Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Travel diary: Day 8

Aaaaaand today was the last day of my trip in
Croatia. It's always a bittersweet moment, but home,
work and "daily life" are calling, so I'm flying out tomorrow.
I've made sure that I maximise every day during this trip, so
I'm leaving back home with a heart full of love and joy, as I've
done everything to make people around me happy, I've spent
time with my family,  I've met some dear friends, I've bought
bread to those who don't have for it, I've signed petition for a
good cause, I've enjoyed every single little thing and have realised
yet once again that this quote "It's not important how many years
there's in our lives, but how much life there's in our years" is SO
true! You can go on every single day without doing or experiencing
anything special or you can live every single day as if it would be
your last day.

I leave you with a few more photos and am returning back tomorrow
witha new post, so don't forget to check in! :)

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Travel diary: Days 6 and 7

Hello my dear readers!
It's late at night and I'm slowly turning into a night
owl, since I always post so late nowadays. Gotta change
that as I am actually a morning person and my brain functions
the best in the morning, not having to mention that I love to
do all of my daily tasks/ errands right away in the morning...

Anyhow, back to this post, I've had two really lovely days,
spent outdoors, at market square and with my family.
I'm very happy that the weather has been so good to me that
I didn't needed much clothes on and could enjoy the warmth
of sun rays in the middle of October.

I've been also taking long and lots of walks all over the city
and here're some photos of hidden gems of Sibenik city, which
is also a place where new season of Game of Thrones has been
filmed. Definitely a jewel on the Adriatic sea coast :)

I also gotta admit that I always have the best pizza when I'm
in Sibenik. I just LOOOOVE the way they make them here
with all of the fresh ingredients and in the real stone oven.
Mmmmm, yum! So, all of you foodies out there, take a note
in case that you're planning to visit Croatia next Spring/ Summer.

Here are the photos:

Monday, October 20, 2014

My birthday

Hello everybody!!
As you might know already, yesterday was my birthday
and I must say that I've accepted my new "number" much
easier and happier than last year, when I have turned 26.
I'm SO glad to say goodbye to 26 and I can't wait to experience
what it will be like to live as a 27 year old.
In numbers, there's not big difference, but there is in the whole
vibe and feeling which I have now, this new level of ME that I
have reached and I haven't had that when I have celebrated 26th
birthday last year.

26th year of my life has thought me a lot of valuable lessons,
it has pushed my limits over and over again, it has tested my
nerves like no other year in my life and as much as it was
"ugly" year, it was equally amazing and I will forever cherish
it my heart... Past year was a breaking point for me in many
ways and I was so glad to enter 27th year of my life yesterday.
The fact that the whole day was filled from the morning till night
and the fact that I have been surrounded by the people that love
me and care for me the whole day was the best present I could ever
wish for. When you truly feel loved is the best thing in this world
and anything and everything around you gets a whole new dimension.

This morning was a pure pleasure to wake up and just be thankful
for every single moment that I have lived through yesterday, for
all of the sweet faces I've got to see and spend time with and on top
of it all, I was so thankful for the beautiful sun that was shining so
strong in the middle of October...

THANK YOU!! Universe, God, whatever you wanna call the higher
power... I'm at peace and looking forward to this year being the most
amazing year in my life yet.

*enjoying the sunshine and a peaceful moment in Solaris, Sibenik

*spending time with my sister

*walking around and just enjoying the beauty that surrounds me

*lunch time with my family at Trattoria Solaris

*all of these beautiful flowers for me and there were "added" more later on too :)

*perfect ending to my day - surprise birthday dinner

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Turning 27

Good evening once again my dear readers!
Today is my birthday and I'm back today with a new post
which I have initially thought will be quuuuuite long and I
didn't even knew where to start from writing it, but then, after
a whole couple of days of thinking about this post and turning 27
in general, it all has narrowed down to a few simple conclusions...

"Never give up, it's such a wonderful life..." being one of them!
My sister actually wrote this down for me in my birthday card
and it's a verse from band Hurts and their song "Wonderful life".

Also, "Believe in yourself, because if you can't, how can anybody
else?" is another one of these conclusions.

Third one would be one that I haven't heard anywhere particularly,
just simply have collected a few thoughts throughout these 27 years
of my life and that is that:

*give love and never expect anything in return
*be kind to everybody even when they're not kind to you
*many people are fighting their own battle that you know nothing
about, so don't judge, rather accept, help or move out of their way
*find your purpose in life, find that dream and passion that fuels
you and makes your blood run wild, that's why you've been sent
to this earth for
*do good whenever, wherever, good will come back to you
*healthy person has ton of wishes, sick one has only one...
so take care of your health, your mind and body, none of these
two can function properly without each other being equally healthy
*take as many trips or road trips as you can because travelling is the
only thing that you can buy with money that will make you richer
*things can't buy you happiness nor replace human need for love
and being "somebody's everything"
*act and think more like a child, approach things and situations with
an open mind and heart and find magic in every moment of your day
*be kind to yourself in every way as you're your own best friend and
your body and soul are all you have and will have to live in/ with
for the rest of your life
*smile more often, cry when you need to, scream when you feel like,
be silly no matter what's the place or occasion, life is way too short
to stick yourself into some boxes and meet the "standard" behaviour that
society has thought us is acceptable.

I could go on and on and on, but I have said in the beginning of this post
that it won't be long, even though it did ended up longish :D
Wishing you all the best my dear people and THANK you for every single
comment that you leave on this blog, I read every single one of them
and even if I don't answer, doesn't mean that I don't see you because I do
and you're all so important to me! Much love to everybody!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Travel diary: Days 4 and 5

Good Saturday evening everyone!
It's been such a wonderful and warm day today in Croatia
that I really felt bad for not bringing some summertime
clothes with me. I have packed only the Fall appropriate clothes
and I've been boiling under the sun rays, but I ain't complaining
because back at home in Helsinki it's quite cold already for my

Yesterday was a lovely day which I got to spend from am to pm
with my family and close family friends.
In the morning I met with my sister and we've visited our grandma's
grave and that was a special moment for me as well as for her.
We haven't done that together in many years and we both loved
our grandma so much, that it felt as if she was there with us while
we were putting the flowers and candle on the grave stone.
My grandpa had birthday yesterday, so we had lunch at our family
friend's place and it was great to spend some time in the countryside,
breathe in the fresh air and just have a peaceful moment.
Lunch was delicious too! :D

Today, we went to Split and one of the main attractions that we were
after was place called "Froggyland"!! Oh wow! I can recommend you
to def. visit this place if you're ever in Split, it's such a brilliant idea
and... You just have to go and see it for yourself.
Visit to Split wouldn't be complete without going to the best bakery
in whole Dalmatia and it's called Bobis. Oh how I love their delicacies!

Now it's already late at night and tomorrow is my birthday so I gotta
get some beauty sleep, but I'll "meet" you tomorrow with a new post
and some thoughts of me becoming a 27 year old.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Quote of the day

It's never too late to start today...!!
Have a beautiful evening my dear readers 
and a good start of the weekend. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Travel diary: Days 2 and 3

Seems like posting at evening is working better for me,
at least while I'm in Croatia.
The weather here has been lovely, quite warm and for the
weekend it's expected to be very sunny too.
I can't believe that back home in Helsinki, there were already
first snowflakes "floating" around this morning!?

I've tried to capture all of the beauty of small, every day moments
but very special ones, that make me appreciate life and everything
that surrounds me.
Today I took a small road trip to Zadar to see my friend and her son
and it was so lovely to spend time with them in the city where I
used to study and where I have only great memories laying on almost
every corner of the city centre.

I hope that you will enjoy my mini photo diary as much as I did
when checking through these photos :)

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