Friday, August 31, 2012

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say OH

Went punting at Cambridge today and saw all the colleges and stuff like that. It was a really relaxing experience, and a fun way to learn something about the city. Been hanging around Cambridge until the late afternoon, and surprisingly didn't do too much shopping. Maybe that's a good thing...


I did bring home these babies. My first Dr. Martens. I quite love them.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

a quickie update!

Hello from my campus-room! So, I'm in Winchester, England now. The flight yesterday went really well. I've always liked traveling, especially flying. I have way too many bags, though. Imagine me with a huge suitcase, a smaller suitcase, a fabric-bag and a guitar-case! OVERPACKING IS ONE OF MY TALENTS!

So, now you must be wondering: How is England?
Well, it's certainly very, very different from Finland. First of all, the weather is unpredictable. In the morning it was really freezing, and it started raining heavily when I came from breakfast. Then after a while it was all sunny again... weird.

I want to go and explore the city a bit more, but I didn't want to go alone. So, I'm sitting in my room and playing the guitar. I just hope that someone will go to the centrum with me later. I want to go to primark, haha!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

a redhead.

 I cannot describe with words how happy I am about my new hair! For once, the hairdresser actually listened to me and did exactly what I wanted. I've thought about going ginger for quite a while now, and I finally took the jump and became a redhead!

My exchange year starts tomorrow. I'm so excited about it! Can't wait to meet new people and experience new environments(and go shopping....) Right now I'm doing some last minute packing, but I wanted to update my blog one last time here in Finland. Next time I'll be updating from England.

Stay tuned for my adventures in the land of afternoon tea and good music!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


16 days and counting.. Actually, I'm not counting days. I never was. I live in the moment.

A very good friend of mine celebrated her birthday yesterday.
"Don't leave to England", someone said to me, followed by a hug. Then it hit me.
It's happening.
It's real.

I've been really busy all summer, so I haven't really had time to think about anything. I feel like this wave of panic is slowly creeping on me, and I don't like it. I've never been the "nervous-type", but this time I feel really scared. I don't think I've ever been this frightened about anything. It's not that I'm scared of new environments, languages or new people. No. I'm scared about leaving everything I have here behind. I'm scared that if I leave, people might forget me. That my friends and I won't be as tight as we used to be when I come back. That there won't be a place for me here anymore. I know that this probably isn't the case, but hey, everyone's afraid of something.. right?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining at all! I'm so happy that I get to see England, explore a new culture and meet lots of new people. I'm excited about taking courses that I never imagined taking and maybe finding a new hobby. I'm looking forward to sitting in my new favorite cafe, drinking some really good coffee and enjoying a great book or drawing. I know that some of my friends would've wanted to take the same adventure that I'm about to, but didn't have the chance to do that.

This was me opening up to you, letting it all out(or at least some of it). I wanted to get this out of my system for a while at least. Thank you for reading, the next post won't be this moody. I promise.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

and when I feel good I sing.

Hello everyone! I feel like I've been neglecting my blog a little. I've been busy making my setlist and enjoying the time I have left in Finland before my exchange year. I don't think I have properly announced that I'm going to be an exchange-student in England for 10 months. I'm equally excited and scared about it.

Above are some of my recent boughts.
Shirts - Carlings
Shoes - Vagabond
Hat     - Ponke's
Necklace - Accesorize