Thursday, May 26, 2011

Starting again...

I've decided to make some differences to my blogging habits (read more here). Therefore I'll stop updating this blog and start again. You are welcomed to my new blog here! Please remember to update your blog roll and feed reader as well!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

On a Sunny Sunday

Signs and street art.
Lots of light
and lots of white.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Born this way


Monday, May 2, 2011

Tea, anyone?

I drink a couple of cups of tea during the day at work, when sitting at my desk and simultaneously doing whatever I'm doing (work, mostly). But the cup I need the most is the afternoon cuppa. The one I drink when there's still couple of hours of the day left, but I'd be ready to go home already. Then I need to take a break to shake off that worn out feeling ang to get a little more energy to spurt the rest of the day.

In order to give myself a proper break and take full advantage of that crazy 12-minute break I have, I've started to get out of the library. I go downstairs, to the entrance hall, and sit in the farthermost corner behind the plants. It's very peaceful in the hall in the afternoons and I'm not easily spotted behind the greenery even if a colleague walks by. The air conditioning blows a bit and it feels like I were sitting in a tiny jungle. Only ten minutes of sitting there makes me feel more energetic and helps me through the rest of the day.

Taking breaks is important. So is drinking enough tea.

Friday, April 29, 2011


{via Pinterest, original source unknown. Sorry!}

This is the feeling
I couldn't express,
but had the whole day

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Today I miss
(at least)
old friends
and my 15-year-old self
(who didn't know
anything about depression yet).

Thursday, April 21, 2011



This week has felt very long, probably because I've been worrying so much. My mum has been very sick and it has really scared me. But she's getting better and the Easter holiday is here, so today we are traveling to see some friends and my boyfriend's family. I forgot my camera home and am bummed about it but no can do - there won't be any pics taken by me until we get back on Saturday. I am planning to post some inspirational photos (taken by others) arranged by Easter-related colors, but we'll see what I have time for. See you soon!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011







This is what I keep
repeating in my head,
over and over again.

And things look
a bit better already.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Oh Spring

{by Gayana}

Yes, spring is here. Yesterday was officially the first day of spring. At least in my world. It was warm for the whole last week, so maybe the spring started to someone else for week ago already. But for me, yesterday was it. Here is why:
- I used my Converse All Stars for the first time
- It was so warm I went out without a jacket
- I saw the first Tussilago Farfaras
- It was so sunny and bright
- I had the first ice cream cone outside
- I blew lots of soap bubbles
- I fed ducks in the park
- I just had that very happy spring feeling for the whole day

Other reasons to be happy:
- Our home is starting to look like home more than a garage
- The living room is tidy and cozy
- I can soon start to decorate my crafting space
- Easter holiday (a four-day weekend) is coming, and I have nice plans for it
- I've got some nice crafting inspiration and ideas waiting to be put to action

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oh Joy

You are always trying to keep it real
I'm in love with how you feel

I don't see what anyone can see,
In anyone else

But you.

The Moldy Peaches - Anyone but you

This weekend I've been so happy.
Bursting with joy so much it's almost scary.

PS. Spring is finally here! Yay!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Life is a Rollercoaster, at least my life is

Today I had both ups and downs,
but I think when time passes
I'll remember the ups better
than the downs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Real Kitchen Would Be Nice, But...

In this apartment
we don't have a real kitchen,
just a small kitchenette.
But at least it's easy to watch
him cook when sitting in the
living room. Which is actually half-a-kitchen
nowadays, as the kitchenette
is too small for all the necessities.
For example, our former
kitchen table is nowadays
a living room table and
our freezer and microwave
locate in the living room as well.

I guess these are the sacrifices
people always say you have to make
when you'd like to live near the city center
in the most expensive city of the country.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I want to read




I haven't had any time for reading lately.
Only ten minutes here and there,
on a train or in bed just before I fall asleep.
When I was younger I used to spend whole days
just reading and reading.
Oh how I miss those days.

I have a pile of books I've started but
not read for more than ten pages or so.
I have several magazines I haven't even opened.
This weekend I'm planning to do some
serious reading, I tell you.
That staying in bed for the whole day
and reading until my eyes are too tired
- kind of reading.
Like in the good old days.

I hope you have a nice weekend as well.
What are you reading at the moment?

Spring Colours Week: White

Well, I had fun with colours this week.
Spring Colours Week is at it's end now,
but I'm already waiting for the summer week.
Until then, I have to start to photograph more.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Colours Week: Yellow

Spring Colours Week: Greens

For a moment, let's pretend it's still Monday.

Why? Because it didn't occur to me until this morning that Poppytalk's Spring Colours Week was here already, and I kinda missed the first day. But because I've been wanting to take part for ages now, I decided not to care about this little detail. I'll post my greens (Monday's color) now, and my yellows (Tuesday's color) this evening. It isn't that serious, right?

To find out more info, head here and to see amazingly colorful photos from other participants, click here.

PS. These photos aren't new, so you might have seen them already. But most of you haven't, and I hope those of you who have don't mind the recycling. It was long ago, right...

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Gray Day


It was gray and foggy and rainy
for the whole weekend,
and Monday didn't bring any difference.

I'm trying to keep the gloominess away
by thinking of cherry blossoms and tea parties
and bunnies and walking barefoot on warm grass.

I also try to adopt this way of thinking
to like gray more:


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sugar, No Spice

A couple of years ago we both read the book La libellule se ses huit ans by Martin Page. Apparently the book was never translated to English, I read the Finnish translation as I don't know any French. Anyway, in the book there's an episode where the main character offers tea to her guest. She doesn't put any sugar on the table but just says "I hope you're not one of those idiots who put sugar in their tea".

And here's the thing: I put a lot of sugar in my tea, I never have my tea without it. So when we drink tea my boyfriend often repeats the line of that character from the book. And every time I answer "No, I'd just like to have some tea in my sugar".

My boyfriend then, well, if somebody offers him sugar with his tea or coffee he always says "No thank you, I'm sweet enough without it".

Well, that was a little story of my life.
Whether it interests anyone, I have no idea.
I just felt like telling it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just Like my Notebook

I've been thinking a lot of blogging lately.
What it means to me, what I'd like to blog about.
How I'd like my blog to look like and who I'd like to read it.

My blog is my creative outlet.
Just like my notebook.
It includes words and pictures, both helping me to express myself.

I'd like to tell you little stories of my life.
About my musings, feelings and thoughts.
About my daily life and what happens in it.
Sometimes those little stories might be sad, sometimes happy.
Just like my life.

I'd also like to share my inspirations.
Internet is full of pretty pictures, good ideas and lovely things.
I prefer self-made and self-photographed material here in my blog,
but am still going to share pics and pages from other people too.
To tell you what I love and what makes me inspired.
And because I often find out that somebody
has already explained how I feel and did it better than I ever could myself.

So my blog is still going to be a mixture
of many ingredients.
My blog is a combination
that resembles me, the writer.
Just like my notebook does.