On a dreary day of November, I hopped on a train and one hour later, I found myself in the crowded Helsinki.
I’ve been waiting for this day for so long and I wasn’t even sure that I will make it in time for the Don Rosa meeting but I did!
One cup of tea later and suddenly one of the women who work at the book store (Suomalainen Kirjakauppa) was announcing that Don Rosa has arrived half an hour earlier so we should get in line, purchase the book and automatically we will get a ticket to go and meet the author and illustrator of the stories about Scrooge McDuck, etc.
I felt again like a kid listening to his pleasant voice explaining to me the artwork and other details that he did for Tuomas Holopainen‘s solo album. Later on while I was watching the videos from the meeting, I noticed that my facial expression was like a hyper excited kid’s expression. Just how I actually look when I watch any Disney movie.
The meeting was worth the trip! And now I sit in front of this writing device (aka laptop) and wonder, what would life be without art? Without all these magical things that come out of every artist’s hands?
But I know that all I wanna do in life is ART. Oh! And I don’t wanna grow up. E V E R .
Most of the Finns celebrated Halloween this year on 4th of November and that’s why yesterday when we went to the grocery store, the town was almost empty and a few of the stores were closed. And I was wondering why, until I checked my news feed and my beloved Finnish friends were sharing photos of their outfits and then I realized that all my decorations are now in boxes in our storage room waiting to see the light of the day next year -_- So yeah, I celebrated Halloween when there was still snow outside and it felt like a spooky Christmas to be honest xD
Although many countries don’t celebrate Halloween, I do that since I was in elementary school and I’m loving it! 😀 Our home is already filled up with “mamluks” (as my grandma would call them) and it will be fun to dust the furniture this month, although we use the Halloween knick knacks all year round because I can’t find any inspiration or comfort in a house with empty shelves, empty walls, etc. And yes, you guessed it right. I don’t like minimalist houses.
So here’s my latest video and cheers to my 200 subscribers!
I’ve dusted off my old hobbies/passions, took the camera out of the forgotten drawer and went out into Mother Nature’s arms.
The arrival of autumn always breaks my creative blocks and brings me an indescribable joy! Doing all the things that I’m doing is like food for my soul. With all that, the sweaters come along, the cozy nights on the couch spent next to my beloved one and the pumpkin season!
And now all my weekends are booked. And by “booked” I mean that I will not do anything else but C R E A T E . Music, videos, sculptures, absolutely everything my “itchy fingers” crave for. Because morning wake-ups and running errands every day during the week keep me away from the things that I love.
So, with that being said, I’m back to business and hello autumn!
Two years ago I started my journey to Finland and now I can happily say that I permanently live here ❤
I wanted to go somewhere and film something exciting for my readers/subscribers but all my plans have been shattered by the nasty weather…so I ended up in front of my laptop playing this game called “Influent”. While playing, I recorded myself talking nonsense and just having fun failing 😀
Enjoy the video and cheers to two years in Finland!
Every year here in Finland, we have this holiday called Juhannus and people consider this celebration as important as Christmas. I personally don’t celebrate it but since I moved here, every time for Juhannus we are going to look for a kokko – the traditional midsummer bonfire. This year we were all tired and quite late so most of the kokkos that we have seen were almost off. And the weather has not helped us at all – rain, mellow weather and cold.
But at least I got to “vlog” a bit our Juhannus adventure so here it is. Enjoy! 😀
I know it’s been a few weeks since I didn’t write here but I’m back!
Suomenlinna – is the place where I always like to go whenever I’m in Helsinki. I got a ticket from the ticket machine at the Market Square and I jumped in the ferry. The journey to the sea fortress takes around 10 minutes but I never count how long it takes because it feels amazing to be on top of the water and to have the wind playing with your hair and seagulls flying above at the same pace with the ferry. It feels like you are one of them. One with the nature!
This time I explored the island a bit more and I have discovered places where I could hide and be alone. Places where I can have the Baltic Sea at the bottom of my feet and then rest in a coffee shop with a hot chocolate and an original Fazer chocolate candy. All these things you can see yourself below. Enjoy!
And as a blog post ending “delight”, here is a mini travel vlog 🙂 See you next time!