Oct
2

Put on a happy face

by Sofia   -   in Random

I love writing about pretty shoes and cute new handbags I´ve spotted online. But I also enjoy writing something a bit deeper or perhaps a little more meaningful every once in a while. I think it´s important to know that all the people we follow on any social media platform is a person. Some have easier lives, some struggle with many things. As much as I like keeping things upbeat I too want you to know I am not always happy all day every day. If someone tells you they are I would not buy it. We can be happy everyday for something but it´s only human to sometimes feel a little angry, a little sad, a little wounded even. How we bounce back from our trials or our heartaches or whatever we come across in our lives is very much about how we are as people. Some are blue longer or fall deeper. Others find the silver lining more easily. There is no right or wrong, there is only human. I can definitely find myself in the latter category. I have been blessed with a positive mindset and I almost always find that silver lining in things. But I also think it´s most important to feel every feeling, to talk when you feel you want someone to listen and to cry if you feel like crying. It´s also helpful when you have to go through things in life that you actual go through them instead of ignoring them. And even if we, who blog, write things to people we don´t know and even if we don´t want to share all the little details of our lives with strangers I think it´s important that we do every once in a while be just a little vulnerable and share that we too are human. Never mind our personal reasons. That is never the point. Sharing all is not the point. The point is just sharing a feeling someone might be able to relate to and to find comfort in. If you do find joy or relief in others struggles or sadness then that is another thing and perhaps something you should think about and work on.

And just so I don´t make myself sound so dramatic as the tone can be lost in a written text I am fine! And not trying to sound cryptic. Just in general I think we sometimes have to share a flipside to a coin to remind everyone on social media that even if we promote positivity I hope you know by now that having a positive mindset is not about plastering a smile on your face if you feel sad or not going through your emotion. A cup of good coffee can save the day if you feel crappy about a night slept poorly. A pretty umbrella can save the day if you hate the rain. Those are different things. 

fallcol

0 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|

Sep
30

Winter shoe love

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

I love these Papouelli booties for winter for the girls! These are lined with lambswool ( and the ankle cuff is faux fur) so they would be practical even in the Helsinki winters. And they come up to size 40 so maybe even mummy could have a pair? I used to have a very similar pair as a child. As my girls are not in the kindergarten or even after school age where they play outside for hours in the slush I think we may have come to an age where these kinds of shoes could work for them for school! What do you think? We ordered them for this winter so I will let you know how they are.

Ihastuin näihin saapikkaisiin tytöille tulevaksi talveksi. Nyt kun ei enää tarvitse huomioida loskassa ulkona tunti tolkulla leikkimistä päiväkotioloissa niin voi jo miettiä ihania vaihtoehtoja vuotuisille goretex kengille!

Unknown

 

I also like the fact that these would look very presentable with a skirt or a dress to go out on the town with my mom. I also like these ( for myself). Papouelli has the loveliest little shop in Belgravia where I always visit when in London as they have the best shoes. And it´s across the street from Pepa & Co and a hop and a skip from Peggy Porchen´s pink coffee shop and bakery. Now we can only dream but I´m pretty sure that when we finally get to travel again we will enjoy it and appreciate it all the more. 

What are you doing with winter shoes for older girls?

0 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|

Sep
29

The other night

by Sofia   -   in Random

I saw him there. Just standing alone against the darkening night sky. An outline against the white walls of that big church of ours. It was otherworldly to hear the first notes resonate through the Senate square. A lone trumpet crying in to the night. It´s sad notes filling the empty streets. No one to listen but me and my daughter. But we heard him. And it touched me somewhere deep inside where I was already feeling raw and sad and unnecessary. Those were the notes of someone needing to let it all out. The sound of a cry or of relief. Of getting rid of the pressing ache in him. Maybe they were notes to a loved one passing or notes to reassure anyone of anything. Maybe it was just his need to be heard. Maybe they were the cords of love and happiness that I interpreted through a filter I was feeling. A filter of letting go.

120096034_325667625322327_2929920549410563525_n

And then I told my daughter we could walk slowly and he could play us home as far as we could hear him. Home was warm and light and filled with my loves, my husband and my girls, my family. At times like these when we sometimes have to let go of things not meant for us anymore. When we have to let our dreams just slip through our fingers even if we try to hold on tight. At times like these it´s such a comfort to have love and to have people who help us interpret our feelings through music, through art, through movies and dance.

I needed to walk by as a lone man stood on the stairs playing a trumpet in to the night.

Lattemamma

The dark part of the picture is actually the church stairs.

2 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|