The last day of this year. We had some snow on the ground and we had a good evening at a friends place eating and watching some movies and then we did some tin melting, a custom that we have , melt it then toss it to cold water and you can see the future in the shapes that it takes..
Two-hundred-and-twefth and two-hundred-and-thirteenth days! days 212-213!
No photos for two days.
On the 212 day we had a train back to Kouvola with my boyfriends little sister. When I got back nearly the whole day I went through the photos that I took the day before. There were so many of them, and going through them was a slow process as I can’t work for hours and hours straight, I would probably go blind if I tried and would put some not the best photos through, so I rather take some breaks whilst working.
Next day of working with the photos and listening to some Richard Cheese! I must say I really like his music, alot! Nothing much more happened to me on the day, we spend it inside and did nothing much more. Both working on our computers.
I am having a photo shoot in Helsinki taking photos of a group of dancers. It was so much fun and a little bit of a challenge too, as all the guys were more or less ADHD, not really but they had sooo much energy, it was sometimes a struggle to get them all to stay put in the same room. But I think the whole shoot went very well and the photos came out good, even if the lighting in the bar where we did the shoot was not as good as it could have been, I made it work.
These kinds of events always teach you anyway, and we had fun. After the shoot we went to eat Thai food, and I always forget how spicy it really is this time being the same. It was good nevertheless. I had my boyfriends little sister with me helping me out with the reflectors and my mental support on the way there and back. After food we came home and played a little wii.
The weather was nice, but the water level was way too high, I didn’t do too much, I took my boyfriend to the train station for him to get back home and then I just kind of was hanging around at my parents place playing wii and I watched one movie what I kinda fell asleep through watching it last night with my boyfriend, it was a good one.
I waited for my mum to come home so I could take her car and get to my friends place to see her and then off to the train station again to pick up my boyfriends little sister who was coming over to ours and we would be going to Helsinki tomorrow for a photo shoot with some dancer guys, fun times ahead indeed.
So ye I got some photos of the sea as the water level was super high, 140 cm higher than normally.
A travel day with a car back to my parents to get some more Christmas food in us, on the way there we realized that it had been raining and as the sea has not frozen over it was flooded many places on the way to my parents, some of the fields near there had been turned into lakes more than fields as they had been so badly flooded.
I took some photos on the way there as well as just near my parents, like the first photo is from a small pier place where people keep their boats during the summer, now it was very empty and nearly not manageable to get to the end of the pier. but the day was very very beautiful.
By the time we got to my parents they were not home, and I called them to tell that the electricity was not on either, they knew that already, it had been off for an hour or so, and it continued not being on for many hours. This was due to the storm that had hit Finland after coming over from Norway. There were like thousands of households without electricity, and as we live in a rural area we were among these people. We got the electricity back later on that evening and we had fun times playing with the Wii the whole bunch of us.
Christmas day! The next day after Christmas, we had a plan that I will go to my boyfriends and we would have Christmas day dinner with his parents and spend the day in theirs, so after I woke up and had a little game with my mum on the Wii I drove to Kouvola, to meet my boyfriend and spend some quality time with him and his family, we played a little Jenga and watched a Christmassy movie with them too, Niko-lentäjän poika ( The Flight before Christmas). As it was somewhat Finnish movie which we had not seen and wanted to know if it was any good. It was watchable,but I wouldn’t go and buy it.
So we ate and had some fun, then we came home (to my boyfriends that is) and went to sleep.
Christmas Eve! For us this is the proper Christmas. We get the presents in the evening, and have the Christmas dinner as well.
So we woke up and got ready to go see my grandmothers and give them some flowers, the other one wasn’t home so we ended up just going to see the other one.
When we got home, we got some of the food nearly ready and talked how we should do the plan for the evening. The plan went like this, we went to the cemetery to put candles on the graves of the loved ones that had passed already, and I was disappointed that I didn’t take my camera with me after all, I love the scene in the graveyard as there are sooo many candles everywhere.
When we came home, we got the sauna heated and prepared the food, we went to sauna before we ate and after we had eaten we opened the presents, I didn’t get too much, as we had agreed not to buy anything, but my parents failed at this agreement badly, I got a Wii Fit game and the board for my Wii. Of course we had to test it as well, so we had some fun with the Wii after this, and then we went to sleep, or my parents did first and I kinda stayed up for quite long.
The morning went fast as we were repairing the road that leads to our place, there were some huge dents on it, (It’s a dirt road). That took two hours to fill them, and it was soooo annoying that the rain came the same day and we already knew that the road was going to get ruined by the rain pretty fast.
So we did that and then the day went past fast as well, I did some regular stuff to get ready for tomorrow, for Christmas and presents and all that jazz. We cleaned the house and I finished my learning report during the night. I stayed up very late, but I wanted it to be done and dusted so I could enjoy the Christmas time more than I would if I didn’t finish it before the festivities.
Nothing much happened, we were preparing for Christmas by bying some of the food in advance, so we wouldn’t have to go into the stores too late to find out everything has already gone. I got some photos from the yard as there was some frost on the ground, that got me excited, as it had been raining the past three days when I had been home. Some photos from the market place where we got our potatoes.. Local food!
Hundred-and-ninetyninth till two-hundred-and-third day! Days 199-203!
First whole day back in Finland, no photos..
Second day, so the day 200, I was tired and we were just hanging around with my boyfriend playing my wii, and we went for a Christmas dinner in a near by bar to get some of that Christmas food in us, nom! the day was about there, as I woke up quite late and got ready for the evening. After it we did get a movie to watch, Conan the barbarian..erm, it was ok.. Fun times!
Day 201, I was up fairly late, I created a portfoliowebsite, not a very good one but a website to show my stuff, with portfoliobox. This took time, and a little effort too to get the photos in there. this was also the day that I came to my parents place from my boyfriends. Let the Christmas time start!
I’m sorry about the lack of photos on this time, I will get more of them here in the next post, thank you!