Friday, December 28, 2012

Best Of 2012

Hello Everybody!

Hope you all had a great Christmas

Time has come to draw the line and look back, and I have to say I'm pleased with what 2012 had in store for me and my beloved. I can only hope 2013 will be at least as good, if not better!  If I were to choose "la crème de la crème" of all the things that happened this year, I would pick the following:

1. We got Pickles!
2. We saw the Aurora Borealis, it was such an extraordinary moment! (On the same trip we attended the Arctic Rally)
3. I got 3 photos exposed at an exhibition!

But there was also the weekend in Madrid, the first summer holiday in Lapland, the 2nd summer holiday in Gran Canaria (lots of fun), the cruise to Tallin, the quick trip to Romania and all the weekend trips throughout Finland. Beat that, 2013!

In case I don't come up with another post before the year end, I wish you all a 
¡**Happy New Year**!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


⛄ HO HO HO Everyone! ⛄

I wish you a very Merry Christmas together with your families and friends, may Santa bring loads and loads of love and gifts for you, I can't wait to open mine, am so, so giddy with excitement! Take care! 

    Photo above © Santa Office
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Friday, December 21, 2012


Happy happy, joy joy! We're going to Austria again! Only in April, but I'm sure time will fly and there will be many other weekend trips in the meantime! We're going to the exact same place where we were in 2011, Bad Gastein, but since it's fairly close by, we're probably going to visit a friend in Italy, too, for a couple of days. So there'll be Salzburg and hopefully Venice, and spa, and pretzels, and sound of music.. can't wait!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Good evening ladies and gents!

I had no fitter title for this post than this exact word.. pure laziness.. it runs in the family these days, from the dog curled up in the armchair, to hubby watching movies (he's currently on holiday) and myself under the duvet contemplating that I don't have to wake up at 5:50 for work anymore - today I completed my last important tasks, which means I'll have a sort of part-time work for the remaining week (read aprox. 1h per day, from home! yey!) and then holiday until January. But all in all, I feel lazy! Thankfully 90% of the gifts are bought and wrapped, the house is clean and the tree is up, the only things left to do are the food shopping and cooking, both to be done later on towards the end of the week. So just because I am uber lazy and I still haven't got new interesting photos, I thought of looking in my archives and digging out this nice winter scenery from Lapland, from January this year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Some Pics And Some Ramble

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I seem to lack inspiration (and mood) for photography these days.. bad, bad, outrageous! Even more, the camera battery was out of power for 2 days before I finally decided to move my arse and charge it, but now it's all set. I also put up the 50mm lens, as it's been a while since its last use, so now that I'm all sorted, I just need to find my mood, preferably before Christmas.. (Anyone out there stole it? Please bring it back!)
In spite of the above, I haven't been THAT lazy, so I did snap around some shots, more like "click click" than setting the camera properly and trying to get the best image.. so, in the particular order below: some cute candles that I got from my brother last year, Pickles pulling a face to get treats (and standing in a meerkat position), a goodie from IKEA and a glitter nail polish, because, of course, there must be glitter on Christmas, in the tree, on my nails and everywhere!

Speaking of Christmas, I've been feeling like going to Rovaniemi again, but I think there won't be any travels for us this year anymore, so I'm left with watching photoslive webcam, or even Santa Claus live. Here's a photo of me with a local, taken this January, and now off I go to make dinner! Bye!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Oh, (last year's) Christmas Tree!

Hello friends!

Is your Christmas tree up already? Ours not just yet, apparently real trees can be bought here only a couple of weeks before Christmas (keeping an eye on the shops!), which is why I leave you with a photo of our last year's tree. I think it was so nice, can't wait to have this year's tree up; we didn't buy any new decorations, as even last year we were afraid the tree would fall because it seemed to have too many, so it will probably look more or less the same, however there will be a difference, it's Pickles' first Christmas (probably equals pee on the tree and branches chewed, but oh well), can't wait for him to unwrap his gifts.. of course he will get some!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blaze Of Glory

Yesterday I had my little moment of fame at the exhibition organized by the photo group I have joined a while ago, International Evening @Kameraseura. You can see the 3 photos I presented below (you've seen them here on the blog in the past). I wanted to expose 3 totally different subjects, not to tell a story, but my decision was also based on the fact that these 3 are among the best quality photos I have. My all time favourite is the night city landscape. Pardon my "modesty", but I'm so proud of myself!


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Let It Snow..

This is not the most artistic photo, but I wanted to show you how December started here in Finland.. if we didn't have a white Christmas in 2011, it will surely not be the case this year!