Wednesday, 24 July 2013

old tornio









 Dress&Bag - Mama's old
Shoes - Vagabond
 

Honestly, I haven't forgotten about this lil' blog of mine. My plan was to have lots of time to blog during the summer, but somehow it hasn't been really happening. It's not that I don't do things and take photos, there just seems to be so little time and then the internet connection at my mum's is so unbelievably slow that I get really annoyed and give up on writing a post (e.g. I was uploading these photos for ~5 hours and still would've had a couple more I was going to upload, but I got too impatient.).

Anyway, enough moaning and excuses. These are the last "holiday" photos, before I started working. We were at my mum's with all of my family for almost a week and one day we visited Tornio. Mama especially wanted to walk along the oldest street in the city, from where the photos are as well. We also made a wee trip abroad on the same day, as we drove to Haparanda, Sweden. It's doesn't really feel 'abroad' because it's an hour away, haha! I think the others like visiting Tornio more than I do, as they used to live there before I was born. It's a lovely city though, and I must go back soon to visit my favourite doughnut place! I also learned that before I was born, my parents were looking for houses on the other side of the border too, and not only in Finland. Which means I could've been born a Swede. That's so strange!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

summertime


















It's actually been over a week since I took these photos.. How come the time's going by so quickly? We stayed at my aunt's summer cottage for a long weekend and it was as lovely as it always is. The lake, sauna, strawberries fresh from the field and all the other essential summery things are there in one place. It's not even an actual cottage anymore, as they have a proper house. When I was wee, there was only a lil' two-room cottage, the sauna and an outhouse. I'm glad I can use the toilet inside nowadays, but there's something about the cottage feeling in the simpler and smaller buildings.

P.S. So much about getting into regular blogging again.. Our neighbour/landlord was trimming some trees and accidentally cut our cables, and we didn't have any connection for some time, haha! It's all good now, so expect to hear from me more often:-)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

the happy ones are near











 Dress - Vero Moda
Hat - H&M
Sunglasses - Citymarket


Ah, it feels like forever, but here I am again! I've been back in Finland for about a week, and so far it's been great:-) I arrived at my mum's only a couple of days ago and my sister&brother came too. Also, I started work on Monday, but luckily have days off until Friday. Anyway, I've got pictures to show you and all that, so I'll try and get back to regular blogging again:-) And I have so much catching up to do!

These are from this weird built stone labyrinth that my sister insisted on visiting. It wasn't too bad. Hope life's been treating you all well while I've been offline♥!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

thursday thoughts pt. 17


I really like the sentiment behind this quote (although I could've made more of an effort when writing it down). And I do love A. A. Milne!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

so long


I'm starting my travels towards Finland today, and should be there Wednesday morning. (It is so hard to find flights and coaches and trains that would make smooth transfers, so my journey isn't organized that well. I have to wait at different stations and airports ~17h. It's going to be so much fun..) But I won't be at my mum's place until next week, so it'll most probably be a wee bit quiet on the blog! I was going to make some scheduled posts, but it's been pretty hectic these past few days and I suppose it's good to take a wee break from blogging every now and then:-)

I'll see you lovelies later♥!