January 1, 2014

New Year, New Tricks & New Layout

I didn’t have any big plans for New Year’s Eve – just making food at home and peering fireworks from our window, a nice evening at home – until my friend called to me and asked do I have any plans for the New Year’s Eve, and I said nothing specific. She asked me to go to watch the fireworks to the town center and then to the local bar we used to go. It has been about two years since we were at the bar after we had have been watching the fireworks at the same place.

The New Year’s firework happening was called “Timantteja Taivaalla” (Diamonds in the Sky) and it was traditionally held at Ratina’s stream pool, starting at 10 p.m.

We ate before we left. I ate a vegan patty with pepper sauce and cream-garlic potatoes (with vegan soy cream) and also fresh tomato and mozzarella salad.

We had time to eat, but when I was putting on my make-up, I knew we would be late... My mom dropped me near Laukontori (where the firework show would take place) and tried to find a place for her car. The firework show started exactly at 10 p.m.: 

After the firework show me and my friend went to a local bar where we always go. We drank everything from cranberry long drink to dry apple cider and shots – and blue lagoon! Many blue lagoons!

We stayed at the signal and after it we couldn’t even get a glass of water – and we’re not talking about alcohol (outrageous!). We left to see the taxi stands and found quite empty stand at Pyynikintori. We soon both got taxis from there and got home. I was at home around 4 a.m. I had told my mom I would be home at 2 a.m. but the night somehow lengthened...

I absolutely needed to go in the shower (after a bar night I somehow always do) for I have been poured two beers on and I smelled like bar (and felt filthy). After the shower my mom hurried me to go in my room – when I went in, I noticed a new bed sheets and an arrangement of stuffed sandwich, tea, a chocolate, sparkling wine and candle in my room’s desk.

What a nice surprise!

So. It is a new year, so what about the New Year’s resolutions... I have two kinds of feeling for it:

First off:

… and for the second:

I don’t really know how to react on new year anymore – you should be giving promises and all... In many years I have simply forgotten to give any promises and just watched the fireworks. Thus I have broken none of my “promises” during the next year... Sure, I give myself a lots of promises during the year but none of them are as permanent as the ones you vow on the New Year’s Eve, right?

Alright, I have promised to myself to make at least one promise this year – at least one promise I can keep. I promise myself that I would enjoy life more and take better care of myself.

I can’t believe it’s year 2014!!
p.s. Oh, and I almost forgot; there’s a new layout for the blog too – still mostly white but slightly different... There you go! Enjoy. :)


  1. Happy new year!

    x Dawn


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