Thursday, July 20, 2017

My not so little brother

Heyooo! I'm back with a post! And this time I've actually done other stuff than just working and hanging out at home. Exciting right?

I can start by saying that the dinner date at Nooa last week was delicious. I had a burger, and although I wouldn't say it's the best burger I've ever had, it was a very good burger. André on the other hand had a steak which he says is probably the best he's ever had, and the dessert was really good, so I would definitely recommend trying it out. The nicest thing about the restaurant is the fact that it is right by the aura river, so you have a really nice view!

On Thursday André went back to work for a week, and I was pretty much working every day as well. But on Saturday after my shift I went to Raisio to help prep for my brothers confirmation party, which was taking place on Sunday.

I bviosuly spent some quality time with my sista from another bitch

I cannot believe my little brother is growing up! He's already taller than me, and seeing him joking around with his friends at the confirmation made me see that he is really turning into a smart and funny young man. We are all so proud of you Maximus!

The party was a success as well, and I got to meet lots of my relatives that I see way too seldom. The food was delicious and the weather was perfect, so the day could not have gone any better!

Taking a family picture proved to be a little bit more complicated than we thought

That Sunday was the first weekend I had off from work this whole summer, so me and Emppu decided not to waste it by going out for some Sunday clubbing. After the confirmation party we got a ride to my place where we had some pre drinks and at midnight we headed to Forte. I was definitely in need of a night out, and I had a blast, so thank you Emppu for joining me :)
And these are the only pictures we took that night. Great success

The beginning of this week has been spent at work, doing evening and night shifts. The thing I like about later shifts is that I get to sleep in, but then again I've been working overtime most days, which means I get home later, which means I eat and take showers later, and go to bed later. Today is actually my only day off this week, and with mostly evening shifts (and one double shift on Saturday) and Tall Ships Race in Turku this weekend (they are expecting one million visitors in my town this weekend, which is literally insane) I'm sure work will be crazy hectic. Therefore today I'm just gonna relax and spend some quality time with André who is back home for a week!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The alternative Ruisrock weekend

Hello friends! We are almost two weeks into July and summer has finally arrived to Finland. It's been pretty cold for the most part but last weekend we finally had some sunshine and warmth, just in time for Ruisrock. This year I wasn't able to go though, due to the fact that I was working and tickets sold out record fast. It was a bit of a bummer, because Ruisrock has essentially been the highlight of my summer for the last 7 years! I wasn't the only one not going though, so instead I got to hang out with friends and family, which is pretty great too!

Hanging out with Tessa // Dad and Dog // Taco Friday // And some Corona, of course

During the Ruisrock weekend we got to wear festival gear at work // Saturday chill // Dinner made from fridge leftovers // When it's 20 degrees after getting off from work, you can't be anything but happy

Sunday BBQ with la familia!

Since last time I've also gone to the movies with friends, had sunday dinner with the fam, and tonight me and André are having dinner at a newly opened restaurant, NOOA. The menu looks pretty good and reviews have been great, so I'm super excited about tonight!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On to July

I can actually not believe it's already July. Like where did the last month go? Pretty much like last time I posted, I've been spending most of my time at work or at the apartment. We did however have an impromptu house warming party with my family last week, and I also met up with Emppu and Ella for a few drinks at Samppalinna.

Now I'm enjoying two days off from work, and so far I have managed to finally hit the gym but also chillax with Emppu. Tomorrow we are hopefully joined by some others for a movie night, and the day after that André finally comes home from the ferry he works on! I definitely miss having him at home (and I've already watched all episodes of Skam and OITNB, good thing I still have some episodes left of Netflix's new show Glow!)