Happy Easter!


Happy Easter if you are celebrating Easter! πŸ˜€

This is a closeup of my Easter grass. In Finland (and other countries too I guess) it is a tradition to grow grass on a plate or little box. Then you put little chickens in the grass as decoration. I also put some small chocolate eggs in the grass. πŸ™‚

The grass grows pretty quickly, so you have to cut it several times with scissors. Otherwise the chickens/chocolate eggs will disappear among the high grass! πŸ˜‰

I will eat the little chocolate eggs when I put away the Easter decorations next week.

Here is a picture of a chicken I crocheted freehand (using no instructions) yesterday and today.


Well, it’s late. So Happy Easter once again! πŸ™‚

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˜€

Easter bonfire

Easter bonfire

I usually go on Easter eve to watch one of the many Easter bonfires that they have in the area. This year was the first time they had one close to my home. It only took me about 10 minutes to go there with bicycle.

The wind was pretty strong by the shore, and the flames flew quite a bit. In the beginning it was a lot of thick white smoke (not very pleasant to get that in the face, so I had to move away from the wind). It also got quite hot when the flames were big.

I didn’t wait for the whole bonfire to burn down before going home.

The Finnish lion cubs are playing right now (think the game started 10 minutes ago). So I am going to watch the game now. Not sure who they are playing against.

1 year anniversary

Today, one year ago, I started blogging here on WordPress! πŸ˜€Β 

I started here because they quit all the blogging at a previous site where I used to be…

Just watched the second Finland vs Germany ice hockey game. Looked good at the beginning, 2-0 to Finland after the first period. Then 2-2 after the second period. Third period looked not so good, but with around 30 seconds left Finland scored 3-2! πŸ™‚ Four games, four victories!

Going to spend the rest of the evening reading, I think. Must check the newspaper first, but I don’t think they are showing anything interesting on TV.

HAPPY EASTER to all who is reading this! πŸ˜€Β 


No more studying!

Got my certificate from Turku in the mail today! πŸ˜€ No more studying, I am finished! No more bus trips to Turku in the middle of the night. Not unless I want to go of course. πŸ˜‰Β 

Almost forgot that the F1 drivers are in China this weekend… The first free practice session is 5 am tomorrow morning. πŸ™‚ Tonight and tomorrow night there’s also the ice hockey games with Finland vs. Germany that I want to watch. And if I am not completely mistaken the U18 world championships starts today? Or tomorrow? Must check that too. I am for sure going to watch some of the Finnish games, unless they are showing something more interesting on TV. I want to see the little lion cubs fight. πŸ˜‰

So, a lot of ice hockey and F1 these days.Β 

As usual Easter kind of sneaks up on you without notice. The only Easter things we have at the moment are two Easter cards and some grass that we’ve grown. I guess I will decorate my grass today. Put some chickens in it and some small chocolate eggs. I am sure I’ll have to go out and find some twigs to put in a vase. May be tomorrow we’ll put some colorful eggs, feathers or other decorations in it. We also have some other chickens and eggs and hens and rabbits that we can put on tables and bookshelves. But not nearly as much as on Christmas. Easter is so quickly gone once it’s here. Christmas things you can have for weeks, Easter things may be one week.

But now I will soon go and eat some pea soup and pancake. It seems to be a cold, grey day (hope it doesn’t start raining). May be I need to take the winter coat.