Thursday, 17 April 2014


 The ever so lovely Krysten tagged me in this Q&A a wee while ago, so here we go:

1. Why do you blog? My main reason at first was to have a place to talk/write about my more superficial interests, so I'd have my diary for "real" thoughts like i had a conversation with a stranger at a bus stop about the banking system and i didn't realize at the time how deep this brief encounter was, this somehow reflects my whole life and makes me understand the meaning of life a tiny bit now (ok, that was ridiculous and has never happened, but you know what I mean, haha!) and my blog for something like look at this pretty dress I found, I love it! But now it's both that and more. Instead of just reading other people's blogs like I did before I had my own, I actually connect with others on the internet and can discuss things we all love. And I love that.

2. What's your favorite pastime? How sad will it be if I say eating? I do like eating, though. I also enjoy reading, sewing, doodling, cooking (kind of related to eating..), travelling, writing, buying pretty&old things, watching TV&films, wasting time on the internet and stuff like that. Oh, blogging is quite nice too!

3. Do you have any pets? If so, tell me about them! Nope, no pets anymore.

4. If you had the option of going to the desert, ocean, or mountains, which would you choose hands down and what time of year? Ugh, can I have an option of a place with all the three at once? If not, I'll go for the ocean as I've not been to an ocean-y place in a long long while! During winter when it's too cold over here, of course:-)

5. Is blogging your full time gig? If not, what is? I'm a full-time student.

6. Sweet or savory? Why do I have to choose when I like them both? I have a massive sweet tooth, which probably overrules my love for all things savory. Probably.

7. Where did you grow up? Maula, Lapland, Finland. Wouldn't've wanted to grow up anywhere else.

8. What is or would be number one on your bucket list? I don't really believe in bucket lists, but the one thing I really would like to do at the moment is go on the Orient Express train. I know I obsess over this too much and it's silly, but I just love it so much.

9. What kind of music do you normally listen to? I listen to all music. And when I say all I do mean all. From baroque music to rap, there is at least one song from every genre that I can say that I like., and I go through phases. Buuut, mostly I'd say I listen to indie-ish music, old school-ish rock and pop and also movie soundtracks.

10. Bright colors or neutral tones? Brights:-)

11. Tell us one thing about yourself your readers don't already know. This is the most random thing and of no interest to anyone, but what the hell.. I used to eat paper when I was wee. Mostly stamps, because that's the taste I liked best. (Yeh, I even had a preference.) In addition to being extremely strange you might think eating stamps is gross because they would've been licked by other people and contained all kinds of bacteria. But not really, because to get used ones off the envelope you steam them which also kind of cleanses the stamps. Just so you know that I wasn't completely disgusting and my parents weren't neglecting me. This also reveals another thing you lot didn't know: I used to collect stamps and still have my collections at my mum's house.

And as always, I'm supposed to tag some lovely bloggers to do this fun lil' Q&A. I'm the worst at tagging people, so if you don't want to do it, don't (obviously) and if you're not tagged and want to do it, go ahead!


Also, if you're interested, the bird's nest cake I made in the pictures is really good. The instructions are on Amanda's blog, from where I stole the idea. You should look at her blog in any case. As you should at everyone else's above mentioned!


Imogen said...

It is really interesting to find out more about it, I love these kind of posts. I would lovve to visit Finland, that would be really interesting.

erica marie said...

Oh the beach hands down is always my place to go! Your eggs nest cake looks delish by the way! Have a Happy Easter girl!

xo erica

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely post :D


Maja eM said...

AAA this bird's nest cake looks just perfect <3
It's a shame to eat its so pretty!

PiotrowskaPaulina said...

Great idea :) kisses

Eline said...

Ooooh, lapland must be an amazing place to grow up.
And your cake is looking SO good!

Manhattan Image and Style said...

What a great post sweetie! Love it!

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Mitha Komala said...

omg the cake looks unique and yummy! love your smart answers <3

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London Loafers said...

What a wonderful post and YES I totally approve your desire to go on the Orient Express! It's been a dream of mine for so long!


Magda Carvalho said...

Is so amazing pictures, so delicious :)
*new follower ;)

Ali Hval said...

Kids eat all sorts of weird things, haha. Sometimes I would like the taste of sand??? So it's totally understandable. It's a texture thing maybe. Idk. But either way, what a fun post to read about you!

Indy said...

"What is your favorite pastime?" "...Eating."

Although I do think I'd pick savory because I can only eat so much of the sweets at a time before I feel sick of them...but give me a tub of mashed potatoes any day and I'll eat it all. And want more.

Lady parisienne said...

so cute these little eggs!

Krysten Gautreaux said...

Woah.... I totally ate paper back in the day too. Weird!

Laura said...

Imogen - i love a post like this too:-) and hope you get to go one day, dear, finland's a good wee place:-) x

erica marie - ah, i love the beach but don't want to get a tan, which is always a bit of a problem, haha! thank you and you too, love! xx

Marianna - cheers, hun! x

Maja eM - ohh, thank you, sweetie! and i know, i felt just a tad guilty when cutting myself a piece.. xx

PiotrowskaPaulina - cheers, lass! x

Eline - i did love it, so yes:-) thank you, pet! x

Diana - thank you, lady! glad you liked it:-) x

Mitha Komala - thank you, thank you, chick! x

Hayfa - ah, yes, honey! maybe one day.. :-) xx

Magda Carvalho - thank you very much, hen! x

Ali Hval - haha, that's true, and i think a lot of small children eat sand! and thank you, doll! xx

Indy - hooray for eating! ah, in the long term i think i'd have to go with savoury as well, lovely! x

Lady parisienne - they are, aren't they, hon! x

Krysten Gautreaux - really! so weird and we can be weird like that together, chicken! xx

HighlandFling said...

Thanks for the nomination. YOU GREW UP IN LAPLAND?! IS Santa your neighbor???

1.Why do you blog?
I like chatting to people, you meet people from all over the world blogging. People are generally lovely and very helpful. I’ve achieved over and above of what I thought I would with my blog.
2. What's your favourite pastime?
Baking/ cooking with my boyfriend- lame- until he gets annoyed at me eating all the ingredients.
3. Do you have any pets? If so, tell me about them!
I own (feed) four stray cats that live in my garden, Loki, Bruce, Tony and Steve.
4. If you had the option of going to the desert, ocean, or mountains, which would you choose hands down and what time of year?
Ocean in the summer, no-one can deny that feeling of sitting by the sea in summer with the water trickling your toes.
5. Is blogging your full time gig? If not, what is?
I work full time in Health and Safety for an Oil Company.
6. Sweet or savory
Sweet, I’d eat chocolate for breakfast if I could (wouldn’t be judged for it..)
7. Where did you grow up?
Scotland, in a lovely little village having adventures and living a brief few years as a tom boy until I discovered the circle skirt.
8. What is or would be number one on your bucket list?
All are travel related. Japan is my number one.
9. What kind of music do you normally listen to?
I wouldn’t class it as anything specific but people have told me I like Country and Alternative.
10. Bright colors or neutral tones?
I always think I am drawn to brights, but then I see my wardrobe and that illusion shatters and I realise I am a neutral kind of girl.
11. Tell us one thing about yourself your readers don't already know.
I have French, Polish and German heritage and a very strange accent that apparently makes me hard to place…

Lots of love!!

Emma x

Laura said...

Emma - hahaha, oh honey. i did live kind of near to santa:') thanks for answering this, loved reading your answers! easter and christmas are my favourites because i can eat chocolate in bed for breakfast and no-one will tell me off, ha! and i'd always imagined you'd have a proper scottish accent, i do love scottish accents! but i can relate to having a strange one, haha:-) xx

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