Today my husband and I went to the Kaisaniemi botanical garden in Helsinki with my mother and his parents. There's a cool new feature there called Evolution Tree where you can see how plants evolved. Also there were really giant sunflowers, omg! But, I was smitten by a certain tree as soon as we entered the garden, so today's daily is about it!
Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
My mom brought some of my old books yesterday, so of course I must show them to you! First, The Wolfhound series by Maria Semyonova. It's a Slavic fantasy story about a guy called Volkodav (Wolfhound), a quiet and compassionate man from a matriarchal society who didn't exactly intend to become a hero and save people but fate said otherwise. The books are very beautifully written, with a poem in the beginning of each chapter. One of the best parts of the series is a pet bat named Neletuchiy Mysh – in Russian a bat is called letuchaya mysh – 'a flying mouse' =D And this pet bat was injured and couldn't fly, so he was named Neletuchiy Mysh, 'a mouse that doesn't fly'. He travels perched on Volkodav's shoulder. =D There is also a scene where Volkodav rescues a puppy, and that's the kind of fantasy hero that I like! : 3 I really hope they'll translate these books to English one day!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
When I lived in Moscow I had many cacti and other succulents. Our apartment had broad windowsills and lots of light, perfect for a collection of sun-loving plants. Then I moved to Finland and discovered that most apartments here don't really have proper windowsills, it seems. o_O I'm still puzzled by that. Besides, even if we had a sill big enough to put one or two rows of pots, there wasn't enough light in our previous apartment. This apartment, though, has much more light, plus I have a few grow lights for the darker areas. And so, the inevitable happened and I got two cacti the other day because I missed having them around. : 3
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A new place opened in Sello, and we had to check it out! Salaattiasema is a salad paradise, I enjoyed our salad a lot. It had quorn, quinoa, dill cucumbers, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and goat cheese (for my husband, I don't eat it =D).
And then there was romantic coffee in Starbucks.
An embarrassingly long time ago you asked if I was going to post any drawings of metalheads. I didn't have any, so I decided to draw one for you and I did! I even scanned it! And then I forgot to post the drawing. >o<;;;;;
But better later than never, right? Allow me to introduce, a nonbinary demon hunter who is very, very metal.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
I wasn't planning to draw anything today but this goth girl Tyri kept appearing in my mind's eye with her violin and corsets, and I am very weak and well, goth girls in corsets, you know?? So I sit down to draw her, totally intending to make a simple black-and-white drawing like these ones, but nooo, a voice in my head says “make it colourful, make it red, it will match the cover” and sometimes you gotta listen to those voices when art is concerned, right? So next thing I know, I'm armed with pencils and actually colouring!
Two hours later this was completed:
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
My May reading is introduced to you by Samus Aran!
- Agatha Christie “They Do It With Mirrors” (Miss Marple #6) [UK]
- Karuho Shiina “Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 6-8” [Japan]
- Takako Shimura “Wandering Son, Vol. 8” [Japan]
- Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy “Orphan Black: Helsinki” [Canada]
- Ambelin Kwaymullina “The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf” (The Tribe #1) [Australia]
- Inverna Lockpez “Cuba: My Revolution” [Cuba, USA]
- Torben Kuhlmann “Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse” [Germany]
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
When you can't buy something, take a photo! =D I'm collecting Schleich animal figurines, but I can only buy a new one once I've written a certain amount of words, and I don't have enough for a new toy yet. (My previous reward was this donkey.) I'm working on 3+ things right now, veeeery irregularly, but these rewards help! What better way to stimulate my productivity than a promise of a toy? =D
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
So, yesterday we went to IKEA, and we got some new noms there! Oat smoothies, an instant mate drink and a spice mix. The spice mix is the only thing we haven't tried yet, the rest was delicious!