A rainy day hike… 11. November 2017

 Oatmeal porridge and a cup of coffee

 Tuna onigiri and coffee

 Some physalis

 Cake 😀

 Baked fish and some salad

We went for a hike around the Kakumäe peninsula to celebrate Maarja’s birthday. It was a crazy, muddy and rainy adventure, but I quite enjoyed it 😀 It would have been more enjoyable without the rain I suppose, but it was alright. Maarja kindly offered me a plastic rain coat to keep me dry :p

So we climbed over fallen trees and slid down clay heaps and then had a small picnic on the beach with onigiri, hot coffee and cake. Altogether a lovely experience.

 Indrek found a lemon

 And then we found a chili pepper

 The scenery

 It got a lot worse at parts :p

 A water dragon egg

 Tree tufts

 Rocks and roots

 Friends ♥

 Picnic time

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Halloween … 31. October 2017

 Some grapes, two tangerines and a cup of coffee.

 A pancake with banana and honey.

 Blood sausages, some salad and fries with mayonnaise.

I dressed up as Gachapin for work :p Halloween is not a local holiday, but it’s gaining popularity around here, so I don’t see a reason to fight it really. It’s a good chance to have some extra fun in the year. I even got some kids trick-or-treating in the store which was adorable xD

Kohuke… 22. October 2017

 Coffee and sandwiches for breakfast

 Chocolate cheesecake. Yum!

 Coffee and nuts-seeds in dark chocolate

 Pelmeni with sour cream and some carrots

 I spent most of the day sleeping away my exhaustion. At some point my boyfriend came and dropped a small cat on top of me and straight into my heart. Apparently, about a month ago, some asshole had thrown several kittens all over the village. One kitten got dropped near our relative’s farm. Unfortunately, the dog scared the kitten, so it fled up a tree and then they couldn’t catch it for almost a month. The poor thing was so dirty, hungry and scared. Our relatives couldn’t keep her, so there was talk about a pet shelter, but these places only keep the cats a certain period and then put them to sleep. I felt really bad for the kitten, so I talked my boyfriend into taking her with us back to Tallinn and trying to find her a home there. He agreed, so now we have a small house guest. I named her Kohuke.

Tuda Blinn… 21. October 2017

We drove to Southern Estonia in the morning, so my boyfriend could go riding his enduro bike and in the evening we were planning to celebrate his birthday.

 Nuts and seeds in dark chocolate and a vanilla kohuke

 Some brownies

 Coffee and some pastries we shared with Loviise. Funny thing about that coffee- I spilled most of it all over myself :s And just that one time I decided not to bring a proper change of clothes XD It was pajamas for me for the rest of the day.

 Snacks

 Pühajõe Brewery Tuda Blinn stout. Really lovely beer.

 Some potatoes and salad with cottage cheese. Nom.

Frosty mushrooms

At the lake… 24. September 2017

 Coffee and several sandwiches with butter and honey

 Porridge

 Leftover chicken and veggies from the day before, some sült and tomato-cucumber salad

 Coffee and a breakfast burrito (egg, bacon, potatoes) I shared with my bf

In the morning we helped Agu and Liia to set up a new corral for their cows and then move them to their new corral. Afterwards we went down to a lake. The others went out on a boat and tried to catch some fish. I stayed on the bridge, because I don’t feel comfortable with people swishing around fishing hooks near me :p It was so nice, warm and calm. It was such a shame we had to drive back to Tallinn. I would have loved to have spent another couple of days at the country side.

 There was water in the boat

 Sunlight

 Spiderwebs

 A water lily

 People fishing :p

 Forest magic

 Grasshopper on a log

Mushroom hunting… 23. September 2017

 Skyr with cherry jam

 Coffee and cookies

 A really crappy ham and cheese pastry. This was awfully dry.

 Brioche with honey

 Omg, look at this chicken!

 Stewed chicken and vegetables with some tomato salad

 A yummy rum pastry

 Rye bread with butter, some sült and tomato

We went to Southern Estonia for the weekend. When we got to our destination, we were greeted with a delicious chicken dish for lunch. After the glorious meal we went to the forest to hunt for mushrooms. I think we spent over 4 hours in the forests… sadly we didn’t get as many mushrooms as I had hoped, because the season for them is over, but it was still great as a long hike.

 Buzzer

 Ants

 A funky mushroom growth

 Looks fluffy, but it was not

 Old stump

 Fly amanita

 Look out?

 A drop of red

 Gloopy looking

 Mushrooms up a tree

After the mushrooms adventure, everyone else went to a party nearby, but I was too exhausted to join them, so I took a nap on the couch. Later when they were back from the party, we went to sauna which was really nice…. I’d say it was a day well spent.

Jam, jam, making jam… 11. September 2017

 Rye bread with butter and coffee for breakfast

 I spent most of the day cleaning the lingonberries Loviise picked for me.

 Then I set a jarful of lingonberry kvass to ferment. Going to be an interesting experiment for sure. The yellow glob in the bottom is honey.

 Rye cereal with honey and milk for lunch

 After that I made lingonberry-apple jam.

 A luscious chanterelle beef burger from Diner. OMG HEAVENNNN! I had planned to make dinner at home, even bought the ingredients, but since my stove is tiny and the bubbling jam pot was big, I had no room on the stove for anything else. Thus, the take-out.

 But I gots jam!