Tag Archives: friends

Will You Come Hunting for Dracula with Me?

First. As I travel a lot, people keep asking me what my plans for summer are. Well. Let’s put it like this… WHY on earth would I travel anywhere the only time of year when it’s actually decent weather in Finland? I’ve already once emptied my accounts when paying for the renovations of my house, […]

Pearls of Wisdom (or The Unnamed Post)

Had an internal struggle with myself regarding what kind of blog post to write today. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter–tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning– So we beat […]

“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”*

You get a card. Enclosed is the information-leaflet-thingy from a non-stick cooking pan. The card says “Do read the enclosed and play ‘spot the most ridiculous sentence’…” First you laugh at the whole set-up. Then you choke on your laughter, what if you cannot spot the sentence your friend is referring to? Will that make […]

To Wear Trousers or Not to Wear Trousers

Once you start this whole taking-selfies-business, you seem to get hooked… But hey, I have neither cute kids nor grumpy cats to practice my photographer skills on, so cut me some slack here. And I did make it blurry so you’d only get the picture [pun intended] of what I’m talking about. The reasons for […]

2013 – all but the same procedure as every year, part II

Oh my, I had no idea you would find my year so interesting. Views on my blog peaked yesterday, and I’ve been receiving FB-messages all night from people waiting to read the rest of it. I’m all what?… I just like writing, that’s all.. But I’m glad to see you like reading what I write, […]

Often it’s the last key on the keyring that opens the lock

The month of walks down memory lane is over, and I’ve made more than a few interesting notions. Not really sure what to do with most of them yet, but I guess I will figure it out eventually. It’s been fairly interesting, to say the least, to meet and greet people from various parts of […]

Happiness is… (or Walking down Memory Lane part deux)

Had my second walk down memory lane yesterday and found some unexpected truths along the way. For instance, there is a huge difference between “some things never change, yet nothing’s the same” and “everything changes, yet everyone’s the same”. Did I enjoy myself? Sure I did. It was.. nice. Did I think it was a […]

once you realise we’re all mad, life starts to make sense

“no matter how serious life gets, you still need to have that one person you can be completely stupid with” a few months ago, i stated here on the blog that this might very well be the summer when i finally lose it. having my closest friends scattered all across europe, and my usual partner-in-crime […]

lessons learned in life

What a weird, weird summer. Nothing is really turning out the way I thought it would, yet it’s somehow just the way it was always supposed to be. All the things I wanted to do, I’ve had to forget about; Enjoying nice flowers in the garden – no, let’s have the deer eat them. Meeting […]

la vie parisienne

i did it. i managed to get myself to and from paris without delays, stuck RER-trains, herniated discs, broken luggage or other problems. now that’s a first! i even managed to catch a ride from the pub to the taxi stop as you can see… paris in the spring is always paris in the spring. […]

phoenix chia

after a few, for different reasons, exhausting weeks i’m more or less ready to declare mental bankruptcy. take my snow shovel and dig my way to gerby, light a fire and then go to sleep. for a week. at least it’s been tough, and it still is. bad news coming in from all over, and […]

service minded sloths

malta was lovely. beautiful venues, delicious food and great parties with even greater friends from all over europe. loved it! two things i didn’t like though: the weather (come on… i tried to get away from the cold and what do i get? a cold from being too cold in malta. beat that!) and the […]