Monday, 31 December 2012

farewell 2012

  

JAN - I had started MFM in December and continued to do so (and still do!). However, I started 2012 in the worst manner one could when I had to take Cleopatra to the vet and lost the most important being in my life.


FEB&MAR - In February I went on study leave and started to have lots of free time. I spent my days by skating, skiing and going to the cemetery. I also bought these beauties that are now one of my favourites!


APR - We started to get ready to sell "my" house and had the presentation.


MAY - My graduation preparations took a lot of my time, and at the same time it was flooding everywhere.


JUN - In June I finally graduated from high school, applied to uni, had entry exams (but later learned I didn't get in) and also celebrated midsummer.


JUL - Then I was mostly enjoying the summer.


AUG - August was my birthday month and I went to the beach with mama. Then again, I lost something very dear to me, when we finally sold the house and moved into a new one.


SEP - I visited my beautiful home for the last time. Later I got some unexpected news: got into uni and moved into the UK for the second time in my life, this time for sort of permanently.


OCT&NOV - Settling into Leeds and uni.


DEC - Had my family visit me and celebrated Christmas!

It doesn't sound that bad as I listed all the happenings of the year, but boy, am I glad 2012 is almost over! This has probably been the worst year of my life for a lot of reasons. I'm not saying there wasn't good times (indeed, there was!) but the overall feeling left for me is that I could've done without the year 2012. I had a lot of difficulties settling back into my life in Finland after a year abroad, not to mention losing the two most important things in my life. Then again, I'm proud of graduating from (my 2nd) high school, getting a place in uni and moving to another country to start life afresh. Here's hoping 2013 will be the beginning of something beautiful! Happy New Year to you all♥!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

lately i have...

...finally read "The Great Gatsby". It's been on my to-read list for far too long!

...been enjoying good breakfasts.

...received Christmas cards!


...made this star to decorate my room.


Saturday, 29 December 2012

christmas lights!



Leather jacket - Auntie's old
Scarf&Bag - 2nd hand
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Seppälä


Mama!

















The fam!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got many, many, lovely presents! ♥ My family was here in Leeds for a week and they all left to London, and then back to Finland, today. I've got more holiday pictures awaiting to be posted, so you'll hear from me soon! I still haven't seen "It's A Wonderful Life", and I'll try and get that done as it's a Christmas essential for me!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

for he's a jolly good fellow

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(Picture via weheartit.)

Happy birthday to this lil' blog here that I've tried to manage for two years now! Blogging is such a weird and wonderful thing, and although I can imagine life without it, I have no intentions of parting with it in the near future. I ken I can often be a sloppy writer, and I have much more ideas for this wee space on the internet than I actually have (time and) energy to execute. I hope you all enjoy hearing from me from time to time, and here's to many more blogging years to come!


Friday, 21 December 2012

a splash of gold





Top - From Paris/Gift
Cardi&Ring - H&M
Leggings - Primark
Necklace - Kalevala Koru/Gift

Do you know the feeling when time's just flying by and at the same time it's not moving at all? That's what the past few days have been like for me. I've done a lot (i.e. Christmas preparations) and yet all the days feel the same somehow. In any case, I'm quite looking forward to watching "Love Actually", "It's A Wonderful Life", "The Snowman" and all my other favourites. Only a couple of days left!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

i guess you know by now that we will meet again somehow







Earrings - New look
Ring - SunKoru/Gift






Hat&Skirt - H&M
Top - Zara
Bag - Marimekko
Leather jacket - Auntie's old
Shoes - New look










Ah, can't believe I've been staying at Leeds for months and these are actually the first pictures of the city on this lil' blog! I spent some time at the art galleries and Christmas shopping and going out of our front door was really needed after days of watching all episodes of "The Mentalist" from the beginning. (Two seasons still to go, it's such a good show!) Now that everyone from uni is away, the streets aren't so busy and I guess I like it better that way! (Even dared to stop and take outdoorsy outfit photos!) Anyway, I like Leeds.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

i'm dreaming of a red christmas







Cardi - Mama's old
Skirt - H&M
Leggings - Seppälä
Knee-high socks - Halpa-Halli
Boots - 2nd hand

I've been quite busy with Christmas preparations already. Sending Christmas cards, thinking about all the food I need to get and serve, eating Christmas chocolates (that I bought for my family...), Christmas shopping in general and what not! I still have over a week 'till my family will arrive, so I have plenty of time to spend on my own. I think it'll finally be the time to check out all the galleries and museums etc in Leeds. Should be fun:-)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

these are a few of my favourite things, pt. 3


1. Making wee notes (for myself). This one wasn't much of a help, as I left the essay to the last minute, but it's the thought that counts!


2. Opening my advent calendar every morning!


  

 3. Elbow patches.


4. Blueberries!


5. Labelling one's things:-).


6. Pretty mittens.


7. Over-knee socks to keep you warm.