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Two years in Finland

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!

Juhannus

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! 😀

May

May has been a quiet and a busy month at the same time but I am back with a new mini travel vlog 🙂
Although I had many plans for my trip to Helsinki, they all have been ruined by the cloudy cold weather.

A trip with adventures – although I had two cameras with me, the moment I wanted to take photos in front of Tuomikirkko, I took the DSLR out of my bag and I was wondering why it was sooo…”not so heavy” until I realized that I have forgotten the battery in the unplugged charger…And also my friend came from Romania here for the first time so it was wonderful to “relive” moments from my first visit to Helsinki which happened in 2013.

 

Once upon a December

I’ve been wanting to record the song “Once upon a December” for a while now but I didn’t have any free time or good disposition (the lack of sun here in Finland makes me really tired sometimes).

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But yesterday I finished everything: from recording to filming and some extra photos in my “home studio” 😀 So everything is done by me!

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The voice might sound like it’s coming out of a jar because I’m still learning my recording software but I’ll get there! Appreciate the effort, please! 😛

So, here you have my cover of “Once upon a December”. The movie has a special meaning to me and each time I watch it, my thoughts fly to my grandmother who is waiting for me home in Romania so I dedicate this to her with all my heart ❤

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Welcome December!

*this post was supposed to be here on 1st of December but…I fell asleep 😀

The long-awaited month and my most favorite one has finally arrived! It’s here and it came together with the snow! It couldn’t be more perfect and more beautiful than this!

December caught me painting.

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I’m not a professional painter or anything like that, just a simple amateur. And I’ve decided to paint a winter cardinal to be in tune with the weather. Plus I want to give it as a Christmas present to my beloved grandmother because she will adore it and will always cherish it. She loves birds and nature and this will make the perfect Christmas present for her! I must say that handmade presents are the best! Although Christmas is about enjoying each other and being grateful that we have reached another wonderful celebration, I always give presents to everyone as a sign of gratitude because I want to make people happy plus I’m a generous person. So yeah, that moment when your make-up table becomes an art workspace 😀

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I only need to find a frame for the little canvas, I’m gonna wrap it nicely and send it to Santa 😉

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The weather, the Christmas music in the background, the fairylights and the smell of vanilla coming out of the oven make such a great atmosphere! Are you wondering what am I baking? Well, I made a sponge cake. I haven’t made one for more than a year and it was about time. And in case you want a little personal update, I’m trying to cut out sweets and I’m doing quite well by now but today I had cravings for something sweet so baking was the solution. Easy to bake, simple and nourishing.

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Have a wonderful December and hopefully I’ll be more active on my blog these days!

Cheerio!

My Halloween 2016

You may wonder how has my Halloween been? Well, all I can say is it was peaceful. I haven’t been anywhere but I made my house look a bit (more) creepier and I surprised my beloved one because I love to surprise him each and every single day with anything that pops up in my mind.

I also made a video for you to see the decorating process so check it out!

’till next time! ❤

The last warm days

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!DSC_0109.jpgdsc_0144


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And as a blog post ending “delight”, here is a mini travel vlog 🙂 See you next time!

Cheerio, darlings!