Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fun times in Finland

Hello people! Long time no see, huh? Blogging just hasn't been my biggest priority and I don't want to be posting one picture and be like "hey! Look, I am eating ice cream!", because trust me that's the main thing I have been doing lately. The combination of unemployed, summer and Finland is pretty boring. The only good thing about it is that I got to spend all my time with my boyfriend who came to see me for ten days.
Get ready to have a big dose of kissy-kissy pictures and cuddly moments. I never thought I would become one of those people who post pictures of their boy/girlfriend and are like "look how happy we are together!" but I must admit that I am turning into one of those people...sorry (or not so sorry after all)!

Either way! Here is a little peek of our ten days together. As you can tell it started well with the weather :D
(note: color difference)
I had to take him to Särkäniemi, but it turned out to be a bad idea since he was too sensitive to go to any of the rides. We should have stuck with the children's section.
Real men like Angry Birds...damn right!
Okay, he did come with me to a horrible ride. I was probably the only one screaming during the whole thing. I didn't know I could scream that turns out I can!
Our adventure didn't end there. My brother invited us to wash rugs with him and once again Lazaros got to experience some real Finnish culture.
The Finnish ass in the background...nice!
Our job was done there!
Showing off some muscle...or what is left of it. Swimming in the lake wasn't one of his favorite things, but he survived in the cold water.
I know, I know! I couldn't help it though...I had to put a cheesy picture on here.
So serious
 On the way to our summerhouse we had a stop in Lahti to have some coffee, because that's what Greeks do when they have a break. It turned out that in Finland if you order coffee five o'clock in the evening they look at you with a weird face. Also I guess Finnish people are not familiar with cold coffee! I can't say I was too happy to get a hot latte when I had asked for a cold one...-_-
Lazaros doesn't share his coke with anyone...okay maybe with me from time to time.
Personally, I am so addicted to the GPS that I don't know what I would do without it. One of my best friends.
I put him to work again. For a beginner he did an excellent job!
Being fashionable as always
It's hard to get back to my life without having him around for a while, but what can you do.
One step at a time :)

Have a nice day!


Saturday, July 12, 2014


Phew, what a week! My mom had six days off so we decided to do a little roadtrip to Lapland to visit my sister who is about to give birth any time soon. Finally after all these rainy days we got to enjoy some real sunny and warm weather! Who thought that summer would actually arrive here? I am sure it wasn't just me who had lost faith for a while or was it?

Either way, we definitely took advantage of those sunny days and spent as much time as possible outside. The result was that we all got badly burned and by the end of the day we smelled like Greek yogurt (who needs aftersun when you can use yogurt, right? ). As any other typical week this wasn't any different...we ate a lot, walked a lot (okay, that's a lie), got eaten by mosquitos, swam into the freezing water, laughed to our stupid jokes, went to the sauna and watched some really aristic/bad movies. That's how I spend my time with my mom and sister and it never gets boring!

Well, actually there is slightly more to tell than just that about last week. The big news of the day is that I got a "job" as an aupair in a Dutch family in Amsterdam! I was kind of looking for a family in June but since I didn't get any responses I left it out of my mind for a while. To my surprise a family sent me a message that they wanted to have a skype call with me and within a week my plans for next year have totally changed! In August I am going to Holland and I couldn't be more scared/excited/freaked out! I am still trying to realize it...things happened too fast, but it's definitely going to be a challenge!

Once again life is full of surprises! I was planning other things for this year, but I am glad they didn't work out after all.
I guess I will need to pack my bags again soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In summary

A short post describing my last week:
  • Had a pic nic in the rain and I wasn't too happy about that. Lesson learned: Never trust a sunny day in Finland!
  • Went to a Finnish salsa party which was pretty okay let's say. As my sister said once for the Finnish dancing style it was like seeing anorectics wrestling with sumos. 
  • Spent a lovely weekend with our family friends talking about good old times.
  • Ate too much good food...
That's my life so far and guess what!? It's raining lovely!
Happy July!