Habits, revolutions and crochet

I spent the entire day yesterday finishing my most recent crochet project, the striped summer top. It’s almost done! I’ll do a separate blog post about it later, but here you can see the pattern I’ve been following. It’s a combination of single, double and triple crochet. Lately, the weather in Finland has been rather…

Not so bad, November

Ah, suddenly it’s almost the end of November! What happened? I think this may have been the first ever November that does not feel two years long. Yes, it’s dark. Yes, it’s rainy. Yes, I hate waking up in the morning, going to work in the dark and coming home in the same weather, same…

Alumni awesomeness

My recent visit to Cyprus was not all play. Some work was involved. I’ve been active in the European Students’ Union for quite a few years. This October, the organisation celebrated its 30th Anniversary, along with an alumni meeting and the 24th European Students’ Convention. The employability of students and the impact of the worldwide…

Lost in childhood

Last night I was walking home from dinner in downtown Bucharest. I almost bumped into a young boy on the pedestrian crossing. He was maybe six years old, walking alone. He kept his eyes on mine (or I on his), he was clearly trying to tell me something with a quiet, moaning voice, and he…

Dolce far niente in Romania

I am in a very happy place: drinking good coffee in Southern Europe. When I left Finland, it was grey, rainy and cold. When I set foot in Bucharest, it was bright, sunny, warm and great. 1-0 for Romania. Dolce far niente. It’s the little things in life. ♥ In the meantime: Wishing all the…