sunnuntai 29. heinäkuuta 2018

Blood moon

This infernal heat wave has driven me to dwell on the beach and has not made it at all easier to revive blogging. But I don't want to complain. I've been actually fairly happy with the heat and the whole summer. Once it is the decent summer in Finland although it's not swell that the nature suffers from a lack of water and a drought will cause different troubles that we are not used to.

My vacation is over and I returned back to work on last Monday. A week wasn't that bad as I assumed, but still I have a slight lack of motivation. Perhaps I yearn new challenges (again) or something totally new, but so far I will keep up going on this old path. (To be honest I miss the freedom and that I could be something else than a slave of eight to four. But because I want to earn my own money, the work is quite much inevitable.) 
I went to capture moon pictures on Friday evening as did so many else around these corners. For the first the moon was hiding behind the clouds, but after waiting for two hours it finally popped out. I managed to take the several nice shots although the quality could be better, but that would require better lens. But at least the picture is real one. (I have seen so many fake pictures during a few days and  I do wonder how people can be so damn stupid while believing they are real!) Did you manage to snap the picture of the moon? 
 I have not been taking many outfit pictures recently and mostly because of this heat. I have worn the same clothes all the time and I have not put much effort on the look. Somehow I feel uncomfy to use much make-up in this sweaty weather. And yes I have spent so much time on the beach in my bikinis that there is not much sense to photograph (very ungoth I know ;>).
Are you already waiting for the autumn? Or do you enjoy the summer and its heat?

tiistai 24. heinäkuuta 2018

Lumous Gothic Festival

Lumous gothic festival took its place also in my calendar this year like it has been every summer and hopefully it will be also in the coming years. I had blast and perhaps this was one of the funniest year. Because I was on a vacation I had more energy to celebrate and stay up later which was rewarding. Usually I'm forced to wake up early due to the work and naturally that affect my life constantly on the weekends as well. Sometimes it's more as annoying to be a dead tired when the time hits ten and  be more as ready to occupy a bed.. 

On Friday was a bit boring when it comes to live shows, but it didn't bother when the nigh was good otherwise. Metallspürhunde was okay, but other bands didn't taste. Saturday was much better regarding the music and all shows were to my taste, but the best one was definitely Auger. Most people seemed to be out of the bands and so was I. Metallspürhunde was the only one which was somehow familiar to me. 
I had really simple outfits this year and perhaps this heatwave was one reason for it. Chiffon top felt ideal and I was actually very happy with this look. Horn are new and I made them recently and I like them a lot! I have lost my old horns so I had to craft new ones and these are much better. And no one has similar. I'm waiting for next event where I could wear these.. 
I forgot to take a picture of Saturday's outfit, but I was wearing almost same accessories except I had black strapless narrow dress on which I have shown here several times. Nothing so splashy, but something quite comfort. I didn't capture many pictures this year. I was lazy and left my camera home because it's so damn heavy to keep it with (a curse of a quality system camera). Instead of taking the pictures I wanted to focus on having a great festival. 

This year I also had a chance to attend the End party and it was a lot of fun, but that something you cannot understand without attending, and there is a rule that everything you see will stay inside the walls ;) However it was so warm weather that after End we decided to go swimming... it was nearly morning and the sun was coming up and I was quite much drunk. What would be the better idea than go swimming in the middle of the city in drunk without the clothes? ;D

lauantai 21. heinäkuuta 2018

Häme Castle

I'm still very much alive though I have not been writing a blog for a while and there are great reasons for that: I've had a lovely summer vacation and I've been in going all the time like right now I'm  sitting on the train while writing this. I try to revive the blog a bit by bit and there is a bunch of pictures waiting for. 

Unfortunately all good ends in due time and so this vacations is coming to an end and I would lie if saying that it's nice to get back to work. It's not, but I think this feeling is quite common and I don't give much power to it. Instead I try to think of those nice things which I see on the horizon like festivals that we will attend in two weeks and plan on the new adventures. 
 One remarkable memory from the holiday is that we decided to visit Hämeenlinna with my beloved. So many years have passed since I last visited there so I wanted to visit my favorite places of the city: the castle and Aulanko. I like old Finnish castles and it's always a pleasure to get to visit there. The history of the castles enthralls me and it's interesting to think of which kind of living occurred there back then. 
The white room (actually king's room) is my favorite place of the castle. A piece of wonderful architecture which is not done these days. I would live in here with all my heart. 

The second interesting and really beautiful location in this town is definitely Aulanko. As a kid I always wanted to stop by here if we passed by the city. My eyes still love the bear sculpture and I'm convinced that this love never disappear. 
I would have liked to visit also Holy Cross Church Hattula, but it was already closed. I try to pay a visit there later. 

By the way I drove to Hämeenlinna and back and now I can say that my skills are coming back. I have been driving a lot recently and to be honest I have a small fever to get a car of my own (but I won't). 

tiistai 3. heinäkuuta 2018


Finally it started my three-week long vacation and I have a bunch of plans which I try to bring about as much as I can. Last summer vacation failed completely so now I try to take it back. So far it's been quite erratic weather which is a bit shawl because I would enjoy to spend time on the beach.

For the first I considered to travel overseas, but I didn't book the journey in time and now the prices have increased so much that I don't have a heart to book anymore. Perhaps I try to do a trip later and take a longer weekend off. Now I have a plan to travel in Finland and visit Eastern Finland and perhaps Tallinn. 
 An outfit from Saturday. This mini dress, which is cute, is a finding from H&M. I bought it last year and I do like it in all its simplicity.
 Daisies are wonderful flowers. Every year I like to admire them through a lens. 
I came to visit the folks after a long time and I've spent a lot of time with the camera. And of course cats are also entertained me. 
Dress: H&M, Necklace: from WGT
A short post, but I wanted to come to say hi and that I'm still alive!