Michael woke me up last night around midnight. ”Look outside!”
Such a perfect, lazy Sunday. The Finnish Christmas radio started broadcasting so it’s been my childhood favourites over and over again. My English essay is still missing a thousand words or so but I’ve got plenty of time – it’s not due till tomorrow 5pm! And me being up at 7.30am (as usual) I’ll have 700-odd words before lunch which for the record is going to be Jamie Oliver’s tomato soup and fresh gluten-free bread. And in the afternoon I am going to bake some Christmassy cakes. Gluten and lactose free, for sure.
Did my Christmas shopping on Saturday. I am now a hundred pounds (or more!) poorer but I’ve got everything now. Even gift wrapped the first presents yesterday evening – doing all possible to procrastinate as much as possible. Michael’s having a bad effect on me but then on the other hand I’ve never been this relaxed during an exam week. Maybe I’m just growing old and finding the real priorities in life. Liking it a lot anyway.
Also, after 8 and a half months of strict dieting and food control, I am now having a month off. Enjoying whatever I want, whenever I want. I’m hitting the gym for real and cutting off the sugar and so on again in January but now I will just indulge myself (of course, within reasonable limits, you know me) and take the most out of Christmas. ‘Cause it’s my favourite time of the year.
Have we got other Christmas lovers around? x
Christmas – one of my favourite festivities! I might be a wee bit early this year but let’s face it, who could resist Marks’s 3 for 2 Christmas offers? Not me at least. So, I got myself a little pine tree. And some hangings.
Yesterday evening I ordered the first presents – goodbye thirty quid. It doesn’t matter, though, since I love giving more than anything. Especially when the present is something the other person genuinely likes and you can just see how their face lit up when they’ve removed the wrapping. It’s the best feeling ever!
Meet Miss 19 – she celebrated the best birthday ever last Saturday, the tenth of November. A magical date. Woken up with strawberries, hot chocolate, Pinot Gris and fruit; enjoyed a beautiful salmon pizza for lunch and evening was well spent down in Glasgow. Oh the cocktails, proper strawberry mojitos and daiquiris, good music and most brilliant company. Stayed in and lazed away on Sunday; Man on Fire got me literally sobbing my heart out.
Scotland is still waking up. Good morning folks – I am going to go and make myself my morning porridge. Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well xx
Boring macro leaves and wanna-be-bohemian landscape – I know, try to tolerate. Left my telezoom lens inside when we went for a stroll with Sohvi to the Woods earlier on. Otherwise it’s been a pretty normal day; a seminar, doctor’s, yesterday’s roast for lunch, chocolate while reading a chick flick. Off to gym, sweating and dying for 50 minutes, chatting afterwards with a postgrad in the changing rooms. Because I’m a boring blogger I’m not taking photos of every meal I have but you should see my fruit salads! Mastering the art of mixing some cereal and sultanas in with the fruit. It’s so good.
School things to do:
But tonight I am going to Skype Emmi. Determined to remember that. And watch a nice movie, maybe The Young Victoria. It’s the only movie without a sad ending in my shelf at the moment unless I don’t want to watch Harry Potters. Or Doctor Who. Kind of know them both by heart which usually leads to a situation where I’m facebooking rather than actually watching the film. Anyway!
Life’s grand. I’m a bit tired. Please do read Lucy Dillon‘s novels, they are so warm and wonderful.
We are such walkers. To Stirling and back, via Papa Joe’s. Felt slightly stupid while ordering a chicken ceasar without croutons, parmesan and dressing. Two glasses of excellent Australian white wine and a strawberry margarita made me such a happy person who then realized that she still had over a thousand words to write. Yes the English essay is still due on Tuesday. But it’s going to be alright!
Hope you are all alright xx
Um. Hi guys.
I’ve been bad I know, haven’t been posting anything in a long while. Don’t eat me. I won’t taste good.
We drove up north with Michael yesterday. Say hi to Michael, world. And greet my new baby – Pentax K-5 has stolen my heart. Thank you mum, love you loads.
Had a lovely day yesterday; we set off around half eight in the morning, drove all the way up to Aviemore via a stop at River Tilt. And then back down again. As soon as we drove past the ‘Welcome to Highlands’ -sign the sun disappeared, the sky grew weary and it got quite chilly – I found it rather funny. But otherwise it was a sunny, warm autumn day.
I love Scotland unbelievably much. I’m happy here. It’s home up here.
Need to start writing my two-thousand word essay for English though. It’s due next Tuesday but since we are celebrating birthdays the next weekend I feel that I have to write at least the half of it today – otherwise I’m going to die of pure stress and panic. Wouldn’t look nice on the death report. To be really honest with you I’ve been procrastinating everything concerning studying or school for too many days now. That’s what mid-semester break seemingly does to you. Well. Fair enough.
Here I am, drinking hot chocolate in our kitchen yesterday evening. Enjoy.
I’m so happy here. I love the people I share the floor with, I love the lecturers, books, my room, even the shabby shower. This is just perfect. I’m never going to leave, not ever again.