Saturday, December 4, 2010

Something scary happened yesterday...

We were on our way to flea markets. I was very happy right then and totally lost in my thoughts. Which is all right cause I don't drive. My boyfriend did the driving and he did a good job. The streets were slippery though, but they usually are in wintertime. That's normal, and people who live in Finland are used to it. What people aren't used to, or at least I am not, are big black city jeeps ignoring the traffic regulations.

Right in the middle of a crossing of two streets that city jeep hit our car. Apparently the driver saw us too late, even though he was the one who should have seen us, cause we were the ones with the right of way. He came from our left and was in the crossing at the exactly same time with us. When my boyfriend saw that car, he braked as much as he could, of course. But the driver of the city jeep did the exact opposite and put his foot down. He evidently tried to get out of the way, but instead hit our car harder than he would if he had braked instead.

Long story short, no-one was hurt badly but out car. That poor thing is kinda smashed right now, and will very likely be written of. Me and my boyfriend have lots of bruises and some muscular pain, but are otherwise okay. (My knees are bright blue right now, which looks kinda quirky.) The two men in that city jeep got hardly a scratch to their car, and were just terrified, not hurt. It was their mistake totally, and their insurance will take care of the rest. The crappy thing is that we don't have a car anymore, and the refunds hardly will pay for a new one.

I never would have believed it, but I miss our car. It was old and crappy, but it was ours. It also made life easier and more comfortable. I miss Sunday rides and trifting trips we made together. I miss sitting in the front seat and listening to the radio. I think I won't be doing it for a while, I am just too scared to sit in the front anymore. I was afraid of cars even before this, but now, well, now I can hardly take a bus.

It's good to be okay. I'm so happy nothing worse happened.

Friday, November 26, 2010

S is for...


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I haven't written anything in this blog for two months and still have got some new followers. That doesn't make any sense, but sure is awesome. Thank you, you made me give this blog another try. I had almost decided to let it go and start something new. That might still happen some day, but not today. Today I'm here with you.

I'll try not to have such breaks in the near future, but cannot promise anything. Sometimes you just lose the inspiration, you know. And sometimes it returns and you feel fresh again.

Miss Notebook

P.S. I love you.
P.P.S. My brownie looks like that cause my boyfriend finds it entertaining to start cutting things from the middle. If he eats pizza (with fork and knife, not with hands), he cuts a round hole in the middle and starts eating from there. If he eats ice cream from the container, he starts spooning it right from the middle. Usually it makes me crazy, but this time I could not be mad. Someone giving you a brownie heart is too cute to be mad at.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Moustache Monday


Two of my favourite things together:
cats and moustaches.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Apples Everywhere!

It was silent in the garden,
and then suddenly:
a sound combining plop and bonk
when yet another apple
fell from the tree.

Friday, September 10, 2010

An Empty House

Sometimes it's nice to be home alone.
Especially, if it isn't your home.
Today I'm wandering around
my parent's house
and spotting details.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Style Alphabet

I was tagged by Miss Piparminttu to write down my personal style alphabet. The original challenge didn't say anything about pictures, but I chose to add them just because. All pictures by me, and most of them even somehow related ;)

I would like to see Amanda, Allie, Jemina, Anna and Norsis to do this. Anyone else can too, if they just want to. Feel free to use the language easiest for you and not to stress about the pics.

A is for Accessories.
Honestly, I'm an addict.

B is for Buttons.
Fancy ones are my favourite way to brighten up a dull cardigan.

C is for Colour.
Wearing a colourful outfit makes me feel happier.

D is for DIY.
Because I love any kind of crafting.

E is for Earrings.
I prefer big, fancy, quirky ones.

F is for frocks.
I love them.

G is for Glitter.
I secretly love it.

H is for Hem.
I prefer the knee-length.

I is for Imagination.
That endless source of style inspiration.

J is for Joy.
I believe style is supposed to be fun.

K is for Knitwear.
I wouldn't survive the winter without it.

L is for Layers.
Easy and stylish.

M is for Menswear.
I buy most of my jumpers and t-shirts from the mens department.

N is for Nail Polish.
An easy way to add color to any outfit.

O is for Over the Knee.
When I was in upper secondary school,
I wore mostly skirts with long,
colorful socks.
I wanna reinvent that style this fall.

P is for Pink.
My favourite hair colour ever.

Q is for Quirky.
If I had to explain my style in one word, this would be it.

R is for Rainbow.
The perfect colour combination.

S is for Stripes.
My favourite pattern.

T is for Tulle.
I wish I could wear a tutu in daily life.

U is for Used.
I buy most of my clothes second hand.

V is for Violet.
My latest colour crush.

W is for Wellies.
They're so practical in our climate.

X is for XL.
As it's my size, and I'm sick and tired of being ashamed of it.

Y is for Yellow.
One of the biggest style tragedies
of my life is that yellow doesn't look good on me.
Luckily I can still use it in accessories.

Z is for ZZZZ.
Sleeping well and enough makes anybody more beautiful.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday Ride

We took a ride yesterday,
having a car gives all kinds of new opportunities
to spend weekends. Originally
we were planning to go for a picnic,
but is was grey and rainy...

... so we drove to the cutest little café
near Ruissalo.
I love that little red wooden house
with the lovely granny-style
decoration. And...

...they had the biggest donuts ever!
I'm so sad the café is so far away.
Otherwise I would visit all the time.

Moustache Monday

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I Just Fell in Love...

... with Timothy Karpinski's artwork.

If I was a cat, I'd get down like that

Our book is thick, I skipped chapters

Meet me up there

Sleeping Heart

Honest-tea for you and me