Easter bonfires and goats

Some pictures from today:
1. My new TV! and the Easter decorations I have.
2. Close up on a Easter decoration hanging in the kitchen.
3. My 5 y.o. nephew Alec (Finnish kids dress like this and go to visit relatives/friends to get candy.
4. Bonfire at the shore.
5. Sunset.
6. A local brewery close by has a barn…
7. … with two of these guys!
8. Close up of one of the he-goats. They have long, big, sharp horns, but look pretty cute in the eyes! πŸ˜€
9. The brewery’s bonfire that was almost out by the time I got there.

So, Β that’s what I did on Easter Saturday. The first bonfire was kind of a failure because the wind was strong and they didn’t get it to burn on one side. Only half the pile started burning. But the sunset was beautiful! πŸ™‚ I ate a grilled sausage at the first fire.

It was the first time I went to look at the he-goats (I don’t actually know what they are called in English. If someone knows, please write a comment!). It smelled like a farm! They ate hay from the little building with a roof.

For dinner I had a steak that was three hours in the oven. I also ate garlic potatoes which were better this time, as I had them almost two hours in the oven together with the steak.

I got the TV on Wednesday, I think. When I first saw it (when I got home from work) I was a little: What? Is that a TV? It looks so small compared to the one I had for 15 or more years! πŸ˜€ (Which was one of the old-style TVs, broad and clumsy and heavy.)

Now I am going to watch a movie. But I haven’t decided what to watch yet.


Happy Easter


Happy Easter! πŸ™‚ The cat is licking himself clean for the Easter bunny… Just kidding, the Easter bunny doesn’t come to visit the cat.

It’s nice to see that Niki is enjoying his birthday gift (the animal next to him on the blanket). Niki is licking it clean (like it’s his baby!), and sometimes he carries it in the mouth with the crocheted cord dangling behind him! πŸ˜€

Sweet 16


If he was a young woman he would celebrate his sweet 16 today! πŸ™‚ 16 cat years is counted as 80 human years, so he is an old man.

Niki has celebrated his birthday this morning with grass, presents and a funny little animal that he liked to chase. I bought the animal last night and made a simple chain stitch cord using double yarn (white and green).

Niki is playful when he wants to be and he especially like to play with things hanging from strings or cords. That’s why I crocheted the cord.

Time to go to work soon. The pink socks are now done! πŸ™‚

Different socks today


Today I have been wearing different socks. You can do that on March 21 to show your support for Down’s Syndrome.

I am almost done knitting the other pink sock. The rainbow sock now feels looser, but it is because I have been wearing them so much. The pink sock feels smaller, but it will stretch out too just like the rainbow sock.

I might finish the other pink sock tomorrow. I am not working tomorrow, so I have plenty of time. The pink sock is made of a yarn that automatically changes color, the same brand as the rainbow sock. The socks I knitted for my niece Wilma looks the same, only in purple shades.

Formula 1!!

This is the moment I’ve been waiting for since November last year: In just a few minutes the Formula 1 season starts!!! πŸ˜€ Friday’s first free practice sessions from Australia.

It’s 3.30 am here in Finland. Have to be at work at 8 am, but I’ll get another hour of sleep after the practice session stop. So I can not watch the second session.

The cat is a little confused why I put the TV on in the middle of the night! πŸ˜€ He is lying on the sofa.

I would rather watch the practice session in my own room. But I can’t. My digital box or TV or whatever the problem is, does not allow it. The channel which shows F1 has such bad sound and picture quality in my TV! 😦 In the living room it looks normal…

Oh, well… It has begun! πŸ™‚ Sebastian Vettel is the first guy on the circuit.

Mentalist show

Last night I watched a mentalist perform in a show! πŸ˜€ He’s called Jose Ahonen. It was really interesting and fun. And unbelievable. He could read people’s minds… For those who doesn’t know what a mentalist is: A magician performs magic using items (birds, playing cards…). A mentalist performs “magic” reading people’s minds, hypnosis etc.

There were some hypnosis involved. He hypnotized a woman so she could not read! He also told stories about psychological experiments and how to tell if a person is a liar! πŸ˜€ That might be useful. A lot of audience members where randomly selected to be on the stage to take part in different experiments or games. He was able to draw an image that a woman had drawn minutes before, just by staring at the woman’s eyes. He was also able to write down a long word that a man randomly chose from a book. He asked questions about the word, but the man was not allowed to speak. He could just answer the questions in his mind.

The show was supposed to start at 8 pm, but started 15 minutes later. It ended at 10 pm and there was a break halfway into the show.

Most of the seats in the little cinema room was sold, so may be 150-200 people or more. I don’t know how many people can be in the room at the same time, how many chairs there are.