Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
We went to Otaniemi today, to the Startup Sauna co-working space, and while my husband worked there I spent time reading a book. It's quite an interesting place with many different areas for meetings, some of them even look like sauna! =D
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
My April reading is introduced to you by Valkopentu The Smol.
- Estanislao Bachrach “The Agile Mind: How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen” [Argentina]
- Takako Shimura “Wandering Son Vol. 7” [Japan]
- Karuho Shiina “Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1-5” [Japan]
- Kameron Hurley “The Stars Are Legion” [USA]
- Nalo Hopkinson “Midnight Robber” [Jamaica, Canada]
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Strawberry petals started falling which means it's almost time for the berries! When we moved to this apartment, there were just a couple wild strawberries growing behind the wooden border of our garden. I cleared some space for them, and soon the strawberries covered everything they could reach. This year they are even bigger! It's like a mini strawberry meadow that I didn't even have to plant or do much work with.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Allow me to introduce to you my new friend Mikael 'Mishka' ToffeeTassu. He is a sloth bear and he likes candy! In Russian we call bears Mikhail or Mishka (pet form) sometimes, it's a common male name. That's why he's Mishka. ^^ And Tassu means paw in Finnish.
EN sloth bear
LA Melursus ursinus
Monday, June 12, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Recently a lot of British products by Tesco appeared in local shops (S-group only). We have tried some of them and yisssss so good! And cheap, and many vegan options, like this delicious ice cream and garlic baguette (which is also gluten- and wheat-free but tastes just like the usual kind).
(Tesco Halkidiki olives stuffed with garlic and sundried tomatoes that we bought a few days ago did not live long enough to be featured here – I ate the whole jar in a few hours… They should make XXXXXXL sized olive jars for people like me.)
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Well, apparently IKEA restaurant closes one hour before IKEA itself closes, as we discovered today when we came there too late and very hungry. Oh well, the food in their bistro is nice too. We had an apple pie with ice cream, an elderberry drink and a banana milkshake.
The locker keys had funny attachments. =D
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Here's a cute souvenir my father and his wife brought for me from Crimea some years ago. It's a clay aroma medallion. You put a few drops of essential oil you like in it and wear it, so it's like perfume. I don't use it that way, it's more like a cute toy for me, but I do like oils, just in aroma lamps instead. ^u^
These are Ukrainian essential oils:
petitgrain (name's in Ukrainian there) and geranium (in Russian).
Monday, June 5, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Happy Pride Month everyone! I begin it nicely prepared. I have a huge list of books and short stories that have LGBTQIA characters so I have a lot to choose from, and I already started reading two novels for this Pride. But first…
~~~Dun dun dun~~~
New books arrived! Look at the precious:
The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology
Their arrival was like a balm for my broken heart (Netflix cancelled Sense8 and I just… It feels like I've lost a family, not just another cool show. Sniiiiiiiff). It definitely cheered me up! So please, writers, keep writing books with LGBTQIA characters, we need you! ^u^