Jan
17

Ski bunnies

by Sofia   -   in Random

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We escaped the city for a little ski-ing up North. Just our family, the wonderful white nature, the peace and quiet of the snow filled forests and fresh air all day long. A lit fireplace and a sauna every night. We love our yearly trips to cross country- and downhill ski. Great cozy meals and playing games at night. We do spend time together at home but it’s always a little different when you change the scenery.

I am very unsurprisingly in navy and white at the slopes but we got the kids colorful Colmar outfits from the sale last year ( I shared it here). Great for spotting them at the slopes especially as in Finland there is often snow or the weather is otherwise grey. You want people to actually see you to not get run over. This is what we learned last year when trying to spot our friends and one of their kids had a very brightly colored helmet and pants. We could always spot her from the lifts.

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Jan
3

Happy 2022

by Sofia   -   in Random

Toivon sinulle erinomaista uutta vuotta! Tänä vuonna tekniikka tuntuu toimivan paremmin. Sain joulupukilta uuden läppärin ja oi onni ja autuus kun kaikki toimii sujuvasti ja sutjakasti. Blogimerkintöjen tekeminen helpottui ja nopeutui juuri huomattavasti. Joten toivottavasti näemme todella täällä taas enemmän tänä vuonna.

En taaskaan tehnyt mitään tiukkoja lupauksia uudelle vuodelle, mutta ajattelin antaa sellaiselle ajatukselle tilaa elämässäni, että annan asioden soljua pakottamatta paikoilleen. Katsotaan josko näin elämän huolettomuus ja ilo korostuisivat ja itselleni luomat välillä ehkä turhatkin rajat voisivat kaatua. Olkoot tämä kohtuuden vuosi, mutta myös sallivuuden vuosi. Alla englanniksi vähän tilinpäätöstä edelliseltä vuodelta ja lisää soljuvuuden aiheesta. Vuosi sisälsi ihan hirveän paljon hyviä ja ihania asiota. Hyviä ihmisiä ja hetkiä roppakaupalla. Mutta samalla myös vähän vastoinkäymisiä ja oppimisen hetkiä. Taas vähän vanhempana, viisaampana ja ehkä myös rauhallisempana uutta kohti. Tilaa on annettu nyt ilolle, onnelle, kasvulle, menestykselle ja ihanille ihmisille. Niitä mahtuu! Vastoinkäymisiäkin mahtuu, kohdataan ne hieman hellemmällä otteella ja paremmilla yöunilla. Enää en anna kenenkään muun huolien valvottaa minua liikaa ja omanikin yritän selvittää rauhassa. Minulla kun on ollut tapana mennä vähän tolaltani jo pienemmästäkin vastoinkäymisestä. Ehkä nyt on aika höllätä hieman. En ole kenellekään mitään velkaa, varsinkaan omaa mielenrauhaani. Se ei tarkoita sitä, ettenkö hoitaisi työ- ja ihmissuhde asioitani yhtälaisella kunnianhimolla ja innolla kuin tähänkin saakka.

Happy happy New Year! And thank you Santa for bringing me a new laptop which means a new opportunity for blogging. I hope this year it’s all smooth sailing with my technical issues and blogging can return to something efficient and fun instead of technical hurdles for each post.

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I wonder if you made some new years resolutions? I, as you may know, am not big on life changing resolutions. But I did decide to make 2022 the year of going with the flow in many ways. Listening to my body, mind and soul. I love joy in my life but last year brought a time period that I took hard, probably a lot harder than I should have, and I feel like I was sort of robbed out of my joy for a while. I will not let myself be drawn there anymore. I felt mistreated by a person who was going through a rough patch in their lives but still I felt I did not deserve to be treated so badly. If I were a person who did not take things so in to heart or let something crawl under my skin so easily I probably would not even have had to care. But I do and I did. Now I will not give that kind of thing a momentum this year. Although I must say I can’t really see why people always say things like ” you shouldn’t take it personally” or ” it’s not about you, it’s about them” or ” you shouldn’t be so kind and let people treat you like that”. No, I say, enough. It should be ” they should not act like that” or “it’s not ok to mistreat peoples kindness or sensitivity”. And absolutely I understand if someone is having a hard time and they do have my sympathy and support. And obviously from their point of view it really is about them and not me. It does not take away from the fact that I got bruised along the way. Don’t get me wrong, I do forgive as I do understand, I have a lot of empathy. But some things are not so easy to forget. So it’s up to me to not give space to such things in my life anymore. More joy and more people who bring joy is what 2022 has in store for me.

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Nov
4

Fall shopping

by Sofia   -   in Random

I wanted to share a few things I got this Fall. As you know by now I am more of ” a take good care of your belongings and walk in 15-20 year old clothes” kind of girl. I often buy for life so to speak. So also my Fall shopping has been very much in line with that. I did also buy a few books as they are my downfall always and forever. But then again I have not often regretted a book I bought. 

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The Classic Beadnel by Barbour has been on my shopping list for years and this Fall it felt like it was high time to just go and buy it. I also got the hood for it so it can sort of be my colder days raincoat at the same time. I have been using it non stop and I feel like it goes with almost anything I have even if it´s very casual and sporty. My husband might get worried I´ll start to resemble Her Majesty the Queen but I think that I can still make pearls and twinsets and wax jackets look not so dated. Embrace them I say, embrace them. And as a matter of fact he loved the jacket so we are safe. 

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