Uue Maailma Street Festival… 2. September 2017

I went and walked around the Uue Maailma Street Festival with Kerttu. This year the festival was on a considerably bigger area than usual which was kind of nice as it wasn’t as crowded. There were so many awesome artisans and artists taking part of the event and it hurt that I had a limited budget to spend. At some point, I called Indrek to complain about my distress: “Help, I want to buy things!” Some lady almost choked on her cake laughing at my exclamation xD

I didn’t snap many photos this year, as I got some annoying work messages and frankly I was in a bad mood after that, so I put away my camera. This is the crappy part of being constantly online and connected to everything. But whatever, we got a lot of lovely food and it was great none the less.

 Churros!

 Kerttu got me a unicorn shaped macaron. It was cute and delicious 😀

 A little girl was selling these cute chocolate cookie sticks, so I got us two. They were yummy.

 Nettle soup with sour cream. This hit the spot as it was kind of chilly and started to rain.

 A profiterole that was filled with huge amounts of divine pastry cream. It was so lush and tasty that I immediately regretted not buying more of these.

 More churros for dinner and a huge cup of coffee.

When I got home from the festival, I took a long nap and in the evening my mom called and invited us to come and check out the temporary apartment where they live while their house is being renovated.

 Sorrel soup with sour cream that my mom made. My mom’s cooking is still the best.

Some photos from the festival:

 Umbrella-eh-ella-ella-s

 More umbrellas and cute street art

 Churros being made

 These living statues were amazing

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The universe, life and everything… 14-15. June 2017

14. June

 Pistachio macarons and coffee

 Cheese roll

 Oshee vitamin water magnesium + B6

 Bread pudding with milk

 Pasta with salmon

 Triple chocolate cake 8D So delish!

In the evening, we went to listen to Professor Brian Cox with Indrek and Loviise. It was really fascinating, I learned quite a few interesting things about the beginning of the universe and life itself that I hadn’t even known to be curious about before. It was also a fun show, because a comedian named Robin Ince came and poked fun of Professor Cox and science itself as interludes. After the show, we went home and had cake. Good day.

15. June

 A banana and minced meat-egg pastry

 Kinder Pingui caramel

 A pancake with bacon and a fried egg + some water kimchi

 Baked spaghetti casserole with broccoli and mozzarella

Garden café and a regular working day… 28-29. May 2017

28. May

 Pork marinated with wild garlic, boiled potato with wild garlic butter and some marinated cucumber. I also had a pancake with jam earlier, but forgot to snap a photo.

It was the Pelgulinna Street Festival and one part of the event was people opening one day cafés in their gardens. We went and helped out my mom with hers. We offered grilled lamb, lamb liver and some pork. I also baked some pear-halvah cake and mom sold her homemade jams and salads. We did pretty well 😀 I also managed to sell some of my old books, so yay! Ah and we had live music! My mom’s neighbour lady came and played with her band 😀 It was a good day!

 Nomnoms

 Guests 😀

 Grill-master

 Asjapulk

 Music!

 Welcome sign. I drew the logo girl for mom 😀 It was only an idea sketch initially, but mom already put it in use. It still needs some proper work xD

29. May

 Coffee and a couple of pears

 Beer stewed pork, mashed potatoes and some salad

 Avocado sandwich (had 2 throughout the day)

 An apple

 Fried egg, bacon, sweet potato fries and salad

End of the trip… 26-27. May 2017

26. May

 Breakfast at the hostel: waffles with peanut butter and Nutella, sausage sandwich, some cheese, a boiled egg and a cup of coffee

 More waffles and some fruit

 Iced lattes

 Chocolate-coffee cake

 Some sandwiches for dinner

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Second day in Uppsala. We did more walking around the town and visited The Uppsala University Palaeontology Museum, which was awesome. All these old animal and dinosaur bones and fossils were fascinating… and also really really scary to me xD History frightens me and I get scared in museums, even though I absolutely love visiting those places.

In the evening, we caught another overnight boat back to Estonia. It was a great trip, I loved it a lot. Sweden is a beautiful country and I am absolutely in love with their nature and landscape.

 Birdie caught a wormie

 Mummified cat O_O

 How cute is that depiction of the fossil?

 This is why I am afraid of the water

 A dragon skull from Russia

 What dinosaurs actually looked like

27. May

 A banana and a coconut bar in milk chocolate

 Porridge with honey and some coffee

 Pelmeni in chicken bouillon with some sour cream

 Delicious raspberry juice I bought in Sweden

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We got back home and unpacked. I took a long nap and then I spent the rest of the evening baking some cakes for the open gardens café event during the Pelgulinna street festival the next day.

 Also, Loki helped me unpack

Going to Uppsala… 24-25. May 2017

24. May

 Cocoa pudding and some orange juice

 Jäämari chocolate ice cream

 Chicken soup and some bread

 A slice of blueberry-banana cake we shared with Loviise and Indrek

 Baked fish and some salad

 Vanilla kohuke

 Some salted potato chips

*

I was at work half the day and then we drove to Paldiski with Loviise and my boyfriend to take an overnight boat to Sweden.

 Sunset

 Travel companions

 Windmills

25. May

 Cocoa pudding

 A couple of sandwiches with cheese and sausage

 Chocolate croissant

 Hamburgers and sweet potato fries @ Bastard Burgers

 Plopp and coffee

 Persian food @ Kadbano

 Nomnom. Sadly, I have no idea what most of this was as I didn’t order it myself and I couldn’t read the menu anyway. It was delicious though!

 Baked tomatoes, chicken and other meats on a stick

 Rice with butter and some sauces. The salad was sadly very bitter 😦

 Cake and ice cream

*

We took Loviise to her horse clinic near Uppsala and then proceeded to just hang out in Uppsala with my boyfriend. We went to Ikea where we bought a bunch of unnecessary stuff with a few useful exceptions xD Then we just walked around the city centre for a long while and visited Museum Gustavianum where they had a lot of ancient Egyptian artefacts on display. I had never seen a real mummy before… it was so cool and it also freaked me out a lot. I mean, one day you die, you get buried and then thousands of years later you end up as a museum exhibit. How fucked up is that? I felt weird taking a photo, because it used to be a real person once, so I didn’t.

Anyway, I had a great time walking around and in the late evening we had dinner at a Persian restaurant together with Loviise and her clinic people. It’s odd to me that horse training sessions are called clinics xD

 Neighneigh

 Another neighneigh

 Local dwarves

 In Uppsala

 Church fragment

 Ancient Egyptian figurines

 Sarcophagus

 Burial mask

 Viking glass beads

 A Viking helmet

 And another one

 Goats in the middle of Uppsala

 Big church

 Cannon

 Park

 The tiniest sculpture

 Petal snow

 Lost bicycle in the river

 *derp*

 More lost bikes

 Me posing with my avocado mayonnaise

 Daki-san

 Lots of walking

Kalamaja Street Festival Day 2 and Tõun… 21. May 2017

 A banana. The sausage on the sandwich tasted funny, so I didn’t eat it.

 Yoghurt cake I shared with my bf

 Matcha-black sesame seed ice cream by LaMuu. So effing good!

 Beef burgers

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It was the second day of the Kalamaja Street Festival when many people open a temporary café or an event venue in their garden. We had a great time strolling around with my boyfriend, checking out the different cafés, concerts and whatnot. I decided to wear pretty shoes that I hadn’t worn for years, so I got blisters all over my feet xD

Later in the evening, my boyfriend dropped me off at Koloniaal, so I could help them out with their festival event. We had Tõnu Timm aka Tõun playing live music in the café. It was really nice 😀

 Burgerlicious

 Dog “schnapps”

 Cool window

 Mõmmi

 Tõun

 Atmosphere 😀

Kalamaja Street Festival… 20. May 2017

 Salad and mulk’s porridge (mashed potatoes with pearl barley)

 A delicious beef burger

 Chocolate ice cream

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I went to Kalamaja Street Festival on my own. It was a nice day to walk around and to grab some street food.

 Coffee time

 Cakes

 Sleepy pottery salesman

 Catch!

 Sugary goodness

 Chocolate dipped waffles. I should have bought some :/

 Doughnuts

 Live music by Lepatriinu

 Bye-bye!

 Bubbles

 Cute folk

 Singing his heart out

 A mad hatter bunny

The rest of the day I spent mostly sleeping. I did manage to clean a bit and do some laundry, and pop in at my mom’s place, but other than that, I slept A LOT.