for breakfast in the morning, in the afternoon my ex-parents-in-law and my mum and dad are coming for coffee and cake and in the evening a bunch of friends are coming over for sparkling wine and bits to eat and lots of handmade chocolate;)
So a fantastic weekend ahead.

Above I´m holding a postcard with an image by artist Ulla Jokisalo. And wearing a similar pinholder as the beautiful hand in the image.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Presidential election


Yesterday the presidential election took place in Finland.
What amuses me and what also makes me happy is that this wasn´t supposed to be possible;) An openly gay man married to an immigrant voted for 2nd round in the Finnish presidential elections!

Image by Mika Niiniranta.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Romantic wabble


Oh yes indeed, this girl is charmed, so I´ll warn you, skip this blogpost if you´re allergic to romantic wabble. Come back another day as I swear this will not become a habit of mine;)
I met my darling last night again. He surprised me. He had put up a tent in the guestroom, and placed fairylights on top of the tent so that I could look at the stars whilst lying inside the tent. I am so lucky.

One cannot help but listen to Norah Jones and sigh. And sigh again. And again.

Above are reflections of candles in my window.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Hello



The image on the postcard is by finnish painter Elin Danielson-Gambogi called After breakfast painted in year 1890. I love the attitude and the cigarette.

But have you seen this? I do appreciate when people make an effort like this.

Tomorrow I´m meeting the most lovely person again. Today I missed my gym-class because we were chatting on the phone and suddenly I realized we had spoken for more than 2 hrs!!!! And my gym-class had already started! My goodness we are silly;) And I´m so sorry for this silly nonsense.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Picasso's jug meets fishmould in my kitchen


It seems to me as if the jug wants to kiss the fish. But it cannot bend and get close to the fish because there's the plate with the fruit and they will fall and drop onto the floor and someone passing might slip on the fruit and...


This is so lovely. I even like the background sounds. It's from the film. It makes it so vibrant somehow. I know there is a cleaned up edited version of the song but I don´t find that appealing.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Rain, rain go away...

...come again another day!
Or rather another month! We had lovely winter weather and now it's all gone and it's pouring down with rain. I got soaked last night when I went for a run, it was lovely except for wet feet;) And soaking wet trainers isn't at all fun.
Lovely weekend ahead. Meeting up with friends tomorrow afternoon and we shall all go for a swim in the beautiful Yrjönkatu swimminpool. The page is in finnish but the top image will give you a hint of the beautiful interiour of the swimmingpool. In the evening the most lovely person is coming to my home (we decided to skip the light fandango and have a homely night instead).
On saturday my dear friend A is coming to stay for the night, she will be leaving for Frankfurt on sunday morning, so I am very happy to have her stay with me before her departure.
My brooch appeared on "Min morgon" morning telly yesterday, one of the guests wore a large peony. And the outcome was fantastic, I got plenty new orders. So I need to get busy making brooches...and that is great as it is something I really enjoy making. Here's a poor quality pic:



Also this week, my namesigns that I made during the summer for a broadcasting company, appeared on tv on wednesday as the talkshow "Lilla onsdag" season 3 kicked off.
And klicking on this link you'll be able to see the first sign.
Here's a poor pic also:




So, it's time to wish you a good weekend. I'm challenging myself to get out into the rain and attend yoga...it's just a bit haaaaard as it's really pouring down and it's not tempting at all...and my apologies for the weather-moan!!!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Winter


We finally have snow!!!! And the past few days have been fairly cold. Walks in then park, meeting friends at cafés, holding hands in the cinema and plenty of chocolates bought in the sales, that´s what my winterdays have been made of;)
I saw a beautiful iranian film called Nader and Simin, A separation. It was very touching and I loved the persian language. If you have a chance to see it, please do, you will not be dissapointed. The acting is just such perfection and you believe each character and they become so fragile so vulnerable, so alive and real. Such a lovely sad film. I did also laugh quite a lot as life sometimes is rather funny.

Above are tealightholders I picked up at the sales. I keep saying I never attend the sales but I obviously do! Self-deception!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year


I had a lovely new year's eve. I attended a party with good friends, lovely food, pink sparkling wine and live performances. Can one ask for more? Yes! Because I even got kissed at midnight under the fireworks by the sea!

Happy New Year dear friends! And thank you all for still stopping by though my posts aren´t frequent nor all that flashy or interesting. But where they ever? Never mind, I still like to blog but I have no direction nor goals for that matter;)

Here´s a great tune by Tom Waits. I hope I don´t fall in love with you from my favorite album Closing time.

Above is a french lady. She has such an amazing gaze as if she could see far away into the future...she has a butterfly brooch, lovely.