October 14, 2017

Short notes long

After five long months 
Lithuan insurance company and Motor insurers' centre done their agreement,
and we were able to get Chrysler home.
Still not sure,
if it is wise or not.
Probably not.

September 22, 2017

Hard work...perhaps

Writing things down seems to be hard work.
Physically work:
take laptop, open it,
take phone,
connect sd-card to laptop…
and pick up kitten down from table (and laptop)…
and pick up kitten down from table (and laptop)…
I might get some muscles.

August 7, 2017

It rains again

On 19th of July I wrote:
"I have nothing to say.
I spend my days at work.
Come home,
make dinner.
Or serve leftovers.

June 23, 2017

Midsummer at the garden

We are spending Midsummer weekend at home.
No festival, no summer cottage, no camping area.
Just home.
And garden.

June 18, 2017

June

It is almost summer solstice.
In my world days have blended like pearls -
one after the other,
and then,
runned around when the chain has broken.

May 23, 2017

Cesvaine Evangelic Lutheran Church

Cesvaine was full of old, beautiful buildings.
We came across Evangelic Lutheran Church by fortune.
Well, it could not miss,
if driving at least right side of the town
It was rising high,
reaching up to the sky.

May 19, 2017

Cesvaine Pils -castle in Cesvaine

On the 1st of May weekend it was fifth time,
when we spent it in Latvia.
And I can say,
that I haven't seen much more than race tracks over there.
So this time we did it differently.

May 13, 2017

A stormy journey across Estonia

Two weeks ago, April 29th, we step on board in Helsinki 
and started our yearly travel to Madona, Latvia.
Weather was bad,
wind blew in the gust 25 m/s
- and even Megastar was swinging in the wind.

When we arrived to Tallinn,
the weather was, if possible, even worst.
It was raining, it was winding,
it was snowing.
We had changed our plan to drive Via Baltica
-and choose to drive through Viljandi.
Was it a mistake?
Perhaps.
We hadn't got far, when accident happened.
Someone drove straight to our rear bumber in red lights.
Maybe she didn't see us,
maybe she didn't see the red lights -
I don't know.
So there we were.
In the middle of traffic with broken car,
in terrible, terrible freezing weather.
Without internet connection in my phone,
so above all of other things I had real struggle to figure out,
in where we were. 
I believe,
that in addition in freezing,
I was in shock, too.
It was a relief,
when police came,
we could move our car to busstop near by.
Our insurance company organized tow for the car,
a car to transport us to airport near by,
and they also had organized a rent-car for us,
so three hours later we were able to drive on.
With a brand new Toyota Avensis.
Weather was still quite bad,
but it turned better during our drive.
And when we arrived Viljandi,
the storm was left behind.
We made less stops,
than we had planned.
So I had to be content to admire views and towns behind the car window.
The houses...
the lake shores or river banks
- have no idea which...
Because of delay in Tallinn,
we had to drive in darkness last hours.
Not a pleasure.
A thing we wanted to avoid,
but life doesn't go always smooth.
We were lucky none of us wasn't hurt,
our son got his girlfriend on his arms
- and we had a chance to drive a whole lot newer car,
than we ever will own.

Our car is still in Estonia,
we don't know it's destiny.
Reasonable guess is,
that it won't be fixed.
And we will get a small compensation for it.
I sure hope,
that it won't take months 
until Latvian insurance company has made its decision.
To the one way or the other.

April 19, 2017

Streetfood by SantaMaria Finland


As a Buzzador, I get sometimes samples to test.
This time it was Santa Maria's Street Food.
Pulled salmon wraps.
It was all new for me.

April 15, 2017

Something for Easter

Even though Easter isn't a greatest feast at our house,
I use to put up some decor for it.
Sometimes more, sometime less.
I guess this year is less.

April 1, 2017

More light around


Last weeks have been, well, variable.
Moments of good, moments of... not so good.
Some days I have seen all our, or at least mine, 
future plans flown down the drain.
Some days have just passed by.

March 19, 2017

The Dog tests: Beyond Simply 9

As a Hopottaja,
I get time a time different kind of products for test.
This time I got dog food.
Not for us, but for The Dog, who lives at our house.

January 8, 2017

By the Beach

I spent half of yesterday by the sea.
Actually by the one of the best beach in Helsinki,
in Hietaniemi.
Not sunbathing, though.
But following cyclocross race.

Bicycle riding has become a part of our life,

but I haven't paid much of attention of it yet.
And I am not the one,
who is having a new hobby.
Our son's girlfriend drives.
So I want to understand it, too.

Hietaniemi was the one of the beach I spent a lot of time,
when I was a child.
Mostly in summers, of course, 
but time to time I visited there also in winter,
when I was older.

When I moved away from Helsinki,
visits over there came more and more rare,
until they practically stop.
So it is a "happening" for me,
when I travel there.

Shore itself haven't chance much.
There is still that small island front of it,
now the electricity pylon is more showy with it's blue color.
When the water was low,
it was possible to get there without swimming.
I wonder if it is possible nowadays?

The rocks on the left are not so high,
as they looked at child's eyes, 
but I could see they are still smooth.
Didn't climb up, though.
Not because of ice and snow.
 There is a new building, cafe, I think, 
We used the old one. The pavilion.
The one with wooden floors,
where sand rustled under the feet.
Time makes memories golden...
Next to beach there is cemetery.
My father, two of his brothers,
and of his sisters is buried there.
Old fashioned family grave.
Visited there, too.
When I was watching ice fisher on the bay,
I realized,
that I haven't ever been ice fishing.
Should try it at least once.

January 2, 2017

Financial statements, closing the year

Last three months went like the others:
we bought food, clothes, paid bills...
But now I have the whole year information of where all our money have gone.