Friday, 20 November 2015

Snow Makes Me Happy

My long wait finally paid of! It snowed today, and the snow didn't melt right away. I really like snow as it makes everything look prettier, cleaner and lighter. Plus Christmas lights and candles create a different style of a feeling when there is snow to be seen. Naturally, I had to go out and take some pictures. I would have been mad at myself for not doing so. haha. 

Some of our outdoor Christmas lights :)

Snow makes me happier because the autumn can be very gloomy and kinda boring after the beauty of the fall colors and autumn leaves has disappeared. I don't let the darkness to bore or depress me, because the Christmas-waiting season can begin as early as you self decide. That's why I always start to put up Christmas lights (autumn or dark period lights, however, you want to call them) rather soon. Next you can see some of our indoor lights, which was an advice of a dear pen pal of mine.

These are cool as they work with batteries, but look like real candles!

I also have some sad news - the Finnish post is on a strike, so letters may be delayed a lot, because there's not a specific date for this strike to end. I hope it won't be a long one!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Fall Was Beautiful

Flowers in my granny's garden

We are already in the middle of November, which makes me wonder how in the earth can the time pass by so quickly. I didn't do most of the things I thought I would do, but on the other hand I did some things I didn't even consider doing. I suppose life is the best when it's unexpected and leaves room for surprises. Don't you agree?

Such beautiful colors nature lets us see...

During the fall season I got to admire the beauty of this season through the warm weather, sunny days and colorful leaves falling of the trees. Last year I was in Thessaloniki, Greece during this period, therefore it was more exciting to see the Finnish autumn again. Not that it would have been different, but absence from home makes you appreciate it more.

From Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Some weeks ago I had a chance to meet my longest term pen pal, Emilia. We have been snail mailing since 2005, first met in 2010 and now was our 10th pen pal friendship anniversary. Pretty cool, huh? The time of knowing someone doesn't define the friendship, however, I appreciate her very much as she is always there to help me and has helped me to grow as a person. In a short way, she is very important to me and I hope our friendship would last as long as we live. <3

For you, Emilia 

I also got to visit Hamina, as I do pretty many times a year. I like to go there to spend some quality time with my grandmother and to relax. I don't really have internet connection there, apart from my phone with a slow connection, which makes it easier to relax and let other things be as they are. Hamina is also a beautiful tiny town, which I enjoy a lot. This fall, I tried to take some pictures there, which would show the town in a different light.

I wish I could show more pictures, but unfortunately my phone went crazy, so the pictures disappeared with it. That's why I'm not able to use Whats App for a while, just to let you know. If you are interested in knowing your letter status or just chatting with me, please send me a message on FB. To give you a short situation status, I've got three letters to reply: Emma (Australia), Inga-Siv (Sweden) and Mari-Liis (Estonia). I will try to reply as soon as I can. 

For the past few weeks I've been concentrating on my studies and trying to follow my sport schedule that I have set for myself. Naturally, as a Christmas enthusiast, I'm also excited about the approaching Christmas and wishing for the snow to come soon. 

Have a great day! :)