MERRY CHRISTMAS! Since Halloween is over, and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Finland, the next holiday to look forward to (apart from our 100th year of independence) is Christmas, and I'm definitely starting to get in the Christmas mood. Nothing major, I promise you, but I've definitely had some hot glögg on occasion already. Also, it's getting darker and darker as we speak (I swear it's already dark outside at 5 o'clock), so all you really want to do is curl up under a blanket and never leave the house.
All in all, last week was pretty relaxing. I didn't really have any work shifts or any classes during the weekdays, which meant I had lots of time to focus on my pro gradu thesis. Currently I'm up to about 12 pages, which is a good start, but I definitely have a long road ahead of me. The good thing is that I'm really interested in my subject, so the writing process has been quite fun (at least so far, I'm sure I have a few meltdowns ahead of me).
Here are just a few snapshots from last week:
|Our Amaryllis is looking crazy. It's really trying to reach out for any sunlight it can possibly get // Peasoup and finnish pancake, one of my favoritedishes as a child// As it's getting colder, I'm finally able to use one of my favorite jackets!|
This weekend we slept over at my parents home from Friday to Saturday. On Friday we also had our second home game of the season, which we won by clear numbers, but I have to say that we could've played much much better! This was also the first game that all of our team member could make it to the game, which was exciting!
|Let me present to you: All of my lovely Sun City Sisters!|
On Saturday me and André utilized the fact that we could borrow my mom's car and went shopping, and also helped my brother take down the trampoline from the backyard (or should I say that he helped us do it). We also had dinner at lone star which is a restaurant which claims to have the best burgers in town. I was actually quite full from eating earlier in the day, so I just ordered some wings and onion rings and cannot therefore comment on whether that claim is true or not. Not usually a fan of finger food like that, but it was definitely good (not as good as in the States though, sorry!).
|I thought the quote from Austin Powers would be fitting in this context|
On Saturday I also worked a shift from eight in the evening until two in the morning at a restaurant/bar, which was a new experience for me. I was a bit nervous going in because in all honesty, I've tried working behind the bar a couple of times and I don't feel comfortable doing it. I mean I can make basic cocktails like mojitos and gin and tonics, but every time I've worked at the bar somebody has requested some crazy cocktail I've never even heard of. Luckily, I didn't have to stand behind the bar this time, instead I got to help out with carrying the food to the table and picking up glasses and plates from the table. It was definitely a full house at the bar, so there was lots to do and in the end the shift went fine, so I was worrying about nothing!
This week I'm continuing to write on my thesis as much as I possibly can, because starting from next week I'll be doing some teacher training in a school and I'm assuming that most of my time will be dedicated to that.
Hope you all have a wonderful start to the month! ❤