Saturday, 16 April 2011


I was challenged by Anna to:
1. Open the fourth folder where I keep my pictures
2. Choose the fourth picture and publish it
3. Explain the picture
4. Challenge someone else
So here we go...

Last summer, when the family I was working for went to Spain for a week, I decided to go and have a look at Edinburgh. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though, because thanks to the builders we had in at the time I got locked out and missed my flight (by mere minutes, I might add). I decided to get the next flight, which was at 7am the next morning, and to spend the night at the airport (it was either that, or head home (3h), sleep (3h) and head back (3h)). The next morning, when I finally got to Edinburgh, I was exhausted - the night at Luton was the worst I'd ever had.

I managed to find my way to my host's house (I was couch surfing), and she was really lovely - she told me to take a nap in her room, and that we'd have a little dinner party in the evening. So I had a shower and a nap, and after that I felt muc better. I then headed into town with the French guy who was staying there as well, to get some French cheese for the dinner party - there would be five guests from different countries, and everyone was making something from their own country. This picture is from Victoria Street, where the cheesemonger's was - it's a really pretty street, with the different levels and coloured shopfronts, and the buildings are all very different from the ones in London. I had a really great time in Edinburgh, and I hope I get to go back there soon!

And as for challenging someone else to do the same, I'll go for Fanny!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Like a moth to a flame

Sometimes you just have to wonder about your own behaviour. When you knowingly put yourself in a situation that will only lead to you feeling shit and depressed, you have to ask yourself where these masochistic tendencies come from. You know there's no point, it won't lead anywhere, but for those short good moments you sacrifice your own mental well-being. Why?? It really isn't worth it... At the time it might feel like it is, but it's not. You're just being an idiot...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

A Brilliant Plan

This morning I got back from London. The prospect of this trip was what got me through all those long, dark, wet, slippery, cold weeks, but now I'm back to being down because of the weather. Spring was almost here, and then someone apparently went and decided that February would be a much better month to be in, judging from the weather at least...

Anyway, I had a really lovely week in London! Lots of shopping and good food in great restaurants, and I got to see my lovely friends and party with some of them.

One day, when I was wandering around Covent Garden and Seven Dials with no specific goal or mission, I had a sort of epiphany. I loved London even more on this trip than when I was living there, obviously because during a week's visit I'd try to make the most out of my time, as opposed to several months there, when a lot of the time would be spent on other things, such as working or studying. So I came up with an amazing solution: I should get a place in London, and then just fly down there a lot! I could live in Finland, so going to London would be a holiday and not my everyday life, and I would get the best of both worlds!

Now that I have this brilliant plan I just need to find a way to finance it... Suggestions? :)
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