How beautiful is this! We really have been living in the winter wonder land in Helsinki lately!
Shouldn’t even complain about cold when it’s so beautiful…and the lightness will come…every day more and more…
Today sun raised in 9.01 and it sets 16.02. It’s an hour more light than in the darkest time here!
Below is the link where you can watch yourselves when the sun rise and sets in Finland on selected day (and town). It’s my favorite site on spring time!
By the way, I recommend you to check my post on internet site! The photos seems to be working better than if you check it with using wordpress mobile!! I don’t know why…
Mamba: ”Ei toiset opi koskaan” (Some never learn)
”Some never learn, never can’t change, some never can’t find their happiness. Some people never can’t change, some always just stays the same.
Some never learn. I always again make the same mistake. I think I never will change my selves. Some never learn, never learn…”
Check out this great blog post…Like she said, we have been thought the ”sky is the limit”. Well, If it could be, we would all be writers, dancers, sportsman, or -woman, singers, artists, lawyers or something like that…but we are not!
There is much funny or weird sayings. Like you know how they always say: ”Be your selves” (or be who you are). I mean, how is it even possible to be anything else than just you? If you can’t change your brain it isn’t.
”Be who you are. The sky’s the limit”…Wait, what!
Sure I get the point, yes but shouldn’t we also learn in life. Shouldn’t we grow up when we age? We can’t always stay the same (and just be satisfied what we are). We can’t be as naive and childish as youngsters. Or if we are, it should be a warning sign. Then you should stop and ask yourselves, haven’t I learn anything. It sounds like you’r perfect already: ”Be your selves”. (Don’t worry, just be who you are.) It’s like we stopped growing…but we’re never (even nearly) perfect. We have always something to learn!
I sure haven’t learn as much as I would like to but I hope I still have time to do that. I hope that when I’m old, I can say I’ve learned a lot! Maybe then I can really be my selves without any questioning.
Well then, the year 2018 have come to it’s end and we’re receiving a new year again.
I have been commemorating the year 2018 last days and I realised this have been quite good year…since the end of this year when I got this bad news of my fathers cancer…
Sure those were bad news also when my partners grandma died but she was already 91 year old so it was kind of naturally…even we never want to let go of our closest ones…
Obviously there always have to happend some bad things too. It surely never can be only good things too long time in anybody’s life…
Anyway, like I said there have been the good things quite much in this year. I got the new job (or two jobs -other one I did loose but this other one I still have). I hope I can keep this job for long time…
Then in the summer I got that great commercial convention. I got my poem to ”Dancing With The Stars” commercial. That is something I’ll never forget!
I had also that gymnastic trip in the summer to Turku. It was unforgettable too!
So all and all this was good year…I dear to say so…
There below you can find links to the posts I recommend you to check out written in 2018. I mean if you already haven’t check those. There you can find those named best moment’s and also sad or somehow notable moment’s or things.
Here it is…my year round up and wrapped…
Mary Eileen O’Riordan
”The beast of east”
Finland gymnaestrada Turku 6/2018
Tips to maxillary sinus symptoms
My poem to ”Dancing With The Stars” comercial
My best poems
”Dancing With The Stars” Live show
My new job
The saddest news of the year…my fathers cancer
Thank you and Happy new year to all of my readers!
(Tango queen 1996) Saija Varjus: ”Tähtiin kirjoitettu” (Written in stars)
This song is about relinquish…
I heard some very sad news before Christmas but I didn’t want to tell those news in my advent calendar so I tell you now.
It’s about my dad. He have a bad liver cancer which can’t be removed. Also he’s so old and weak that every potential nurtures could be fatal for him.
He have been quite alive though. I can’t believe his so ill. In spite of that illness our Christmas dinner went well. He ate normally and was able to sit with us the whole evening. I think it’s those pain killers.
We were ready to think with my brother that this might be our last Christmas when we’re all together…
The good thing is my parents don’t remember that thing cause they both have Alzheimer. I can see it. They live like before, like nothing happened. Mom always says how good it is they’re still quite well considering to their age. I think this is better to them. Now they can be living happily together the rest of the time they still have.
On the other hand I’m very worried about mom how will she cope if she stays alone. Specially with Alzheimer it can be tough, cause she don’t necessarily remember what happened and where my father is. Like my grandma didn’t remember the death of my grandpa. Scary thought…and I don’t even know could she live alone anymore or will her condition just get worse…
I’m picturing in my mind again and again the situation when the doctor visited at my parents and told the bad news. I heard from my brother my mom shocked first and then after that dad too.
I can imagine their reactions. I can easily see it in my mind. I can hear my mom crying loudly (like she had before). It’s terrible picture even though I know they don’t remember it anymore…but still it hurts me to be thinking that!
I only hope my dad can get some help. The help which will slow the progress of that disease and will help he to cope and manage better!
Take care and good night!
In the second last advent calendar post I will share you the recipe for my favorite winter drink: glogg.
Tomorrow it’s Christmas eve…
No it’s the last minutes to wrap your Christmas gifts and make rest of the preparations for the biggest jubilee of year.
After Christmas new spring is waiting for us again. Some may think it’s too soon to look after spring already but that’s what I do right after Christmas every year. It brings me hope and strength and after all we are going for brighter days…
Enjoy now and remember to rest also!
Today I’m gonna share you a few Finnish Christmas dessert resipes. These are delicious.
There is two kind of rise porridge recipes. First one is more traditional and the second one is again Hans Välimäki version so it’s the chef version and little bit different. I’m sure it’s worth to try!
Hans Välimäki’s rice porridge (rice pudding)
First Cook the porridge with vanilla bean and sugar. Add little bit salt. Let the porridge cool, add 1 or 2 gelatine, beaten whipped cream and lemon skin. Eat wit plum kisel.