lauantai 22. joulukuuta 2018

Winter solstice

The darkest day of the year is here, but if I watch through a window it doesn't look that gloomy because of the snow cover which increases the light. But of course the day is short and the darkness embraces us here in the north. I'm truly happy that we got the snow for the Yule. The white landscape creates the better atmosphere. 

I'm off for the next five days which is purely awesome. It's swell to have a job with regular working hours and if I'm honest that is the main reason why I'm still working in the same old place. I've considered little changes, but I will leave those thoughts waiting for the coming year. The mind just yearns something new and there is also some other reasons behind the scene. 
 These outfit pictures were taken a few weeks back during Imarta visit. I was wearing an asymmetrical vest with the black dress. Quite typical attire. I feel that my style is pretty boring these days when I wear almost always simple black clothes even at the party (Perhaps that is the reason why I'm not taking the outfit pictures that often anymore and also that it's hard to find time for them). I should also update the wardrobe and move all those pieces into the recycling box which I don't wear anymore. 
I traveled to the folks today where I'm gonna spend Yule like always. A few books with (actually I have many books which I'm currently reading) and I also took pencils with me if inspiration for drawing occurs. Traditional Xmas so to speak including reading, books, hot tub (!), perhaps Netflix and photographing. Well yes, the hot tub is awesome and I'm gonna go there right away. 

This month has gone so quickly and I've been on the road all weekends that I haven't had much time to think of Yule. Today I started the day by watching Santa Claus and the Magic Drum which was one of my favorite Christmas film as a kid with Snowman animation. 

I wish you all happy Yuletide!

tiistai 18. joulukuuta 2018

On the wolf boundary

Over a week ago I traveled to see my friends and spent the longer weekend in Imatra once again. Was refreshing to do a small journey and get some distance to the daily life (I do need it every now and then). On Thursday we celebrated Independence day by drinking a little bit wine, but nothing that special. Friday was spent by hanging out and we rounded through a few flea markets and on the evening we poured more wine down the throat (we even visited a bar and enjoyed there for a good time until it was nearly morning). I also tried to capture a few pictures, but I really wasn't on the mood of photography and typically it was fairly cold and dark weather. 
We climbed up to the hill and the scenery was fairly beautiful. Russia is somewhere quite close there. 

I could call this rapids as a gap of death. Such a many lives have ended here. I've never managed to see opening the gates of rapids and the free water runs; perhaps someday. 
I can't stop admiring this magnificent building which must be one of the prettiest in this country (for those who don't know it's the hotel). By the way it would be an awesome location for the horror film. 
We took a peek indoors. The lobby seemed lovely and the small cabinet was filled with interesting goods and decor elements not forgetting bewitching stairways and hallways.
The building seems to be filled with the small details. I spotted this bat and a lovely cat figure on the roof is my favorite. Some day I wanna book  a suite for myself. 

The days passed too quickly and actually the whole month has gone in a speed of light. I've done some christmas shoppings and last weekend spent in Turku when my granny had birthday party. I also enjoyed the hot tub and I'm gonna do it again on Saturday ;)

torstai 6. joulukuuta 2018


Hello and happy Independence day to all Finnish souls. I'm currently sitting on the train and roaming across the country to see my friends and spending the rest of the week elsewhere. An extempore journey is very much welcome and cheers up the mind nicely. To be honest I'm on the road also the next weekend because my granny has birthday party in Turku. It doesn't bother at all. I've spent the last few weekends quite tightly at home by doing own things so travelling gives variance. 

A few pictures and outfit from the previous weekend. 
On Friday evening me and my other half went to see indeed good cover band: Vaarallista. They played Nick Cave and Mana Mana to mention a few. Melancholic and dark lyrics with excellent female vocalist, who could complain? Unfortunately it was the cover project and they seemingly don't have any recorded songs available which is pity. I would listen to them with all my heart although the original songs are also very magnificent. 
The dress is self made and my newest creation. I have not bought or done much new clothes recently because there is no need for them. I rather spend my coins on these journeys, they give me more. (Except I bought new trainers yesterday because I was given a gift card from the work and can't wait for getting to try them.)
A few hours left until I reach the destination and a bottle of wine is waiting in the bag! I hope you all have a great weekend and see you.

keskiviikko 28. marraskuuta 2018

In the moon light

Some nasty flu is trying to occupy my body, but I'm fighting against it by pouring vitamins down the throat. Today I've been a walking corpse whose brains are partly demolished by worms or at least it has felt like that. Not the best day, but I've seen worse. Perhaps that ice swimming in windy weather wasn't the best idea last Sunday even though it was refreshing and felt comfy. Then again there are loads of people under the cold right now so most likely I gained this little devil from some of them. 
However I wanted to share a few shots I took over the weekend. The walk in the woodland seems to come a kind of routine to me. Perhaps a short escape from the city to the human free zone is quite often much needed especially if a man is misanthropic by a nature. I enjoy walking all silence around me and spotting birds and other animals. At this time I was equipped with misfortune for the flock of cranes flew over me and I didn't manage to shoot any shot! But the moon was enchanting and created a beautiful light. 

Two pairs of tights, leggings and two shirts could't keep the coldness at bay. These first frost mornings have felt like someone would stab you, but slowly I get used to it. My outing wasn't long, but the short walk in the forest is better than no walk at all. 
Tomorrow there would be fairly interesting band playing, but I'm afraid that I can't attend if this state of health is getting worse. Today I've felt extremely tired that it's probably better to rest and skip the black metal. 

perjantai 23. marraskuuta 2018

I buy nothing day

When rest of the world is having so called Black Friday I have spent I buy nothing day in silence and this has been so easy to me. The more I see those annoying ads everywhere the less I'm interested in participating in this insane consumption jubilee. To be honest right now there is nothing I would  need to have desperately. Of course I would like to have a new tele lens to my camera which would support my dear hobby, but that's almost all. I guess I don't need to rationalize why I'm not so into Black Friday. I try to respect the nature and do some small ecological choices in my daily life. This doesn't mean that I'm a pure saint who never do harmful acts, but at least I try to avoid them in some level. It's been joyful to see that I'm not alone with my thoughts. There seems to be a lot of people whose thoughts are flying in the same orbit. Instead of material, I prefer more adventures. Now I'm dreaming of having a journey to Lapland after the years and it's a lot of possible that this dream comes true in winter vacation. 
 And then one outfit which I worn some weeks ago, but I've been too exhausted to open blogger after the days. Again that old asymmetrical skirt, which I wear quite often because it's comfy and looks nice. 
Nothing special has happened recently. Days are really similar with each others, sometimes even too similar. Perhaps I would need some change in my life, but I'm not 100% sure of what kind of change. All in all I'm quite happy, but somehow I would like to take the next step in the life. 

Ps. Where the fuck is the snow?