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New Blog and Monthly Theme

Hi all,

it is nearly new year and I decided to make a bold move. I changed my theme here on WP – what do you think? My aim was to lessen the clutter and give the spotlight on my photos.

As you know I am not a writer, I don’t have that much to say at least I do not think that too many would be interested in my rambling style of writing. My writing reflects the clutter in my mind, hopping and popping from one thought to an other. So to get a something other than a mind flow kind of text from me here is a challenge. I reserve that to my work.  This is for my photos, the way I see the world through my lens.

As a hint of the coming month – I am once again picking a theme. I will be visiting friends in Florida in January, so my photos will be filled with sunshine and sights. I am posting some photos from my previous trip to begin with and when I get there, my uploads will all from my mobile as I an not going to carry my laptop with me – you know I will be on holiday.

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Lets see what I will find in my archives?

MY office – my workspace

I thought that I show my workspace, share what I love about it ….with you and WeWork, a co-working company.

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As you can see from the photos, it is comfy, with something new and something old in it. My husband has renovated the old cupboard and round table to suit the style of the office. Old wool rug to give warmth and softness to it. Lundia shelving – not my fav anymore, but it certainly holds the books, old vinyl records , photo albums in perfectly. I have gifts from my sisters handmade patchwork quilt, a crocheted tablecloth, Both skills I admire and cannot do. I have my sons old teddy bears… memories.  I have my editing tools here, my paintings and sculptures liven up the walls and counters, everything I need. I am happy with it.

The view from with changing seasons is an inspiration, to grab may camera and find beauty in the nature.

I’ve linked this post to (www.wework.com/locations) .

I am like a…

  • So much truth in this that its funny, So I thought I would share the insight ..
    Good News from Thu, 14 August, 2014:

Finns are like squirrels

As an Australian who moved to Helsinki three years ago, a lot of things are still new to me here: summer cottages, berry picking, snow, the four seasons… and squirrels. In fact, I recently stumbled on the observation that Finns are rather like squirrels.

To begin with, they both change their behaviour and appearance according to the season. In the autumn months the fur of squirrels starts to turn grey. At the same time, Finns begin to shed their colourful summer clothing in favour of more dull and darker colours. Like their clever four-legged compatriots who madly scatter through the forests collecting nuts to store away for the impending winter, many Finns scurry about their gardens collecting bucket-loads of ripe berries, apples and other fruit to store in cellars in preparation for juice-making and pie-cooking during the winter.

Then, after all that energy-sapping autumn activity, Finns (squirrels and humans) hibernate through the winter. When they do venture outside to look for (or work for) food, they leave much of their friendliness at home (after all, it’s far too cold and dark to stop and chat in the snow). And the fashion changes. Finnish squirrels pull on dull grey fur coats while Finnish humans do the same in an attempt to blend into the bleak landscape hoping no-one notices them.

As the climate turns warmer and sunnier in the spring, squirrels wear bolder reddish-brown tones. Their human counterparts are more adventurous, wearing their brightest reds, blues and yellows in an attempt to compensate for their boring, cold behaviour during autumn and winter.

Summer, of course, is when all Finns, both two-legged and four-legged, are happiest and boldest, venturing further from home (some just to the next forest, others as far away as Thailand). Like squirrels, many Finnish humans swap one nest for another during the summer, escaping to the peace and solitude of their lakeside cottage (kesämökki in Finnish) where they hibernate once again. 

Mark Badham

Australian writer and PhD candidate living in Finland (with his family of Finnish squirrels)

Share Your World – 2014 Week 19

I shall  try this, as I am not that good with words…

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Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?  Park on a sunny day, shopping on a rainy one, but I am not shopper, not anymore.

What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling? Actual or virtually played. This one is easy, I do not bowl.

Name the foreign countries you’ve been to. Well,I’ve been to  Sweden, England, France, Spain, Mallorca,  Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, USA, Australia, Canada,Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Mexico,Cape Verde, Morocco, San Marino, and day visits to several countries when on a cruise ship from Australia to England

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.Be Positive, optimistic, conscientious, live one day at a time.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Mothers day, I was able to spend time with my boys and family. I am waiting for sunny days as it has been cold and rainy for the past week.

The Liebster Award

Shaniqua Marie from Inside My Head nominated me for this award, these are always an honor, if someone appreciates what I do. Thank you so much, I highly appreciate this! Also

Ajaytao 2010 gave me an award – also Highly appreciated!

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Apparently The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers and the rules are that:

  • Each nominee link back to the person who nominated them.
  • You answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  • You nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
  • You create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • You let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
  1. What are your top three favourite songs ever? Well, things change so much at one point I loved Carly Simon and her song, they reflected the emotions I was going thru at the time.  Jesse  ( boyfriend trouble) at one point I loved Aimee Mann…and year after year I listen to Bruce Springsteen.
  2. What do you prefer: sweet or savoury? Both – I love tasty food.
  3. Do you enjoy reading? I am sorry to say that this moment in my life I read way too little. I spend most of my time with my “art” Photography, painting and sculpture  If so, what is your favourite genre? I read chick flicks and detective stories
  4. What country in the world would you most like to visit and why?  There are so many, I would love to visit countries in South America for one, Maldives.  Australia at the moment is on the top of my list. I have long lost relatives there that I would love to meet and see the vast and beautiful country as an adult.
  5. What is your season: Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? SUMMER no question.
  6. Do you like sports?  If so, what is your favorite?  Not a huge fan,  but walking , swimming is enough for me.
  7. What feature do you most like on a girl/guy? I’m going to go with kindness with both.
  8. What is your major flaw?   Me…flaw? I am sure there are plenty. Lazy?
  9. What do you most like about yourself? my self confidence is an asset that has helped me a lot in bad or good times
  10. What superpower would you like to have?  no this is hard one…give peace a chance – power to stop wars.

As I’ve previously also stated I am not going to name blogs to nominate. The ones I’ve chosen to follow all deserve a nomination. The blogs I follow bring inspiration and joy and I thank you all for that.

And if you feel that you would like to grab this – I am happy to provide questions.

  1. Why do you write your blog?
  2.  Why did you start?
  3. hat gives you enjoyment, happiness?
  4. Do you like to be on your own?
  5. What makes you sad?
  6. Summer, Spring,, Winter or Fall?
  7. Which do you prefer, sea or lake?
  8. City or country side?
  9. Are you morning or evening person
  10. How are you today?

Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated  for award ‘Versatile Blogger Award’  Thank you Sadif  from A Crazy Chef

for  the nomination. She’s has passion for  baking more than cooking, whipping up the ingredients is simply a game for her. She hearts Cakes, brownies, pies… Anything sweet and perfectly baked can rock my world. :D  Checkout her lovely blog from above link.

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Rules to completely accepting the award are;

  • Add Award Badge on your blog sidebar/Award page. (There are four you can pick anyone you like)
  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I am going to skip the link to 15 other bloggers – just because I am not able to pick them. There are so many creative, artistic and skilled photographers that I follow, but if any of you whom I follow wishes to take on the challenge you are more than welcome. You know if I follow you 😀

Seven things about me, hmnn…

1. I spend way too much time at the computer

2. I have a sweet tooth

3. I like to have a glass of nice wine every now and them

4. I value my friends dearly

5. I love to travel

6. I am happily married, have three boys and two cats

7. I love summer most of the seasons