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.