How to save a life

Doing my journal in the kitchen in Glasgow. Surprising how I always manage to collect this many tickets, receipts and brochures. It’s been really chilly up here, left my big warm winter coat up at uni and not liking the way the wind really bites into my bones whenever I’m outdoors. They say that I should be alright with the cold, having grown up in Finland, but duh, that just means that I’ve been freezing for 6 months every year for the last 18 years. I’m a gentle, subtle little thing, not meant to survive without working central heating!

It’s been holidays. Still is till mid-February. Can’t wait to get back to uni – I’ve already signed up to join the university choir and sent an email to our art venue’s dance co-ordinator to get involved with this year’s Let’s Dance Festival. If I could afford it, I would also love to start going horseback riding every once in a while. Maybe later this year. After I get a job. Being an undergrad and unemployed is not the best of combinations.

Been listening to The Fray, Adele and Ellie Goulding lately. Comforting and smoothing, with an edge of toughness. Like it.

Have a brill weekend everyone! xx

20 thoughts on “How to save a life

  1. Beljeze says:

    Aww, that’s one of my favourite songs, How to save a life!

    The Hobbit! I bet you enjoyed it!🙂

    It seems like you’re having/going to have a busy year! Well I wish you all the energy in the world to accomplish all the things you’ve set yourself on doing this year!🙂

    • Matleena says:

      I know, it’s so relaxing and beautiful – makes you see the light again🙂 The Hobbit, oh my god – I was taken aback by the negative reviews but as usual, it turned out good and grand. I literally giggled the whole way through, glued to the screen! Peter Jackson knows what he’s doing in Middle-Earth for sure😀 And thank you so much, now that I’ve settled in I’m starting to get all my energy back to actually do something else than sleep, eat or study. I wish you a good year too dear xx

      • Beljeze says:

        I know how you must have felt! The day I went to see it ,I was overflown with excitement, I felt like a child again, all tingly inside and impatient.😀
        Yes he does, you can clearly see he’s in love too with Tolkein’s world!
        Thank you!🙂

  2. Katharine Trauger says:

    Good morning, Matleena! Great to hear from you.🙂 I’m having a nice weekend, thanks — got a new clothes dryer today, as the old one needs work and hubs wants to learn how to fix it himself, so picked up a good used one for cheap. The two of us installed it ourselves. He thinks I’m stronger than I think. I did it, so I guess he’s right. Not a gentle, subtle little thing at all!😉 Meant to be a farmer’s wife.😆 We had 7″ of snow over the 25th, a minor miracle as it hardly ever just snows here. Usually we have ice storms, freezing rain, sleet, freezing fog, etc. This time it was just lovely and the ground was warm enough to thaw the roads overnight. Perfect. Only trouble was our baby chicks arrived at the same time, so I had to trudge through it to take good care they were warm enough. In tennies. Ha. Take care, Dear, and enjoy your time off. And your choir and dance things. And dreaming about horses. Ever read the “Misty” books? They’re for children, but thoroughly infected most American girls with horse fever . . .😉 I’d read them again, but we have no good pasture for horses.😀

    • Lorainne says:

      Hei pakko kertoo että nauran täällä katketakseni kun erehdyin huvikseni kääntämään google kääntäjällä meiän suomenkielisiä kommentteja englanniksi :’DDD Ja se automaattiääni on aika hulvaton kummallakin kielellä, suosittelen jos on tylsää…

      t. L kohta 19 v, henkisesti jotain aivan muuta

    • Matleena says:

      Voi Lotta🙂 Ootko tulossa tännepäin, sano että oot!! Mulla on onneks Michael lämmittämässä ja paljon neuleita. Tuliko mun paketti muuten jo sinne? Sori kun sen kanssa kesti, oon ollu täs vähän rahavaikeuksissa. Pitis helpottaa nyt vähän ku sain töitä yhessä psykanosaston tutkimuksessa, oon assistentti-valokuvaaja hih. Sun Potteristin huone näyttää muuten tajuttoman upeelta!❤

      • Lorainne says:

        Mä yritän saada töitä kevääksi että pääsisin sit kesällä britteihin, mut missähän sä kesällä olet? Ei oo vielä pakettia näkynyt (paitsi jos se just nyt makaa tuolla postilaatikkossa, en uskalla lähteä tarkistamaan kun taitoin nilkkani enkä haluu taittaa sitä uudestaan plus sattuu), ei haittaa mitään mitkään viivästykset! Toivottavasti sun työ on mielenkiintosta ja saat raha-asiat kuntoon.🙂 ja kiitos kiitos ♥

      • Matleena says:

        Oon Glasgowssa Michaelin isän kämpillä asustelemassa:) Voi ei sun nilkka, parane pian paljon pipareita ja haleja täältä että nopeesti toivut! Työ on kivaa juu🙂 xx

  3. Lorainne says:

    Juu ei mitään paineita mistään kirjottelusta! Hei millon ja mistä lähetit sen paketin? Mietin vaan, että onkohan se jäänyt johonkin jumiin, kun ei näy…

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